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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..

Information literacy, policy issues and employability (2014)
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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.

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..

Blue sky thinking? (2013)
Journal Article
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)
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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.

Information literacy in employability training: The experience of Inverclyde Libraries. (2012)
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Crawford, J., & Irving, C. (2012). Information literacy in employability training: The experience of Inverclyde Libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 44, 79-89. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000611436096

The study is an evaluation of an employability training programme provided by Inverclyde Libraries in West Central Scotland and the role of information literacy within the training programme. Inverclyde is an area with high unemployment and pockets o... Read More about Information literacy in employability training: The experience of Inverclyde Libraries..

Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality (2011)
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Hall, H. (2011). Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality. Evidence based library and information practice, 6(4),

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, proposed research projects should actively contribute to the building of an evi... Read More about Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality.

Relationship and role transformations in social media environments. (2011)
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Hall, H. (2011). Relationship and role transformations in social media environments. Electronic Library, 29(4), 421-428

Based on a keynote paper presented at Internet Librarian International 2010 this article argues that the way in which librarians conceive a number of relationships – between themselves, social media tools, and end-users – determines the boundaries of... Read More about Relationship and role transformations in social media environments..

Achieving Consensus within SSM. (2011)
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Berg, T., Pooley, R., & Queenan, J. (2011). Achieving Consensus within SSM. International journal of humanities and social science, 1, 231-239

SSM is a socio-technical system methodology offering tools for analysing complex situations. This modelling approach identifies differing worldviews of the system by encouraging discussion and debate. Academic ethical studies of moral philosophy ha... Read More about Achieving Consensus within SSM..

The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society (2011)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2011). The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62, 604-612. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.21470

The digital divide continues to challenge political and academic circles worldwide. A range of policy solutions is briefly evaluated, from laissez-faire on the right to “arithmetic” egalitarianism on the left. The article recasts the digital divide a... Read More about The Rawls-Tawney theorem and the digital divide in postindustrial society.

Promoting the priorities of practitioner research engagement. (2010)
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Hall, H. (2010). Promoting the priorities of practitioner research engagement. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 42(2), 83-88. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000610363978

One of the aims of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition is to promote library and information science practitioner research. Successfully meeting this aim should result in greater use of the existing knowledge base and the creation... Read More about Promoting the priorities of practitioner research engagement..