Senior Research Fellow
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...
Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (2017, June). Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement. Paper presented at i3: Information: Interactions and impact, RGU, Aberdeen
This paper presents results of an investigation of the practices of community representatives (in this case: Community Councillors in Scotland) in exploiting information chann...
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...
Lecturer and Programme leader; BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
Duff, A. (2017, March). Privacy: An Endangered Species?. Presented at Rotary Club, Cumbernauld
‘Privacy: an endangered species?’ was the theme of Alistair Duff’s invited dinner speech at the Rotary Club of Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, 22 March 2017. This half-hour ta...
Hall, H. (2017, March). Perspectives, people and projects: social informatics research at Edinburgh Napier University. Paper presented at LETCIC symposium, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Invited presentation. More information can be found on Hazel's website - https://hazelhall.org/2017/03/12/perspectives-people-and-projects-social-informatics-research-at-edinb...
Hall, H. (2016, October). Information professionals: strong, influential and effective – what we know, and what next?. Presented at Internet Librarian International, London
Closing keynote presentation.
Slides from the presentaton can be found on slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/internet-librarian-international-2016-closing-ple...
Hall, H. (2016, October). Watching the workers: researching information behaviours in, and for, workplace environments. Presented at Information behavior in workplaces: Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual Symposium on Information Needs Seeking and Use 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
Presentation slides can be found on Slideshare - https://www.slideshare.net/HazelHall/info-behaviour-workplacesasist2016sigusekeynote
No abstract available.
Hall, H. (2016, May). What happens next? Strategies for building and assessing the long-term impact of research projects. Presented at 8th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) 2016, London
Closing keynote paper.
Presentation slides can be viewed on slideshare - https://hazelhall.org/2016/05/27/strategies-for-building-and-assessing-the-long-term-impact-of-resear...
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A. & Raeside, R. (2015, July). How do public libraries demonstrate their impact upon citizenship development in the UK? : results of a focus group methodology. Paper presented at 11th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Management in Libraries and Information Services, Edinburgh
There is a general acceptance that public libraries contribute to ‘community’, and at least have the potential to have a very positive impact on civil society. (Varheim, 2007)...
Forrest, E. & Hall, H. (2015, June). Blipfoto: a new return to the beginning of photography. Paper presented at International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference 2015, Tinos, Greece
‘What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end, is to make a beginning . The end is where we start from” TS Eliot, Little Gidding If, on TS Eliot’s suggestio...
Mowbray, J. & Hall, H. (2015, June). The impact of community grassroots campaigns on public library closures in the UK. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper draws on the findings of a 2014 research project related to recent UK public library closures, both threatened and actual. It reports on grassroots community librar...
Killick, L., Deakin, M., Duff, A. & Hall, H. (2015, June). The role of the census in public policy-making: information practices of policy makers. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland
No abstract available.
Mowbray, J., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (2015, June). Could social networking online help NEET young people gain employment?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper first explores the literature pertaining to social networking in both off-line and online environments, and places it within the context of the study of employment ...
Irving, C., Hall, H. & Brettle, A. (2015, June). How can information literacy be modelled from a lifelong learning perspective?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Traditionally much research into information literacy has focused on one area: it prioritises investigations into the information literacy skills of those in education. Provis...
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Lawson, A. (2015, June). Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
This paper is concerned with how online information contributes to the determination of personal reputations. The term “personal reputation” in this context means the reputati...
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...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in the creati...
The Scottish Government and supporting bodies have recognised the importance of innovation for organisations to improve employme...
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