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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lost in translation: Qualitative data collecting and translating challenges in multilingual settings in information systems research (2021)
Journal Article
Demeke, W., & Ryan, B. (2021). Lost in translation: Qualitative data collecting and translating challenges in multilingual settings in information systems research. University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal, 16(2), 105-118

In this paper under-researched methodological issues in information systems research of multilingual interview data collection and translation using translators explored. Observations field notes were collected during the study of the role of ICT for... Read More about Lost in translation: Qualitative data collecting and translating challenges in multilingual settings in information systems research.

Position Paper (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Wilson, M. (2021). Position Paper. In Proceedings of 17th Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems for PhDs, PostDocs & New Researchers (56-58)

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.

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.

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.