Cruickshank, P. (2010). SCRAN: The Network. Journal of Urban Technology. 18, 83-97. doi:10.1080/10630732.2011.601121. ISSN 1063-0732
This paper outlines the relationship between the Smart Cities (inter)Regional Academic Network (SCRAN) and the triple-helix model of knowledge production, a model encompassing...
Cruickshank, P., Edelmann, N., & Smith, C. F. (2009). Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation. In J. Chappellet, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, A. Macintosh, J. Scholl, E. Tambouris, & M. Wimmer (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 275-282. Trauner
As one form of online political participation, the e-petitioning is seen as a response to a perceived decline in public trust of political institutions and the associated sym...
Cruickshank, P., & Macintosh, A. (2005). An intelligent front-end for government websites. In P. Cunningham, & M. Cunningham (Eds.), Exploiting the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications and Case Studies, 427-434. IOS press
The HANDS question-answering and direction application, consisting of Answer Tree and Address Guesser modules is described in relation to the EDEN project from which it is der...
Communities and Culture Network + (Hosted by University of Leeds)
A Community of Practice was found supporting the digital engagement practitioners in the neighbouring CCs, and that this is situated within a context of interested non-practitioners who share knowledg...
Scottish Funding Council
Based on a review of their existing information systems and plans, we worked with What's On Scotland to evaluate their information strategy with a focus on social media and other technologies which wo...
We carried out prototype development support by research to demonstrate the potential of use of social network data on customers, their interests and relationships to provide an enhanced service.
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...
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., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Exploring Information Literacy Through the Lens of Activity Theory. In Communications in Computer and Information Science; Information Literacy in the Workplace, 803-812. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-74334-9_81
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2017). Community Councillors survey data for IL-DEM project November -December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682227
Results of online survey of Community Councillors around Scotland. Most questions were around their use of information skills, for a project around information literacy in com...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2017). Community Council Liaison Officer questionnaire data for IL-DEM project November - December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682243
Results of questionnaire emailed to all Community Council Liaison Officers (1) in Scotland. Questions were around their Community Councils' use of information skills, for a pr...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2016). Interviews with Community Councillors for IL-DEm project November - December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682133
Transcripts of semi-structured interviews with 19 Community Councillors from around Scotland. Most questions were around their use of information skills, for a project around ...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2016). Librarian Questionnaire data for IL-DEM project November - December 2016. doi:10.17869/ENU.2017.682093
Results of questionnaire emailed to senior public librarians in Scotland. Questions were around their support of Community Councils including support and training of Community...
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2015). The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. In M. Janssen, M. A. Wimmer, H. Jochen Scholl, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, B. Klievink, …D. Sá Soares (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 11-18. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-570-8-11
There has been much research into citizens’ engagement with their representatives. This paper offers an approach to understanding sustained take-up of internet technologies by...
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Lawson, A. (2015). Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - from data to intelligence, 98-108. ISBN 9781905499526
The main theme of the paper is the development of a framework to investigate how online information is used in the creation, building, and evaluation of personal reputations. ...
Buckner, K. & Cruickshank, P. (2007). Social network analysis as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of EC funded networks of excellence: the case of DEMO-net. In Proceedings of the 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 60. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2008.401
The European Commission, through its framework programme aims to stimulate the development of sustained collaborative research networks across Europe. Social network analysis ...
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B. & Smith, C. F. (2013). 'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils. In Parycek, P. & Edelmann, N. (Eds.). CeDEM14 Proceedings, 73-84. ISBN 978-3-902505-35-4
This paper is motivated by the need to understand the reality of the use of the now well-established opportunities offered by the internet to engage with citizens. Building on...
Taylor-Smith, E. & Cruickshank, P. (2009). Web 2.0 for collaborative production
In this paper, we explore the possibilities of using Web 2.0 for collaborative production of government services in the UK. Can co-production be used to deliver eGovernment se...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in the creati...
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
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 European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo, France, in September 2017.
19 September 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
Researchers in the Centre for Social Informatics have released findings of the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) project.
19 March 2017
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
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
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
22 March at Banqueting Hall, Glasgow City Chambers, George St, Glasgow G2 1DU
4 March 2016
27 January 2016