Recent Submissions

  • 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. 2017. 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], OnlineFirst. 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 ...
  • The role of personality in musicians? Information seeking for creativity. 

    Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Lavranos, Charilaos; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Papadatos, Joseph (Information Research http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-2/paper756.html, 2017-03-06)
    KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, C., MARTZOUKOU, K. and PAPADATOS, J. 2017. The role of personality in musicians? Information seeking for creativity. Information research [online], 22(2), paper 756. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-2/paper756.html
    Introduction. This paper explores the relationship between musicians’ information seeking behaviour and their personality traits within the context of musical creativity. Although previous research has addressed different ...
  • Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Sayyad, Abdi Elham (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-07-2016-0094, 2017-05-23)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and SAYYAD ABDI, E. 2017. Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. Journal of documentation [online], 73(4), pages 634-665. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-07-2016-0094
    Purpose: Information Literacy (IL) within the everyday life context is regarded as an important condition for civic participation and engagement, informed citizenship, health and well-being. However, compared to the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Electronic public information and Europe: an electronic forum in support of transparency and openness in government. 

    Marcella, Rita; Parker, Susan; Baxter, Graeme (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb040592, 1996-04-30)
    MARCELLA, R., PARKER, S. and BAXTER, G. 1996. Electronic public informaton and Europe: an electronic forum in support of transparency and openness in government. Vine [online], 26(1), pages 25-30. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb040592
    This article outlines the details of a British Library Research and Development Department funded project on the provision of European Union information in public libraries in the UK. It explains how European Union information ...
  • Citizenship information, electronic government. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Library Information Technology Centre, 1998-01-01)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. Citizenship information, electronic government. Information UK outlooks, 31, pages 1-22.
    This paper summarises the results of the Citizenship Information national survey of information needs and information seeking behaviour of the UK general public. The project was funded by the BLR&IC and comprised a survey ...
  • Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI? 

    Johnson, Ian M.; Reid, Peter H.; Baxter, Graeme (Library Association, 2002-03-31)
    JOHNSON, I., REID, P. and BAXTER, G. 2002. Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI? Library association record, 104(3), pages 175-176.
    The generosity of Carnegie is truly something to celebrate and where better than in the country of his birth. To celebrate that the 68th IFLA conference was to take place in Scotland and devoting part of its programe to ...
  • Citizenship information and public libraries. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Library Association, 1997-04-30)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1997. Citizenship information and public libraries. Public library journal, 12(4), pages 73-77.
    This article examines the development of the concept of citizenship information within the UK, with a particular focus on the role played by public libraries.
  • 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 ...
  • 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: ...
  • European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Library Association, 1996-01-01)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1996. European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay. Public library journal, 11(1), pages 11-12.
    In the early 1990s, during the lengthy and often heated debate over the United Kingdom's ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, the European Commission became increasingly aware of a communication gap between itself and ...
  • The use of the Internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Smith, Sandra (International Institute of Informatics and Cybernetics http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/FullText.asp?var=&id=P108958, 2004-04-30)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and SMITH, S. 2004. The use of the Internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. Journal of systemics, cybernetics and informatics [online], 2(2), pages 54-59. Available from: http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/FullText.asp?var=&id=P108958
    This paper reports the preliminary results of a study which investigated the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaign for election ...
  • 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 ...

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