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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...

Using ICT to Supporting Course Developers, Tutors, and Students of Scottish Gaelic.

Presentation / Conference
Lawson, A., Mikuta, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2013, September)
Using ICT to Supporting Course Developers, Tutors, and Students of Scottish Gaelic. Poster presented at EUROCALL, University of Évora
This research and development is aimed at learners, tutors and course developers of Scottish Gaelic. The method of teaching Gaelic being used initially with the system is Ùlpa...

Ontology definition and construction, and epistemological adequacy for systems interoperability: a practitioner analysis.

Journal Article
Lumsden, J., Hall, H., & Cruickshank, P. (2011)
Ontology definition and construction, and epistemological adequacy for systems interoperability: a practitioner analysis. Journal of Information Science, 37(3), 246-253. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551511401804
Ontology development is considered to be a useful approach to the design and implementation of interoperable systems. This literature review and commentary examines the curren...

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...

Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online.

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2015, June)
Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015
This paper is concerned with how online information contributes to the determination of personal reputations. The term “personal reputation” in this context means the reputati...

An intelligent front-end for government websites.

Book
Cruickshank, P., & Macintosh, A. (2005)
An intelligent front-end for government websites. In P. Cunningham, & M. Cunningham (Eds.), Exploiting the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications and Case Studies, 427-434. IOS press
The HANDS question-answering and direction application, consisting of Answer Tree and Address Guesser modules is described in relation to the EDEN project from which it is der...

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...

SCRAN: The Network

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P. (2011)
SCRAN: The Network. Journal of Urban Technology, 18, 83-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2011.601121
This paper outlines the relationship between the Smart Cities (inter)Regional Academic Network (SCRAN) and the triple-helix model of knowledge production, a model encompassing...

Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation.

Book
Cruickshank, P., Edelmann, N., & Smith, C. F. (2009)
Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation. In J. Chappellet, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, A. Macintosh, J. Scholl, E. Tambouris, & M. Wimmer (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 275-282. Trauner
As one form of online political participation, the e-petitioning is seen as a response to a perceived decline in public trust of political institutions and the associated sym...

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...
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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

20 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

27 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

20 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

23 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.