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Lecturer and Programme leader; BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
Duff, A. (2009). Daniel Bell's theory of the information society. In B. Smart (Ed.), Post-Industrial Society, 201-232. Sage
Daniel Bell is recognised to be the foremost writer on the information society. The paper expounds his writings in detail, showing their development from the 1960s to the 1990...
Wid én-Wulff, G., Huvila, I., Hall, H., Nivakoski, O., Kronqvist-Berg, M., & Francke, H. (2008). New modes of information behavior emerging from the social web. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 46(1), (1-7). ISSN 0044-7870
Engaging in interactive and social events on the Web has become very common practice. Activities such as blogging, posting web pages, instant messaging, engaging in e-commerce...
Hall, H. & Davison, B. (2007). Social software as support in hybrid learning environments: the value of the blog as a tool for reflective learning and peer support. Library and Information Science Research. 29(2), 163-187. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2007.04.007. ISSN 0740-8188
This article reports on an investigation of blog technology's potential for encouraging interaction between students, and its consequences in terms of peer learning and peer s...
Economic and Social Research Council
The PhD studentship project will analyse the benefits and challenges of work-based learning (WBL) in organisations and develop a maturity model for benchmarking and a toolkit for maximising value and ...
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...
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...
Senior Research Fellow
Hall, H. & Goody, M. (2007). KM culture and compromise - interventions to promote knowledge sharing supported by technology in corporate environments. Journal of Information Science. 33(2), 181-188. doi:10.1177/0165551506070708. ISSN 0165-5515
The theme of knowledge sharing is discussed extensively in the knowledge management literature. Such work tends to focus on the barriers that impede knowledge sharing activity...
Hall, H., & Abell, A. (2006). New role realities: Avenues for extending the reach of information specialists. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 43(1), (1-13). doi:10.1002/meet.14504301267. ISSN 0044-7870
As organizations have developed enterprise-wide electronic information environments, a diverse range of job roles has emerged at a variety of levels. Some of these roles are e...
Duff, A. (2004). The sickness of an information society: R.H.Tawney and the post-industrial condition. Information, Communication and Society. 7, 403-422. doi:10.1080/1369118042000284632. ISSN 1369-118X
R. H. Tawney is frequently cited as one of the most distinguished social theorists of the twentieth century, and his position in the British school of ethical, democratic soci...
Duff, A. S. (2004). The Past, Present, and Future of Information Policy: Towards a normative theory of the information society. Information, Communication and Society, 7(1), 69-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118042000208906
The profile of information policy in academic and policy-making circles has been rising in recent decades, a function, presumably, of the expansion of an 'information society'...
Hall, H. (2003). Borrowed theory: applying exchange theories in information science research. Library and Information Science Research. 25(3), 287-306. doi:10.1016/S0740-8188(03)00031-8. ISSN 0740-8188
This article discusses the applicability of “borrowing” theory originally developed in other disciplines to information science research, and, in particular, the analytical co...
Snyder, H. & Davenport, E. (1996). What does it really cost? allocating indirect costs. Bottom Line. 10, 158-164. doi:10.1108/10176749710368389. ISSN 0888-045X
Better managerial control in terms of decision making and understanding the total costs of a system or service result from allocating indirect costs. Allocation requires a thr...
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H. & Irving, C. (2011). The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll. Library and information research. 36(113), 24-31. ISSN 1756-1086
In 2011 and 2012 the Library and Information Science Research Coalition supported two projects entitled Research in Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1 and RiLIES2)...
Hall, H. (1995). Setting the context for teaching business information. Aslib Proceedings. 48(1), 9-15. doi:10.1108/eb051404. ISSN 0001-253X
How do we teach information management students about the business environment? • How can we design courses on information sources and services provision that interest and mot...
Hall, H. (1994). Information strategy and manufacturing industry — Case studies in the Scottish textile industry. International Journal of Information Management. 14(4), 281-294. doi:10.1016/0268-4012(94)90005-1. ISSN 0268-4012
The results are given of an investigation into the perception and use of information as a strategic resource for effective business performance and competitive advantage in th...
Gillham, M. & Hall, H. (2000). Evaluating a business information sources online course. Econtent; Wilton. 23(5), 55-63. ISSN 1525-2531
With a history of innovative course material delivery mechanisms, the Information Management Department at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh, Scotland, decided to...
Hall, H. (1997). Knowledge management or information overload? The contribution the special library can make to the knowledge management of an organisation. ADLG newsletter. 10(1), 8-10
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Hall, H. (1993). The first destination job: the potential of personal skills. Managing information. 1(2), 22-24. ISSN 1352-0229
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...
Communities and Culture Network + (Hosted by University of Leeds)
A Community of Practice was found supporting the digital engagement practitioners in the neighbouring CCs, and that this is situated within a context of interested non-practitioners who share knowledg...
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
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...
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...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
The Scottish Government and supporting bodies have recognised the importance of innovation for organis...
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to Conceptions of Library and Information Science 9 in Uppsala, Sweden on 27th June 2016.
26 June 2016
Dr Brian Detlor appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University
22 June 2016
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics made a number of contributions at iDocQ 2016 in Glasgow on 23rd June 2016.
New Centre for Social Informatics publications in special issue of Journal of Information Science
17 May 2016
Hazel Hall nominated for election as Director-at-large for the Association for Information Science and Technology
2 May 2016
Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
2 May 2018
Core44, Room C44 Merchiston
29 November 2017
Core44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
22 August 2017
21 June 2017
C19, Merchiston Campus
19 June 2017
C19, Merchiston campus
11 October 2016
Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh.
14 August 2016
Goldsmiths College, London
10 July 2016 - 12 July 2016
18 June 2016
1 June 2016
24 May 2016
16 May 2016
2 May 2016
14 April 2016
10 April 2016