Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • The contradictory condition of 'homelessness' in the life of the transnational professional. 

    Whitehead, Gabriela (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2017.1341517, 2017-06-23)
    WHITEHEAD, G. 2017. The contradictory condition of 'homelessness' in the life of the transnational professional. Culture and organization [online], 23(4), pages 306-324. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2017.1341517
    This paper explores the condition of 'homelessness' as self-represented by a particular category of skilled professionals, who in the pursuit of work have relocated internationally more than once. The argument proposed is ...
  • The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (University of Boras http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/isic/isicsp5.html, 2014-09-02)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2014. The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters' online information behaviour. Information research [online], 19(4), Special Issue Supplement: Proceedings of the information behaviour conference (ISIC 2014), 2-5 September 2014, Leeds, UK, Part 1. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/19-4/isic/isicsp5.html
    Introduction. The paper will present the preliminary results of a study of voters' online information behaviour being conducted during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign. The referendum provides a rare ...
  • Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. 

    Bloice, Lyndsay; Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David (SPARA 2020 http://spara2020.eu, 2017-02-28)
    BLOICE, L., BAXTER, G. and GRAY, D. 2017. Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. Aberdeen: SPARA Project, Deliverable 7.1.
    This report presents the results of qualitative research conducted as Activity 7.1 within Work Package 7 of the SPARA 2020 project. It specifically explores the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral ...
  • The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Bloice, Lyndsay; Hood, Caroline; Barton, Flora (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685, 2017-08-04)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H., BLOICE, L., HOOD, C. and BARTON, F. 2017. The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. Journal of information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685
    Early- and mid-career researchers will shape the future of library and information science (LIS) research and it is crucial they be well placed to engage with the research impact agenda. Their understanding of research ...
  • Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.05.013, 2017-06-29)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. Voters' online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. International journal of information management [online], 37(6), pages 539-546. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.05.013
    Research into the public's motivations for, and barriers to, the use of referendum campaign sites was carried out in the final weeks before the 2014 vote on Scottish independence. As a qualitative study, drawing on 54 ...
  • Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh (Robert Gordon University School of Creative and Cultural Business, 2017-05-01)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Many organizations are trying to re-create the ‘Google experience’, to find and exploit their own corporate information. However, there is evidence that finding information in the workplace using search engine technology ...
  • Everyday life information literacy: a review of literature. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Sayyad, Abdi Elham (ECIL http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/wednesday-12th-morning-session/, 2016-10-10)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and SAYYAD ABDI, E. 2016. Everyday life information literacy: a review of literature. Presented at the 4th European conference on information literacy (ECIL 2016), 10-13 October 2016, Prague, Czech Republic [online]. Available from: http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/wednesday-12th-morning-session/
  • The participatory medicine attidutes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspective. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Kostagiolas, Petros A.; Bountouri, Christina; Niakas, Dimitris (ECIL http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/monday-10th-october-afternoon-session/, 2016-10-10)
    MARTZOUKOU, K., KOSTAGIOLAS, P., BOUNTOURI, C. and NIAKAS, D. 2016. The participatory medicine attidutes of general practitioners in Greece: an information behaviour perspective. Presented at the 4th European conference on information literacy (ECIL 2016), 10-13 October 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. [online]. Available from: http://ecil2016.ilconf.org/monday-10th-october-afternoon-session/
    In shared health decision-making, cooperation in the patient-doctor relationship is fundamental. However, lack of health literacy may act as a significant barrier in this process. Patients are expected to make decisions ...
  • Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (OUP https://global.oup.com/academic/product/gertrude-bell-and-iraq-9780197266076, 2017-04-13)
    JOHNSON, I.M. 2017. Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq. In Collins, P. and Tripp, C. (eds.) Gertrude Bell and Iraq: a life and legacy. Proceedings of the British Academy, 205: proceedings of Gertrude Bell: a life and legacy, 11-13 September 2013, London, UK. Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 11, pages 257-271.
    This paper discusses Gertrude Bell's involvement in the foundation of the Baghdad Public Library and the Iraq Museum Library, shedding light on issues that have surrounded their creation and development. It identifies ...
  • The creative industries in Scotland: flexible friends or foes? 

    Marcella, Rita; Illingworth, Lorraine; Baxter, Graeme (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008-01-08)
    MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2008. The creative industries in Scotland: flexible friends or foes? In Ross, K. and Price, S. (eds). Popular media and communication: essays on publics, practices and processes. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pages 102-129.
    While the Scottish creative sector specifically has been largely ignored in the published literature, there have been several national (i.e. UK) and international studies of women’s employment in the creative or cultural ...
  • Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Tait, Elizabeth; Gray, David (RICS/COBRA http://www.care-north.eu/sites/default/files/COBRA%20paper.pdf, 2012-09-11)
    LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. Presented at the construction, building and real estate research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2012), 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada. London: RICS. Hosted on www.care-north.eu [online]. Available from: www.care-north.eu/sites/default/files/COBRA paper.pdf
    Currently, emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland's total. While the Scottish Government has identified a number of transport policies, which would contribute to Scotland's ability to meet its targets, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-2/paper756.html, 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 [online], 22(2), paper 756. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/22-2/paper756.html
    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 (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-07-2016-0094, 2017-05-23)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and SAYYAD ABDI, E. 2017. Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. Journal of documentation [online], 73(4), pages 634-665. 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 ...
  • 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.

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