Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer and Programme leader; BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
Hall, H. (1995, November). Setting the context for teaching business information. Paper presented at Improved practice and integrated skills in the LIS field, Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen, Denmark
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. (1995, June). The information needs of international students. Paper presented at Non-traditional students and the academic library (CoFHE) Annual Conference, Leeds
No abstract available.
Hall, H. (1995, April). Personal skills for library staff in early careers. Paper presented at CoFHE Annual Conference, Edinburgh
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...
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...
Hall, H. & McMurdo, G. (1993, April). Hand-written or word processed? The option of submitting word processed exam scripts. Paper presented at Computers in Writing Association Annual Conference, University of Aberystwyth, Wales
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (in press). Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant. Journal of Documentation, https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2018-0212
Purpose: Results are presented from a study that investigated the extent to which learning gained through participation in three research methods workshops funded by an AHRC n...
Webster, G., Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., & Hall, H. (2019). The Social Impact of Digital Youth Work: What Are We Looking For?. Media and Communication, 7(2), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i2.1907
Digital youth work is an emerging field of research and practice which seeks to investigate and support youth-centred digital literacy initiatives. Whilst digital youth work p...
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., & Raeside, R. (2018). UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 50(3), (275-283). ISSN 0961-0006
Findings from a study of the advantages and disadvantages accrued by individuals from their public library use, and the impact of this on citizenship at individual and communi...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 096100061876996. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769966
The purpose of the research was to investigate the practices of elected, yet unpaid, community councillors in Scotland as they exploit information channels for democratic enga...
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. F. (2018). Investigating the online and offline contexts of day-to-day democracy as participation spaces. Information, Communication and Society, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2018.1469656
Citizen-led participation in democracy is explored through studying the online and offline spaces where people work together to influence those in power and improve their comm...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre. Journal of Documentation, 74(4), 844-861. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-05-2017-0069
Purpose Results are reported from a study that investigated the extent to which an intervention to develop a community of library and information science researchers – the Dev...
Duff, A. S. (2017). On Political Epunditry. Journalism Studies, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670x.2017.1279981
The article develops the concept of ePunditry, a putative new lens through which to view the work of political blogging and associated digital modes. It starts by describing t...
Duff, A. (2016). Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited. The Asian Conference on Technology, Information & Society, 13-25
In Panopticon; or, The Inspection-House (2008 ), the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham outlined what he perceived to be a model prison, based on ‘the inspection-pri...
Duff, A. S. (2016). Rating the revolution: Silicon Valley in normative perspective. Information, Communication and Society, 19(11), (1605-1621). doi:10.1080/1369118x.2016.1142594. ISSN 1369-118X
Silicon Valley, California – home of Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and so on – is widely regarded as the epicentre of the information revolution. However, it is not just a...
Rasmussen, L. & Hall, H. (2016). The adoption process in management Innovation: a Knowledge Management case study. Journal of Information Science. 42(3), 356-368. doi:10.1177/0165551515625032. ISSN 0165-5515
is based on the findings of a study that explores and discusses in depth a Knowledge Management programme that was introduced within a large distributed public sector agency i...
Killick, L., Hall, H., Duff, A. & Deakin, M. (2016). The census as an information source in public policy-making. Journal of Information Science. 42(3), 386-395. doi:10.1177/0165551516628471. ISSN 0165-5515
This paper provides an assessment of the value of national population censuses as information sources with specific reference to
UK census data and its use in policy-making. M...
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...
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 ...
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...
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
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
Core44, Room C44 Merchiston
29 November 2017
Core44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
22 August 2017
21 June 2017
Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh.
14 August 2016
24 May 2016