Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nick Moore, his information policy matrix, with a bibliometric analysis. 

    Muir, Adrienne; Oppenheim, Charles
    MUIR, A. and OPPENHEIM, C. [2017] Nick Moore, his information policy matrix, with a bibliometric analysis. Library management (accepted).
    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, 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, (accepted).
    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 ...
  • Foreign interventions and domestic initiatives in the development of education for librarianship and information management, with Iraq as a case study. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, School of Information Management, 2016-09-01)
    JOHNSON, I.M. 2016. Foreign interventions and domestic initiatives in the development of education for librarianship and information management, with Iraq as a case study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This study aimed to identify the influences on the development and sustainability of education for librarianship and information management. It analysed the factors that contribute to the development of education for ...
  • Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Sayyad, Abdi Elham
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and SAYYAD, A.E. [2017] Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. Journal of documentation [online] (accepted). 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 ...
  • How high can you bounce? 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2017-01-16)
    MARCELLA, R. 2017. How high can you bounce? Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 16 January, page 9. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1133641/rita-marcella-high-can-bounce/
    MARCELLA, R. 2017. How high can you bounce? Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 16 January, page 9. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1133641/rita-marcella- ...
  • Being sorry and meaning it. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2015-07-20)
    MARCELLA, R. 2015. Being sorry and meaning it. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 20 July, page 2. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/634950/rita-marcella-sorry-meaning/
    There have been many high profile examples of companies getting it wrong when communicating with the world in the aftermath of a disaster.
  • Slave labour or dignity through work in 21st century Britain? 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2015-10-19)
    MARCELLA, R. 2015. Slave labour or dignity through work in 21st century Britain? Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 19 October, pages 2. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/720455/rita-marcella-slave-labour-dignity-work-21st-century-britain/
    It is with some shock that one realises that slave labour still persists in the twenty first century in the UK.
  • Asking the right questions about Europe. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2016-04-18)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Asking the right questions about Europe. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 18 April, page 16. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/887189/rita-marcella/
    The European Debate - do we know the right questions to ask?
  • Leader, know yourself. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2016-05-16)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Leader, know yourself. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 16 May, pages 22. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/913578/rita-marcella-leader-know/
    Over the last fifteen years as Dean of Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University I have been asked many times for my thoughts on leadership.
  • Random acts of unkindness. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2016-06-20)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Random acts of unkindness. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 20 June, page 10. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/942691/rita-marcella-random-acts-unkindness/
    I was intrigued to read a statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently that mental health is more than the absence of mental disorders in the same way that health is not just freedom from illness.
  • A week can be a long time in politics. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and journal, 2015-09-23)
    MARCELLA, R. 2015. A week can be a long time in politics. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 23 September, page 2. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/north-of-scotland/703034/rita-marcella-week-can-long-time-politics/
    This has been a busy and exciting few weeks in terms of British politics with a new Labour leader - if very definitely not a New Labour leader - Jeremy Corbyn taking his seat formally in the House of Commons following his ...
  • To regulate or not to regulate. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2015-06-15)
    MARCELLA, R. 2015. To regulate or not to regulate. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 15 June, page 2. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/610068/rita-marcella-regulate-not-regulate/.
    Within a few days of his appointment as business, innovation and skills secretary on May 11, 2015, and in the immediate post-election period, Sajid Javid has promised to reduce the red tape that besets businesses, increasing ...
  • Redifining the concept of social work/life balance. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2016-08-15)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Redifining the concept of social work/life balance. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 15 August, page 4. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/997021/rita-marcella-redefining-concept-social-worklife-balance/
    As we might have expected 30 years ago, the Internet, the proliferation of electronic means of communication and the advent of social media have revolutionised how we live life today. I can vividly remember giving a breakfast ...
  • Ten tips for working the network. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2016-10-17)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Ten tips for working the network. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 17 October, page 10. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1051727/rita-marcella-ten-tips-working-network
    We all have networks - they are natural phenomena that we encounter from our earliest days, membership of which begins in early childhood and is nurtured (though also sometimes damaged) through participation in nursery, ...
  • To see ourselves as others see us. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2016-09-19)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. To see ourselves as others see us. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 19 September, page 4. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1022069/rita-marcella-see-others-see-us/
    There is general consensus that Aberdeen and the north-east more widely need to diversify and grow our sources of revenue across a range of sectors, one of the prime of which is tourism.
  • Popular careers as seen on screen. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2016-12-19)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Popular careers as seen on screen. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 19 December, page 8. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1109679/rita-marcella-popular-careers-seen-screen/
    Over many years in academia I have pondered how and why particular careers seem overwhelmingly attractive to young people, in particular of course university applicants, while others seem to languish and require constant ...
  • Politics and the era of uncertainty. 

    Marcella, Rita (Press and Journal, 2016-11-21)
    MARCELLA, R. 2016. Politics and the era of uncertainty. Press and journal. The business (supplement) [online], 21 November, page 22. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1082017/rita-marcella-politics-era-uncertainty/
    The day after the US presidential election many of us woke to an unexpected election outcome: and the deep irony is not that you and I did not expect it but that governments, pollsters and political experts all over the ...
  • 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 ...

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