Recent Submissions

  • Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Burnett, Simon M.; Muir, Laura J. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23595, 2015-09-23)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H., BURNETT, S. and MUIR, L. 2015. Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) [online], Early View. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23595
    No prior research has been identified that investigates the causal factors for workplace exploratory search task performance. The impact of user, task, and environmental factors on user satisfaction and task performance ...
  • Cultural resilience: the production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. 

    Beel, David; Wallace, Claire; Webster, Gemma; Nguyen, Hai; Tait, Elizabeth; MacLeod, Marsaili; Mellish, Chris (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.05.002, 2015-10-09)
    BEEL, D.E., WALLACE, C.D., WEBSTER, G., NGUYEN, H., TAIT, E., MACLEOD, M. and MELLISH, C. 2015. Cultural resilience: the production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. Journal of rural studies [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.05.002
    The following paper addresses a lacuna in the literature relating to the concept of resilience. To date, cultural activity in relation to resilient communities has been given little attention and this paper will highlight ...
  • Beyond REF 2014: the impact of impact assessment on the future of information research. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Bloice, Lyndsay (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636291, 2016-03-07)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H. and BLOICE, L. 2016. Beyond REF 2014: the impact of impact assessment on the future of information research. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 369-385. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636291
    The importance of demonstrating value for money in terms of academic research beyond the walls of institutions grows stronger as demonstrated by the inclusion of impact assessment in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence ...
  • (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. 

    Tait, Elizabeth; Laing, Richard Alexander; Grinnall, Andy; Burnett, Simon M.; Isaacs, John (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306, 2016-03-11)
    TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S. and ISAACS, J. 2016. (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. Journal of information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306
    Cultural heritage is increasingly being viewed as an economic asset for geographic areas who aim to capitalise in the surge in interest in local history and heritage tourism from members of the public. Digital technologies ...
  • Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)? 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; O'Shea, Mary (Emerald (ASLIB) https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-02-2016-0010, 2016)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. AND O’SHEA, M., 2016. ’Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)? Aslib Journal of Information Management, (accepted). The published version of this will be made available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-02-2016-0010
    Purpose – 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. Design/methodology/approach ...
  • Linking for influence: Twitter linked content in the Scottish Referendum televised debates. 

    Burnett, Simon M.; Bloice, Lyndsay (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551515624355, 2016-03-18)
    BURNETT, S. and BLOICE, L. Linking for influence: Twitter linked content in the Scottish Referendum televised debates. Journal of information science, OnlineFirst, pages 1-17. [online]. Available from https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551515624355.
    Twitter, the micro-blogging social media tool, has established a critical role in facilitating social engagement. Its low technical and economic barriers to uptake provide a readily accessible forum for public engagement ...
  • Barriers to knowledge sharing in third sector social care: a case study. 

    Bloice, Lyndsay; Burnett, Simon M. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JKM-12-2014-0495, 2016)
    BLOICE, L. and BURNETT, S., 2016. Barriers to knowledge sharing in third sector social care: a case study. Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 20(1), pp.125-145.
    Purpose – This paper aims to build on existing theory of knowledge sharing barriers (KSBs) by exploring the concept in the relatively under-researched context of social service not-for-profit organisations. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Creating sparks: comparing search results using discriminatory search term word co-occurrence to facilitate serendipity in the enterprise. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Burnett, Simon M. (World Scientific Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219649215500070, 2015-04)
    CLEVERLEY, P. H. and BURNETT, S., 2015. Creating sparks: comparing search results using discriminatory search term word co-occurrence to facilitate serendipity in the enterprise. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 14 (01), 1550007.
    Categories or tags that appear in faceted search interfaces which are representative of an information item, rarely convey unexpected or non-obvious associated concepts buried within search results. No prior research has ...
  • Understanding barriers and opportunities in agricultural information management in post-Soviet states: a case study of Kazakhstan. 

