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Digital options: an assessment of audience engagement with a digitised archive set transformed from online text and images to audio format

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, B., Hall, H., & McGregor, I. (2022, August)
Digital options: an assessment of audience engagement with a digitised archive set transformed from online text and images to audio format. Paper presented at Archives and Records Association Annual Conference 2022, Chester, UK
We report the findings of a research project funded by the AHRC, with support of the BBC, British Library, and a community museum. This exploits, augments, and exhibits a set ...

What are public libraries for? Culture as a determinant of conceptualizations of public library services for forced migrants

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Brazier, D., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (in press)
What are public libraries for? Culture as a determinant of conceptualizations of public library services for forced migrants. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology,
Public libraries offer important services for newcomer populations, including forced migrants. They help facilitate the integration of forced migrants into the host country, i...

The public library as public sphere: a longitudinal analysis

Journal Article
Appleton, L., & Hall, H. (in press)
The public library as public sphere: a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Documentation, https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-02-2022-0031
The research was undertaken to explore the role of the UK public library as a public sphere, and the ways in which this role relates to the epistemic, community, and political...

New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy

Conference Proceeding
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2022)
New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy. In Information literacy in a post-truth era: 7th European Conference, ECIL 2021 (online), September 20–23, 2021, revised selected papers (239-252). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99885-1_21
A literature review on the broad theme of information literacy and work was undertaken between January and April 2021 as part of an on-going doctoral study. The purpose of the...

Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries

Presentation / Conference
Appleton, L., & Hall, H. (2021, May)
Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries. Paper presented at 13th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, Athens, Greece
The purpose of this paper is to present the experiences of using a longitudinal focus group method in a library and information science research project. This was developed an...

The socio-material nature of careers work: An exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners

Presentation / Conference
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Lyall, C. (2021, March)
The socio-material nature of careers work: An exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners. Poster presented at iConference 2021, Beijing, China
While knowledge co-creation is a main source of innovation in organisations, little is known about the co-creation of knowledge in career settings, particularly in the context...

Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (2020)
Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2008
*Introduction: This paper addresses the information practices of hyperlocal democratic representatives, and their acquisition and application of information literacy skills. ...

Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020)
Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries. Information Research, 25(4), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2032
Introduction - Library researchers are often concerned with the factors that affect individual use of public library resources. To date, culture as a determinant of public lib...

The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020)
The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2035
Introduction - Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including those offered in public libraries. Well-established in library research a...

Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research

Conference Proceeding
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020)
Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research. In Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. , (e368). https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.368
Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including libraries. A literature search and review was completed on the treatment of culture in l...

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Research Impact and Value in Library and Information Science (RIVAL) Network

2019 - 2021
To develop a formal Scotland-wide network of LIS researchers and practitioners, to help spread expertise into a connected practitioner community across all LIS sectors through high quality training an...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £20,000

Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM)

2016 - 2016
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...
Funder: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals | Value: £9,668

ESRC PhD studentship - L Middleton - Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland

2015 - 2018
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...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £58,465

The evolution of social networking and its impact on Career Management Skills

2014 - 2018
In his thesis The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective Mowbray explores job search networking amongst 16-24 year olds living in Scotland, a...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £59,401

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2)

2012 - 2012
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...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £21,923

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1)

2011 - 2011
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 ...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £27,945

Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM)

2011 - 2012
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £33,466

Library and Information Science Research Coalition

2009 - 2012
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...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £76,484

Risk and opportunity in collaborative work

2008 - 2008
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...
Funder: TFPL | Value: £4,400

The knowledge trap: an intranet implementation in a corporate environment

1999 - 2004
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...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £27,209
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Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives

2019 - 2021
This work is concerned with the information practices associated with hyperlocal representation. The fin...
Dr Peter Cruickshank | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr Kendall Richards

Exploring the development of innovative work behaviour of employees in multiple workplace contexts

2015 - 2020
The Scottish Government and supporting bodies have recognised the importance of innovation for organis...
Mrs Lyndsey Middleton | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

Social media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees

2014 - 2020
This research explores the role, use and value of social media and tacit knowledge sharing practices. I...
Iris Buunk | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

Reputation management in a digital world: The role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations

2013 - 2019
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
Dr Frances Ryan | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Autopoietic organisation of knowledge, creativity and innovation: a case study of the automotive manufacturer Daimler AG

2007 - 2012
Abstract Creativity and innovation are very important capabilities within an org...
Dr Jan Auernhammer | Director of Studies: George Stonehouse | Second Supervisor: Prof Hazel Hall

The knowledge trap: an intranet implementation in a corporate environment

1999 - 2004
Prof Hazel Hall | Director of Studies: Prof Lissie Davenport | Second Supervisor: Ann Macintosh
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Hazel Hall to receive the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award

12 July 2019
The Association for Information Science and Technology announced Professor Hazel Hall as the winner of the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.

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.

Professor Hazel Hall wins SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017

12 January 2018
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017

Professor Isto Huvila visits the Centre for Social Informatics

26 November 2017
Professor Isto Huvila of Uppsala University, Sweden visited Scotland in November 2017. As part of his programme he spent some time with colleagues in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Nap...

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 the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference

10 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference in 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 contribution to ECKM 2017

8 September 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Knowledge Management 2017 in Barcelona, Spain 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.

Professor Hazel Hall admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

18 May 2017
Professor Hazel Hall was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh at a ceremony on Monday 15th May.