Recent Submissions

  • Lost in information? Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina (SLIC/ Information Literacy Community of Practice (ORGANISERS), 2016-12-06)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. 2016. Lost in information? Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices. Presented at the 10th biannual meeting of the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice: the right information: information skills for the 21st century, 6 December 2016, Edinburgh, UK.
    As of May 2016, Scotland has welcomed 1,602 Syrian refugees as part of the wider UK Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) Scheme, aiming to resettle 20,000 Syrians (over a period of five years drawn from established ...
  • Beyond 'grey in sepia': empowering the everyday life information literacy if Syrian new Scots. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (CILIP (ORANISERS) https://www.slideshare.net/CILIP/beyond-grey-in-sepia-empowering-the-everyday-life-information-literacy-of-syrian-new-scots, 2017-07-05)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. Beyond 'grey in sepia': empowering the everyday life information literacy of Syrian new Scots: Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-findings practices. Presented at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) annual conference 2017, 5-6 July 2017, Manchester, UK. London: CILIP [online]. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/CILIP/beyond-grey-in-sepia-empowering-the-everyday-life-information-literacy-of-syrian-new-scots
    This paper presents the research findings of 'Lost in Information? Syrian new Scots Information Literacy Way-finding practices' research project, which was funded by the Information Literacy Group (ILG) of the Chartered ...
  • Scotland welcomes refugees: the roles of the library in resettlement and inclusion: Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-findings practices. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (CILIPS (ORANISERS) https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/cilips-june-2017-conference, 2017-06-05)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. Scotland welcomes refugees: the roles of the library in resettlement and inclusion: Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-findings practices. Presented at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) annual conference 2017: strategies for success, 5-6 June 2017, Dundee, UK. Glasgow: CILPS [online]. Available from: https://www.slideshare.net/martzoukou/cilips-june-2017-conference
    Aims: A scoping study that aims to examine the information related experiences and information literacy practices of Syrian new Scots (the Syrian refugees in Scotland) during their resettlement and integration. Objectives: ...
  • The information experiences of Syrian new Scots: more than meets the eye: Syrian new Scots information literacy way-findings practices. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (Robert Gordon University https://www3.rgu.ac.uk/research/conferences/i-2017/overview, 2017-06-27)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. The information experiences of Syrian new Scots: more than meets the eye: Syrian new Scots information literacy way-findings practices. Presented at the Information, interactions and impact conference (i3 2017), 27-30 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK.
    The aim of this study was to examine the information related experiences and information literacy practices of Syrian new Scots during their resettlement and integration. The objectives were: 1) To explore Syrian new ...
  • Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (LILAC (Organisers) https://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-archive/lilac-2017-1, 2017-04-10)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings. Presented at the Librarians' information literacy annual conference 2017 (LILAC 2017), 10-12 April 2017, Swansea, UK. Swansea: LILAC [online]. Available from: https://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-archive/lilac-2017-1
    The research in Phase 1 was conducted via interviews with two Scottish Refugee Council Coordinators and two focus groups with Syrian new Scots (with nine women and nine men). Syrian participants were also involved in a ...
  • The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes? 

    Marcella, Rita; Illingworth, Lorraine; Baxter, Graeme (MeCCSA/AMPE (Organisers), 2007-01-10)
    MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2007. The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes? Presented at the 3rd joint Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) with Association of Media Practice Educators (AMPE) conference, 10-12 January 2007, Coventry, UK.
    This conference paper presented the key results of the research project 'Women in the Scottish Creative Industries', funded by the European Social Fund. This research explored the equality policy and practice in companies ...
  • The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom: results of a pilot project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Moore, Nick (European Communication Association (Organisers), 2003-03-24)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and MOORE, N. 2003. The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom: results of a pilot project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Presented at the European Communication Association congress, 24-26 March 2003, Munich, Germany.
    This paper presented the key results of a study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which investigated the impact of technology on the communication of parliamentary and devolved assembly information to ...
  • Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. 

    Marcella, Rita; Illingworth, Lorraine; Baxter, Graeme (Institute for Capitalising on Creativity (Organisers), 2007-03-21)
    MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2007. Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. Presented at 'This motley crew': managing creatives and the creative unit workshop, 21 March 2007, Dundee, UK.
    This paper presented the key results of two research projects, funded by the European Social Fund, which explored the gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. The first ...
  • Gender barriers in the Scottish creative industries. 

    Marcella, Rita; Illingworth, Lorraine; Baxter, Graeme (Centre for Cultural Policy Research (Organisers), 2006-02-13)
    MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2006. Gender barriers in the Scottish creative industries. Presented at a Centre for Cultural Policy Research seminar, 13 February 2006, Glasgow, UK.
    This paper presented the key results of two research projects, funded by the European Social Fund, which explored the gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. The first ...
  • Information search engagement and 'fake news'. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association/ Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster (Organisers), 2017-06-08)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2017. Information search engagement and 'fake news'. Presented at Democracy in a post-truth age workshop, 8 June 2017, London, UK.
    This conference paper presented the emerging results of research which explored the relationship between fake news and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements: an online survey ...
  • Exploring the benefits of user surveys. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (EIA (Organisers), 2003-03-31)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2003. Exploring the benefits of user surveys. Presented at the 12th European Information Association: surviving EU information: strategies for skills for sucess annual conference, 31 March - 1 April 2003, Cambridge, UK.
    This conference paper discussed the methodologies that might be used in investigating citizens' European information needs. In so doing, the authors shared their own experiences of using large-scale surveys, interviews, ...
  • 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 (IIIS (ORGANISERS), 2003-07-31)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and SMITH, S. 2003. The use of the internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. Presented at the 1st international politics and information systems: technologies and applications conference (PISTA '03), 31 July - 2 August 2003, Orlando, USA.
    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 ...
  • Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals? 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; O'Shea, Mary (Robert Gordon University, 2015-06-23)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and O'SHEA, M. 2015. Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) on Twitter: constituency champions or party animals? Presented at the 5th information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2015), 23-26 June 2015, Aberdeen, UK.
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of Twitter by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) for the provision of constituency-related information, or in support of their constituency service work. While there ...
  • The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. 

    Bloice, Lyndsay; Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David (Aberdeen University, 2017-08-27)
    BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. Presented at the Conversations from the north conference, 27-29 August 2017, Aberdeen, UK.
    This paper presented the key themes emerging from Work Package 7.1 of the project entitled Smart Peripheral and Remote Airports (SPARA) 2020. Work Package 7.1 consisted of qualitative research that explored the social and ...
  • Everyday life information literacy: a review of literature. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Sayyad, Abdi Elham (ECIL http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/wednesday-12th-morning-session/, 2016-10-10)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and SAYYAD ABDI, E. 2016. Everyday life information literacy: a review of literature. Presented at the 4th European conference on information literacy (ECIL 2016), 10-13 October 2016, Prague, Czech Republic [online]. Available from: http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/wednesday-12th-morning-session/
  • The participatory medicine attidutes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspective. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Bountouri, Christina; Niakas, Dimitris (ECIL http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/monday-10th-october-afternoon-session/, 2016-10-10)
    MARTZOUKOU, K., KOSTAGIOLAS, P., BOUNTOURI, C. and NIAKAS, D. 2016. The participatory medicine attidutes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspective. Presented at the 4th European conference on information literacy (ECIL 2016), 10-13 October 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. [online]. Available from: http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/monday-10th-october-afternoon-session/
    In shared health decision-making, cooperation in the patient-doctor relationship is fundamental. However, lack of health literacy may act as a significant barrier in this process. Patients are expected to make decisions ...