Senior Research Fellow
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). 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 ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
To develop a formal Scotland-wide network of LIS researchers and practitioners, to help spread expertise into a connected practitioner community across all LIS sectors through high quality training an...
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...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Irving, C. (2011). RiLIES2: Final report. United Kingdom: Library and Information Science Research Coalition
Research report of the RiLIES2 (Research in librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study) project commissioned by the Library and Information Science Research Coalition to support ...
Hall, H., Golzari, S., Blaswick, B. & Goody, M. (2008). Opportunity and risk in social computing environments. United Kingdom: TFPL
This report discusses the main findings of a pilot study that set out to establish the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizati...
Hall, H., Raeside, R., Chen, T., Dutton, M., Irving, C. & Ryan, B. (2014). Mapping the library, archives, records, information and knowledge management and related professions in the United Kingdom: final report. United Kingdom: Chartered Institute of Library and Informaiton Professionals and Archives and Records Association ARA
Unpublished research report. (2015)
Hall, H., Irving, C. & Cruickshank, P. (2012). Training provision for the library, information and knowledge sector. United Kingdom: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Ward, S. & Hall, H. (2006). Maximising value from communities. United Kingdom: TFPL
Unpublished report of the TFPL Maximising Value from Communities (MVC) Learning Consortium.
Middleton, L. (2018, October). How do we use information to help us learn to innovate in the workplace? A case study of a Scottish University. Poster presented at ISIC 2018, Krakow, Poland
Introduction. The use of information in the workplace is an established topic in information science research (Weiner, 2011). The focus has often fallen on the development of ...
Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., Webster, G., & Hall, H. (2018, March). Social impact evaluations of digital youth work: tensions between vision and reality. Paper presented at Transmedia Literacy International Conference, Barcelona, Spain
Purpose: This paper presents empirical research, which explores the ways digital youth workers perceive, and evaluate, the social impact of their work. There is currently a re...
Jenkins, L., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (2017, June). The application of Social Cognitive Theory in Information Science research on workplace learning and innovative work behaviours. Paper presented at i3: interactions and impact (i3), Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper introduces an ESRC-funded research project on the theme of workplace learning and innovative work behaviours. The work explores the determinants of suc...
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B. & Hall, H. (2017, June). Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement. Paper presented at i3, RGU, Aberdeen
This extended abstract presents results of an investigation of the practices of community representatives (in this case: Community Councillors in Scotland) in exploiting infor...
Killick, L., Duff, A. S., Deakin, M. & Hall, H. (2017, June). Undermining our data: implications for trust in the population census. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
This paper draws on empirical work conducted as part of a multi-method research study funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is concerned with public p...
Appleton, L., Duff, A., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (2017, June). Demonstrating the impact of the public library on citizenship development in the UK: focus group findings. Paper presented at i3: information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper presents the findings of a research project that seeks to understand how public libraries operate and demonstrate value and social impact. The research...
Buunk, I., Hall, H. & Smith, C. (2017, June). Tacit knowledge sharing in online environments: locating “Ba” within a platform for public sector professionals. Paper presented at i3 - information, interactions and impact, Aberdeen, Scotland
Results from a survey undertaken by members of an online platform that incorporates social media features, and enables knowledge sharing amongst public sector professionals, a...
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...
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...
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...
Information Revolutionaries? Silicon Valley and Social Transformation. A Carnegie travel grant to carry out project work in USA
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...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
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
Professor Hazel Hall of the School of Computing is one of 60 new elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
20 February 2017
16:00 in CoRe44 (room C44) Merchiston Campus
31 October 2018
Room G20, Merchiston
24 October 2018
Room 1/10, Craiglockhart Campus
10 July 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