Senior Research Fellow
Hall, H. (2010). Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality. Evidence based library and information practice. 6(4)ISSN 1715-720X
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...
Hall, H., Kenna, S. & Oppenheim, C. (2010). The rationale for the DREaM: Developing Research Excellence and Methods Project. Library and information research. 35(110), 43-49. ISSN 1756-1086
The article describes the background to the development of the DREaM project, which is aimed at expanding the range of skills of UK-based researchers in the LIS field, and at ...
Hall, H., Widen, G., & Paterson, L. (2010). Not what you know, nor who you know, but who you know already: Examining Online Information Sharing Behaviours in a Blogging Environment through the Lens of Social Exchange Theory. Libri, 60(2), 117-128. https://doi.org/10.1515/libr.2010.011
This paper focuses on the extent to which online information sharing practice is socially motivated. A key interest is how knowledge of the existing social connections between...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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. doi:10.1177/0266382112470413. ISSN 0266-3821
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...
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. & Clapton, J. (2009). Research: why bother?. Public Library Journal. 25(3), 18-21
This article explains why librarianship research is so important for practice, and the value of CILIP's Library and Information Research Group.
Crawford, J. & Irving, C. (2013). Information literacy, policy issues and employability. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies. Volume, 8-25
Although the term information literacy dates back to 1974 it has developed as a powerful information ideology only in the past twenty years. There is still much debate about h...
Crawford, J., Irving, C. & Smith, L. (2015). Information literacy in Scotland: making it mainstream. CILIP Update. , 41-43. ISSN 2046-0406
How the Right Information an online community of practice, is brining together information professionals and representatives from other professions to promote information lite...
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. (1993). Information strategy: a new item for the textile industry's agenda. Journal of the Textile Institute. 85(4), 533-541. doi:10.1080/00405009408631299. ISSN 0040-5000
A discussion of current thinking on the role of information as a business resource for competitive advantage leads to the conclusion that consideration should be given by the ...
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...
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 ...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
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...
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
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