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Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes.

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C. F., & Smyth, M. (2018)
Democratic Participation through Crocheted Memes. In SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society, (178-186). https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217910
In a UK city, various crocheted protest banners have appeared, containing political statements concerning planned developments in their locations. Photos of these banners are ...

Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant

Journal Article
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2019)
Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant. Journal of Documentation, 75(5), 1056-1081. 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...

Sharing capability: the development of a framework to investigate knowledge sharing in distributed organizations

Presentation / Conference
Hall, H. (2002, April)
Sharing capability: the development of a framework to investigate knowledge sharing in distributed organizations. Paper presented at Third European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities, Athens, Greece
No abstract available. Paper presented in the Academic Track by Hazel Hall,

Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement

Journal Article
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...

UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis

Journal Article
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...

Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre

Journal Article
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...

Social impact evaluations of digital youth work: tensions between vision and reality

Presentation / Conference
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...

Using Knowledge Organization Systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena.

Journal Article
Cleverley, P., & Muir, L. (2018)
Using Knowledge Organization Systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena. Knowledge Organization, 45(2), 152-169. https://doi.org/10.5771/0943-7444-2018-2-152
The study investigates whether existing Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) for strong and hesitant forward-looking sentiment could be improved to detect social phenomena. Fi...

The interaction between people, information and innovation: information literacy to underpin innovative work behaviour in a Finnish organisation

Journal Article
Middleton, L., Hall, H., Muir, L., & Raeside, R. (2019)
The interaction between people, information and innovation: information literacy to underpin innovative work behaviour in a Finnish organisation. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 367-376. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501040
Workplace learning and employee-led innovation are related. For example, mistakes made when learning may spur innovation. Investigated in this paper is the role of information...

Investigating the online and offline contexts of day-to-day democracy as participation spaces.

Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. F. (2019)
Investigating the online and offline contexts of day-to-day democracy as participation spaces. Information, Communication and Society, 22(13), 1853-1870. 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...
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Risk and opportunity in collaborative work

2008 - 2008
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...
Funder: TFPL | Value: £4,400

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1)

2011 - 2011
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 ...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £27,945

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2)

2012 - 2012
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...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £21,923

The knowledge trap: an intranet implementation in a corporate environment

1999 - 2004
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...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £27,209

Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM)

2011 - 2012
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £33,466

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

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

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

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

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
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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.