Recent Submissions

  • Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (CILIP, Library and Information Research Group https://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/index.php/lir/article/view/757, 2018-06-30)
    JOHNSON, I.M. 2018. Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services. Library and information research [online], 42(126), pages 95-142. Available from: https://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/index.php/lir/article/view/757
    The absence of an appropriate theoretical framework for understanding and assessing influences on the development of education for library, archive and information work is reflected in a literature that is largely experiential ...
  • Enterprise search and discovery capability: the factors and generative mechanisms for user satisfaction. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Burnett, Simon M. (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551518770969, 2018-05-11)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H. and BURNETT, S. 2018. Enterprise search and discovery capability: the factors and generative mechanisms for user satisfaction. Journal of information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551518770969
    Many organizations are re-creating the 'Google-like' experience behind their firewall to exploit their information. However, surveys show dissatisfaction with enterprise search is commonplace. No prior study has investigated ...
  • Exploring the everyday life information needs and the sociocultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2017-0142, 2018-07-30)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2018. Exploring the everyday life information needs and the sociocultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. Journal of documentation [online], 74(5), pages 1104-1132. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2017-0142
    Purpose: This paper presents the research findings of the 'Syrian new Scots' Information Literacy Way-finding practices' research project, funded by the Information Literacy Group (ILG) of the Chartered Institute of Library ...
  • The use of self moderated focus groups to gather exploratory data on information beliefs and their impact on information seeking behaviour. 

    Marcella, Rita (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2018.04.004, 2018-04-27)
    MARCELLA, R. 2018. The use of self moderated focus groups to gather exploratory data on information beliefs and their impact on information seeking behaviour. Library and information science research [online], 40(1), pages 45-52. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2018.04.004
    The existence of an information belief system is tested for the first time through innovative use of self moderated focus groups. Initial generation of information beliefs was achieved in an open, unpredicted and unbiased ...
  • Facet analysis in UDC: questions of structure, functionality and data formality. 

    Slavic, Aida; Davies, Sylvie C. (Ergon Verlag http://www.ergon-verlag.de/en/bibliotheks--informationswissenschaft/knowledge-organization-journal/knowledge-organization-single-issue-2017-6.php, 2017-11-30)
    SLAVIC, A. and DAVIES, S. 2017. Facet analysis in UDC: questions of structure, functionality and data formality. Knowledge organization [online], 44(6): selected papers from the International UDC seminar 2017: faceted classification today: theory, technology and end users, 14-15 September 2017, London, UK, pages 425-435. Available from: http://www.ergon-verlag.de/en/bibliotheks--informationswissenschaft/knowledge-organization-journal/knowledge-organization-single-issue-2017-6.php
    The paper will look into different patterns of facet analysis used in the UDC schedules and how these affect the scheme presentation, the underlying data structure and the management of the classification scheme. From the ...
  • Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. 

    Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Kourouthanassis, Panos E.; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Korfiatis, Nikolaos; Niakas, Dimitrios (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2017.1390050, 2018-01-04)
    KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., KOUROUTHANASSIS, P.E., MARTZOUKOU, K., KORFIATIS, N. and NIAKAS, D. 2018. Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. Health systems [online], 7(1), pages 13-28. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2017.1390050
    This study addresses diabetes physicians' information seeking behavioural paths (digital, conventional, interpersonal) which lead to information needs satisfaction and the barriers encountered in this process. The study ...
  • The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school. 

    Cogan, Aviel; Martzoukou, Konstantina (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-12-2017-0045, 2018-07-05)
    COGAN, A. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2018. The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school. Reference services review [online], Earlycite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-12-2017-0045
    This study investigated how in-service teachers within the context of an American Jewish day school perceive, practice and develop Information Literacy (IL), as a sociocultural practice and through Continuing Professional ...
  • 'The owner of one of the largest and most valuable private libraries in Scotland': David Hay Fleming as book collector. 

    Aitchison, Briony; Reid, Peter H. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1179/1758348914Z.00000000077, 2015-04-21)
    AITCHISON, B. and REID, P.H. 2015. 'The owner of one of the largest and most valuable private libraries in Scotland': David Hay Fleming as book collector. Library and information history [online], 31(2), pages 95-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/1758348914Z.00000000077
    David Hay Fleming, one in a long line of gentlemen scholars, is remembered as an historian, antiquary, and critic. Yet upon his death in 1931 he left his library of nearly 13,000 volumes (together with his personal papers, ...
  • Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: a case study in the north-east of Scotland. 

    Hood, Caroline; Reid, Peter H. (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2017-0167, 2018-05-01)
    HOOD, C. and REID, P.H. 2018. Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: a case study in the north-east of Scotland. Journal of documentation [online], 74(4), pages 741-762. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2017-0167
    Purpose - The aim of this paper is to examine issues associated with user engagement on social media with local history in the north east of Scotland and focuses on a case-study of the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage ...
  • Sir Francis Leicester's 'good library' at Nether Tabley. 

