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  • Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. 

    MacLennan, Alan (The Robert Gordon University The Robert Gordon University, Department of Information Management, 2007-12)
    This thesis describes a study carried out with the aim of discovering user preferences as to the design of 3-dimensional virtual worlds for accessing information. No literature was found which dealt with this topic, and ...
  • Fiction selection - an AI at work? 

    MacLennan, Alan (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03074809610110145, 1996)
    MACLENNAN, A., 1996. Fiction selection - an AI at work? New Library World, 97 (2), pp. 24-32
    Considers the historical dimension of the treatment of fiction in libraries and concludes that, if fiction is regarded as a resource, library users are entitled to enhanced access to it. Notes that enhancing access to ...
  • Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. 

    MacLennan, Alan (CILIP http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/493, 2012)
    MACLENNAN, A., 2012. Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. Library and Information Research 36 (112), pp. 55-71.
    This paper describes a piece of research intended to establish user preferences for the design of virtual worlds for information retrieval, and reflects critically on the methodology adopted. Over 100 students and staff ...
  • Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector 

    Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline; Baxter, Graeme; MacLennan, Alan; Jobson, Debbie (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2005.08.003, 2005-12)
    WILLIAMS, D., WAVELL, C., BAXTER, G., MACLENNAN, A. and JOBSON, D., 2005. Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector. International Journal of Information Management, 25 (6), pp. 533-548
    This paper reports on research into the professional needs of those embarking on impact evaluation in the museum, archive and library sector. The research used a web portal providing impact evaluation research findings ...
  • The laws and regulations [pre-print version] 

    MacLennan, Alan (Facet., 2014)
    MACLENNAN, A., 2014. The laws and regulations. In: A. MACLENNAN. Information governance and assurance: reducing risk, promoting policy. London: Facet. Pp. 9-45.
  • User preferences for virtual information retrieval: a qualitative study. 

    MacLennan, Alan (World Scientific Publishing Co. Ltd., 2011-11)
    MACLENNAN, A., 2011. User preferences for virtual information retrieval: a qualitative study. New trends in qualitative and quantitative methods in libraries: selected papers presented at the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries; Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2010. Pp. 279-287.
    This paper presents results of a piece of research conducted in order to determine user preferences as to the nature of virtual worlds to be used as an environment for information retrieval. A study was carried out amongst ...
  • Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access. 

    MacLennan, Alan (Robert Gordon University, 2007-06)
    MACLENNAN, A., 2007. Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access. In: information: interactions and impact (i3): conference abstracts. 25-28 June 2007. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 56-58.