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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...

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...

Exploring Information Literacy Through the Lens of Activity Theory

Conference Proceeding
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018)
Exploring Information Literacy Through the Lens of Activity Theory. In Communications in Computer and Information Science; Information Literacy in the Workplace, (803-812). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74334-9_81
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...

Information literacy for democratic engagement (IL-DEM)

Report
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2017)
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 ...

Mapping the library, archives, records, information and knowledge management and related professions in the United Kingdom: final report

Report
Hall, H., Raeside, R., Chen, T., Dutton, M., Irving, C., & Ryan, B. (2015)
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 Information Professionals (CILIP) and Archives and Records Association (ARA
Unpublished research report. (2015)

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

Journal Article
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2019)
Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 51(4), 950-961. 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...

The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives

Conference Proceeding
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2016)
The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. In M. Janssen, M. A. Wimmer, Ø. Sæbø, T. A. Pardo, P. Panagiotopoulos, M. Gascó, …E. Tambouris (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 11-18. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-570-8-11
There has been much research into citizens’ engagement with their representatives. This paper offers an approach to understanding sustained take-up of internet technologies by...

'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils.

Conference Proceeding
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. F. (2014)
'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils. In P. Parycek, & N. Edelmann (Eds.), CeDEM14 Proceedings, (73-84
This paper is motivated by the need to understand the reality of the use of the now well-established opportunities offered by the internet to engage with citizens. Building on...

Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. (2014)
Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences. Scottish Affairs, 23(4), (486-507). doi:10.3366/scot.2014.0045. ISSN 0966-0356
Community Councils are the bottom rung of Scotland’s democracy ladder, having few – but highly significant – statutory consultative duties (especially with regard to planning)...

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...
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