Recent Submissions

  • Copyright and digital academic library development in the UK. 

    Muir, Adrienne (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617732380, 2017-09-26)
    MUIR, A. 2017. Copyright and digital academic library development in the UK. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617732380
    Reviews the role of copyright in digital academic and research library development in the UK over the last 25 years, drawing on policy documents, legislative reviews and statutes, project documentation and programme ...
  • 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 ...
  • Glass ceilings and velvet ghettos? Women in the Scottish media and communication industries. 

    Marcella, Rita; Illingworth, Lorraine; Baxter, Graeme (MeCCSA and AMPE (ORGANISERS), 2006-01-13)
    MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2006. Glass ceilings and velvet ghettos? Women in the Scottish media and communication industries. Presented at the 2nd joint Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and Association of Media Practice Educators (AMPE) annual conference, 13-15 January 2006, Leeds, UK.
    This paper reports the results to date of a research project, funded by the European Social Fund and currently in its second year, which is investigating the existence of any barriers facing women in the Scottish media and ...
  • The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Cheah, Shih (Robert Gordon University, 2007-06-25)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and CHEAH, S. 2007. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. Presented at the 1st information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2007), 25-28 June 2007, Aberdeen, UK.
    This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaigns for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. This was a ...
  • Information and library studies on a virtual campus. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (2001-03-21)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. Information and library studies on a virtual campus. In Ashcroft, L. (ed). Continuity, culture, competition: the future of library and information studies education?: proceedings of the 4th British-Nordic conference on library and information studies, 21-23 March 2001, Dublin, Ireland. Bradford: Emerald, pages 161-170.
    In September 2000, the School of Information and Media at the Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen began delivery of its Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)/Master of Science (MSc) course in Information and Library Studies ...
  • A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk scheme as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Taylor Graham Publishing, 2000-08-16)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk scheme as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs. New review of information behaviour research: proceedings of the 3rd international information needs, seeking and use in differenct contexts, 6-18 Aug 2000, Gothenburgh, Sweden, 2, pages 87-104.
    This paper discusses the second stage of the Citizenship Information research project, funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre: a national survey, by personal doorstep interview and using the random ...
  • 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 ...
  • Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; Chapman, Denise; Fraser, Alan (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043, 2013-02-27)
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R., CHAPMAN, D. and FRASER, A. 2013. Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Procedia social and behavioral sciences: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on integrated information (IC-INNFO 2012), 30 August - 3 September 2012, Budapest, Hungary [online], 73, pages 209-216. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043
    This paper reports the results of a study of voters' online behaviour conducted during the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election campaign. Here, 64 citizens of Aberdeen, North-east Scotland, were observed and questioned ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hooray for Holyrood? Twelve years of research into the use of the internet by political actors in Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY http://www.informingthegoodsociety.com/, 2015-10-30)
    BAXTER, G. 2015. Hooray for Holyrood? Twelve years of research into the use of the internet by political actors in Scotland. Presented at Scottish info polity seminar as part of informing the good society (InGSoc): new directions in information policy project, 30 October 2017, Edinburgh, UK.
    This presentation provided an overview of the key results of a longitudinal series of studies (conducted since 2003) that have examined the use of the Internet by political actors in Scotland. The studies discussed included: ...
  • Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University https://meccsa2014.bournemouth.ac.uk/, 2014-01-08)
    BAXTER, G. 2014. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Presented at the Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2014), 8-10 January 2014, Bournemouth, UK.
    This conference paper presented the main results of the comparative analysis of newspaper coverage of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland: the building of a North Sea gas reception terminal at St. ...
  • Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University, 2000-11-16)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. Presented at the 7th Information for Scotland conference, 16 November 2000, Edinburgh, UK.
    Discusses recent and current research into citizenship information needs at the School of Information and Media, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Reviews the most important results from two large-scale, nation-wide ...
  • The best-laid schemes: the provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University, 2009-06-22)
    BAXTER, G. 2009. The best-laid schemes: the provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. Presented at the 2nd information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2009), 22-25 June 2009, Aberdeen, UK.
    This conference paper presented the main results of a study that examined the provision and accessibility of information relating to Scottish Government public consultation exercises. It discussed the accessibility and ...
  • Only connect: a phenomenographic study exploring stakeholders' conceptions of information literacy across an international middle school community. 

    Cunningham, Veronica (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2017-01-31)
    CUNNINGHAM, V. 2017. Only connect: a phenomenographic study exploring stakeholders' conceptions of information literacy across an international middle school community. Robert Gordon University, DInfSci thesis.
    The dynamic information context is challenging school communities to calibrate their ways of understanding information literacy. However empirical research reports a lack of shared understanding and vision around information ...
  • 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, ...
  • Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. 

    Stevenson, Paul (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2017-04-01)
    STEVENSON, P. 2017. Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. Robert Gordon University, DInfSc thesis.
    There is limited engagement with research based evidence among senior managers within the NHS, and a failure to consistently integrate research findings into the decision making process. While much is known about the ...

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