Recent Submissions

  • Challenges in journal publishing in the Arab world. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (HBKU Press https://doi.org/10.5339/jist.2018.1, 2018-03-05)
    JOHNSON, I.M. 2018. Challenges in journal publishing in the Arab world. Journal of information studies and technology [online], 2018(1), pages 1-3. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5339/jist.2018.1
    This editorial aims to identify a few of the contemporary challenges facing the information sector that should be addressed by all journal publishers, including those in the Arabic-speaking world. In particular, it seems ...
  • Schoolbooks and textbook publishing. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Cambridge University Press https://doi.org/10.1017/9780511862489, 2018-02-19)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2019. Schoolbooks and textbook publishing. In Nash, A., Squires, C. and Willison, I. (eds.) The twentieth century and beyond. The Cambridge history of the book in Britain, 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pages 341-364. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/9780511862489
    In this chapter the author looks at the history of schoolbooks and textbook publishing. The nineteenth century saw a rise in the school book market in Britain due to the rise of formal schooling and public examinations. ...
  • Enterprise search: a state of the art. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Burnett, Simon M.
    CLEVERLEY, P.H. and BURNETT, S. [2019]. Enterprise search: a state of the art. Business information review [online], (accepted).
    Enterprise search is changing. The explosion of information within organizations, technological advances and availability of free OpenSource machine learning libraries offer many possibilities. Eighteen informants from ...
  • Seven pillars and five minds: small business workplace information literacy. 

    Lockerbie, Hayley; Williams, Dorothy
    LOCKERBIE, H. and WILLIAMS, D. [2019]. Seven pillars and five minds: small business workplace information literacy. Journal of documentation [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2018-0151
    Purpose: To develop and test a theoretical framework for understanding information literacy (IL) within the context of a small business workplace environment. The theoretical framework developed related IL competencies to ...
  • How good is our public library service? The evolution of a new quality standards framework for Scottish public libraries 2012-2017. 

    Reid, Peter H.
    REID, P.H. [2019]. How good is our public library service? The evolution of a new quality standards framework for Scottish public libraries 2012-2017. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], (accepted).
    The current challenging environment for public libraries has resulted in an ever greater need to demonstrate and evidence the quality of library provision as well as value and impact of these services on society. Research, ...
  • Mobile search behaviors: an in-depth analysis based on contexts, APPs, and devices. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618796027, 2018-09-04)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2019. Mobile search behaviors: an in-depth analysis based on contexts, APPs, and devices. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618796027
    This review looks at a book that aims to provide further understanding of search behaviour on mobile devices, as people act through not only web browsers, but also specialist mobile apps, transition between those apps and ...
  • The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar. 

    Ismael El Sayed, Ashraf Ali (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2018-09-30)
    ISMAEL EL SAYED, A.A. 2018. The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In recent years, a global movement towards a knowledge-based economy through the provision of adequate and appropriate infrastructure and development programs for leveraging the potential of human capital has started. There ...
  • An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process. 

    Md Yusof, Mazni (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2018-08-31)
    MD YUSOF, M. 2018. An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This study explored the issues related to academic libraries' position and the positioning process. The study adopted an inductive and grounded theory approach to illuminate the academic library's position and positioning ...
  • Bridging the divide: reflections on university-industry collaboration for the development of the graduate certificate in petroleum data management. 

    Cousins, Fionnuala; Reid, Peter H.; Tait, Elizabeth; Thomas, Annette
    COUSINS, F., REID, P., TAIT, E. and THOMAS, A. [2019]. Bridging the divide: reflections on university-industry collaboration for the development of the graduate certificate in petroleum data management. Journal of documentation [online], (accepted).
    Purpose:- This paper presents an analysis of the development of a new graduate certificate course in Petroleum Data Management. The course was developed in response to an identified gap in skills and training in data ...
  • Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries. 

    Reid, Peter H.
    REID, P.H. [2019]. Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries. Library and information history [online], (accepted).
    This article examines some of the lesser known libraries of Scottish lairds and gentry. The research here formed the basis of the keynote paper delivered at the Library and Information History Group’s annual conference ...
  • 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (2019-01-09)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2019. 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out': citizens' approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland. Presented at the 2019 Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2019), 9-11 January 2019, Stirling, UK.
    This paper provided an overview of developments in online information credibility evaluation over the previous 25 years, relating these to the results of two studies conducted by the authors in 2017: 1) an online survey ...
  • "Blood has been spilt on that spot”: exploring the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. 

    Lockerbie, Hayley; Baxter, Graeme (2018-08-23)
    LOCKERBIE, H. and BAXTER, G. 2018. "Blood has been spilt on that spot”: exploring the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. Presented at the 2018 Supernatural in contemporary society conference, 23-24 August 2018, Aberdeen, UK.
    This paper explored the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. This relationship was considered in terms of five distinct facets: 1) the portrayal of libraries and librarians in ...
  • Debating the research agenda around fake news. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (2018-06-05)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2018. Debating the research agenda around fake news. Presented at the 2018 This is not a fake conference!, 5 June 2018, London, UK.
    This paper presented a review of the kinds of research being undertaken into fake news, together with some of the results of the authors’ current and proposed research into fact response, fact checking and the journey of ...
  • Visual methods for social and cultural airport research. 

    Bloice, Lyndsay; Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David (2018-12-31)
    BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2018. Visual methods for social and cultural airport research. SPARA 2020 Project: WP7 Additional Budget Deliverable.
    This report examines the use of still, moving, and 3D images and visualisations for investigation into the social and cultural role of airports. The potential to use these methods to help people remember, connect to, and ...
  • Report on the potential social and cultural impact of a reopened Skye Airport. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Bloice, Lyndsay; Gray, David (2018-07-31)
    BAXTER, G., BLOICE, L. and GRAY, D. 2018. Report on the potential social and cultural impact of a reopened Skye Airport. SPARA 2020 project: WP7 Additional Buget Deliverable.
    This report presents the results of desk-based research that explored the potential social and cultural impact of the reintroduction of scheduled passenger services at the Broadford airfield on the Isle of Skye, where ...
  • Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Peach, Andrea (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy046, 2018-12-14)
    PEDERSEN, S. and PEACH, A. 2018. Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. Journal of design history [online], Advance articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy046
    Few have heard of Orkney tweed today, but in the mid-twentieth century it was as well known as Harris Tweed, and praised for its soft and light characteristics. This article investigates the rise and fall of Orkney tweed ...
  • The seven voices of information literacy (IL). 

    Cunningham, Veronica; Williams, Dorothy (CILIP https://doi.org/10.11645/12.2.2332, 2018-12-04)
    CUNNINGHAM, V. and WILLIAMS, D. 2018. The seven voices of information literacy (IL). Journal of information literacy [online], 12(2), pages 4-23. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11645/12.2.2332
    The purpose of this research was to discover the conceptions of information literacy (IL) prevalent across multiple stakeholder groups in an international middle school community. The research involved students, parents, ...
  • An investigation into cataloguers’ experiences with RDA. 

    MacLennan, Alan; Walicka, Agnieszka
    MACLENNAN, A. and WALICKA, A. 2019. An investigation into cataloguers’ experiences with RDA. Journal of librarianship and information science [online] OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618820655
    The 1998 publication of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) IFLA (1998) and the 2010 release of the new cataloguing standard based thereon, Resource Description and Access (RDA), have led to a ...
  • 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 ...

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