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Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Taylor-Smith, E., & Smith, C. (2016). Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1145/2930971.2930974

This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, community and activist groups. The research pilots the concept of participa... Read More about Non-public eParticipation in Social Media Spaces.

Rating the revolution: Silicon Valley in normative perspective (2016)
Journal Article
Duff, A. S. (2016). Rating the revolution: Silicon Valley in normative perspective. Information, Communication and Society, 19(11), 1605-1621. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2016.1142594

Silicon Valley, California – home of Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and so on – is widely regarded as the epicentre of the information revolution. However, it is not just a technical or economic phenomenon; it has also made a social revolution. Th... Read More about Rating the revolution: Silicon Valley in normative perspective.

The census as an information source in public policy-making (2016)
Journal Article
Killick, L., Hall, H., Duff, A. S., & Deakin, M. (2016). The census as an information source in public policy-making. Journal of Information Science, 42(3), 386-395. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551516628471

This paper provides an assessment of the value of national population censuses as information sources with specific reference to UK census data and its use in policy-making. Mixed methods were adopted to collect quantitative and qualitative data fro... Read More about The census as an information source in public policy-making.

The ecology of the ePundit: surveying the new opinion-making landscape. (2016)
Journal Article
Forrest, E., & Duff, A. S. (2016). The ecology of the ePundit: surveying the new opinion-making landscape. First Monday, 21(4), https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i4.6351

This paper explores hybrid forms of contemporary political opinion-making online, which we name ePunditry. The ePundit utilizes Web 2.0 technologies and networks to distribute their work: changing and challenging the boundaries and hierarchies of the... Read More about The ecology of the ePundit: surveying the new opinion-making landscape..

Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Mowbray, J., Raeside, R., Hall, H., & Robertson, P. (2016). Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - from data to intelligence (75-85)

An analysis is made of secondary data derived from Understanding Society: The UK household longitudinal study (2012) as related to the use of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst 16-21 year olds. This explores the relationship between employment st... Read More about Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data.

Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments. (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2016). Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - fro

The main theme of the paper is the development of a framework to investigate how online information is used in the creation, building, and evaluation of personal reputations. (Here the term “personal reputation” refers to the reputation of private in... Read More about Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments..

How do public libraries demonstrate their impact upon citizenship development in the UK? : results of a focus group methodology. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Appleton, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., & Raeside, R. (2015, July). How do public libraries demonstrate their impact upon citizenship development in the UK? : results of a focus group methodology. Paper presented at 11th Northumbria International Conference on

There is a general acceptance that public libraries contribute to ‘community’, and at least have the potential to have a very positive impact on civil society. (Varheim, 2007). As both a central meeting space, and a place from which public services a... Read More about How do public libraries demonstrate their impact upon citizenship development in the UK? : results of a focus group methodology..

Blipfoto: a new return to the beginning of photography. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Forrest, E., & Hall, H. (2015, June). Blipfoto: a new return to the beginning of photography. Paper presented at International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference 2015

‘What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end, is to make a beginning . The end is where we start from” TS Eliot, Little Gidding If, on TS Eliot’s suggestion in Little Gidding, you come any way into photography, it seems inevitable... Read More about Blipfoto: a new return to the beginning of photography..

A framework for the transformation of the incumbent creative industries in a digital age. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Rudman, H., Benyon, D., & Hall, H. (2015). A framework for the transformation of the incumbent creative industries in a digital age. In V. Albino, J. C. Spender, & G. Schiuma (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics

Purpose - New business models emerged within the creative industries when advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) altered the patterns of cultural consumption worldwide. Digital technologies altered the way creative products wer... Read More about A framework for the transformation of the incumbent creative industries in a digital age..

An Analysis of N5 and Higher Computing. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, January). An Analysis of N5 and Higher Computing. Paper presented at Computing at School

This presentation outlined an analysis of N5 and Higher Computing in Scotland.

The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2016). The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. In E. Tambouris, H. Jochen Scholl, M. Janssen, M. A. Wimmer, K. Tarabanis, M. Gascó, …Ø. Sæbø (Eds.), E

There has been much research into citizens’ engagement with their representatives. This paper offers an approach to understanding sustained take-up of internet technologies by these representatives in a (hyperlocal) democratic context using Community... Read More about The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives.

Cyber-Green: idealism in the information age (2015)
Journal Article
Duff, A. S. (2015). Cyber-Green: idealism in the information age. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 13(2), 146-164. https://doi.org/10.1108/jices-10-2014-0049

Purpose This paper retrieves relevant aspects of the work of idealist thinker T.H. Green in order to improve comprehension of, and policy responses to, various dilemmas facing contemporary ‘information societies’. Design/methodology/approach The... Read More about Cyber-Green: idealism in the information age.

Key principles of the good information society. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Duff, A. (2015). Key principles of the good information society. In P. Kommers, & P. Isaias (Eds.), Proceedings of 13th IADIS International Conference on e-Society (175-182)

Needing NoDI (normal democratic information)? The problem of information poverty in post-industrial society (2014)
Journal Article
Duff, A. S. (2015). Needing NoDI (normal democratic information)? The problem of information poverty in post-industrial society. Information, Communication and Society, 18(1), 63-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2014.934389

The paper addresses one of the main paradoxes of post-industrial society: information poverty. While digital divides of various types have been extensively theorized and researched, the actual condition of the information poor – those at the wrong en... Read More about Needing NoDI (normal democratic information)? The problem of information poverty in post-industrial society.

The impact of community grassroots campaigns on public library closures in the UK. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Mowbray, J., & Hall, H. (2015, June). The impact of community grassroots campaigns on public library closures in the UK. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015

This paper draws on the findings of a 2014 research project related to recent UK public library closures, both threatened and actual. It reports on grassroots community library campaigns that have recently proliferated across the country to fight the... Read More about The impact of community grassroots campaigns on public library closures in the UK..

Could social networking online help NEET young people gain employment? (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Mowbray, J., Hall, H., & Raeside, R. (2015, June). Could social networking online help NEET young people gain employment?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015

This paper first explores the literature pertaining to social networking in both off-line and online environments, and places it within the context of the study of employment opportunities. Particular focus is given to the prospective use of networki... Read More about Could social networking online help NEET young people gain employment?.

The adoption process in management innovation: A Knowledge Management case study (2016)
Journal Article
Rasmussen, L., & Hall, H. (2016). The adoption process in management innovation: A Knowledge Management case study. Journal of Information Science, 42(3), 356-368. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551515625032

is based on the findings of a study that explores and discusses in depth a Knowledge Management programme that was introduced within a large distributed public sector agency in Europe. The aim of this research was to provide insight into the adoption... Read More about The adoption process in management innovation: A Knowledge Management case study.

Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2015, June). Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015

This paper is concerned with how online information contributes to the determination of personal reputations. The term “personal reputation” in this context means the reputation of private individuals, rather than corporate identity and brand. The pa... Read More about Assessing the available and accessible evidence: how personal reputations are determined and managed online..

The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, S., & Phillips, I. (2015, October). The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective. Paper presented at 11th European Computer Science Summit

In March 2015, the Shadbolt Review group was established in the UK to review course accreditation of computer science university courses. The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing is represented on the review group alongside industry, funding... Read More about The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective..

Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods (2014)
Journal Article
Jarman, D., Theodoraki, E., Hall, H., & Ali-Knight, J. (2014). Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 5(3), 311-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/

Social network analysis (SNA) is an under-utilised framework for research into festivals and events. This paper reflects upon the history of SNA, and explores its key concepts, in order that they might be applied to festivals and their environments.... Read More about Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods.