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Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research

Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020, October)
Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research. Poster presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology, Virtual
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...

Assisting Information Practice: Information Intermediary To Social Proxy

Presentation / Conference
Cruickshank, P., Webster, G., & Ryan, F. (2020, September)
Assisting Information Practice: Information Intermediary To Social Proxy. Poster presented at ISIC 2020 The Information Behaviour conference, Pretoria, South Africa
The increasing dependence on social media and other online systems as part of everyday life has grown considerably over the years. At the same time, the complexity and securit...

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

Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020, September)
The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland. Poster presented at ISIC (Information Seeking in Context) 2020, Pretoria, South Africa
Introduction - Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including those offered in public libraries. Well-established in library research a...

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. (in press)
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,
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...

Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing

Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., & Webster, G. (2020)
Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing. [Blog]
This 'Diabetes Research' blog is initially about the seed-project 'Information Avoidance and diabetes'. This project is an initial investigation of how and why people with dia...

The Social Impact of Digital Youth Work: What Are We Looking For?

Journal Article
Webster, G., Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., & Hall, H. (2019)
The Social Impact of Digital Youth Work: What Are We Looking For?. Media and Communication, 7(2), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i2.1907
Digital youth work is an emerging field of research and practice which seeks to investigate and support youth-centred digital literacy initiatives. Whilst digital youth work p...

Youth digital participation: Measuring social impact

Journal Article
Pawluczuk, A., Webster, G., Hall, H., & Smith, C. (2020)
Youth digital participation: Measuring social impact. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52(1), 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769975
Current scholarly debate around digital participatory youth projects and approaches to their evaluation are examined in this article. The analysis of the literature presented ...

Social impact evaluations of digital youth work: tensions between vision and reality

Presentation / Conference
Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., Webster, G., & Hall, H. (2018, March)
Social impact evaluations of digital youth work: tensions between vision and reality. Paper presented at Transmedia Literacy International Conference, Barcelona, Spain
Purpose: This paper presents empirical research, which explores the ways digital youth workers perceive, and evaluate, the social impact of their work. There is currently a re...