Senior Research Fellow
Wid én-Wulff, G., Huvila, I., Hall, H., Nivakoski, O., Kronqvist-Berg, M., & Francke, H. (2008). New modes of information behavior emerging from the social web. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 46(1), (1-7). ISSN 0044-7870
Engaging in interactive and social events on the Web has become very common practice. Activities such as blogging, posting web pages, instant messaging, engaging in e-commerce...
Hall, H. & Davison, B. (2007). Social software as support in hybrid learning environments: the value of the blog as a tool for reflective learning and peer support. Library and Information Science Research. 29(2), 163-187. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2007.04.007. ISSN 0740-8188
This article reports on an investigation of blog technology's potential for encouraging interaction between students, and its consequences in terms of peer learning and peer s...
Hall, H. & Goody, M. (2007). KM culture and compromise - interventions to promote knowledge sharing supported by technology in corporate environments. Journal of Information Science. 33(2), 181-188. doi:10.1177/0165551506070708. ISSN 0165-5515
The theme of knowledge sharing is discussed extensively in the knowledge management literature. Such work tends to focus on the barriers that impede knowledge sharing activity...
The development of enhanced data analytics capabilities to enable the modelling, analysis and presentation of complex data to improve Group Internal Audit’s assessment and insight into business risks ...
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...
Analysis of transactional data provided by real time cloud based ordering systems linked within the food supply chain which targets Foodservice sector
Senior Research Fellow
Hall, H., & Abell, A. (2006). New role realities: Avenues for extending the reach of information specialists. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 43(1), (1-13). doi:10.1002/meet.14504301267. ISSN 0044-7870
As organizations have developed enterprise-wide electronic information environments, a diverse range of job roles has emerged at a variety of levels. Some of these roles are e...
Davenport, E., Graham, M., Kennedy, J., & Taylor, K. (2005). Managing social capital as knowledge management – some specification and representation issues. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 40, 101-108. doi:10.1002/meet.1450400113
‘Classic’ accounts of social capital have emerged
in accounts of stable networks or institutional
environments. These conditions do not apply in
the case of many firms – a cas...
Hall, H. (2003). Borrowed theory: applying exchange theories in information science research. Library and Information Science Research. 25(3), 287-306. doi:10.1016/S0740-8188(03)00031-8. ISSN 0740-8188
This article discusses the applicability of “borrowing” theory originally developed in other disciplines to information science research, and, in particular, the analytical co...
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Irving, C. (2011). The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll. Library and information research. 36(113), 24-31. ISSN 1756-1086
In 2011 and 2012 the Library and Information Science Research Coalition supported two projects entitled Research in Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1 and RiLIES2)...
Hall, H., Irving, C. & Cruickshank, P. (2012). Improving access to Library and Information Science research: maximizing its relevance and impact to practitioners. Business Information Review. 29(4), 224-230. doi:10.1177/0266382112470413. ISSN 0266-3821
Between 2009 and 2012 there was considerable investment in three UK projects related to library and information science (LIS) research: (1) the Library and Information Science...
Crawford, J. & Irving, C. (2013). Information literacy, policy issues and employability. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies. Volume, 8-25
Although the term information literacy dates back to 1974 it has developed as a powerful information ideology only in the past twenty years. There is still much debate about h...
Crawford, J., Irving, C. & Smith, L. (2015). Information literacy in Scotland: making it mainstream. CILIP Update. , 41-43. ISSN 2046-0406
How the Right Information an online community of practice, is brining together information professionals and representatives from other professions to promote information lite...
Hall, H. & Clapton, J. (2009). Research: why bother?. Public Library Journal. 25(3), 18-21
This article explains why librarianship research is so important for practice, and the value of CILIP's Library and Information Research Group.
Hall, H. (1995). Setting the context for teaching business information. Aslib Proceedings. 48(1), 9-15. doi:10.1108/eb051404. ISSN 0001-253X
How do we teach information management students about the business environment? • How can we design courses on information sources and services provision that interest and mot...
Hall, H. (1994). Information strategy and manufacturing industry — Case studies in the Scottish textile industry. International Journal of Information Management. 14(4), 281-294. doi:10.1016/0268-4012(94)90005-1. ISSN 0268-4012
The results are given of an investigation into the perception and use of information as a strategic resource for effective business performance and competitive advantage in th...
Gillham, M. & Hall, H. (2000). Evaluating a business information sources online course. Econtent; Wilton. 23(5), 55-63. ISSN 1525-2531
With a history of innovative course material delivery mechanisms, the Information Management Department at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh, Scotland, decided to...
Hall, H. (1997). Knowledge management or information overload? The contribution the special library can make to the knowledge management of an organisation. ADLG newsletter. 10(1), 8-10
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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...
Scottish Funding Council
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
Economic and Social Research Council
This research studentship will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. It will exp...
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...
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...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
The Scottish Government and supporting bodies have recognised the importance of innovation for organis...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
The Association for Information Science and Technology announced Professor Hazel Hall as the winner of the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.
11 July 2019
The Journal of Documentation has recently accepted a journal article by Centre for Social Informatics researchers that considers the long-term value and impact of AHRC network grant funding.
15 February 2018
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017
12 January 2018
Professor Isto Huvila of Uppsala University, Sweden visited Scotland in November 2017. As part of his programme he spent some time with colleagues in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Nap...
26 November 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics participated at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST2017) in Washington DC on 30th October 2017.
30 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference in October 2017.
9 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo, France, in September 2017.
19 September 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Knowledge Management 2017 in Barcelona, Spain in September 2017.
7 September 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has won a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
10 July 2017
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics presented nine papers at Information: interactions and impact (i3) in June 2017.
26 June 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has been appointed to the team of copy-editors for Information Research, one of the longest-established open access journals in the field of I...
22 May 2017
Professor Hazel Hall was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh at a ceremony on Monday 15th May.
17 May 2017
Researchers in the Centre for Social Informatics have released findings of the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) project.
19 March 2017
Professor Hazel Hall is the guest of the University of São Paulo, Brazil in the week beginning 13th March 2017.
13 March 2017
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Docent of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University
21 February 2017
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
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