Recent Submissions

  • Open for business? An historical, comparative study of public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University, 2013-06-25)
    BAXTER, G. 2013. Open for business? An historical, comparative study of public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Presented at the 4th Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2013), 25-28 June 2013, Aberdeen, UK.
    This study looks as two controversial costal developments in North-east Scotland and to identify what information was made publicly available and what impact this may have had on public engagement in planning and decision-making ...
  • Rough justice? Information access and environmental justice relating to two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University http://www.slsa.ac.uk/index.php/past-conferences, 2014-04-09)
    BAXTER, G. 2014. Rough justice? Information access and environmental justice relating to two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference (SLSA 2014), 9-11 April 2014, Aberdeen, UK.
    This proposed paper will explore the relationship between information access and environmental justice through an historical comparison of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland: the construction of ...
  • Does Scotland 'like' this? The use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK General Election campaign. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Robert Gordon University, 2011-06-20)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2011. Does Scotland 'like' this? The use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK General Election campaign. Presented at the 3rd Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2011), 20-23 June 2011, Aberdeen, UK.
    This conference paper reported the main results of a study that examined the use of social media by political parties and individual candidates in Scotland during the five weeks preceding the 2010 UK General Election. The ...
  • #alternativefacts? Citizen's percetions of the reliability of 'facts' presented online by political parties in Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Robert Gordon University, 2017-05-04)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. #alternativefacts? Citizen's perceptions of the reliability of 'facts' presented online by political parties in Scotland. Presented at Staffordshire University Library Teachmeet. Information literacy and making judgements: from Brexit to The White House, 4 May 2017, Stoke-on Trent, UK.
    This conference paper presented the emerging findings of research which explored the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements. Firstly, ...
  • An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Robert Gordon University http://www.rgu.ac.uk/research/conferences/i-2017/overview/, 2017-06-27)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R 2017. An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. Presented at the 6th Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2017 ), 27-30 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK.
    This conference paper presented the emerging findings of research which explored the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements. Firstly, ...
  • The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (University of Boras http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/isic/isicsp5.html, 2014-09-02)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2014. The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour. Information research [online], 19(4), Special Issue Supplement: Proceedings of the information behaviour conference (ISIC 2014), 2-5 September 2014, Leeds, UK, Part 1. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/isic/isicsp5.html
    Introduction. The paper will present the preliminary results of a study of voters' online information behaviour being conducted during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign. The referendum provides a rare ...
  • Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (OUP https://global.oup.com/academic/product/gertrude-bell-and-iraq-9780197266076, 2017-04-13)
    JOHNSON, I.M. 2017. Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq. In Collins, P. and Tripp, C. (eds.) Gertrude Bell and Iraq: a life and legacy. Proceedings of the British Academy, 205: proceedings of Gertrude Bell: a life and legacy, 11-13 September 2013, London, UK. Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 11, pages 257-271.
    This paper discusses Gertrude Bell's involvement in the foundation of the Baghdad Public Library and the Iraq Museum Library, shedding light on issues that have surrounded their creation and development. It identifies ...
  • Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Tait, Elizabeth; Gray, David (RICS/COBRA http://www.care-north.eu/sites/default/files/COBRA%20paper.pdf, 2012-09-11)
    LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. Presented at the construction, building and real estate research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2012), 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada. London: RICS. Hosted on www.care-north.eu [online]. Available from: www.care-north.eu/sites/default/files/COBRA paper.pdf
    Currently, emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland's total. While the Scottish Government has identified a number of transport policies, which would contribute to Scotland's ability to meet its targets, ...
  • The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Tait, Elizabeth; Isaacs, John; Leon, Marianthi; Reid, Peter H. (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/the-application-of-3d-visualisation-and-hd-surveying-to-help-stimulate-economic-growth-in-historic-urban-areas/, 2016-09-20)
    LAING, R., TAIT, E., ISAACS, J., LEON, M. and REID, P. 2016. The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. In Proceedings of the RICS construction, building and real estate research conference (COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/the-application-of-3d-visualisation-and-hd-surveying-to-help-stimulate-economic-growth-in-historic-urban-areas/
    This paper concerns the application of cutting edge digital recording techniques within the context of heritage-led urban regeneration. The work is innovative in that it supports the belief of decision makers and local ...
  • Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Baxter, Graeme; Burnett, Simon M.; Goker, Ayse; Corney, David; Martin, Carlos (Donau-Universitat http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/department/gpa/telematik/edemocracy-conference/edem/vid/20773/index.php?URL=/en/department/gpa/telematik/edemocracy-conference/20773&cursor=6, 2015-05-20)
    PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., GOKER, A., CORNEY, D. and MARTIN, C. 2015. Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the international conference for e-democracy and open government 2015 (CeDEM15), 20-22 May 2015, Krems, Austria. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität, pages 105-118. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem15/cedem15_oa_proceedings.pdf
    This paper identifies the peaks and troughs in Twitter usage during three televised Scottish Independence Referendum debates in Autumn 2014 and identifies the topics that were the foci of such peaks and troughs. We observe ...
  • Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? A decade of research into online election campaigns in Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Donau-Universitat http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem13_2nd_ed_final_version.pdf, 2013-05-22)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2013. Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? A decade of research into online election campaigns in Scotland. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds). Proceedings of the international conference for e-democracy and open government (CeDEM13), 22-24 May 2013, Krems, Austria. 2nd ed. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität [online], pages 75-87. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem13_2nd_ed_final_version.pdf
    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 at the Scottish political arena. This paper ...
  • MinkApp: generating spatio-temporal summaries for nature conservation volunteers. 

