library and information science ()

Projects

Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM)
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level. Its main aims are: 1. To evaluate how Community Councillors (1) access and understand information on their duties and rights; (2) keep up to date with local...
Mapping the workforce: library, archives, records, information, and knowledge management professions in the UK
This project was commissioned in 2014 by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA). The findings are being used by the client organisations (1) to better understand and monitor trends related to the workforce in the UK...
Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM)
This AHRC-funded project developed a formal UK-wide network of Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers. A key goal of the project was to build capacity and capability in the development and implementation of innovative methods and techniques in undertaking LIS research.
Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2)
RiLIES2 was commissioned by the Board of Directors of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition as a follow-on project to the Research in Librarianship Impact Evaluation Study (completed by the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University in 2011).
Risk and opportunity in collaborative work
This pilot study set out to establish the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizations for collaborative work purposes as perceived by information and knowledge management professionals.
ESRC Information Science pathway
The ESRC Information Science Pathway is one of 24 accredited training pathways within the Scottish ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS). This is part of a £20 million investment in the UK's largest DTC, which awards 65 studentships to...
Training provision for the library, information and knowledge sector
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) commissioned a team from the Centre for Social Informatics led by Professor Hazel Hall to conduct research into training provision for the library, information and knowledge sector.
Library and Information Science Research Coalition
The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition was to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK. Professor Hazel Hall, Director of the Centre for Social Informatics, was first seconded to lead the implementation of the LIS Research Coalition in 2009/10.
Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1)
The aim of RiLIES1 was to explore the impact of funded research projects on actual library practice, including the extent to which research output influences services delivery. http://lisresearch.org/rilies-project/ (A follow-on project - RiLIES2 - used the findings from RiLIES1 to build resources...

Members

Peter Cruickshank
Lecturer
p.cruickshank@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2309
Lynn Killick
Research student
l.killick@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2303
Lyndsey Jenkins
Research student
L.Jenkins@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Bruce Ryan
Research Associate
b.ryan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2723

Publications

Mowbray, J., Hall, H., Raeside, R., Robertson, P. (2017). The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective. Information Research, , (), .

Killick, L., Hall, H., Duff, A., Deakin, M. (2016). The census as an information source in public policy-making. Journal of Information Science, 42, (3), 386-395.

Mowbray, J., Raeside, R., Hall, H., Robertson, P. (2016). Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Data Information and Information Management Conference (IDIMC), , () ( ed.). (pp. 75-85). Loughborough: . LISU.

Mowbray, J., Hall, H., Raeside, R., Robertson, P. (2016, June). The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective. Paper presented at Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) 9, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Rasmussen, L., Hall, H. (2016). The adoption process in Management Innovation: a Knowledge Management case study. Journal of Information Science, 42, (3), 356-368.

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: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Data Information and Information Management Conference (IDIMC), , () ( ed.). (pp. 98-108). Loughborough: . LISU.

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 Performance Management in Libraries and Information Servcices, Edinburgh.

Crawford, J., Irving, C., Smith, L. (2015, June 2015). Information literacy in Scotland: making it mainstream. CILIP Update, 41-43.

Hall, H. (2015, June). Meeting the challenges of LIS research: a national coalition approach. Paper presented at Third International Seminar on Education and Research in Library and Information Science, Barcelona, Spain.

Hall, H. (2015, June). Opening keynote. Paper presented at Research minded: supporting, understanding, conducting research workshop, Edinburgh.

Irving, C., Brettle, A., Hall, H. (2015, June). How can information literacy be modelled from a lifelong learning perspective?. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Killick, L., Deakin, M., Duff, A., Hall, H. (2015, June). The role of the census in public policy-making: information practices of policy makers. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Rasmussen, L., Hall, H. (2015, June). A KM implementation as management innovation: the impact of an agent of change. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Muir, L.J., Cousins, F., Laing, A. (2014). The case for a risk-assessed approach to organisational records management in the Oil and Gas sector. Information Research, 19, (4), .

Auernhammer, J., Hall, H. (2013, ). New knowledge creation within manufacturing: a pattern analysis of behaviours and interactions that underpin knowledge creation and innovation in a large German automotive manufacturer. Paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2013, Aberdeen.

Auernhammer, J., Hall, H. (2013). Organisational culture in knowledge creation, creativity and innovation: towards the Freiraum model. Journal of Information Science, 40, (2), 154-166.

