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  • Impact evaluation, professional practice and policy making. 

    Johnson, Ian M.; Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline; Baxter, Graeme (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03074800410515255, 2004-01)
    JOHNSON, I. M., WILLIAMS, D. A., WAVELL, C. and BAXTER, G., 2004. Impact evaluation, professional practice, and policy making. New Library World, 105 (1/2), pp. 33-46.
    This paper examines the relationship between research into the evaluation of the impact of library and information services, policy making in the field, and professional practice and education. The paper first summarises ...
  • Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of evidence to inform the Scottish education community. 

    Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline; Morrison, Katie (Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society (IMaGeS) http://www.scottishlibraries.org/storage/sectors/schools/SLIC_RGU_Impact_of_School_Libraries_2013.pdf, 2013)
    WILLIAMS, D., WAVELL, C. and MORRISON, K., 2013. Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society(IMaGeS). Available from SLIC website.
    The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence of the impact of school libraries on learning, including attainment, skills and attitudes. The report, commissioned by the Scottish Library ...
  • Impact of school library services on achievement and learning in primary schools: critical literature review of the impact of school library provision on achievement and learning in primary level students. 

    Williams, Dorothy; Coles, Louisa; Wavell, Caroline (The Council for Museums, Archives & Libraries, 2002)
    This critical literature review examines research linking educational attainment and school library use at primary level and complements a review examining the links between educational achievement and school library ...
  • Impact of school library services on achievement and learning: critical literature review of the impact of school library services on achievement and learning to inform the work of the DfES Task Group set up to implement actions contained in the Government's response to "Empowering the Learning Community". 

    Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline; Coles, Louisa (The Council for Museums, Archives & Libraries, 2001)
    This critical literature review examines research linking educational attainment and school library use at secondary level. The study was funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries to inform the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions 

    Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline (Department of Information Management, Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University, 2006)
    WILLIAMS, Dorothy and WAVELL, Caroline. Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. Final report on research funded by Society for Educational Studies. Research Report 15, Department of Information Management, Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University, 2006.
    The study reported here was designed to investigate how secondary school teachers describe their students’ information literacy. It sought to identify how information literacy is interpreted by teachers in relation to the ...
  • Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry. 

    Burnett, Simon M. (Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2010-03)
    The aim of this research was to further understanding of the role of knowledge and knowledge-based processes within the process of technological innovation within the UK upstream oil and gas industry. The scope of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 strategic role of knowledge auditing and mapping: an organisational case study. 

    Williams, Dorothy; Grinnall, Andy; Burnett, Simon M. (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/kpm.1416, 2013-08)
    BURNETT, S., WILLIAMS, D. and GRINNALL, A., 2013. The strategic role of knowledge auditing and mapping: an organisational case study. Knowledge and Process Management, 20 (3), pp. 161-176.
    This paper presents the results of research, which aimed to evaluate the current position of the knowledge management (KM) capabilities of a multi-national energy services company, and is based on work originally presented ...
  • Towards a model of information behaviour of a information provider: a mixed methods study. 

    Davies, Richmond (Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2013-05)
    Not much is not known about the totality of information behaviours of information providers from among the plethora of library and information science literature. This research aims to describe, categorise and devise a ...
  • 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. ...
  • User perceptions of relevance and its effect on retrieval in a smart textile archive. 

    Horsburgh, Ben; Craw, Susan; Williams, Dorothy; Burnett, Simon M.; Morrison, Katie; Martin, Suzanne (Springer-Verlag http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39056-2_11, 2013)
    HORSBURGH, B., CRAW, S., WILLIAMS, D., BURNETT, S., MORRISON, K. and MARTIN, S., 2013. User perceptions of relevance and its effect on retrieval in a smart textile archive. In: S. J. DELANY and S. ONTANON, EDS. Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development: 21st International Conference, ICCBR 2013. 8-11 July 2013. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. Pp. 149-163.
    The digitisation of physical textiles archives is an important process for the Scottish textiles industry. This transformation creates an easy access point to a wide breadth of knowledge, which can be used to understand ...
  • What have we learned so far? The development and application of an organisational learning narrative. 

    Burnett, Simon M.; Grinnall, Andy; Williams, Dorothy (Palgrave Macmillan http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/kmrp.2013.38, 2015-05)
    BURNETT, S., GRINNALL, A. and WILLIAMS, D., 2015. What have we learned so far? The development and application of an organisational learning narrative. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 13 (2), pp. 160-167.
    The use of narratives and stories has been growing in popularity in the field of knowledge management. Narratives may be used as useful vehicles for several knowledge-based activities within organisational (and other) ...