Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users. 

    Johnson, Ian M.; Reid, Peter H.; Newton, Robert; Baxter, Graeme; Killen, Claire (Robert Gordon University http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/mow/guidelines_ereference_library_services_distance_learners_en.pdf, 2004-12-31)
    JOHNSON, I.M., REID, P.H. and NEWTON, R., with BAXTER, G. and KILLEN, C. 2004. Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users. A report for UNESCO [online]. Aberdeen: RGU. Available from: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/mow/guidelines_ereference_library_services_distance_learners_en.pdf
    Until recently the provision of distance education was undertaken mainly by various professional associations and commercial agencies offering vocational training. Library provision to meet the needs of registered students ...
  • Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Baxter, Graeme; Burnett, Simon M.; Goker, Ayse; Corney, David; Martin, Carlos (Donau-Universitat http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/department/gpa/telematik/edemocracy-conference/edem/vid/20773/index.php?URL=/en/department/gpa/telematik/edemocracy-conference/20773&cursor=6, 2015-05-20)
    PEDERSEN, S., BAXTER, G., BURNETT, S., GOKER, A., CORNEY, D. and MARTIN, C. 2015. Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the international conference for e-democracy and open government 2015 (CeDEM15), 20-22 May 2015, Krems, Austria. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität, pages 105-118. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem15/cedem15_oa_proceedings.pdf
    This paper identifies the peaks and troughs in Twitter usage during three televised Scottish Independence Referendum debates in Autumn 2014 and identifies the topics that were the foci of such peaks and troughs. We observe ...
  • Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? A decade of research into online election campaigns in Scotland. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita (Donau-Universitat http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem13_2nd_ed_final_version.pdf, 2013-05-22)
    BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2013. Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? A decade of research into online election campaigns in Scotland. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds). Proceedings of the international conference for e-democracy and open government (CeDEM13), 22-24 May 2013, Krems, Austria. 2nd ed. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität [online], pages 75-87. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem13_2nd_ed_final_version.pdf
    Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary at the Scottish political arena. This paper ...
  • Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. 

    Tait, Elizabeth; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Reid, Peter H. (Palgrave Macmillan https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palcomms.2016.70, 2016-10-07)
    TAIT, E., MARTZOUKOU, K. and REID, P. 2016. Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. Palgrave communications [online], 2, article 16070. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palcomms.2016.70
    This article presents an evaluation of the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic library services. It begins with a brief overview of the historical development of academic libraries followed by a discussion ...
  • Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. [Final report] 

    Whittemore, Simon (Jisc http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/1/TDI_Case_Study_(v0.76).doc, 2012-08-31)
    WHITTEMORE, S. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. [Final report]. Bristol: Jisc [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/1/TDI_Case_Study_(v0.76).doc
    The TDI project explored the types of digital engagement that are currently in use and how they are monitored. The project assessed what BCE skills, digital focused and traditional, that were available in the institutions ...
  • Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool. 

    McClymont, Kent; Holden, Jennifer; Passy, Rowena; Ochu, Erinma; Waite, Sue; Brock, Elizabeth; Baker, Matt; Ward, Sarah; Phippen, Andy; Loria, Pat; Tait, Elizabeth; Keedwell, Ed (Jisc http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/3/Tracking_Digital_Impact_Tool_(v1.4).pdf, 2012-12-20)
    MCCLYMONT, K., HOLDEN, J., PASSY, R., OCHU, E., WAITE, S., BROCK, E., BAKER, M., WARD, S., PHIPPEN, A., LORIA, P., TAIT, E. and KEEDWELL, E. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool. Exeter: University of Exeter [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/3/Tracking_Digital_Impact_Tool_(v1.4).pdf
    The Tracking Digital Impact (TDI) tool is designed to help researchers, research groups, projects and institutions assess their current and future digital engagement strategies in an objective and informed way to support ...
  • Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool: key questions reference. 

    McClymont, Kent; Holden, Jennifer; Passy, Rowena; Ochu, Erinma; Waite, Sue; Brock, Elizabeth; Baker, Matt; Ward, Sarah; Phippen, Andy; Loria, Pat; Tait, Elizabeth; Keedwell, Ed (Jisc http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/4/TDI_Key_Questions_Reference_(v1).pdf, 2012-12-20)
    MCCLYMONT, K., HOLDEN, J., PASSY, R., OCHU, E., WAITE, S., BROCK, E., BAKER, M., WARD, S., PHIPPEN, A., LORIA, P., TAIT, E. and KEEDWELL, E. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool: key questions reference. Exeter: University of Exeter [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/4/TDI_Key_Questions_Reference_(v1).pdf
    This is a quick reference summary of the ‘Key Questions’ developed as part of the large Tracking Digital Impact (TDI) Tool. Users with experience of digital technologies or have previously completed the TDI tool may find ...
  • Challenging digital inequalities: barriers and prospects. 

    Bonney, Norman; Komolafe, Olufemi; Tait, Elizabeth (Information Science Reference http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-056-1, 2008-12-31)
    BONNEY, N., KOMOLAFE, O. and TAIT, E. 2009. Challenging digital inequalities: barriers and prospects. In Lee, I. Electronic business: concepts, methodologies, tools and applications. London: Information Science Reference [online], chapter 7.4, pages 2014-2024. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-056-1
    There are substantial inequalities in access to and use of the Internet. These inequalities build on enduring social and economic inequalities that have themselves been rooted in previous rounds of the development of ...
  • MinkApp: generating spatio-temporal summaries for nature conservation volunteers. 