Cooke, L., Hall, H. (2013). Facets of DREaM: a Social Network Analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community. Journal of Documentation, 69, (6), 786-806.

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2013). Information literacy and lifelong learning: Policy issues, the workplace, health and public libraries ( ed.). Cambridge, UK: . Chandos Publishing.

Hall, H. (2013). Foreword. In: Grant, M., Sen, B., Spring, H. (Eds.) Research, evaluation and audit, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). London: . Facet.

Brettle, A., Hall, H., Oppenheim, C. (2012, ). We have a DREaM: the Developing Research Excellence and Methods network. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Limerick, Republic of Ireland.

Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Taylor-Smith, E. (2012). Enhancing the impact of LIS Research Projects. Research Information Network (RIN).

Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Taylor-Smith, E. (2012, ). Realising the value of RiLIES: the research in librarianship impact evaluation study. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, Limerick, Republic of Ireland.

Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Irving, C. (2012). The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll. Library and Information Research, 36, (113), 24-31.

Hall, H., Irving, C., Cruickshank, P. (2012). Improving access to Library and Information Science research: Maximizing its relevance and impact to practitioners . Business Information Review, 29, (4), 224-230.

Hall, H., Oppenheim, C. (2012). The possible DREaM: developing LIS research excellence. CILIP Update , , (May), 32-34.

Irving, C. (2012). Engaging and influencing policy and the curriculum – the Scottish Information Literacy Project experience. In: Rankin, C., Brock, A. (Eds.) Library services for children and young people: Challenges and opportunities in the digital age, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). London, UK: . Facet.

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2011). Information literacy in the workplace and the employability agenda. In: Walton, G., Pope, A. (Eds.) Information Literacy: Infiltrating the agenda, challenging minds, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . Chandos.

Hall, H. (2011). A DREaM come true. Journal of Information Literacy, 5, (2), .

Hall, H. (2011). More than mere information assets: the reach of social media in information services delivery. University of Edinburgh Business School.

Hall, H. (2011). Project output versus influence in practice: impact as a dimension of research quality. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6, (4), .

Hall, H. (2011). Relationship and role transformations in social media environments. The Electronic Library, 29, (4), 421-428.

Hall, H. (2011, December). Strengthening the links between research and practice: the Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES). Paper presented at Online 2011, London Olympia.

Hall, H., Kenna, S., Oppenheim, C. (2011). The rationale for the DREaM: Developing Research Excellence and Methods Project. Library and Information Research, 35, (110), 43-49.

Hall, H. (2011). UK library and information science research matters. Library and Information Science Research, 33, (1), 89-91.

Irving, C. (2011). National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland): Pioneering work to influence policy making or tinkering at the edges? . Library Trends Information literacy beyond the academy. Part 1: Towards policy formulation, 60, (2), 419-439.

Lumsden, J., Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. (2011). Ontology definition and construction, and epistemological adequacy for systems interoperability: a practitioner analysis. Journal of Information Science, 37, (3), 248-255.

Hall, H. (2010, March 16). 10 Twitter tips in 10 minutes. Paper presented at Tweeting while we work: SLA Europe event, London, UK.

Hall, H. (2010, March). 5 goals of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition. Paper presented at CILIP NW Members' Day March 3 2010, Bolton, UK.

Hall, H., Brazier, C. (2010). Implementing a co-ordinated and strategic approach to Library and Information Science research: the work of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 76th International Federation of Library Associations General Conference and Assembly 2010, 76, () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

Hall, H. (2010, March 18). Library and Information Science Research Coalition: presentation for HEALER. Paper presented at HEALER Network spring 2010 meeting, London, UK.

Hall, H. (2010). Promoting the priorities of practitioner research engagement. Journal of Library and Information Science, 42, (2), 83-88.

Hall, H., Clapton, J. (2010). Research: why bother?. Public Library Journal, 25, (3), 18-21.

Irving, C. (2010). The Curriculum for Excellence: Knowledge, Engagement and Contributions by Scottish School Librarians. The School Librarian, 58, (3), 142-144.

Loudon, L., Hall, H. (2010). From triviality to business tool: the case of Twitter in library and information services delivery. Business Information Review, 27, (4), 236-241.

Schwartz, C., Hernon, P., Burnett, G., Hall, H., Pomerantz, J., Savolainen, R., Thelwell, M. (2010). Some thoughts on peer review. Library and Information Science Research, 32, (1), 13-15.

