The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) summer school 2021 runs this week between 14th and 21st June. The PhD students in the Centre for Social Informatics have signed up for several sessions at the summer school. In addition, on Thursday afternoon two of our students – Marina Milsoheva and Thoko Kachale – are hosting a rerun of the training event that they ran successfully in February this year.
Those who have signed up for
Changing research plans: how to move forward in times of uncertainty will explore, and learn about, adaptability skills that are of particular value to research when plans are disrupted, for example due to on-going pandemic restrictions.
To find out more about this session, please see
the latest post by Marina on the Social Informatics Research blog.
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Following the completion of our Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) funded Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL) project at the end of March 2021, Dr Bruce Ryan and I are each pleased to have an opportunity to speak about this work at two different conferences this week. The first is the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) annual conference, which opened today. The second is the annual conference of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL), which takes place on Wednesday. Continue reading
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Workplace information literacy: a bridge to the development of Innovative Work Behaviour is a new paper about information-related determinants of Innovative Work Behaviour (IWB). I co-authored this paper with Dr Lyndsey Middleton, drawing on the findings of Lyndsey’s ESRC/Skills Development Scotland-funded doctoral research* completed within the Centre for Social Informatics. The paper was accepted for publication in the last week. Journal of Documentation Continue reading
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Dr Leo Appleton
(QQML2021) takes place this week from Tuesday 25th until Friday 28th May. At the conference, 13th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference Dr Leo Appleton, who completed his doctoral study within the Centre for Social Informatics last year, is presenting a paper that he and I have co-authored.
Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries‘, the theme of our paper is the novel multi – location longitudinal focus group method that Leo adopted for the empirical phase of his PhD research on the role of UK public libraries . In his presentation slot on Tuesday, Leo will discuss the value of data collection from fifty – three participants in three rounds of focus group meetings in eight UK public library authorities . He will explain that this approach generated a rich data set for qualitative analysis. In particular, he will draw attention to the increasing level of sophistication and depth of discussion a mongst the study participants over the course of the three rounds of focus group meetings. Leo will also acknowledge participant attrition as the main drawback of this approach. Continue reading
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Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Rachel Salzano is currently seeking submissions for a public exhibition of art work to represent the reasons that refugees and asylum seekers use UK public library services. Rachel will be pleased to feature all types of art work in the exhibition, including, for example, photographs, paintings, collages, and 3D creations. Continue reading
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We invite applications for a
fully-funded PhD studentship within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University.
The studentship is entitled
It is suitable for holders of undergraduate or Masters degrees in subjects such as Business Information Systems, Business Studies, Computing, Data Science, or Information Science, Enhancing labour market intelligence using machine learning. Continue reading
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Over the past couple of months, my colleague
Peter Cruickshank has been leading work on the development a new collaborative blog to showcase the work of our research group at Edinburgh Napier University. Continue reading
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Do you know or work with adult refugees and/or asylum seekers who have lived in the UK for 5 years or fewer? If so, please could you let them know about this opportunity to contribute to an on-going research project within the Centre for Social Informatics by completing a short online questionnaire at . tinyurl.com/culturepubliclibraries Continue reading
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This year’s annual conference of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) takes place online on Wednesday 9th June 2021. Registration are free of charge on EventBrite.
The conference will bring together
SCURL members to share ideas and experiences to shape library services in the future. There will be a particular focus on adaptations and innovations across SCURL libraries during the past year, taking into account the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on library service delivery. Continue reading
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