About Hazel Hall
Professor Hazel Hall is Professor of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, Docent of Information Studies a Åbo Akademi, Finland.
The takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week. Those of us who cannot be there in person have been following the conference proceedings on Twitter at 85th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology #asist2022 over the past couple of days.
Amongst the conference speakers is
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Rachel Salzano. Today at 15:00 UK time (09:00 in Pittsburgh) Rachel is presenting a paper co-authored with her PhD supervisors entitled ‘What are public libraries for? Culture as a determinant of conceptualizations of public library services for forced migrants’. The slides are available on SlideShare, and the full text paper can be read online in the conference proceedings. Continue reading →
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From a network model to a model network: strategies for network development to narrow the LIS research-practice gap has been accepted for publication in the . I recently co-authored Journal of Documentation this article with my Edinburgh Napier University colleagues Dr Bruce Ryan, Rachel Salzano, and Katherine Stephen.
this article we discuss the applicability of strategies shown to work well in one model of network development to the development of another. It in an output of the Research Impact Value and LIS (RIVAL) project, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh between 2019 and 2021. We used the grant to bring together a collaborative network of Scotland-based Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers and practising library and information professionals interested in maximising the impact and value of library and information science research. Continue reading →
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Yesterday afternoon, Bruce Ryan and I headed over to Inspace to participate in the latest Creative Informatics showcase event organised by Vikki Jones and Caitlin McDonald. Members of eight project teams gave short presentations on their research, most of which have been funded in the last couple of years through small research grants. Continue reading →
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Members of the
and Platform to platform (P2P) project teams from the Heritage organisations and podcasts: scoping study (HOPSS) Centre for Social Informatics have enjoyed presenting their work at two conferences this month. First, at the start of September I attended part of the Archives and Records Association’s annual conference 2022 in Chester. Then, with my colleagues Dr Bruce Ryan and Marianne Wilson, I spent most of last week in Bradford at the . BBC at 100 Symposium Continue reading →
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The 2022 Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) conference will be hosted next week from 26th to 29th September by our colleagues in the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University.
Staff and PhD students from the
Centre for Social Informatics have regularly contributed to the biennial ISIC conference series over the years, most recently in 2020, 2018, and 2016. This time around, third year PhD student Marina Milosheva will be flying the flag for Edinburgh Napier University. Continue reading →
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Bradford City Hall
BBC at 100 symposium is taking place in Bradford, and online, this week.
This afternoon (Wednesday 14th September) I’m presenting on
a panel about the creative use of digital archives. This will be with reference to the production of the podcast series of Lorna Lloyd’s Diary of the war.
AHRC funding through the Creative Informatics programme, the Platform to Platform project team at Edinburgh Napier University worked on the podcast series between February and July 2022. We combined a personal chronicle of the early months of World War II with contemporaneous news material, some of which was sourced from the BBC Archive. Continue reading →
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What can you do with a PhD from the
Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University? Find out here with news of four former PhD students who graduated between 2018 and 2020. Continue reading →
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This afternoon, I am delivering a paper on the
Platform to platform (P2P) project at the Archives and Records Association’s annual conference, 2022 in Chester. In my presentation, I will be addressing two main questions.
How do people engage with an archive digitised as a ‘performance’ in a non-fiction podcast series?
How does this engagement compare with that when the audience accesses the same core archive material as online text and images?
Continue reading →
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Today marks the start of a full-time internship for
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Marina Milosheva. For a period of 13 weeks, Marina will be working at the Advanced Learning and Skills Analysis Unit within the Scottish Government. This Unit is a part of the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate. The work undertaken within the Unit focuses on the improvement of the lives of children and young people in Scotland through raising educational standards.
The title of
Marina’s internship is ‘Evidence review as part of the evaluation of the Developing young workforce programme (2014-21)’. It is administered through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Scottish Science (SGSSS) internship scheme. Continue reading →
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View of the city from Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus, home of the Social Informatics research group
Scotland’s top modern university for research power and impact is recruiting a new Professor in Social Informatics. Please pass the message on!
Full details of the job can be found in the advertisement
on jobs.ac.uk, and by following the links on the Edinburgh Napier University ‘work with us; page. The deadline for applications is Sunday 4th September 2022, with Interviews expected to take place in the week of 10th October 2022. Continue reading →
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