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2009). Information literacy in the workplace A qualitative exploratory study. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 41, (1), 29-38 .

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2009). Our information literacy journey. ALISS quarterly, 4, (3), 35-37.

Hall, H. (2009, December). Introducing the LIS Research Coalition. Paper presented at Online 2009, London Olympia.

Hall, H. (2009, May). Opportunity and risks offered by social computing tools as perceived by information and knowledge managers. Paper presented at SLA Eastern Canada Members' Day, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Hall, H. (2009, November). Student experience: LIS research perspective. Paper presented at SCONUL Autumn Conference 2009, London.

Hall, H. (2009, June). When social means business: the potential of social computing tools to support collaborative work as part of the organisational information infrastructure. Paper presented at Innovation in e-information, Manchester, UK..

Irving, C. (2009). Collecting case studies / exemplars of good practice to enrich The National Information Literacy Framework (Scotland). Library and Information Research , 33, (105), .

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2008). Advocating information literacy. Information Scotland, 6, (4), 12-13.

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2008). Going beyond the 'library': the current work of the Scottish Information Literacy Project. Library and Information Research, 33, (102), 29-37.

Crawford, J., Irving, C., Thomson, L., Foreman, J. (2008). The use of information by Scottish Government staff. Library & Information Update , December, (), 48-49.

Craword, J., Irving, C. (2008). Going beyond the 'library': the current work of the Scottish Information Literacy Project. Library and Information Research, 32, (102), .

Shoniwa, P., Hall, H. (2008). Library 2.0 and UK academic libraries: drivers and impacts. New Review of Information Networking, 14, (2), 69-79.

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2007). IL and the petition to the Scottish Parliament. Library + information update, 6, (3), 40-41.

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2007). Information literacy, the link between secondary and tertiary education project and its wider implications. Journal of librarianship and information science, 39, (1), 17-26.

Hall, H., Davison, B. (2007). Social software as support in hybrid learning environments: the value of the blog as a tool for reflective learning and peer support. Library and Information Science Research, 29, (2), 163-187.

Irving, C., Crawford, J. (2007). Information literacy: a framework for life. Library + information update, 6, (7-8), 52-53.

Hall, H., Abell, A. (2006). New role realities: avenues for extending the reach of information specialists. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology Annual Conference, November 3-8 2006, Austin, Texas., , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

Hall, H., Goody, M. (2006). The sense of outsourcing: the viability of outsourcing corporate research and information services. Library and Information Research, 30, (96), 13-24.

Hall, H., Abell, A. (2006). Who is managing information? Opportunities in the e-information market place. In: Jezzard, H. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 30th International Online Meeting, , () ( ed.). (pp. 39-44). London: . VNU.

Irving, C. (2006). Begin at school. Library + Information Update, 5, (1-2), 38-39.

Irving, C. (2006). The identification of information literacy skills which students bring to university. Library and Information Research, 30, (96), 47-54.

Arthur, R., Stewart, C., Irving, C. (2005). Bite-sized learning for all Scottish Citizens. Library + Information Update, 4, (1-2), 40-41.

Crawford, J., Irving, C. (2005). The research agenda. Library + Information Update, 4, (1-2), 48-49.

Hall, H., Kelleher, Z. (2005). Response to risk: experts and end-user perspectives on e-mail security, and the role of the business information professional in policy development. Business Information Review, 22, (1), 46-52.

Irving, C., Crawford, J. (2005). From secondary school to the world of work: the experience of evaluating Information Literacy skills development at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Journal of eLiteracy (JeLit), 2, (2), .

Hall, H., Jones, A.M. (2000). Show off the corporate library. International Journal of Information Management, 20, (2), 121-130.

Burke, M.E., Hall, H. (1998). Navigating business information sources: a practical guide for information managers ( ed.). London: . Library Association.

Hall, H. (1998). Networked information: dealing with overload. In: (Ed.) Information Scotland 1997, Strathclyde University Business School, , () ( ed.). (pp. 37-44). : . LACIG Scotland.

Hall, H., Burke, M.E. (1998). Resetting the compass for the new business information landscape. Business Information Review, 15, (1), 22-26.

Hall, H. (1997). You'll wish it was all over: the bibliographic control of grey literature with reference to print football fanzines. Serials, 10, (2), 189-194.