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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. (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.

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.

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. (in press). Is the public library included? An analysis of local government documentation on the integration of forced migrants in Scotland. Information Research,

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.

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.

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. (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.

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.

Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings (2020)
Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2020). Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings. Information Research, 25(4), https://doi.org/10.47989/irpaper880

Introduction. Prior research in Information Science often uses constructs from Social Exchange Theory to explain online information sharing. Exchange theories have a strong focus on reciprocity, yet in some communities, such as elected democratic rep... Read More about Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings.

Computopia Revisited: Yoneji Masuda’s Realistic Utopianism (2020)
Journal Article
Duff, A., & Ito, Y. (2020). Computopia Revisited: Yoneji Masuda’s Realistic Utopianism. Keio communication review, 42(3), 53-74

Utopianism has always had a bad press. The whole genre, not least classics such as Thomas More’s Utopia (More, 1516), Robert Owen’s New View of Society (Owen, 1813), and William Morris’s News From Nowhere (Morris, 1891), has allegedly been shot throu... Read More about Computopia Revisited: Yoneji Masuda’s Realistic Utopianism.

The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland (2020)
Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020). The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2035

Introduction - Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including those offered in public libraries. Well-established in library research are explorations of the benefits of public library use to new-comer communit... Read More about The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland.

Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020). Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research. In Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. , (e368). https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.368

Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including libraries. A literature search and review was completed on the treatment of culture in library and information science (LIS) in the body of work on information beh... Read More about Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research.

Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL): development, implementation and outcomes of a Scottish network for LIS researchers and practitioners (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (2020). Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL): development, implementation and outcomes of a Scottish network for LIS researchers and practitioners. In Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.210

The research-practice gap in Library and Information Science (LIS) is well documented, especially in respect of the difficulties of translating research into practice, and resultant lost opportunities. While many researchers attempt to explain this r... Read More about Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL): development, implementation and outcomes of a Scottish network for LIS researchers and practitioners.

Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing (2020)
Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., & Webster, G. (2020). Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing. [Blog]

This 'Diabetes Research' blog is initially about the seed-project 'Information Avoidance and diabetes'. This project is an initial investigation of how and why people with diabetes might not seek or engage with information about their diabetes. More... Read More about Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing.

Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms (2019)
Journal Article
Lawson, A., Ryan, F. V., Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2019). Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms. Information Research, 24(4),

Introduction. The broad theme of this paper is the use of information to build, manage and evaluate personal reputations. It reports the findings of a study that considered the extent to which social media users replicate in online environments the... Read More about Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms.