Lecturer and Programme leader in Business Information Technology
Senior Research Fellow
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...
Pawluczuk, A. (2017). Young innovators in the digital era. In: The guide to the tools for research of youth in the migrant communities. Warsaw
No abstract available.
Buunk, I., Hall, H., & Smith, C. (2017). Skills in Sight: How Social Media Affordances Increase Network Awareness. In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2017
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...
HUWY explored ways for the Internet to support young people’s involvement in decision-making and piloted a model of distributed discussions, which could be used by people of various ages, focused on a...
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...
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...
PhD Student and Associate Lecturer
Kane, T. B. (2017). Maximum Entropy in Nilsson's Probabilistic Logic. In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 452-457
Nilsson's Probabilistic Logic is a set theoretic mechanism for reasoning with uncertainty. We propose a new way of looking at the probability constraints enforced by the frame...
Pawluczuk, A., Webster, G., Hall, H., & Smith, C. (in press). Evaluating the social impact of youth digital culture co-creation: let’s participate and play. In -
This paper examines young people’s participation in digital culture and current approaches to measure its social impact. The analysis of the literature presented here reveals ...
Jenkins, L., Lin, R., & Jeske, D. (2016). Influences and benefits of role models on social media. In E. L. Slade, N. P. Rana, S. Al-Sharhan, A. C. Simintiras, Y. K. Dwivedi, M. Mäntymäki, …M. Clement (Eds.), Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Proceedings 15th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2016, 673-684. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45234-0_60
The current paper examined three research questions. First, what are the perceived benefits for social network users who have role models online? Second, to what extent does h...
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...
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2015). The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. In M. Janssen, M. A. Wimmer, H. Jochen Scholl, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, B. Klievink, …D. Sá Soares (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 11-18. doi: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...
Mowbray, J., Raeside, R., Hall, H. & Robertson, P. (2015). Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - from data to intelligence, 75-85. ISBN 9781905499526
An analysis is made of secondary data derived from Understanding Society: The UK household longitudinal study (2012) as related to the use of social networking sites (SNSs) am...
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Lawson, A. (2015). 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. ISBN 9781905499526
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. ...
Ryan, B. (2015). You can’t say politics on the internet?
I have been interested in how governments use the internet to engage with citizens for a few years now. Of course, I’m very late to this party – e-democracy was ‘invented’ ove...
Rudman, H., Benyon, D. & Hall, H. (2015). A framework for the transformation of the incumbent creative industries in a digital age. In Albino, V., Spender, J. C. & Schiuma, G. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, 1391-1403
Purpose - New business models emerged within the creative industries when advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) altered the patterns of cultural consum...
Ryan, B. (2015). Digital Proxies – a potential new research area
What is a digital proxy?
A digital proxy would be someone who undertakes a citizen’s online affairs, principally around digital participatory or elective democracy, because t...
Nguyen, H. H., Beel, D., Webster, G., Mellish, C., Pan, J. Z., & Wallace, C. (2015). CURIOS Mobile: Linked Data exploitation for tourist mobile apps in rural areas. In T. Supnithi, T. Yamaguchi, J. Z. Pan, V. Wuwongse, & M. Buranarach (Eds.), Semantic Technology, 129-145. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15615-6_10
As mobile devices proliferate and their computational power has increased rapidly over recent years, mobile applications have become a popular choice for visitors to enhance t...
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...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
Based on a review of their existing information systems and plans, we worked with What's On Scotland to evaluate their information strategy with a focus on social media and other technologies which wo...
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
We carried out prototype development support by research to demonstrate the potential of use of social network data on customers, their interests and relationships to provide an enhanced service.
Higher Education Academy
We have published the following papers:
Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. 2013 Can pay? Should pay? A comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students, HEA...
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...
Dr Alistair Duff visited the Lippmann Papers (Walter Lippman’s personal archives and associated materials) at Yale University in autumn 2011.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), although not enjoying a cur...
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...
The EuroPetition project piloted the implementation of a trans-European Local Authority service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament’s PETI Petitions C...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in the creati...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Leo Appleton's PhD research explores the impact of libraries on citizenship. He is...
This research explores the role, use and v...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
30 June 2016
This week the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) published a series of 24 fact sheets on the ...
05 May 2016
Professor Hazel Hall took part in a webinar interview today hosted by Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE). The SAGE team asked Hall about her experience of leading Edinb...
Dr Brian Detlor has been appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. This appointment formalises Brian’s long-standing relationship...
05 January 2017
Staff within the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria plan to establish a Centre for Informatics and Society (CIS) as part of the Universit...
13 March 2017
Professor Hazel Hall is visiting the University of São Paulo, Brazil in the week beginning 13th March 2017 as a guest of of the Departamento de Engenharia de Produção da Polit...