Research explorer tool

Date


Download Available

34 results

Needing NoDI (normal democratic information)? The problem of information poverty in post-industrial society

Journal Article
Duff, A. S. (2015)
Needing NoDI (normal democratic information)? The problem of information poverty in post-industrial society. Information, Communication and Society, 18(1), 63-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2014.934389
The paper addresses one of the main paradoxes of post-industrial society: information poverty. While digital divides of various types have been extensively theorized and resea...

Social welfare aspects of information with special reference to news.

Conference Proceeding
Duff, A. (2003)
Social welfare aspects of information with special reference to news. In P. Isaias, & A. Palma dos Reis (Eds.), Proceedings of the IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference on e-Society, 773-776
The information society thesis, according to which economically advanced nations are undergoing transformation into post-industrial, information-based societies, can, with cav...

Power to the Population? the population census under review.

Conference Proceeding
Killick, L., Duff, A., Hall, H., & Deakin, M. (2016)
Power to the Population? the population census under review. In ACTIS 2015, (27-34
Many regard the population census as the backbone of national statistics. It is also regarded as a national institution; a data source held in high regard by the academic, pol...

Rating the revolution: Silicon Valley in normative perspective

Journal Article
Duff, A. S. (2016)
Rating the revolution: Silicon Valley in normative perspective. Information, Communication and Society, 19(11), 1605-1621. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2016.1142594
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...

On Political Epunditry

Journal Article
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...

Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon

Journal Article
Duff, A. S., & Bentham, C. (2017)
Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1), 93-111
The article addresses the problem of surveillance within the framework of ethical information policy. Jeremy Bentham’s plan for a panoptic penitentiary is subjected to forensi...

Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making

Journal Article
Forrest, E., & Duff, A. S. (2017)
Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1),
The use of blogs to communicate ideas, opinions and knowledge has grown over the past two decades. Social media platforms have facilitated the rise of hybridised forms of writ...

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...

The census as an information source in public policy-making.

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551516628471
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...

Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited.

Journal Article
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 [1797]), the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham outlined what he perceived to be a model prison, based on ‘the inspection-pri...

Date


Research Centres Groups

People

Qualification level

1 results
6 results

Alistair Duff Interviewed: "Coronavirus, the Information Age & 1984!"

8 June 2020
The Asia Scotland Institute has released a vidcast with Professor Alistair Duff, Professor of Information Policy at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh. Professor Duff addresses the extent to which...

Prof Al Duff Featured in Sunday Express

5 October 2019
A revolt is needed to protect our privacy, leading professor claims Professor Alistair Duff insists the rise of technology such as facial recognition (FRT), CCTV and smart devices is robbing us of ou...

Expert Testimony to Scottish Parliament

30 September 2019
Prof Al Duff appeared as an expert witness before the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee. Testifying on behalf of privacy pressure group NO2ID Edinburgh, he answered MSP question about the bill f...

Alistair Duff Quoted on 'Punk Energy" of ePundits

24 March 2019
School of Arts and Creative Industries professor interviewed by Scotland on Sunday on rising power of new media. Political bloggers, referred to as ePundits, have brought punk energy to politics, alth...

Prof Alistair Duff Speaks at Holyrood FoI 2017 Conference

6 December 2017
SACI professor of information policy Alistair Duff was invited onto the afternoon panel at the annual Freedom of Information Conference run by Holyrood events. The other panellists were Alastair Brian...

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.