    Tintarev, Nava; Melero, Yolanda; Sripada, Somayajulu; Tait, Elizabeth; Van Der Wal, Rene; Mellish, Chris (Association for Computational Linguistics http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W12-1505, 2012-05-30)
    TINTAREV, N., MELERO, Y., SRIPADA, S., TAIT, E., VAN DER WAL, R. and MELLISH, C. 2012. MinkApp: generating spatio-temporal summaries for nature conservation volunteers. In the Proceedings of the 7th international natural language generation conference (INLG 2012), 30 May - 1 June 2012, Utica, IL. Stroudsburg, PA:ACL [online], article 1505. Available from: http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W12-1505
    We describe preliminary work on generating contextualized text for nature conservation volunteers. This Natural Language Generation (NLG) differs from other ways of describing spatio-temporal data, in that it deals with ...
  • Web 2.0 for eParticipation: transformational tweeting or devaluation of democracy? 

    Tait, Elizabeth (IGI Global https://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-0318-9.ch012, 2012-03-31)
    TAIT, E. 2012. Web 2.0 for eParticipation: transformational tweeting or devaluation of democracy? In Kloby, K and D'Agostino, M.J. Citizen 2.0: public and governmental interaction through web 2.0 technolgies. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference [online], pages 224-243. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-0318-9.ch012
    Recent developments in social media allow people to communicate and share information instantly and have led to speculation about the potential for increased citizen participation in decision making. However, as with other ...
  • An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen. 

    Gibbons-Wood, David; Tait, Elizabeth; Copper, Katie (Robert Gordon University, 2009-10-31)
    GIBBONS-WOOD, D., TAIT, E. and MORRISON, K. 2009. An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    The relationship between alcohol and crime is highly topical and increasingly important to policy makers. The connection between alcohol consumption and crime has significant implications for the implementation of appropriate ...
  • Creating sustainable digital community heritage resources using linked data. 

    Wallace, Claire; Tait, Elizabeth; MacLeod, Marsaili; Mellish, Chris; Hunter, Colin (University of Copenhagen http://hnk.ffzg.hr/bibl/SDH-2011/submissions/sdh2011_submission_19.pdf, 2011-10-15)
    WALLACE, C., TAIT, E., MACLEOD, M., MELLISH, C. and HUNTER, C. 2011. Creating sustainable digital community heritage resources using linked data. In Proceedings of the 2nd supporting digital humanities (SDH 2011): answering the unaskable, 17-18 November 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen [online]. Available from: http://hnk.ffzg.hr/bibl/SDH-2011/submissions/sdh2011_submission_19.pdf
    The CURIOS project investigates how digital archives can support interest in local heritage and, in doing so, can contribute to community regeneration and strengthened community cohesion. Software tools that utilise semantic ...
  • Electronic public information and Europe: an electronic forum in support of transparency and openness in government. 

    Marcella, Rita; Parker, Susan; Baxter, Graeme (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb040592, 1996-04-30)
    MARCELLA, R., PARKER, S. and BAXTER, G. 1996. Electronic public informaton and Europe: an electronic forum in support of transparency and openness in government. Vine [online], 26(1), pages 25-30. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb040592
    This article outlines the details of a British Library Research and Development Department funded project on the provision of European Union information in public libraries in the UK. It explains how European Union information ...
  • Citizenship information, electronic government. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Library Information Technology Centre, 1998-01-01)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. Citizenship information, electronic government. Information UK outlooks, 31, pages 1-22.
    This paper summarises the results of the Citizenship Information national survey of information needs and information seeking behaviour of the UK general public. The project was funded by the BLR&IC and comprised a survey ...
  • Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI? 

    Johnson, Ian M.; Reid, Peter H.; Baxter, Graeme (Library Association, 2002-03-31)
    JOHNSON, I., REID, P. and BAXTER, G. 2002. Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI? Library association record, 104(3), pages 175-176.
    The generosity of Carnegie is truly something to celebrate and where better than in the country of his birth. To celebrate that the 68th IFLA conference was to take place in Scotland and devoting part of its programe to ...
  • Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report. [Interim report] 

    Gibbons-Wood, David; MacLeod, Iain; Tait, Elizabeth (RGU, 2010-06-01)
    GIBBONS-WOOD, D., MACLEOD, I. and TAIT, E. 2010. Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report. [Interim report]. Aberdeen: RGU.
    This interim report provides an overview of the research phase of a project examining the way in which skills use can be maximised in the oil and gas industry. The research has been funded by the Scottish Funding Council ...
  • The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Moore, Nick (Pabst Science, 2006-12-31)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and MOORE, N. 2006. The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom. In Schorr, A. and Seltmann, S. (eds.) Changing media markets in Europe and abroad: new ways of handling information and entertainment content. Lengerich: Pabst Science, pages 63-77.
    This chapter discusses the role and effectiveness of UK parliamentary public information services in both servicing the needs of the general public for information about government and also in communicating positive ...
  • Citizenship information and public libraries. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Library Association, 1997-04-30)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1997. Citizenship information and public libraries. Public library journal, 12(4), pages 73-77.
    This article examines the development of the concept of citizenship information within the UK, with a particular focus on the role played by public libraries.
  • The long and winding road. 

    Campbell, Fiona; Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (Library Association, 2000-04-30)
    CAMPBELL, F., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. The long and winding road. Library Association record, 102(4), pages 214-215.
    For some years now, staff in the Library Association Professional Qualifications Department have noticed that, while a proportion of candidates for Associateship of the LA complete the necessary requirements fairly quickly ...

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