Lecturer and Programme leader; BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
Senior Research Fellow
Hall, H. (2012, July). DREaM past, present and future. Presented at The DREaM project concluding conference (DREam event 5), British Library Conference Centre, London
Presentation slides can be viewed from slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/LISResearch/dream-5-dream-past-present-and-future
Hall, H. (2010, December). A co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research: an update from the LIS Research Coalition. Presented at Online 2010, Olympia, London
Presentation slides available to view from slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/LISResearch/a-coordinated-and-strategic-approach-to-library-and-information-science-research...
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2016). Digital engagement workshops for Community Councils and Registered Tenant Organisations. Scotland: Scottish Government
In October and November 2015 Edinburgh Napier University (Napier) hosted a series of workshops on digital engagement for Community Councillors and representatives of Registere...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As social media use by older people increases, along with an increased rate of dementia diagnoses, the management or oversight of social networking sites by carers is likely to increase. This research...
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...
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2015). digiCC workshop outcomes report. Edinburgh Napier University: Edinburgh Napier University
A workshop on digital engagement by Community Councils (CCs) was hosted by Edinburgh Napier University on 30 January 2015 to which members from 35 CCs came. Facilitated sessio...
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2013). Scottish Community Councils online: the 2014 survey. Scotland: Community Councils Network
This document reports the results of a survey, carried out in late spring 2014, of the public web presences of potentially over 1300 Scottish Community Councils (CCs). It foll...
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Taylor-Smith, E. (2011). Enhancing the impact of LIS research projects. Edinburgh: Research Information Network
This report covers extent to which funded research projects in the domain of library and information science (LIS) influence practice in the UK. It focuses particularly on ide...
Taylor-Smith, E., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., Visnapuu, T., Vister, B. & Kimpeler, S. (2010). HUWY D6.1. engagement and impact criteria
This deliverable describes the methodology that will be used for the HUWY evaluation process in all 4 participating countries. It records the basis of the model, in terms of e...
Taylor-Smith, E., Gibson, G., Kimpeler, S., O'Kane, F., McCusker, P., Rößler, A. & Visnapuu, T. (2010). HUWY D7.3. Sustainability and Scalability Plan. Edinburgh: European Commission
The HUWY project is piloting a distributed discussion model for eParticipation in which young people?s discussions, on Internet policy issues, are networked together by “hub” ...
Taylor-Smith, E., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. & Visnapuu, T. (2010). HUWY D6.2. User engagement report
The User Engagement Report assesses HUWY project?s success in engaging its two main user groups: young people and policy-makers. 1. Did the HUWY project achieve its objectives...
Kimpeler, S., Lehner, C., Lindner, R., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. & Taylor-Smith, E. (2010). HUWY D7.4 Results. Edinburgh: European Community
HUWY (Hub Websites for Youth Participation) was an eParticipation Preparatory Action project, which piloted a distributed (networked) discussion. The pilot ran in Estonia, Ger...
Cruickshank, P. (2010). Customer journey mapping
Public services need to adapt to the needs of their customers, the citizens. Often new e-services are technology-initiated, but Smart Cities start with the user. This document...
Cruickshank, P. & Deakin, M. (2010). Co-design in Smart Cities
This report brings together the different experiences and perspectives of Smart Cities partners who have used different forms of co-design. These are then linked to the findin...
Cruickshank, P. (2010). Your library: supporting mobile users in Edinburgh
The Library and Information Services department of the City of Edinburgh Council has been extending its service provision for citizens and engaging with the wider community. T...
Cruickshank, P. (2010). Mobile apps for bus users in Edinburgh
Edinburgh and its surrounding area are well served by an efficient bus network. The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) have worked with the locally owned bus company (Lothian Bus...
Hall, H., Cruickhsank, P. & Ryan, B. (2016). Information literacy for democratic engagement (IL-DEM). Scotland: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Between October and December 2016 a team from the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University investigated the information practices of community councillors ...
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...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
InGSoc (Informing the Good Society: New Directions in Information Policy) is a three-year project, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council standard grant. The project, whose common thread is...
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.
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...
Dr Alistair Duff visited the Lippmann Papers (Walter Lippman’s personal archives and associated materials) at Yale University in autumn 2011.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), although not enjoying a cur...
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 ...
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...
The EuroPetition project piloted the implementation of a trans-European Local Authority service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament’s PETI Petitions C...
HUWY explored ways for the Internet to support young people’s involvement in decision-making and piloted a model of distributed discussions, which could be used by people of various ages, focused on a...
Economic and Social Research Council
This one day event brought people and organisations together from across Scotland. At the workshop, presentations and group activities enabled participants to share knowledge about current and future ...
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 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
Room G20, Merchiston
24 October 2018
14:00 in CORE44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
19 June 2018
11:00, Room G19, Merchiston
10 May 2018
11:00, Room H10 Merchiston Campus
3 May 2018
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
14 March 2018
Core44, Room C44 Merchiston
29 November 2017
Room G2, Merchiston Campus
28 November 2017
Core 44, Room C44 Merchiston Campus
10 October 2017
19 September 2017
Core44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
5 September 2017
22 August 2017
21 June 2017
Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh.
14 August 2016
24 May 2016