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Creative Informatics: how data driven innovation has transformed the creative workplace (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Paneels, I., & Patrick-Thomson, H. (2024, September). Creative Informatics: how data driven innovation has transformed the creative workplace. Paper presented at Transdisciplinary Workplace Research Conference

The creative economy is a workforce with a high proportion of freelancers and SMEs. This paper reflects on new ways of working, accelerated by the digital pivot of the creative workplace caused by the global pandemic. Whilst the impact of digital tec... Read More about Creative Informatics: how data driven innovation has transformed the creative workplace.

Tracking Information Literacy Undercurrents in Public Libraries (2024)
Digital Artefact
Feeney, D. (2024). Tracking Information Literacy Undercurrents in Public Libraries. [Blog]

Much work within public libraries is required to turn implicit information literacy knowledge into explicit information literacy practice. This blog post discusses this issue alongside examples of recent research addressing such needs and the chall... Read More about Tracking Information Literacy Undercurrents in Public Libraries.

‘New Clicks’: Developing User-Led Digital Literacies in Older Adults Within Scottish Public Libraries (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Feeney, A. J. (2024). ‘New Clicks’: Developing User-Led Digital Literacies in Older Adults Within Scottish Public Libraries. In European Conference on Information Literacy (121-129). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-53001-2_11

Background Research details that our present ‘digital-by-default' society structurally supports inequalities, where users without the requisite skills to enable meaningful engagement in the digital world are at an i ncreasingly severe disadvantage (... Read More about ‘New Clicks’: Developing User-Led Digital Literacies in Older Adults Within Scottish Public Libraries.

Addressing gender imbalance in STEM graduate apprenticeships (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Cecil, M., & Taylor Smith, E. (2023, December). Addressing gender imbalance in STEM graduate apprenticeships. Paper presented at Society for Research in Higher Education Conference 2023, Birmingham

There is currently significant gender imbalance within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate apprenticeship (GA) programmes in Scotland. This is a considerable, ongoing issue for both higher education institutions and the l... Read More about Addressing gender imbalance in STEM graduate apprenticeships.

An information literacy lens on community representation for participatory budgeting in Brazil (2023)
Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2023). An information literacy lens on community representation for participatory budgeting in Brazil. Journal of Information Literacy, 17(2), 46-68. https://doi.org/10.11645/17.2.5

This paper presents an evaluation of the information literacies used by community representatives when engaging with participatory budgeting in São Paulo City, Brazil. Using questions established from context-setting interviews with stakeholders, a f... Read More about An information literacy lens on community representation for participatory budgeting in Brazil.

Information literacy and society: A report to present findings from a review of literature on the impact of information literacy on society (2023)
Report
Ryan, B., Cruickshank, P., & Milosheva, M. (2023). Information literacy and society: A report to present findings from a review of literature on the impact of information literacy on society. Media and Information Literacy Alliance

This report presents findings from a review of literature reporting on the impact of information literacy (IL) on society. It is intended to deliver considerations on how academic research into IL can positively affect society, building on the 2022 I... Read More about Information literacy and society: A report to present findings from a review of literature on the impact of information literacy on society.

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.

Responsible Design & Evaluation of a Conversational Agent for a National Careers Service (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Wilson, M., Cruickshank, P., Gkatzia, D., & Robertson, P. (in press). Responsible Design & Evaluation of a Conversational Agent for a National Careers Service.

This PhD project applies a research-through-design approach to the development of a conversational agent for a national career service for young people. This includes addressing practical, interactional and ethical aspects of the system. For each asp... Read More about Responsible Design & Evaluation of a Conversational Agent for a National Careers Service.

The power of audio: presenting archives via podcasts (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Wilson, M., Ryan, B., Hall, H., & Macgregor, I. (2023, June). The power of audio: presenting archives via podcasts. Paper presented at Shaking the Archive - Reconsidering the Role of Archives in Contemporary Society, Edinburgh

Heritage Organisations and Podcasts Scoping Study (HOPSS) was a small-scale project completed by a team at Edinburgh Napier University in 2022. Designed to scope the research landscape related to podcasting in cultural heritage work (including archiv... Read More about The power of audio: presenting archives via podcasts.

Designing useful conversational interfaces for information retrieval in career decision-making support (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Wilson, M. (2023). Designing useful conversational interfaces for information retrieval in career decision-making support. In Advances in Information Retrieval: 45th European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2023, Dublin, Ireland, April 2–6, 2023, Proceedings, Part III (482-488). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-28241-6_56

The proposed research is an interdisciplinary problem-focused study that takes a human-focused approach to explore the usefulness of screen-based conversational information retrieval (CIR) in a complex domain. A research-through-design methodology wi... Read More about Designing useful conversational interfaces for information retrieval in career decision-making support.

Exploring strategic alignment of business strategy and information systems/technology strategies using a middle management perspective (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Kachale, T. (2022). Exploring strategic alignment of business strategy and information systems/technology strategies using a middle management perspective. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference (245-248). https://doi.org/10.33965/IS2022_202201D031

Information Systems/Information Technologies (IS/IT) have become an integral part of modern organisations. However, there are still challenges presented to business leaders on how they may achieve strategic alignment (SA) of business and IS/IT strate... Read More about Exploring strategic alignment of business strategy and information systems/technology strategies using a middle management perspective.

From a network model to a model network: strategies for network development to narrow the LIS research–practice gap (2022)
Journal Article
Hall, H., Ryan, B. M., Salzano, R., & Stephen, K. (2023). From a network model to a model network: strategies for network development to narrow the LIS research–practice gap. Journal of Documentation, 79(3), 757-783. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-04-2022-0088

Purpose The purpose of the empirical study was to examine whether strategies shown to work well in one model of network development for library and information science (LIS) practitioners and researchers could be applied successfully in the developm... Read More about From a network model to a model network: strategies for network development to narrow the LIS research–practice gap.

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.

Seguranca e o Metaverso (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Haynes, D. (2022, September). Seguranca e o Metaverso. Presented at Unesp and UFSC Universities, Sao Paulo State, Brazil [online]

Talk in Portuguese to colleagues at Unesp and UFSC Universities in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. The talk was delivered via an online connection and is available as a recording on YouTube. The talk outlined some of the problems of privacy and security... Read More about Seguranca e o Metaverso.

Seguranca digital e o regulacao do metaverso (in Portuguese) (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Haynes, D. (2022, September). Seguranca digital e o regulacao do metaverso (in Portuguese)

This summarises the research questions being investigated in the Starter grant 2021 to investigate the usage of and attitudes towards the metaverse in the UK. The purpose of the talk is to stimulate discussion with Brazilian partners to form the basi... Read More about Seguranca digital e o regulacao do metaverso (in Portuguese).

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.

Information literacy impact framework: Final project report (2022)
Report
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Milosheva, M. (2022). Information literacy impact framework: Final project report

This report presents findings from a review of literature reporting on information literacy (IL) impact. It is intended to deliver considerations towards a framework for impactful IL interventions, including development of parameters to guide impact... Read More about Information literacy impact framework: Final project report.

Haptic User Experience Evaluation for Virtual Reality (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Aldhous, J., Sobolewska, E., & Webster, G. (2022). Haptic User Experience Evaluation for Virtual Reality. In Proceedings of the 35th British HCI and Doctoral Consortium 2022, UK. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci2022.59

Hapticians (engineers, researchers or designers) are developing 'haptic displays' to replicate the complexity of sensations and interactivity accommodated by the hand. Haptic displays hold potential in allowing users to interact with each other and m... Read More about Haptic User Experience Evaluation for Virtual Reality.