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UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis

Journal Article
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., & Raeside, R. (2018)
UK public library roles and value: a focus group analysis. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 50(3), (275-283). ISSN 0961-0006
Findings from a study of the advantages and disadvantages accrued by individuals from their public library use, and the impact of this on citizenship at individual and communi...

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...

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 ...

Mapping the library, archives, records, information and knowledge management and related professions in the United Kingdom: final report

Report
Hall, H., Raeside, R., Chen, T., Dutton, M., Irving, C., & Ryan, B. (2015)
Mapping the library, archives, records, information and knowledge management and related professions in the United Kingdom: final report. United Kingdom: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and Archives and Records Association (ARA
Unpublished research report. (2015)

Facets of DREaM: a social network analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community.

Journal Article
Cooke, L., & Hall, H. (2013)
Facets of DREaM: a social network analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community. Journal of Documentation, 69(6), 786-806. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2012-0124
Purpose: This paper reviews the value of Social Network Analysis (SNA) as a method appropriate to LIS research. SNA is used to investigate the effectiveness of a framework of ...

The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Irving, C. (2012)
The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll. Library and information research, 36(113), 24-31
In 2011 and 2012 the Library and Information Science Research Coalition supported two projects entitled Research in Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1 and RiLIES2)...

Improving access to Library and Information Science research: maximizing its relevance and impact to practitioners

Journal Article
Hall, H., Irving, C., & Cruickshank, P. (2012)
Improving access to Library and Information Science research: maximizing its relevance and impact to practitioners. Business Information Review, 29(4), 224-230. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266382112470413
Between 2009 and 2012 there was considerable investment in three UK projects related to library and information science (LIS) research: (1) the Library and Information Science...

Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality

Journal Article
Hall, H. (2011)
Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality. Evidence based library and information practice, 6(4),
In an environment where resources are few, research funders are expected to focus on projects that demonstrate value for money. Thus, in the context of service provision, prop...