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Tracking Information Literacy Undercurrents in Public Libraries (2024)
Digital Artefact
Feeney, D. (2024). Tracking Information Literacy Undercurrents in Public Libraries. [Blog]

Much work within public libraries is required to turn implicit information literacy knowledge into explicit information literacy practice. This blog post discusses this issue alongside examples of recent research addressing such needs and the chall... Read More about Tracking Information Literacy Undercurrents in Public Libraries.

An information literacy lens on community representation for participatory budgeting in Brazil (2023)
Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2023). An information literacy lens on community representation for participatory budgeting in Brazil. Journal of Information Literacy, 17(2), 46-68. https://doi.org/10.11645/17.2.5

This paper presents an evaluation of the information literacies used by community representatives when engaging with participatory budgeting in São Paulo City, Brazil. Using questions established from context-setting interviews with stakeholders, a f... Read More about An information literacy lens on community representation for participatory budgeting in Brazil.

From a network model to a model network: strategies for network development to narrow the LIS research–practice gap (2022)
Journal Article
Hall, H., Ryan, B. M., Salzano, R., & Stephen, K. (2023). From a network model to a model network: strategies for network development to narrow the LIS research–practice gap. Journal of Documentation, 79(3), 757-783. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-04-2022-0088

Purpose The purpose of the empirical study was to examine whether strategies shown to work well in one model of network development for library and information science (LIS) practitioners and researchers could be applied successfully in the developm... Read More about From a network model to a model network: strategies for network development to narrow the LIS research–practice gap.

Is the public library included? An analysis of local government documentation on the integration of forced migrants in Scotland (2022)
Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., Webster, G., & Brazier, D. (2022). Is the public library included? An analysis of local government documentation on the integration of forced migrants in Scotland. Information Research, 27, https://doi.org/10.47989/colis2218

Introduction - Library and information science researchers identify public library roles in the integration of forced migrants into local communities. Here an analysis of formal documentation issued by local authorities allowed for an exploration of... Read More about Is the public library included? An analysis of local government documentation on the integration of forced migrants in Scotland.

Utilising Gamification and Virtual Environments to Present Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS) for the Financial Sector (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Khan, C., Charissis, V., & Harrison, D. K. (2023). Utilising Gamification and Virtual Environments to Present Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS) for the Financial Sector. In Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2022, Volume 3 (802-814). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-18344-7_58

Servitization offers a fresh opportunity for manufacturing and finance companies to incorporate additional services to the main product, as part of an extended maintenance scheme or for insurance purposes. Parametric insurance products based on new t... Read More about Utilising Gamification and Virtual Environments to Present Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services (DEAS) for the Financial Sector.

What are public libraries for? Culture as a determinant of conceptualizations of public library services for forced migrants (2022)
Journal Article
Salzano, R., Brazier, D., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2022). What are public libraries for? Culture as a determinant of conceptualizations of public library services for forced migrants. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 59(1), 276-286. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.752

Public libraries offer important services for newcomer populations, including forced migrants. They help facilitate the integration of forced migrants into the host country, increase their levels of trust within new communities, and build social capi... Read More about What are public libraries for? Culture as a determinant of conceptualizations of public library services for forced migrants.

Seguranca e o Metaverso (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Haynes, D. (2022, September). Seguranca e o Metaverso. Presented at Unesp and UFSC Universities, Sao Paulo State, Brazil [online]

Talk in Portuguese to colleagues at Unesp and UFSC Universities in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. The talk was delivered via an online connection and is available as a recording on YouTube. The talk outlined some of the problems of privacy and security... Read More about Seguranca e o Metaverso.

Seguranca digital e o regulacao do metaverso (in Portuguese) (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Haynes, D. (2022, September). Seguranca digital e o regulacao do metaverso (in Portuguese)

This summarises the research questions being investigated in the Starter grant 2021 to investigate the usage of and attitudes towards the metaverse in the UK. The purpose of the talk is to stimulate discussion with Brazilian partners to form the basi... Read More about Seguranca digital e o regulacao do metaverso (in Portuguese).

Information literacy impact framework: Final project report (2022)
Report
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Milosheva, M. (2022). Information literacy impact framework: Final project report

This report presents findings from a review of literature reporting on information literacy (IL) impact. It is intended to deliver considerations towards a framework for impactful IL interventions, including development of parameters to guide impact... Read More about Information literacy impact framework: Final project report.