    Abdrassilova, Raikhan (Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2015-10)
    After the break-up of the former Soviet Union in 1991, several states declared independence, including the Republic of Kazakhstan. Under the centralised soviet system Kazakhstan provided mainly raw materials to the USSR, ...
  • Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University, 2015-12)
    BAXTER, G., 2015. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series, 8 (2)
    This paper examines press coverage, at the local, regional and national (i.e. Scottish) levels, of two controversial coastal developments in Northeast Scotland: the building of a North Sea gas reception terminal in ...
  • The best of both worlds: highlighting the synergies of combining manual and automatic knowledge organization methods to improve information search and discovery. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Burnett, Simon M. (Ergon Verlag., 2015)
    CLEVERLEY, P. H. and BURNETT, S., 2015. The best of both worlds: highlighting the synergies of combining manual and automatic knowledge organization methods to improve information search and discovery. Knowledge Organization, 42 (6), pp. 428-444.
    Research suggests organizations across all sectors waste a significant amount of time looking for information and often fail to leverage the information they have. In response, many organizations have deployed some form ...
  • Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling. 

    Smith, Robert; Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M. (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.2014.913853, 2014)
    SMITH, R., PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S., 2014. Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling. Folklore, 125 (2), pp. 218-237.
    For police officers, much of the working day consists of telling stories about everyday policing and events. Although the study of narrative and storytelling in organizational contexts is an expanding area of research, the ...
  • Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times. 

    Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Lavranos, Charilaos; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Papadatos, Joseph (Emerald Group Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LM-06-2014-0063, 2015)
    KOSTAGIOLAS, P., LAVRANOS, C., MARTZOUKOU, K. and PAPADATOS, J., 2015. Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times. Library Management, 36 (6/7), pp. 495-510.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the role of academic music libraries in financially straitened times. The academic music library aims to cover the information needs of the academic community; yet the ...
  • Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: conceptual analysis and literature review. 

    Lavranos, Charilaos; Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Papadatos, Joseph (Emerald Group Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2014-0139, 2015)
    LAVRANOS, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P. A., MARTZOUKOU, K. and PAPADATOS, J., 2015. Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: conceptual analysis and literature review. Journal of Documentation, 71 (5), pp. 1070-1093.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the connection between musicians’ information seeking behaviour and the creative process in music, providing a framework for understanding the role of information ...
  • Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Baxter, Graeme; Burnett, Simon M.; MacLeod, Iain; Goker, Ayse; Heron, Michael; Isaacs, John; Elyan, Eyad; Kaliciak, Leszek (Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University. http://www.electionanalysis.uk/, 2015)
    PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., MACLEOD, I., GOKER, A., HERON, M., ISAACS, J., ELYAN, E. and KALICIAK, L., 2015. Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. In: D. JACKSON and E. THORSEN, eds. UK Election Analysis 2015: Media, Voters and the Campaign; Early reflections from leading UK academics. Bournemouth: Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University. p. 73.
  • Tick safety not boxes: competency and compliance in the oil and gas industry. 

    Marcella, Rita; Pirie, Tracy; Doig, David (OPITO International FZ LLC., 2011-11)
    MARCELLA, R., PIRIE, T. and DOIG, D., 2011. Tick safety not boxes: competency and compliance in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.
    This paper details the results of an independent study, conducted by Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University and commissioned by OPITO. It sought to explore the primary goals of organisations in the oil and ...
  • Beyond the barricades: the quest for global health, safety and emergency response training standards in the oil and gas industry. 

    Marcella, Rita; Pirie, Tracy (OPITO International FZ LLC., 2010-11)
    MARCELLA, R. and PIRIE, T., 2010. Beyond the barricades: the quest for global health, safety and emergency response training standards in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.
    An independent study, covering senior leaders in sixty companies across the globe, was conducted by the Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University, to assist OPITO in exploring how internationalisation impacts ...
  • Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Pirie, Tracy (OPITO International FZ LLC, 2012-10)
    MARCELLA, R., ROWLANDS, H. and PIRIE, T., 2012. Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.
    Aberdeen Business School, part of Robert Gordon University, have conducted multiple interviews in nine operating and contracting companies across the globe to gain insight into the management of workforce safety and ...

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