Lecturer and Programme leader in Business Information Technology
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. doi: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...
Blake, J. (2017). Brexit has started: so what should Remain Vote Scotland do to protect its interests?. The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland
This Scotsman newspaper article is based on research by James Blake - examining the impact of Brexit on the creative industries - and other reports from members of the RSE You...
Buunk, I., Hall, H. & Smith, C. (in press). Skills in Sight: How Social Media Affordances Increase Network Awareness. In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2017ISBN n/a
The discussion in this paper derives from an analysis of data from twenty interviews conducted with members of an online knowledge sharing platform between October 2016 and Fe...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
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...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
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...
Economic and Social Research Council
This research studentship will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. It will exp...
23 June 2016
A number of staff and students from the Centre for Social Informatics contributed to the planning and delivery of the sixth annual Information Science doctoral colloquium (iDo...
26 November 2017
For further information please see: https://hazelhall.org/2017/11/30/exploring-data-and-information-management-in-archaeology/
11 July 2017
Lyndsey will use the bursary later in 2017 to support a visit to Turku, Finland, where she will gather case study data for her ESRC-funded doctoral study on workplace learning...
Senior Research Fellow
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. (2016). Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societydoi:10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...
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...
Hall, H. (2007). Realising the potential of technology tools: expecting the unexpected. In Turner, C. (Ed.). Proceedings of Online Information 2008, 23-25. ISBN 1900239906
With reference to the domain of sociotechnical studies, this paper establishes reasons why expectations of technology implementations are often misguided. Examples from a numb...
Hall, H. & Abell, A. (2005). Who is managing information? Opportunities in the e-information market place. In Jezzard, H. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 30th International Online Meeting, 39-44
This paper presents a summary of results that derive from research into the emerging information job market. The project was conducted by TFPL between February and June 2006, ...
Davison, B., & Buckner, K. (2004). Instant messaging: using log files to identify patterns of interaction in group of teenage users. In A. Sloane (Ed.), Home-oriented informatics and telematics : proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.3 HOIT2005 conference, 277 - 290. doi:10.1007/11402985_20
This paper presents preliminary findings on teenagers’ use of instant messaging (IM) as an example of an Internet technology. The results are quantitative, being drawn from th...
Masters, Z., Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2003). Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation. In R. Traunmuller (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Electronic Government, 15-22. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_3
Research originally suggested that new technologies, particularly the Internet, provided a useful mechanism for engaging young people - an otherwise largely disenfranchised gr...
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...
Davenport, E., & Hall, H. (2002). New knowledge and micro-level online organization: 'communities of practice' as a development framework. In R. Sprague (Ed.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciencesdoi:10.1109/hicss.2001.926353
The role of communities of practice in knowledge creation is recognized in a number of contexts. The authors take a socio-technical perspective and identify four characteristi...
Hall, H. (2001). Exploring knowledge sharing in distributed organisations: report on research in progress. In KMSS 2002: the new scope of knowledge management in theory and in practice
Published academic research and reported practice in the professional press indicate that social capital is a driver of knowledge management. This paper reports on progress to...
Hall, H. (1997). Networked information: dealing with overload. In Information for Scotland IV : proceedings of a conference organised by the Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland, the Library Association Information Services Group (Scottish Branch) and the National Library of Scotland, and held at the Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Glasgow, Tuesday 4th November 1997, 37-44
In support of peak performance all organisations require optimal information: information that arrives at the right time and in the right format, matching the quality requirem...
Duff, A. (2014). Key principles of the good information society. In Kommers, P. & Isaias, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of 13th IADIS International Conference on e-Society, 175-182. ISBN 978-989-8533-32-6
Coady, J., Berg, T. & Pooley, R. (2012). IS Degrees: Sociotechnical or Technosocial? - A Reflective Analysis. In Linger, H., Fisher, J., Barnden, A., Barry, C., Lang, M. & Schneider, C. (Eds.). Building Sustainable Information Systems: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Systems Development, 219-231. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-7540-8_17. ISBN 978-1-4614-7539-2
This paper describes a reflective and empirical investigation by staff involved in delivery of the Heriot-Watt University Information Systems undergraduate degree. It looks pa...
The development of enhanced data analytics capabilities to enable the modelling, analysis and presentation of complex data to improve Group Internal Audit’s assessment and insight into business risks ...
Analysis of transactional data provided by real time cloud based ordering systems linked within the food supply chain which targets Foodservice sector
University of Aberdeen
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...
Scottish Funding Council
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Information Revolutionaries? Silicon Valley and Social Transformation. A Carnegie travel grant to carry out project work in USA
Library & information Science Research Coalition
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...
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 ...
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...
The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition was to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK.
Professor Hazel Hall, Director of the Centre for Social Infor...
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...
Royal Academy of Engineering
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...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in the creati...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
This research explores the role, use and v...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
13 December 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk has been awarded a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
Iris will use the bursary to support participation at ...
16 September 2016
Alicja’s winning poster outlined the proposals for her doctoral study on youth digital participation and measuring the social impact of such work.
For further in...
27 June 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student John Mowbray is delivering a paper entitled ‘The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviou...
30 June 2016
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) have published a series of 24 fact sheets on the demogr...
07 December 2016
The paper reports some of the findings of Frances Ryan's doctoral research. The full study – due to be completed in spring 2017 – takes into account prior research on the buil...
27 June 2017
Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 took place at Robert Gordon University from Tuesday June 27th until Friday June 30th 2017, with a packed programme for delegates...
19 March 2017
Professor Hazel Hall, Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan set out to investigate levels of digital and information literacy within Scotland’s Community Council system. Their w...
18 May 2016
The June 2016 issue of Journal of Information Science (volume 42, issue 3) has just been published. This is a special issue of the journal that comprises twelve articles devel...
12 January 2018
In summer 2017 all the PhD students in academic departments that hold membership of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) were invited to recognise th...
15 September 2016
PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins has won a best paper award with co-authors Ruoyun Lin and Debora Jeske at the 15th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society.
21 February 2017
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Docent in Information Studies within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi, Finland.
20 February 2017
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) brings together distinguished individuals from the arts, business, science and technology and academia worlds to advance learning and know...