Digital options: an assessment of audience engagement with a digitised archive set transformed from online text and images to audio format (2022)
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 of existing archive data by transforming a young woman’s personal testimony... Read More about Digital options: an assessment of audience engagement with a digitised archive set transformed from online text and images to audio format.

E-Government Information Search by English-as-a Second Language Speakers: The Effects of Language Proficiency and Document Reading Level   (2022)
Journal Article
Harvey, M., & Brazier, D. (2022). E-Government Information Search by English-as-a Second Language Speakers: The Effects of Language Proficiency and Document Reading Level  . Information Processing and Management, 59(4), Article 102985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2022.102985

A rapid increase in the use of web-based technologies - and corresponding changes in government and local council policies - in recent years, means that many vital services are now provided solely online. While this has many potential benefits, it ca... Read More about E-Government Information Search by English-as-a Second Language Speakers: The Effects of Language Proficiency and Document Reading Level  .

The public library as public sphere: a longitudinal analysis (2022)
Journal Article
Appleton, L., & Hall, H. (2023). The public library as public sphere: a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Documentation, 79(1), 112-126. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-02-2022-0031

Purpose 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 functions of public libraries. Design/methodology/approach A lo... Read More about The public library as public sphere: a longitudinal analysis.

A Study of Online Safety and Digital Literacy of Academic Researchers Working from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Haynes, D., & Salzano, R. (2022, April). A Study of Online Safety and Digital Literacy of Academic Researchers Working from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Paper presented at ASIS&T Global 24-hour Conference, 2022, Online

Universities in the UK responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving teaching to an online environment and requiring staff to work from home, as far as possible. Researchers face particular challenges of security and privacy where their work involves... Read More about A Study of Online Safety and Digital Literacy of Academic Researchers Working from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Evaluation Of Inequalities Of Access In UK Online Digital Collections: A Systematic Review (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Brazier, D., Ryan, B., & Gooding, P. (2022, April). Evaluation Of Inequalities Of Access In UK Online Digital Collections: A Systematic Review. Paper presented at ASIST 24-Hour Global Conference, Online

This paper presents the results of a systematic literature review into how UK Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs) deal with issues of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). In recent years, researchers have addressed the fragmented nature of Cul... Read More about Evaluation Of Inequalities Of Access In UK Online Digital Collections: A Systematic Review.

Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives (2021)
Thesis
Cruickshank, P. Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2805712

This work is concerned with the information practices associated with hyperlocal representation. The findings derive from an evaluation of a portfolio of ten previously published papers covering the period 2010-2020. The main contributions are: (a... Read More about Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives.

Workplace information literacy: Measures and methodological challenges (2021)
Journal Article
Widén, G., Ahmad, F., Nikou, S., Ryan, B., & Cruickshank, P. (2021). Workplace information literacy: Measures and methodological challenges. Journal of Information Literacy, 15(2), https://doi.org/10.11645/15.2.2812

This paper focuses information literacy (IL) from a methodological perspective, addressing quantitative IL measures, suitable for evaluating the role of IL in supporting work activities. IL in workplace contexts has so far mostly been studied using... Read More about Workplace information literacy: Measures and methodological challenges.

The RIVAL project: how to build a new network from scratch; how to adapt to enforced online delivery (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ryan, B. (2021, June). The RIVAL project: how to build a new network from scratch; how to adapt to enforced online delivery. Paper presented at CILIPS, Online

The RIVAL project (https://lisrival.com) aimed to build a ‘collaborative network of Scotland-based Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers and practising library and information professionals interested in maximising the impact and value of... Read More about The RIVAL project: how to build a new network from scratch; how to adapt to enforced online delivery.

The socio-material nature of careers work: an exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Lyall, C. (2021). The socio-material nature of careers work: an exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners. In iConference 2021 Poster Proceedings

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 of career guidance. This study represents a novel contribution in the cons... Read More about The socio-material nature of careers work: an exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners.

Delphi Study of Risk to Individuals who Disclose Personal Information Online (2021)
Journal Article
Haynes, D., & Robinson, L. (2023). Delphi Study of Risk to Individuals who Disclose Personal Information Online. Journal of Information Science, 49(1), 93-106. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551521992756

A two-round Delphi study was conducted to explore priorities for addressing online risk to individuals. A corpus of literature was created based on 69 peer-reviewed articles about privacy risk and the privacy calculus published between 2014 and 2019... Read More about Delphi Study of Risk to Individuals who Disclose Personal Information Online.