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Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited. (2016)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2016). Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited. The Asian Conference on Technology, Information & Society, 13-25

In Panopticon; or, The Inspection-House (2008 [1797]), the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham outlined what he perceived to be a model prison, based on ‘the inspection-principle’ (p. 68). It was centrally about power, the control of miscreants by... Read More about Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited..

Information literacy in Scotland: making it mainstream. (2015)
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Crawford, J., Irving, C., & Smith, L. (2015). Information literacy in Scotland: making it mainstream. CILIP Update, 41-43

How the Right Information an online community of practice, is bringing together information professionals and representatives from other professions to promote information literacy as a national policy issue in Scotland.

The case for a risk-assessed approach to organisational records management in the Oil and Gas sector (2014)
Journal Article
Muir, L. J., Cousins, F., & Laing, A. (2014). The case for a risk-assessed approach to organisational records management in the Oil and Gas sector. Information Research, 19,

Introduction. Processes and practices for information management service delivery, including retention, retrieval and disposal of documents and records, are not easily quantified for benchmarking and performance improvement. Method. A mainly qualita... Read More about The case for a risk-assessed approach to organisational records management in the Oil and Gas sector.

Technology for supporting care staff in residential homes. (2014)
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Webster, G., & Hanson, V. L. (2014). Technology for supporting care staff in residential homes. ACM transactions on accessible computing, 5, 8. https://doi.org/10.1145/2543577

Care staff, those who attend to the day-to-day needs of people in residential facilities, represent an important segment of the health-care provision of those entrusted to their care. The potential use of technology by care staff has not been a focus... Read More about Technology for supporting care staff in residential homes..

From The City Of Bits to E-Topia: Space, Citizenship and Community as Global Strategy. (2014)
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Deakin, M. (2014). From The City Of Bits to E-Topia: Space, Citizenship and Community as Global Strategy. International Journal of E-Adoption, 6, https://doi.org/10.4018/ijea.2014010102

Mitchell's book on the City of Bits, sets out a vision of urban life literally done to bits. His next book e-topia, provides the counter-point to this vision of urban life and scenario where the city is no longer left in bits and pieces, but a place... Read More about From The City Of Bits to E-Topia: Space, Citizenship and Community as Global Strategy..

Information literacy, policy issues and employability (2014)
Journal Article
Crawford, J., & Irving, C. (2014). 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 how it should be defined and what topics it embraces. It remains largely loc... Read More about Information literacy, policy issues and employability.

Demonstrating How Urban Morphology Matters: Reaching Beyond the Geometry of Building Design, Construction Systems and Occupational Behaviours and Towards Broader Context-Specific Transformations. (2013)
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Deakin, M., Reid, A., & Campbell, F. H. (2013). Demonstrating How Urban Morphology Matters: Reaching Beyond the Geometry of Building Design, Construction Systems and Occupational Behaviours and Towards Broader Context-Specific Transformations. Environmental management and sustainable development, 2, 101. https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v2i2.4307

Recent studies of urban morphology, suggest the design, layout and texture of district centres, neighbourhoods and buildings have as much a bearing on levels of energy consumption and rates of carbon emission as either buildings or their occupation.... Read More about Demonstrating How Urban Morphology Matters: Reaching Beyond the Geometry of Building Design, Construction Systems and Occupational Behaviours and Towards Broader Context-Specific Transformations..

Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal (2013)
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Taylor-Smith, E. (2013). Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal. Information Polity, 18, 367-370. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-130318

Jose Marichal’s investigation into Facebook, as a setting for democracy and potential influence on the public sphere, identifies something special about Facebook that both makes it popular and unique, even among social networking sites. This enables... Read More about Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal.

Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds. (2013)
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Taylor-Smith, E. (2013). Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds. Information Polity, 18, 93-96. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-130298

Brian Loader and Dan Mercea rally a group of political/social/media scientists to shed light on social media and democracy. Is social media supporting transformations of democratic power or merely inspiring the latest round of cyber-utopian hype? Cur... Read More about Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds..

Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist. (2013)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2013). Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist. Information, Communication and Society, 16, 967-988. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2012.755209

Walter Lippmann (1889–1974) was perhaps the most prominent pundit of the late-industrial era. His place in the annals of journalism is secure, but his legacy should not stop there. The article argues for a fresh interpretation of Lippmann as an early... Read More about Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist..

Blue sky thinking? (2013)
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Hamoudi, J., & Cruickshank, P. (2013). Blue sky thinking?. The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 18-22

Review of the results of research into the factors that influence legal firms considering whether to adopt cloud-based IT solutions. The article can be read for free here: http://www.journalonline.co.uk/Magazine/58-11/1013300.aspx

Facets of DREaM: a social network analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community. (2013)
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 methods adopted by the DREaM project to develop researcher-practitioner net... Read More about Facets of DREaM: a social network analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community..

Rich Pictures: collaborative communication through icons (2013)
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Berg, T., & Pooley, R. (2013). Rich Pictures: collaborative communication through icons. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 26, 361-376. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11213-012-9238-8

A visual language of pictures, such as the rich picture used in the Soft System Methodology, offers a way of global communication that far exceeds the limitations of text and speech. Simple graphics can be rapidly communicated, processed and transmit... Read More about Rich Pictures: collaborative communication through icons.

Rich Pictures: A valuable means to explore complex IS issues (2012)
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Berg, T., & Pooley, R. (2012). Rich Pictures: A valuable means to explore complex IS issues. Journal of Systemic Practice and Action Research,

This paper discusses the value and interpretive risks when using iconography for system understanding using the rich picture tool. It is suggested that a visual language of pictures offers a way of global communication that far exceeds the limitation... Read More about Rich Pictures: A valuable means to explore complex IS issues.

The mass-retrofitting of an energy efficient low carbon dioxide zone (2012)
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Deakin, M., Reid, A., & Campbell, F. H. (2012). The mass-retrofitting of an energy efficient low carbon dioxide zone. Proceedings of the ICE - Energy, 165, 197-208. https://doi.org/10.1680/ener.12.00004

This paper offers a case-study analysis of a recent attempt to reduce energy consumption and the associated levels of carbon dioxide emissions by way of and through what has been termed ‘an active and integrated institutional arrangement’. It involve... Read More about The mass-retrofitting of an energy efficient low carbon dioxide zone.

The mass retrofitting of an energy efficient-low carbon zone: baselining the urban regeneration strategy, vision, masterplan and redevelopment scheme (2012)
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Deakin, M., Campbell, F. H., & Reid, A. (2012). The mass retrofitting of an energy efficient-low carbon zone: baselining the urban regeneration strategy, vision, masterplan and redevelopment scheme. Energy Policy, 45, 187-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.02.019

This paper examines a recent attempt to reduce energy consumption and the associated levels of carbon emissions by way of and through what has been termed: “an active and integrated institutional arrangement”. That is, by the integration of a mass re... Read More about The mass retrofitting of an energy efficient-low carbon zone: baselining the urban regeneration strategy, vision, masterplan and redevelopment scheme.

Intelligent cities as smart providers: CoPs as organizations for developing integrated models of eGovernment services. (2012)
Journal Article
Deakin, M. (2012). services. Innovation / Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 25, 115-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/13511610.2012.660324

This paper develops the notion of the intelligent city as the smart provider of electronically enhanced services. It identifies how this growing interest in intelligent cities has led universities to exploe the opportunities “communities of practice”... Read More about Intelligent cities as smart providers: CoPs as organizations for developing integrated models of eGovernment services..