Information Research December 2020 issue available with six contributions from the Centre for Social Informatics

Information Research logoThe December 2020 issue of Information Research is now available. Alongside the ‘regular’ papers and book reviews, this issue incorporates all the papers and posters from the Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) conference hosted online by the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa in September.

Members of the Centre for Social Informatics have been eagerly awaiting the publication of volume 25 issue 4 of this journal, and looking forward to seeing six new pieces of their work published in the title. One is a full article in the main section of the journal, and the rest feature as papers and posters in the conference proceedings supplement. They encompass a number of our research interests including information literacy, metaskills, the impact of culture on public library use, and proxied information behaviours. Each is listed below with links to the contributions themselves and presentation material where available.

Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings by Peter Cruickshank and Hazel Hall (article)

Information literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors by Peter Cruickshank, Hazel Hall, and Bruce Ryan (ISIC2020 conference paper)

Investigating the ‘Why?’ rather than the ‘How?’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries by Rachel Salzano, Hazel Hall, and Gemma Webster (ISIC2020 conference paper)

Assisting information practice: from information intermediary to digital proxy by Peter Cruickshank, Gemma Webster, and Frances Ryan (ISIC2020 conference poster)

The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland by Rachel Salzano, Hazel Hall, and Gemma Webster (ISIC2020 conference poster)

Towards a definition of metaskills by Katherine Stephen, Laura Muir and Hazel Hall (ISIC2020 conference poster)

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