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  • The development of a model of information seeking behaviour of students in higher education when using internet search engines. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina (Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2006-03)
    This thesis develops a model of Web information seeking behaviour of postgraduate students with a specific focus on Web search engines' use. It extends Marchionini's eight stage model of information seeking, geared towards ...
  • The development of a national heritage policy for libraries and book collections of country houses. 

    Reid, Peter H. (The Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 1999-03)
    This work examines the country house libraries of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Hitherto this is an area largely overlooked both in terms of librarianship and social history. The first part of the thesis examines ...
  • Do academic enquiry services scare students? 

    Robinson, Catherine M.; Reid, Peter H. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00907320710774283, 2007)
    ROBINSON, CATHERINE M. and REID, PETER H., 2007. Do academic enquiry services scare students? Reference Services Review, 35 (3), pp. 405-424
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to clarify the ways in which students seek help in libraries, and their feelings about using library enquiry services. In this way, it should bring practical benefits to academic ...
  • Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users. 

    Johnson, Ian M.; Reid, Peter H.; Newton, Robert; Baxter, Graeme; Killen, Claire (Robert Gordon University http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/mow/guidelines_ereference_library_services_distance_learners_en.pdf, 2004-12-31)
    JOHNSON, I.M., REID, P.H. and NEWTON, R., with BAXTER, G. and KILLEN, C. 2004. Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users. A report for UNESCO [online]. Aberdeen: RGU. Available from: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/mow/guidelines_ereference_library_services_distance_learners_en.pdf
    Until recently the provision of distance education was undertaken mainly by various professional associations and commercial agencies offering vocational training. Library provision to meet the needs of registered students ...
  • Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference 2016. 

    Reid, Peter H.; Cooper, Katie (Sage https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516639853, 2016-03-23)
    REID, P. and COOPER, K. 2016. Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference 2016. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 291-293. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516639853
    The Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) conference was established in 2007 at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, as an international forum to bring together academic and practitioner researchers interested in exploring ...
  • ‘It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department’: the establishment of Scotland’s second library school. 

    Reid, Peter H. (Maney Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1758348912Z.00000000018, 2012-12)
    REID, P. H., 2012. ‘It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department’: the establishment of Scotland’s second library school. Library and Information History, 28 (4), pp. 257-271.
    In the middle of the 1960s, amid concerns about the direction of professional education in Scotland and problems with the number of places available for those to wishing to study librarianship, there emerged a strongly ...
  • Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. 

    Friday, Kate (Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2012-05)
    The massive expansion of electronic resources has been identified as one of the major drivers behind the ‘explosion’ in the popularity of family history, which bring ease, convenience and accessibility to some parts of ...
  • Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. 

    Tait, Elizabeth; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Reid, Peter H. (Palgrave Macmillan https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palcomms.2016.70, 2016-10-07)
    TAIT, E., MARTZOUKOU, K. and REID, P. 2016. Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. Palgrave communications [online], 2, article 16070. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palcomms.2016.70
    This article presents an evaluation of the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic library services. It begins with a brief overview of the historical development of academic libraries followed by a discussion ...
  • The ‘main street’ in Kirkwall: a pilot research project; draft report. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David; Morrison, Katie; Reid, Peter H.; Vergunst, Jo; Williams, Dorothy (2010-10)
    In July 2010, researchers from Robert Gordon University, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, conducted a pilot research project which investigated the role of the ‘main street’ (i.e. Bridge Street, Albert ...
  • The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914. 

    Sked, Katrina M. L.; Reid, Peter H. (Maney Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/174581608X295284, 2008-03)
    SKED, KATRINA M. L. and REID, PETER H., 2008. The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914. Library History, 24 (1), pp. 48-63.
    Examines Scottish library philanthropists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a key period in the development of the public library service. Utilizing the technique of prosopography, which goes beyond ...
  • Pride and glory: Aberdeen Public Library during the Second World War. 

    Nolan, Marie E.; Reid, Peter H. (Maney Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/002423005x19121, 2005-02)
    NOLAN, MARIE E. and REID, PETER H., 2005. Pride and glory: Aberdeen Public Library during the Second World War. Library History, 21 (1), pp. 9-27
    Between 1939 and 1945 Britain’s public libraries often struggled to balance wartime shortages in materials and staff with an increased readership, while also being expected to actively contribute services and skills to ...
  • Proto-bibliophiles amongst the English aristocracy, 1500-1700. 

    Reid, Peter H. (Maney Publishing http://maney.co.uk/index.php/journals/lbh/, 2002)
    REID, PETER H., 2002. Proto-bibliophiles amongst the English aristocracy, 1500-1700. Library History, 18 (1), pp. 25-38.
    The idea of aristocratic book collecting in Great Britain tends to conjure up images of great bibliophiles like Sunderland, Roxburghe and Spencer or of the benign neglect of country house libraries. Yet the origins of ...
  • The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Cooper, Katie; Gray, David; Reid, Peter H.; Vergunst, Jo; Williams, Dorothy (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Business School., 2015-02)
    BAXTER, G., COOPER, K., GRAY, D., REID, P., VERGUNST, J. and WILLIAMS, D., 2015. The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series, 8 (1).
    This paper explores the value of photo elicitation as a method for investigating the role played by small town main streets in Scottish island communities in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. ...
  • Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Robert Gordon University Department of Communication, Marketing and Media, 2004-01)
    This research provides an insight into the motivations and agenda of women correspondents to Aberdeen local newspapers during the period 1900-18. This was achieved by undertaking a content analysis of all printed letters ...