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 . This will appear in a special issue of Journal of Information Science the journal in June 2016. Continue reading
Today I’m presenting a research paper entitled ‘Creating a UK-wide network of LIS researchers’ at the library research symposium hosted by McMaster University in Canada. My invitation to speak at this event provides the first opportunity to present the initial findings from the DREaM Again project, which was completed in summer 2015. Continue reading
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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 taken.
As part of this work we have been considering what ‘impact’ means in the context of library and information science (LIS), and how this relates to conceptions of the term in other domains where there is a perceived research-practice gap, such as policing, social work and nursing. This first part of the study has been based on an analysis of the extant literature. We intend to write this up as a review paper.
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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, and was supported by the Library and Information Science Research Coalition. We reported the initial successes of the DREaM project in a paper that I co-authored with Alison Brettle and Charles Oppenheim and presented at QQML 2012. Three years later, we are interested in any further lasting impacts of the project.
To this end I am working with my colleague
Dr Bruce Ryan on a follow-up study that investigates any longer-term impact of , and the forms that such impact (if it exists) has taken. I mentioned these plans earlier in the month in a DREaM presentation at the Third International Seminar on LIS Education and Research, and then during my recent opening keynote paper at the 2015 EAHIL conference (the format of which was inspired by the DREaM project, and the event masterminded by Marshall Dozier, who was a member of the DREaM cadre).
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