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  • Leader, know yourself. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2016-05-16)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Leader, know yourself. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 16 May, pages 22. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/913578/rita-marcella-leader-know/
    Over the last fifteen years as Dean of Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University I have been asked many times for my thoughts on leadership.
  • The long and winding road. 

    Campbell, Fiona; Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Library Association, 2000-04-30)
    CAMPBELL, F., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. The long and winding road. Library Association record, 102(4), pages 214-215.
    For some years now, staff in the Library Association Professional Qualifications Department have noticed that, while a proportion of candidates for Associateship of the LA complete the necessary requirements fairly quickly ...
  • Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Pirie, Tracy (OPITO International FZ LLC, 2012-10)
    MARCELLA, R., ROWLANDS, H. and PIRIE, T., 2012. Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.
    Aberdeen Business School, part of Robert Gordon University, have conducted multiple interviews in nine operating and contracting companies across the globe to gain insight into the management of workforce safety and ...
  • Measure for measure: the economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK. 

    Marcella, Rita; MacDonald, Stuart; Baxter, Graeme (AHRC, 2008-12-31)
    MARCELLA, R., MACDONALD, S. and BAXTER, G. 2008. Measure for measure: the economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK. Swindon: AHRC.
    This work is one of a series of 34 essays on the value of arts and humanities research, commissioned by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in 2008. This essay considers the economic and social value of ...
  • Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals? 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; O'Shea, Mary (Robert Gordon University, 2015-06-23)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and O'SHEA, M. 2015. Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals? Presented at the 5th information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2015), 23-26 June 2015, Aberdeen, UK.
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of Twitter by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) for the provision of constituency-related information, or in support of their constituency service work. While there ...
  • Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)? 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; O'Shea, Mary (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-02-2016-0010, 2016-04-25)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. AND O’SHEA, M. 2016. Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men ( and women)? Aslib journal of information management [online], 68(4), pages 428-447. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-02-2016-0010
    Purpose – To explore the use of Twitter by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) for the provision of constituency-related information, or in support of their constituency service work. Design/methodology/approach ...
  • A national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Emerald http://www.aslib.co.uk/proceedings/1999/apr/03.html, 1999-04)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G., 1999. A national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public. Aslib Proceedings, April 1999, 51(4), pp.115-121.
    This paper reports the results of a survey of information needs and information seeking behaviour of a national sample of the UK population. The survey was the first stage of the Citizenship Information project, funded ...
  • An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. 

    Orton, Robert; Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007015, 2000-02-01)
    ORTON, R., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. ASLIB proceedings [online] 52(6), pages 207-217. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007015
    This paper describes the results of an observational study of the information seeking behaviour of Members of Parliament. It is argued that political life functions on a flow of information and that information itself is ...
  • Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Danube-University Krems http://www.jedem.org/article/view/210/178, 2013)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R., 2013. Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 5 (2), pp. 107-127.
    Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland. These are the ...
  • Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; Illingworth, Laura (Information Research. http://InformationR.net/ir/15-4/paper442.html, 2010-12-31)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and ILLINGWORTH, L., 2010. Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. Information research [online], 15(4), Special Issue Supplement: Proceedings of the 8th information seeking in context conference (ISIC 2010), 29 September - 1 October 2010, Murcia, Spain, Part 1, paper 442. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/15-4/paper442.html
    This study explored the information behaviour of representative groups in responding to Scottish Government consultations. It investigated how organizations find out about relevant consultations, how they go about gathering ...
  • The pattern of provision of European Union information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study of services. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Parker, Susan; Davies, Sylvie C. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01435129710176751, 1997-07-15)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G., PARKER, S. and DAVIES, S. 1997. The pattern of provision of European Union information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study of services. Library management [online], 18(5), pages 243-252. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01435129710176751
    Compares the selective European information services in France and the UK, stating that whereas France gathers information from official documentation and its representations in the EC in Paris and Marseille, the UK got ...
  • Politics and the era of uncertainty. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2016-11-21)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Politics and the era of uncertainty. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 21 November, page 22. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1082017/rita-marcella-politics-era-uncertainty/
    The day after the US presidential election many of us woke to an unexpected election outcome: and the deep irony is not that you and I did not expect it but that governments, pollsters and political experts all over the ...
  • Popular careers as seen on screen. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2016-12-19)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Popular careers as seen on screen. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 19 December, page 8. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1109679/rita-marcella-popular-careers-seen-screen/
    Over many years in academia I have pondered how and why particular careers seem overwhelmingly attractive to young people, in particular of course university applicants, while others seem to languish and require constant ...
  • Professional development and the recently qualified information and library studies professional: factors affecting success in attainment of the UK Library Association's Associate status. 

    Campbell, Fiona; Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (IOS Press http://www.iospress.nl/loadtop/load.php?isbn=01678329, 2000-10)
    CAMPBELL, F., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G., 2000. Professional development and the recently qualified information and library studies professional: factors affecting success in attainment of the Library Association’s Associate status. Education for Information, October 2000, 18 (2,3), pp.169-200.
    This paper describes a project funded by the UK Library Association (LA) which sought to investigate factors impacting upon length of time taken to achieve Associateship of the Library Association and to gather attitudinal ...
  • The provision of European information by public libraries in the UK: results of a British Library Research and Innovation Centre funded research project. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Parker, Susan (Emerald http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContainer.do;jsessionid=54307C0BD024EB143C66F3929CD8E866?containerType=Issue&containerId=15560, 1997)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and PARKER, S., 1997. The provision of European information by public libraries in the UK: results of a British Library Research and Innovation Centre funded research project. Library Management, 1997, 18(1), pp.7-41.
    Describes a British Library Research and Innovation Centre-funded project to investigate the provision of European information in public libraries in the UK, via the establishment of the Public Information Relay (PIR), a ...
  • Random acts of unkindness. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2016-06-20)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Random acts of unkindness. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 20 June, page 10. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/942691/rita-marcella-random-acts-unkindness/
    I was intrigued to read a statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently that mental health is more than the absence of mental disorders in the same way that health is not just freedom from illness.
  • A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk scheme as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Taylor Graham Publishing, 2000-08-16)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk scheme as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs. New review of information behaviour research: proceedings of the 3rd international information needs, seeking and use in differenct contexts, 6-18 Aug 2000, Gothenburgh, Sweden, 2, pages 87-104.
    This paper discusses the second stage of the Citizenship Information research project, funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre: a national survey, by personal doorstep interview and using the random ...
  • Redifining the concept of social work/life balance. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2016-08-15)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Redifining the concept of social work/life balance. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 15 August, page 4. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/997021/rita-marcella-redefining-concept-social-worklife-balance/
    As we might have expected 30 years ago, the Internet, the proliferation of electronic means of communication and the advent of social media have revolutionised how we live life today. I can vividly remember giving a breakfast ...
  • Rural citizens' information needs: a survey undertaken on behalf of the Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau. 

    Beer, Susan F.; Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/096100069803000403, 1998-12-31)
    BEER, S.F., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. Rural citizens' information needs: a survey undertaken on behalf of the Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 30(4), pages 223-240. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/096100069803000403
    Reports results of a study of the rural information needs in the Shetland Islands areas aimed at gaining a greater understanding of the operation of the Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau (SICAB). The objectives were: ...
  • Slave labour or dignity through work in 21st century Britain? 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2015-10-19)
    MARCELLA, R. 2015. Slave labour or dignity through work in 21st century Britain? Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 19 October, pages 2. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/720455/rita-marcella-slave-labour-dignity-work-21st-century-britain/
    It is with some shock that one realises that slave labour still persists in the twenty first century in the UK.