Recent Submissions

  • Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision. 

    Emele, Chikezie Daniel (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2018-01-01)
    EMELE, C.D. 2018. Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The provision of accessible and usable health information is vital for making informed health decisions and embracing active and preventative health behaviours (such as reporting of symptoms, early screening and seeking ...
  • 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 ...
  • Syrian information literacy. [Project website] 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina (Robert Gordon University https://syrian-information-literacy.blogspot.com/, 2016-10-01)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. 2017. Syrian information literacy. [Project website]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://syrian-information-literacy.blogspot.com/
    This is the authors official blog website for the Lost in information? project. The aim of the project was to examine information related experiences and information literacy practices of Syrian new Scots (the Syrian ...
  • Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (CILIP, Library and Information Research Group https://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/index.php/lir/article/view/757, 2018-06-30)
    JOHNSON, I.M. 2018. Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services. Library and information research [online], 42(126), pages 95-142. Available from: https://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/index.php/lir/article/view/757
    The absence of an appropriate theoretical framework for understanding and assessing influences on the development of education for library, archive and information work is reflected in a literature that is largely experiential ...
  • Open Licensing for cultural heritage. 

    Muir, Adrienne (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2018.03.019, 2018-04-12)
    MUIR, A. 2018. Open Licensing for cultural heritage. Journal of cultural heritage [online], 32, pages 267-268. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2018.03.019
    This is a book review by the author of Open Licensing for cultural heritage by Hamilton, G. and Saunderson, F. published by Facet. ISBN 9781783301850.
  • Every child a library member: an evaluative review. 

    Reid, Peter H.; Hood, Caroline (Scottish Library and Information Council https://scottishlibraries.org/research-skills/every-child-a-library-member/, 2018-08-31)
    REID, P.H. and HOOD, C. 2016. Every child a library member: an evaluative review. Glasgow: Scottish Library and Information Council [online]. Available from: https://scottishlibraries.org/research-skills/every-child-a-library-member/
    In August 2016 the Department of Information Management at Robert Gordon University conducted an Evaluative Review of the Every Child A Library Member project. The review, conducted by Professor Peter Reid and Caroline ...
  • Enterprise search and discovery capability: the factors and generative mechanisms for user satisfaction. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Burnett, Simon M. (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551518770969, 2018-05-11)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H. and BURNETT, S. 2018. Enterprise search and discovery capability: the factors and generative mechanisms for user satisfaction. Journal of information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551518770969
    Many organizations are re-creating the 'Google-like' experience behind their firewall to exploit their information. However, surveys show dissatisfaction with enterprise search is commonplace. No prior study has investigated ...
  • Exploring the everyday life information needs and the sociocultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Burnett, Simon M. (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2017-0142, 2018-07-30)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2018. Exploring the everyday life information needs and the sociocultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. Journal of documentation [online], 74(5), pages 1104-1132. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2017-0142
    Purpose: This paper presents the research findings of the 'Syrian new Scots' Information Literacy Way-finding practices' research project, funded by the Information Literacy Group (ILG) of the Chartered Institute of Library ...
  • The use of self moderated focus groups to gather exploratory data on information beliefs and their impact on information seeking behaviour. 

    Marcella, Rita (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2018.04.004, 2018-04-27)
    MARCELLA, R. 2018. The use of self moderated focus groups to gather exploratory data on information beliefs and their impact on information seeking behaviour. Library and information science research [online], 40(1), pages 45-52. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2018.04.004
    The existence of an information belief system is tested for the first time through innovative use of self moderated focus groups. Initial generation of information beliefs was achieved in an open, unpredicted and unbiased ...
  • Facet analysis in UDC: questions of structure, functionality and data formality. 

    Slavic, Aida; Davies, Sylvie C. (Ergon Verlag http://www.ergon-verlag.de/en/bibliotheks--informationswissenschaft/knowledge-organization-journal/knowledge-organization-single-issue-2017-6.php, 2017-11-30)
    SLAVIC, A. and DAVIES, S. 2017. Facet analysis in UDC: questions of structure, functionality and data formality. Knowledge organization [online], 44(6): selected papers from the International UDC seminar 2017: faceted classification today: theory, technology and end users, 14-15 September 2017, London, UK, pages 425-435. Available from: http://www.ergon-verlag.de/en/bibliotheks--informationswissenschaft/knowledge-organization-journal/knowledge-organization-single-issue-2017-6.php
    The paper will look into different patterns of facet analysis used in the UDC schedules and how these affect the scheme presentation, the underlying data structure and the management of the classification scheme. From the ...
  • Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. 

    Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Kourouthanassis, Panos E.; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Korfiatis, Nikolaos; Niakas, Dimitrios (Palgrave Macmillan https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2017.1390050, 2018-01-04)
    KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., KOUROUTHANASSIS, P.E., MARTZOUKOU, K., KORFIATIS, N. and NIAKAS, D. 2018. Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. Health systems [online], 7(1), pages 13-28. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2017.1390050
    This study addresses diabetes physicians' information seeking behavioural paths (digital, conventional, interpersonal) which lead to information needs satisfaction and the barriers encountered in this process. The study ...
  • The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school. 

    Cogan, Aviel; Martzoukou, Konstantina (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-12-2017-0045, 2018-07-05)
    COGAN, A. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2018. The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school. Reference services review [online], Earlycite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-12-2017-0045
    This study investigated how in-service teachers within the context of an American Jewish day school perceive, practice and develop Information Literacy (IL), as a sociocultural practice and through Continuing Professional ...
  • Social and cultural capital information sheet. 

    Grinnall, Andy (SPARA 2020, 2017-12-31)
    GRINNALL, A. 2017. Social and cultural capital information sheet. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.2.
    A large majority of the information compiled in this sheet comes from the research conducted by Bloice, Baxter and Gray (2017) at remote airports for the SPARA project. Some additional elements have been included based on ...
  • The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. 

    Hood, Caroline; Laing, Richard Alexander; Gray, David; Napier, L.; Simpson, A.; Tait, Elizabeth (University of Victoria (Organisers) https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/nhice/about-the-conference/, 2018-04-25)
    HOOD, C., LAING, R., GRAY, D., NAPIER, L., SIMPSON, A. and TAIT, E. 2018. The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. To be presented at the 1st International new horizons in green civil engineering conference 2018 (NHICE-01), 25-27 April 2018, Victoria, Canada.
    The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is a major 58km roads infrastructure project with funding partners including Transport Scotland, two local Municipal Authorities and the Scottish Futures Trust. The project aims ...
  • Castle to cathedral to cashmere: an evaluation. 

    Reid, Peter H.; Tait, Elizabeth (Robert Gordon University, 2017-12-31)
    REID, P.H. and TAIT, E. 2017. Castle to cathedral to cashmere: an evaluation. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    The Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Partnership has delivered a significant heritage experience to the centre of Elgin. The partnership has been led by The Moray Council and has involved the City of Elgin Business Improvement ...
  • 'The owner of one of the largest and most valuable private libraries in Scotland': David Hay Fleming as book collector. 

    Aitchison, Briony; Reid, Peter H. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1179/1758348914Z.00000000077, 2015-04-21)
    AITCHISON, B. and REID, P.H. 2015. 'The owner of one of the largest and most valuable private libraries in Scotland': David Hay Fleming as book collector. Library and information history [online], 31(2), pages 95-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/1758348914Z.00000000077
    David Hay Fleming, one in a long line of gentlemen scholars, is remembered as an historian, antiquary, and critic. Yet upon his death in 1931 he left his library of nearly 13,000 volumes (together with his personal papers, ...
  • Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: a case study in the north-east of Scotland. 

    Hood, Caroline; Reid, Peter H. (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2017-0167, 2018-05-01)
    HOOD, C. and REID, P.H. 2018. Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: a case study in the north-east of Scotland. Journal of documentation [online], 74(4), pages 741-762. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2017-0167
    Purpose - The aim of this paper is to examine issues associated with user engagement on social media with local history in the north east of Scotland and focuses on a case-study of the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage ...
  • Sir Francis Leicester's 'good library' at Nether Tabley. 

    Webb, Sarah; Reid, Peter H. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/17583489.2018.1412924, 2018-03-02)
    WEBB, S. and REID, P.H. 2018. Sir Francis Leicester's 'good library' at Nether Tabley. Library and information history [online], 34(1), pages 1-22. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17583489.2018.1412924
    This article examines the book collection of Sir Francis Leicester (1674-1742) of Nether Tabley Hall, Cheshire. It charts the genesis of his collection; from an initial collection inherited from his grandfather Sir Peter ...
  • Using knowledge organization systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Muir, Laura J. (Ergon Verlag, 2018-05-29)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H. and MUIR, L.J. 2018. Using Knowledge Organization Systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena. Knowledge organization [online], 45(2), pages 152-169. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5771/0943-7444-2018-2-152.
    The study investigates whether existing Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) for strong and hesitant forward-looking sentiment could be improved to detect social phenomena. Five judges identified examples of strong/hesitant ...

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