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Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research

Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020, October)
Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research. Poster presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology, Virtual
Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including libraries. A literature search and review was completed on the treatment of culture in l...

Assisting Information Practice: Information Intermediary To Social Proxy

Presentation / Conference
Cruickshank, P., Webster, G., & Ryan, F. (2020, September)
Assisting Information Practice: Information Intermediary To Social Proxy. Poster presented at ISIC 2020 The Information Behaviour conference, Pretoria, South Africa
The increasing dependence on social media and other online systems as part of everyday life has grown considerably over the years. At the same time, the complexity and securit...

Towards a Definition of Metaskills

Presentation / Conference
Stephen, K., Muir, L., & Hall, H. (2020, September)
Towards a Definition of Metaskills. Poster presented at ISIC 2020: The Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa
Introduction: The term ‘metaskill’ has been used to mean a range of different types of information-based skill. This poster describes this variation in use across disciplines ...

The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020, September)
The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland. Poster presented at ISIC (Information Seeking in Context) 2020, Pretoria, South Africa
Introduction - Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including those offered in public libraries. Well-established in library research a...

Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL): development, implementation and outcomes of a Scottish network for LIS researchers and practitioners

Conference Proceeding
Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (in press)
Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL): development, implementation and outcomes of a Scottish network for LIS researchers and practitioners. In Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
The research-practice gap in Library and Information Science (LIS) is well documented, especially in respect of the difficulties of translating research into practice, and res...

Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (in press)
Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors. Information Research,
*Introduction: This paper addresses the information practices of hyperlocal democratic representatives, and their acquisition and application of information literacy skills. ...

Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (in press)
Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries. Information Research, 25,
Introduction - Library researchers are often concerned with the factors that affect individual use of public library resources. To date, culture as a determinant of public lib...

Agile Implementation and Expansive Learning: Identifying Contradictions and Their Resolution Using an Activity Theory Perspective

Conference Proceeding
Chita, P., Cruickshank, P., Smith, C., & Richards, K. (2020)
Agile Implementation and Expansive Learning: Identifying Contradictions and Their Resolution Using an Activity Theory Perspective. In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. , (3-19). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_1
A key challenge organisations face when transitioning to agile delivery methods is that of quickly and effectively learning new ways of working. This study posits that fundame...

Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing

Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., & Webster, G. (2020)
Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing. [Blog]
This 'Diabetes Research' blog is initially about the seed-project 'Information Avoidance and diabetes'. This project is an initial investigation of how and why people with dia...

Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (in press)
Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings. Information Research,
Introduction. Prior research in Information Science often uses constructs from Social Exchange Theory to explain online information sharing. Exchange theories have a strong fo...
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PhD Studentship 2019: Work Based Learning and Firm Performance

2019 - 2022
The PhD studentship project will analyse the benefits and challenges of work-based learning (WBL) in organisations and develop a maturity model for benchmarking and a toolkit for maximising value and ...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £52,661

Research Impact and Value in Library and Information Science (RIVAL) Network

2019 - 2021
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...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £20,000

Social media by proxy: Managing online information for adults with dementia

2019 - 2019
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...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £9,534

Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM)

2016 - 2016
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...
Funder: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals | Value: £9,668

dot.rural Portrait KE

2015 - 2016
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...
Funder: University of Aberdeen | Value: £3,287

ESRC PhD studentship - J Mowbray & L Jenkins

2014 - 2018
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...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £117,866

Hyperlocal engagement

2014 - 2014
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...
Funder: Communities and Culture Network + (Hosted by University of Leeds) | Value: £3,160

WhatsOnScotland

2014 - 2014
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Information Revolutionaries

2014 - 2014
Information Revolutionaries? Silicon Valley and Social Transformation. A Carnegie travel grant to carry out project work in USA
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,830

Informing the Good Society (InGSoc): New Direction in Information Policy

2012 - 2017
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £169,026
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The Effect of Culture on Public Library Use amongst new-corner populations

2019 - date
Rachel Salzano | Director of Studies: Dr Gemma Webster | Second Supervisor: Prof Hazel Hall

Evaluating individual engagement with e-Participation systems

2019 - date
Peter Cruickshank | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall

Youth digital culture co-creation: Measuring social impact in Scotland

2016 - 2019
Alicja Pawluczuk | Director of Studies: Dr Gemma Webster | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Exploring the development of innovative work behaviour of employees in multiple workplace contexts

2015 - 2020
The Scottish Government and supporting bodies have recognised the importance of innovation for organis...
Mrs Lyndsey Middleton | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective

2014 - 2018
John Mowbray | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

Social Media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees

2014 - date
This research explores the role, use and value of social media and tacit knowledge sharing practices. I...
Iris Buunk | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Reputation management in a digital world: The role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations

2013 - 2019
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
Dr Frances Ryan | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

An investigation into the population census as a tool for building the good society: policy, ethics and social informatics

2013 - date
Lynn Killick | Director of Studies: Prof Alistair Duff | Second Supervisor: Prof Hazel Hall

The 21st century public library in England and Scotland: epistemic, community and political roles in the public sphere

2013 - 2020
Leo Appleton's PhD research explores the impact of libraries on citizenship. He is...
Leo Appleton | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

Participation Space Studies: a socio-technical exploration of activist and community groups? use of online and offline spaces to support their work

2011 - 2016
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth
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Hazel Hall to receive the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award

11 July 2019
The Association for Information Science and Technology announced Professor Hazel Hall as the winner of the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.

Centre for Social Informatics researchers report on the long-term value of networking grants

15 February 2018
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.

Professor Hazel Hall wins SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017

12 January 2018
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017

Professor Isto Huvila visits the Centre for Social Informatics

26 November 2017
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...

Centre for Social Informatics contribute to ASIST2017 in Washington DC

30 October 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.

Centre for Social Informatics contribute to the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference

9 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.

Centre for Social Informatics contribute to ECIL 2017

19 September 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo, France, in September 2017.

Centre for Social Informatics contribution to ECKM 2017

7 September 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Knowledge Management 2017 in Barcelona, Spain in September 2017.

Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins wins John Campbell Trust travel bursary

10 July 2017
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has won a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.

Centre for Social Informatics contribute nine papers to i3 2017

26 June 2017
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics presented nine papers at Information: interactions and impact (i3) in June 2017.
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