    Tintarev, Nava; Melero, Yolanda; Sripada, Somayajulu; Tait, Elizabeth; Van Der Wal, Rene; Mellish, Chris (Association for Computational Linguistics http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W12-1505, 2012-05-30)
    TINTAREV, N., MELERO, Y., SRIPADA, S., TAIT, E., VAN DER WAL, R. and MELLISH, C. 2012. MinkApp: generating spatio-temporal summaries for nature conservation volunteers. In the Proceedings of the 7th international natural language generation conference (INLG 2012), 30 May - 1 June 2012, Utica, IL. Stroudsburg, PA:ACL [online], article 1505. Available from: http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W12-1505
    We describe preliminary work on generating contextualized text for nature conservation volunteers. This Natural Language Generation (NLG) differs from other ways of describing spatio-temporal data, in that it deals with ...
  • Creating sustainable digital community heritage resources using linked data. 

    Wallace, Claire; Tait, Elizabeth; MacLeod, Marsaili; Mellish, Chris; Hunter, Colin (University of Copenhagen http://hnk.ffzg.hr/bibl/SDH-2011/submissions/sdh2011_submission_19.pdf, 2011-10-15)
    WALLACE, C., TAIT, E., MACLEOD, M., MELLISH, C. and HUNTER, C. 2011. Creating sustainable digital community heritage resources using linked data. In Proceedings of the 2nd supporting digital humanities (SDH 2011): answering the unaskable, 17-18 November 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen [online]. Available from: http://hnk.ffzg.hr/bibl/SDH-2011/submissions/sdh2011_submission_19.pdf
    The CURIOS project investigates how digital archives can support interest in local heritage and, in doing so, can contribute to community regeneration and strengthened community cohesion. Software tools that utilise semantic ...
  • Empowering information literacy and continuing professional development of librarians: new paradigms for learning. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03919-0_87, 2013-12-22)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. 2013. Empowering information literacy and continuing professional development of librarians: new paradigms for learning. Communications in computer and information science, 397, Worldwide commonalities and challenges in information literacy research and practice: revised selected papers from the proceedings of the European conference on information literacy (ECIL 2013), 22-25 October 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. Basel: Springer [online], pages 647-654. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03919-0_87
    Information professionals play a key role in facilitating and advocating the development of information literacy in educational, organizational and everyday life contexts. However, their information literacy continuing ...
  • The citizenship information needs of the UK public: the quest for representativeness in methodological approach. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Taylor Graham http://www.informationr.net/isic/ISIC1998/98_Marcella.pdf, 1998-08-13)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. The citizenship information needs of the UK public: the quest for representativeness in methodological approach. In Wilson, T.D. and ALLEN, D.K. (eds.) Exploring the contexts of information behaviour: proceedings of the 2nd international conference on research in information needs, seeking and use in different contexts, 13-15 August 1998, Sheffield, UK. London: Taylor Graham, pages 304-320. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/isic/ISIC1998/98_Marcella.pdf
    The aims of the Citizenship Information project were to measure demand for citizenship information and establish the nature of information need exhibited by users. The objectives of the project were to: 1.define and describe ...
  • Virtual embedded librarianship for information literacy teaching. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Tramantza, Evi (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14136-7_47, 2014-12-18)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and TRAMANTZA, E. 2014. Virtual embedded librarianship for information literacy teaching. Communications in computer and information science [online], 492, Information literacy: lifelong learning and digital citizeanship in the 21st century; Proceedings of the 2nd European conference(ECIL 2014), 20-23 October 2014,Dubrovnik, Croatia. Basel: Springer, pages 446-455. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14136-7_47
    This paper, reports on the planning and preliminary results of an action research project undertaken for the redesign of an online distance learning information literacy (IL) module on the basis of virtual 'embedded ...
  • The participatory medicine attitudes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspectives. 

    Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Kakavitsas, Fivos; Niakas, Dimitris (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28197-1_39, 2016-01-03)
    KOSTAGIOLAS, P., MARTZOUKOU, K., KAKAVITSAS, F. and NIAKAS, D. 2015. The participatory medicine attitudes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspectives. Communications in computer and information science, 552, Information literacy: moving towards sustainability; revised selected papers of the Proceedings of the 3rd European conference (ECIL 2015), 19-22 October 2015, Tallinn, Estonia. Cham: Springer [online], pages 383-393. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28197-1_39
    General Practitioners (GPs) need to keep up with a wide range of medical conditions and at the same time closely interact with their patients to provide preventive care and health education. This requires effectively ...
  • Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance learning students. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Kemp, Vanessa (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.082, 2016-08-04)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and KEMP. V. 2016. Nurturing supportive and engaging induction environments for distance-learning students. Procedia: social and behavioral sciences [online], 228, Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on higher education advances (HEAd'16), 21-23 June 2016, València, Spain, pages 535-540. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.082
    Distance learning (DL) students typically learn with very limited or no requirements for physical presence and this often means that learning may be perceived as a more isolating or less 'natural' experience. Postgraduate ...
  • The Challenge of Demonstrating the Impact of Research Beyond Traditional Mechanisms. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Cameron, Ros (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited. http://academic-conferences.org/ecrm/ecrm2015/ecrm15-home.htm, 2015-06)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H. and CAMERON, R., 2015. The Challenge of Demonstrating the Impact of Research Beyond Traditional Mechanisms. In: F. BEZZINA and V. CASSAR eds. Proceedings of 14th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, ECRM 2015. 11-12 June 2015. Sonning Common: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited. Pp. 259-266.
    The concept of ‘impact’ in academia is a focus of not only research councils but also of nationwide institutional research evaluations. In the UK, it is necessary for academics and their institutions to not only conduct ...
  • Critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Baxter, Graeme (Academic Conferences and Publishing Limited. http://academic-conferences.org/ecrm/ecrm2013/ecrm13-proceedings.htm, 2013-07)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H. and BAXTER, G., 2013. Critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour. In: I. RAMOS and A. MESQUITA (eds.) Proceedings of The 12th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM-2013. 4-5 July 2013. Sonning Common: Academic Conferences and Publishing Limited. Pp. 247-253.
    Since devised by Flanagan in 1954 as a tool to explore what people do to achieve an organisational aim, the critical incident technique (CIT) has been used in various disciplines as a method of understanding human behaviour. ...

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