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Social network analysis as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of EC funded networks of excellence: the case of DEMO-net

Conference Proceeding
Buckner, K., & Cruickshank, P. (2008)
Social network analysis as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of EC funded networks of excellence: the case of DEMO-net. In Proceedings of the 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 60. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.401
The European Commission, through its framework programme aims to stimulate the development of sustained collaborative research networks across Europe. Social network analysis ...

Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments.

Conference Proceeding
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2016)
Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - from data to intelligence, (98-108
The main theme of the paper is the development of a framework to investigate how online information is used in the creation, building, and evaluation of personal reputations. ...

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 ...

Enhancing the impact of LIS research projects.

Report
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Taylor-Smith, E. (2011)
Enhancing the impact of LIS research projects. Edinburgh: Research Information Network
This report covers extent to which funded research projects in the domain of library and information science (LIS) influence practice in the UK. It focuses particularly on ide...

Building identity in online environments: an Information Science perspective

Journal Article
Ryan, F. V. C., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2018)
Building identity in online environments: an Information Science perspective. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 54(1), 792-793. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401187
The research presented in this poster is concerned with the ways in which people use information to build identities for themselves online with reference to the themes of pers...

Introducing Psychological Factors into E-Participation Research

Book
Edelmann, N., & Cruickshank, P. (2011)
Introducing Psychological Factors into E-Participation Research. In A. Manoharan, & M. Holzer (Eds.), E-Governance and Civic Engagement, 338-361. IGI Global Publishing. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-083-5.ch017
This chapter looks at e-petitioning as a successful application of e-participation from a psychological perspective. It notes that e-participation should not be viewed uncriti...

'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...

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...

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...
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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.

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 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 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.

Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement: project findings

19 March 2017
Researchers in the Centre for Social Informatics have released findings of the Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM) project.

Generation X, personal reputation and social media: new research published

7 December 2016
The work of a team from the Centre for Social Informatics on the evaluation and management of personal reputations using online information has just been published in Information Research (one of the ...

Centre for Social Informatics contribute to ISIC 2016

19 September 2016
The Centre for Social Informatics made a number of contributions to the Information Seeking in Context conference 2016 (#ISIC2016) in Zadar, Croatia between 20th and 23rd September 2016.

Centre for Social Informatics contribution to iDocQ 2016

22 June 2016
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics made a number of contributions at iDocQ 2016 in Glasgow on 23rd June 2016.