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Nature Inspired Optimisation for Delivery Problems: From Theory to the Real World (2022)
Book
Urquhart, N. (2022). Nature Inspired Optimisation for Delivery Problems: From Theory to the Real World. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98108-2

This book explains classic routing and transportation problems and solutions, before offering insights based on successful real-world solutions. The chapters in Part I introduce and explain the traveling salesperson problem (TSP), vehicle routing pro... Read More about Nature Inspired Optimisation for Delivery Problems: From Theory to the Real World.

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.

Modelling the Impact of Individual Preferences on Traffic Policies (2022)
Journal Article
Nguyen, J., Powers, S., Urquhart, N., Farrenkopf, T., & Guckert, M. (in press). Modelling the Impact of Individual Preferences on Traffic Policies. SN Computer Science,

Urban traffic is a system always prone to overload, often approaching breakdown during rush hour times. Well adjusted modifications of traffic policies, with appropriate interventions, promise potential improvements by inducing change in both individ... Read More about Modelling the Impact of Individual Preferences on Traffic Policies.

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

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. A longitudinal, multi-location focus... 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.

New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2022). New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy. In Information literacy in a post-truth era: 7th European Conference, ECIL 2021 (online), September 20–23, 2021, revised selected papers (239-252). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99885-1_21

A literature review on the broad theme of information literacy and work was undertaken between January and April 2021 as part of an on-going doctoral study. The purpose of the literature review was to explore extant research on workplace information... Read More about New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy.

A VMD and LSTM based hybrid model of load forecasting for power grid security (2021)
Journal Article
Lv, L., Wu, Z., Zhang, J., Tan, Z., Zhang, L., & Tian, Z. (in press). A VMD and LSTM based hybrid model of load forecasting for power grid security. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, https://doi.org/10.1109/tii.2021.3130237

As the basis for the static security of the power grid, power load forecasting directly affects the safety of grid operation, the rationality of grid planning, and the economy of supply-demand balance. However, various factors lead to drastic changes... Read More about A VMD and LSTM based hybrid model of load forecasting for power grid security.

Doing Magic with Metadata (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Haynes, D. (2021, August). Doing Magic with Metadata. Presented at ISKO Singapore monthly meeting, Singapore

In this talk David Haynes looks at ways in which metadata can be used to improve the management of information resources. He discusses the practical applications of metadata in six main areas: Information resource identification and description In... Read More about Doing Magic with Metadata.

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: (... 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.

Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Appleton, L., & Hall, H. (2021, May). Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries. Paper presented at 13th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, Athens, Greece

The purpose of this paper is to present the experiences of using a longitudinal focus group method in a library and information science research project. This was developed and used in a recent doctoral study about the role that public libraries in E... Read More about Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries.

The socio-material nature of careers work: An exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Lyall, C. (2021, March). The socio-material nature of careers work: An exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners. Poster presented at iConference 2021, Beijing, China

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.

Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., Salzano, R., & Ryan, B. (in press). Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic. In European Conference on Information Literacy 2021 Poster Proceedings

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.

Delphi Study of Risk to Individuals who Disclose Personal Information Online (2021)
Journal Article
Haynes, D., & Robinson, L. (in press). Delphi Study of Risk to Individuals who Disclose Personal Information Online. Journal of Information Science, 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.

Assisting Information Practice: From Information Intermediary To Social Proxy (2020)
Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Webster, G., & Ryan, F. (2020). Assisting Information Practice: From Information Intermediary To Social Proxy. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2017

The increasing dependence on social media and other online systems as part of everyday life has grown considerably over the years. At the same time, the complexity and security of online systems has also been increasing, making it more challenging fo... Read More about Assisting Information Practice: From Information Intermediary To Social Proxy.

Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors (2020)
Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (2020). Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2008

*Introduction: This paper addresses the information practices of hyperlocal democratic representatives, and their acquisition and application of information literacy skills. *Method: 1034 Scottish community councillors completed an online questio... Read More about Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors.

Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries (2020)
Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020). Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries. Information Research, 25(4), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2032

Introduction - Library researchers are often concerned with the factors that affect individual use of public library resources. To date, culture as a determinant of public library use has not been fully explored across all public library populations.... Read More about Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries.

Understanding Personal Online Risk To Individuals Via Ontology Development (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Haynes, D. (2020). Understanding Personal Online Risk To Individuals Via Ontology Development. In Knowledge Organization at the Interface: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International ISKO Conference, 2020, Aalborg, Denmark (171-180). https://doi.org/10.5771/9783956507762-171

The concept of risk is widely misunderstood because of the different contexts in which it is used. This paper describes the development of an ontology of risk as a way of better understanding the nature of the potential harms individuals are exposed... Read More about Understanding Personal Online Risk To Individuals Via Ontology Development.