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Community Validation as a Method to Establish Trustworthiness in Qualitative LIS Research (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., Webster, G., & Brazier, D. (2023, October). Community Validation as a Method to Establish Trustworthiness in Qualitative LIS Research. Poster presented at ASIS&T Annual Meeting, London, UK

A core aspect of the scientific process is the verification of the credibility of findings. In research with a qualitative and mixed methods approach, there is ongoing discussion on the most effective method to validate results. Discussed in this pos... Read More about Community Validation as a Method to Establish Trustworthiness in Qualitative LIS Research.

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.

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.

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  .

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.

A Participative Approach To Understanding The Hidden Curriculum (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Brazier, D., & Milosheva, M. (2022, April). A Participative Approach To Understanding The Hidden Curriculum. Paper presented at ASIST 24-Hour Global Conference, Online

Information needs are fundamental building blocks of the information behaviour and information retrieval literature. However, the concept of an “information need” is rarely discussed or defined, particularly in the context of everyday life informatio... Read More about A Participative Approach To Understanding The Hidden Curriculum.

Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Brazier, D., Salzano, R., & Ryan, B. (2021, September). Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic. Poster presented at European Conference on Information Literacy 2021, Bamberg, Germany

Project Aim: This internally funded Public Engagement| project was aimed at engaging the public of Edinburgh to provide learning opportunities on Information Literacy and online search best practice. Two in-person workshops were organised for March 2... Read More about Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic.

Investigating cognitive adaptability in new workplace cultures with the Imitation Game (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Stephen, K., Hall, H., Brazier, D., & Smith, C. (2021, August). Investigating cognitive adaptability in new workplace cultures with the Imitation Game. Paper presented at BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference 2021, Online

This paper discusses a new methodology in investigating cognitive adaptability, defined as “the ability to effectively and appropriately evolve or adapt decision policies given feedback from the environmental context in which cognitive processing is... Read More about Investigating cognitive adaptability in new workplace cultures with the Imitation Game.

An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills (2019)
Journal Article
Brazier, D., Walton, G., & Harvey, M. (2019). An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills. Information Research, 24(1), Article 2

Introduction. This paper presents the results of a study investigating the information literacy and search skills of young people in Scotland. Method. The participants, secondary school pupils between the ages of 13 and 14 (n=57), completed two out... Read More about An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills.

A Comparative Study of Native and Non-native Information Seeking Behaviours (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2018). A Comparative Study of Native and Non-native Information Seeking Behaviours. In Advances in Information Retrieval (237-248). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76941-7_18

The proliferation of web-based technologies has led most national governments to begin transitioning to a so called “e-service,” where provision is made through purely digital means. Despite their obvious benefits for most users, these on-line system... Read More about A Comparative Study of Native and Non-native Information Seeking Behaviours.

E-Government and the Digital Divide: A Study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users’ Information Behaviour (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2017). E-Government and the Digital Divide: A Study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users’ Information Behaviour. In Advances in Information Retrieval (266-277). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_21

Internet-based technologies are increasingly used by organisations and governments to offer services to consumers and the public in a quick and efficient manner, removing the need for face-to-face conversations and human advisors. Despite their obvio... Read More about E-Government and the Digital Divide: A Study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users’ Information Behaviour.

Strangers in a Strange Land: A Study of Second Language Speakers Searching for e-Services (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2017). Strangers in a Strange Land: A Study of Second Language Speakers Searching for e-Services. In CHIIR '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (281-284). https://doi.org/10.1145/3020165.3022133

While the recent trend of digitisation of government and related services offers many advantages, it could introduce problems for those who are less information literate or who have particular issues searching for and understanding the necessary cont... Read More about Strangers in a Strange Land: A Study of Second Language Speakers Searching for e-Services.

The Long Term Effects of Search Query Examples on the Search Behaviours of Non-native Users of Government E-Services (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D. (2017). The Long Term Effects of Search Query Examples on the Search Behaviours of Non-native Users of Government E-Services. In CHIIR '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (417-419). https://doi.org/10.1145/3020165.3022175

Interacting with information in an on-line capacity is common place for the majority of people nowadays. However, there still remains a considerable section of society whose skills, knowledge and experience in such activities are creating significant... Read More about The Long Term Effects of Search Query Examples on the Search Behaviours of Non-native Users of Government E-Services.