Journal of Information Science i3 2015 special issue: papers available from OnlineFirst #i3rgu

Louise Rasmussen presents at i3

Louise Rasmussen presents on KM as management innovation at i3 (credit I. Buunk)

Seven full papers developed from presentations made at last year’s Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference are now available online as peer-reviewed journal articles. Together they contribute to a special issue of Journal of Information Science (JIS) to be published in spring 2016.

Two of these papers are contributions from members of my team within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The first concerns Knowledge Management as a management innovation, and the other discusses the role of the census as an information source in policy-making.

If your institution holds a subscription to Journal of Information Science (JIS), or you are a CILIP member, you will be able to access all these papers directly from the publisher. Alternatively, you can access the full text PDF of the accepted manuscripts by the Napier team members from Edinburgh Napier University’s repository. Please click through from the links below to access the papers:

The links to the other five articles developed from papers presented at i3 for the special issue currently available through JIS OnlineFirst are as follows:

For further information about i3 2015 (and the associated doctoral colloquium iDocQ held in the same week at the conference venue), please see the review that I posted to this blog on 30th July 2015.

Digital engagement report published #digiCC

digicc workshops353x250The Centre for Social Informatics has just published a report on digital engagement for community councils and registered tenant organisations. The report presents findings from the Scottish Government sponsored workshops led in October and November 2015 by my research centre colleagues Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan. In addition, the report includes links to all the workshop presentation and outputs (such as videos, slides and photographs), and to further reading and resources. Continue reading

An award-winning trip to #IDIMC 2016

IDIMC prize certificates2016 got off to a terrific start for the Centre for Social Informatics with three award-winning ‘performances’ at the 2nd International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC), hosted by the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University on 12th and 13th January.

Following two intensive days of invited papers, contributed papers, workshops, PhD student presentations (delivered as 5 minute madness), and posters (not to mention all the chat between sessions in the breaks and at the conference dinner) we returned to Edinburgh clutching the prizes for: Continue reading

Edinburgh Napier School of Computing research day January 8th 2016

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Colleagues within the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation at the School of Computing of Edinburgh Napier University kicked off the new year at a one-day event on Friday 8th January at which they shared their latest research news. Continue reading

The census as an information source: paper in press

At i3 2015

At i3 2015

AHRC-funded research student Lynn Killick, who works with me within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, presented a paper entitled The role of the census in public policy-making: information practices of policy makers at the i3 conference last June.

Subsequently Lynn and I worked with Lynn’s two other supervisors to develop this material into an article entitled ‘The census as an information source in public policy-making’ for the Journal of Information Science. This will appear in a special issue of the journal in June 2016. Continue reading

Deadlines approaching for Edinburgh Napier research studentship opportunities

We are currently offering three different funded research studentship opportunities in the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. All of these have deadlines in the next few days: one on Monday 11th January, and the other two on Friday 15th January. These are summarised in the table below, with links to additional information on each scheme. If you are planning to make an application for one or more of these schemes, please don’t miss the deadline(s)! Continue reading

Preview: 2nd International Data and Information Management Conference 2016

IDIMC 2016 logoNext week a group of us from the Centre for Social Informatics will be travelling to Loughborough University to participate at the 2nd International Data and Information Management Conference. We are making three contributions at this event: Continue reading