    Webb, Sarah; Reid, Peter H. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/17583489.2018.1412924, 2018-03-02)
    WEBB, S. and REID, P.H. 2018. Sir Francis Leicester's 'good library' at Nether Tabley. Library and information history [online], 34(1), pages 1-22. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17583489.2018.1412924
    This article examines the book collection of Sir Francis Leicester (1674-1742) of Nether Tabley Hall, Cheshire. It charts the genesis of his collection; from an initial collection inherited from his grandfather Sir Peter ...
  • Using knowledge organization systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Muir, Laura J. (Ergon Verlag, 2018-05-29)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H. and MUIR, L.J. 2018. Using Knowledge Organization Systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena. Knowledge organization [online], 45(2), pages 152-169. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5771/0943-7444-2018-2-152.
    The study investigates whether existing Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) for strong and hesitant forward-looking sentiment could be improved to detect social phenomena. Five judges identified examples of strong/hesitant ...
  • Copyright and digital academic library development in the UK. 

    Muir, Adrienne (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617732380, 2017-09-26)
    MUIR, A. 2017. Copyright and digital academic library development in the UK. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617732380
    Reviews the role of copyright in digital academic and research library development in the UK over the last 25 years, drawing on policy documents, legislative reviews and statutes, project documentation and programme ...
  • 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 ...
  • Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; Chapman, Denise; Fraser, Alan (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043, 2013-02-27)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R., CHAPMAN, D. and FRASER, A. 2013. Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Procedia social and behavioral sciences: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on integrated information (IC-INNFO 2012), 30 August - 3 September 2012, Budapest, Hungary [online], 73, pages 209-216. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043
    This paper reports the results of a study of voters' online behaviour conducted during the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election campaign. Here, 64 citizens of Aberdeen, North-east Scotland, were observed and questioned ...
  • The contradictory condition of 'homelessness' in the life of the transnational professional. 

    Whitehead, Gabriela (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2017.1341517, 2017-06-23)
    WHITEHEAD, G. 2017. The contradictory condition of 'homelessness' in the life of the transnational professional. Culture and organization [online], 23(4), pages 306-324. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2017.1341517
    This paper explores the condition of 'homelessness' as self-represented by a particular category of skilled professionals, who in the pursuit of work have relocated internationally more than once. The argument proposed is ...
  • The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Bloice, Lyndsay; Hood, Caroline; Barton, Flora (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685, 2017-08-04)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H., BLOICE, L., HOOD, C. and BARTON, F. 2018. The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. Journal of information science [online], 44(5), pages 608-618. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685
    Early- and mid-career researchers will shape the future of library and information science (LIS) research and it is crucial they be well placed to engage with the research impact agenda. Their understanding of research ...
  • Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.05.013, 2017-06-29)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. International journal of information management [online], 37(6), pages 539-546. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.05.013
    Research into the public's motivations for, and barriers to, the use of referendum campaign sites was carried out in the final weeks before the 2014 vote on Scottish independence. As a qualitative study, drawing on 54 ...
  • Under-resourced, inadequately staffed, and little used: some issues facing many school libraries, seen through the lens of an exploration of the situation in Iraq. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2016.0032, 2016-09-30)
    JOHNSON, I.M. 2016. Under-resourced, inadequately staffed, and little used: some issues facing many school libraries, seen through the lens of an exploration of the situation in Iraq. Library trends [online], 65(2), pages 217-250. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2016.0032.
    This paper discusses why many school libraries may not have been seen as an essential element of education, and supported and used accordingly. It reviews the international agencies' advice and encouragement for the ...
  • The intelligent university library: developing a more comprehensive option for the researcher. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666916688383, 2017-02-01)
    JOHNSON, I.M. 2017. The intelligent university library: developing a more comprehensive option for the researcher. Information development [online], 33(2), pages 219-223. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666916688383.
    The aim of this short conference presentation was to highlight the importance of seeking alternative technological approaches to the optimization of university libraries' resources and services. It discusses briefly the ...
  • Nick Moore, his information policy matrix, with a bibliometric analysis. 

    Muir, Adrienne; Oppenheim, Charles (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-02-2017-0027, 2017-11-14)
    MUIR, A. and OPPENHEIM, C. 2017. Nick Moore, his information policy matrix, with a bibliometric analysis. Library management, 38(8-9), pages 394-403. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-02-2017-0027
    One of Nick Moore's contributions to library and information research and practice was the development of a matrix to be used for analysing different countries' information policies. Conceptions of information policy have ...

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