Senior Research Fellow
Forrest, E. & Hall, H. (2015, June). Blipfoto: a new return to the beginning of photography. Paper presented at International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference 2015, Tinos, Greece
‘What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end, is to make a beginning . The end is where we start from” TS Eliot, Little Gidding If, on TS Eliot’s suggestio...
Mowbray, J. & Hall, H. (2015, June). The impact of community grassroots campaigns on public library closures in the UK. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper draws on the findings of a 2014 research project related to recent UK public library closures, both threatened and actual. It reports on grassroots community librar...
Mowbray, J., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (2015, June). Could social networking online help NEET young people gain employment?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper first explores the literature pertaining to social networking in both off-line and online environments, and places it within the context of the study of employment ...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level.
Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
University of Aberdeen
Portrait is a software tool developed to help care staff get to know personal and social information about clients that live in residential care facilities. The Portrait system consists of a biography...
Library & information Science Research Coalition
RiLIES2 was a follow-on project to RiLIES1 (completed in 2011). RiLIES2 was successful in:
(1) clarifying the support and training needs of library and information science (LIS) researcher and r...
Senior Research Fellow
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Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2015, June). Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015
This paper is concerned with how online information contributes to the determination of personal reputations. The term “personal reputation” in this context means the reputati...
Auernhammer, J. M. & Hall, H. (2013, June). New knowledge creation within manufacturing: a pattern analysis of behaviours and interactions that underpin knowledge creation and innovation in a large German automotive manufacturer. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2013, Aberdeen
Organisational culture is regularly cited in the knowledge management literature as a barrier to information and knowledge sharing (for example, Hall & Goody, 2007, p. 182). I...
Cox, A., Francke, H., Haider, J., Hall, H. & Huvila, I. (2012, October). Transformation or continuity? The impact of social media on information: implications for theory and practice. Paper presented at ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting, Baltimore
This panel debates whether the ways in which social media are changing the nature, creation, location, use and sharing of information constitute a transformation or are primar...
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Taylor-Smith, E. (2012, May). Realising the value of RiLIES: the research in librarianship impact evaluation study. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
In 2011 researchers at Edinburgh Napier University, supported by the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition, investigated the extent to which funded research pr...
Brettle, A., Hall, H. & Oppenheim, C. (2012, May). We have a DREaM: the Developing Research Excellence and Methods network. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
This paper reports on UK efforts to support the building of the library and information science (LIS) evidence base through the work of the Arts and Humanities Research Counci...
Hall, H. (2011, December). Strengthening the links between research and practice: the Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES). Paper presented at Online 2011, London Olympia
The Research in Librarianship – Impact Evaluation Project (RiLIES – pronounced “realise”) completed in August 2011 explored the extent to which funded librarianship research p...
Hall, H. (2011, August). Beyond broadcast and consume: modification of provider-user information behaviours in social media space. Presented at ISSOME 2011: Information Science and Social Media International Conference,, Turku, Finland
Presentation slides can be found on slideshare https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/2011-hall-issomefinland
Hall, H. (2011, June). Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality. Presented at 6th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP6) conference, Manchester, England
Presentation slides can be found on slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/2011-hall-eblip6salford
Hall, H. (2011, June). Coalition and collaboration: supporting the development of LIS research in the UK. Presented at Information: interactions and impact 2011 (i3), Aberdeen
Presentation slides can be found on slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/coalition-and-collaboration-supporting-the-development-of-lis-rese...
Hall, H. (2010, October). Getting real about social media. Presented at Internet Librarian International
Presentation slides can be found on slideshare -https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/getting-real-about-social-media-15918378
Hall, H. (2010, July). Seizing the opportunity of research-led practice. Presented at BLA 2010: the Research Agenda, Liverpool, UK
Presentation slides can be found on slideshare -
Hall, H. (2010, March). 10 Twitter tips in 10 minutes. Paper presented at Tweeting while we work: SLA Europe event, London, UK
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Enhancing the impact of LIS Research Projects.
RiLIES1 investigated the influence of funded research on practice in UK library and information science (LIS). It identified factors that increase or ...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This AHRC-funded project aimed to develop a formal UK-wide network of Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers. A key goal of the project was to build capacity and capability in the develop...
The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition was to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK.
Professor Hazel Hall, Director of the Centre for Social Infor...
Social computing tools for collaboration in work environments.
This study set out to establish the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizations for colla...
Royal Academy of Engineering
The role of the intranet in knowledge sharing.
Primary research investigated in depth a single, maturing intranet in a large, distributed organisation. The qualitative approach that was adopted genera...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Docent in Information Studies within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi, Finland.
17 February 2017
Florian Cech of the Vienna University of Technology visited the Centre for Social Informatics on 30th November 2016
5 January 2017
On 30th November 2016 Edinburgh Napier University was the first UK institution to host the Annual Lecture of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). The speaker was Professor S...
19 December 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk has been awarded a John Campbell Trust bursary to support participation at the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM).
13 December 2016
The work of a team from the Centre for Social Informatics on the evaluation and management of personal reputations using online information has just been published in Information Research (one of the ...
7 December 2016
Leo Appleton was awarded the 2016 Research Practitioner Excellence Award by the Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP...
27 October 2016
The Centre for Social Informatics made a number of contributions to the Information Seeking in Context conference 2016 (#ISIC2016) in Zadar, Croatia between 20th and 23rd September 2016.
19 September 2016
Centre for Social Information student Alicja Pawluczuk won the best poster award at the Digital Human Conference at the The Digital Human: Humanities and Social Sciences in the Digital Age conference ...
15 September 2016
Professor Hazel Hall has won the Jason Farradane Award 2016.
The Jason Farradane Award is made to an individual or a group of people in recognition of outstanding work in the information...
6 September 2016
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith delivered a presentation at Social Media and Society 2016 in London on 13th July 2016.
12 July 2016
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) have published a series of 24 fact sheets on the basis of the findings of the Wo...
29 June 2016
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to Conceptions of Library and Information Science 9 in Uppsala, Sweden on 27th June 2016.
26 June 2016
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics made a number of contributions at iDocQ 2016 in Glasgow on 23rd June 2016.
22 June 2016
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
21 June 2017