Collaboration and networking: learning from DREaM and RIVAL #UofGISTalks

This afternoon I am giving a SICSA-sponsored talk at the University of Glasgow. I have been invited to present by Dr Paul Gooding, Dr Nicole Smith, and Professor Maria Economou of the School of Information Studies as a contributor to … Continue reading

University of Glasgow Information Studies lecture, Wednesday 19th February 2020: DREaM, RIVAL, networking and collaboration

The School of Information Studies at the University of Glasgow is hosting a SICSA-sponsored talk on two networking grants – the Developing Research Excellence and Methords (DREaM) and Research Impact Value and Library and Information Science (RIVAL) projects – in … Continue reading

Conceptualisations of LIS research impact and value: learning from the LIS Research Coalition and DREaM (#lis_rival)

Over the past few days my colleague Dr Bruce Ryan and I have been busy finalising plans for Research Impact Value and LIS (#lis_rival), which takes place at Edinburgh Napier University Cariglockhart campus tomorrow. This work has included making up … Continue reading

Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre

My co-authored article with Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan ‘Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre‘ is now available from Emerald as an EarlyCite paper for Journal of Documentation. Those with … Continue reading

The impact of UKRC networking grants: a new publication on the long-term sustainability of the AHRC-funded DREaM network

Amongst the various funding schemes offered, the UK research councils support the development of research communities through schemes such as AHRC networking and EPSRC Digital Economy Network Plus grants. While it is possible to learn about the activities of these … Continue reading

DREaM Again moves into the data analysis phase

Since the end of May my colleague Dr Bruce Ryan and I have been investigating the long-term impact of the AHRC-funded DREaM project (for which I was Principal Investigator in 2011 and 2012), and the forms that such impact has … Continue reading

DREaM Again project launch

In 2011/12 I was Principal Investigator (PI) on the AHRC-funded DREaM project. The aim of this work was to develop a formal UK-wide network of Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers. The project ran from January 2011 to August 2012, … Continue reading

Sharing the DREaM blueprint: lessons in community network building from the DREaM project

This afternoon I gave an invited presentation to staff at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). The RCAHMS is Scotland’s national collection of buildings, archaeology and industry. I’d been invited to contribute to the … Continue reading

An afternoon with the UK Electronic Information Group (UKeIG) #iishistory #ukeigmembersday2021

Yesterday afternoon I participated in an online meeting of the UK Electronic Information Group (UKeIG). At one time I was heavily involved in the work of this group – I served as its Honorary Secretary for a while early in … Continue reading

Farewell 2020

Just over a year ago, on 22nd December 2019, I summarised the the previous six months of activities of the members of the Centre for Social Informatics. I illustrated this account with a jolly photograph of us all bunched closely … Continue reading