The second of the
seven articles that I recently co-authored for the has now been published as an Jo urnal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS) OnlineFirst paper. The article is entitled ‘ Job search information behaviours: an ego-net study of networking amongst young job-seekers‘.
Through the analysis of a set of egocentric networks of young job-seekers, my co-authors
John Mowbray, Professor Robert Raeside, Pete Robertson and I reveal the key informational role of network contacts in job-seeking as one that extends beyond the simple diffusion of information about employment opportunities.
In the article we develop some of the findings from
John Mowbray‘s ESRC/Skills Development Scotland funded doctoral study that were presented as a conference paper at in June last year ( Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 slides; liveblog). The full manuscript of the article is also available to download from the Edinburgh Napier repository. Continue reading
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Hosted by the Information School at the University of Sheffield and the iSchool at Northumbria University, the 2018 iConference takes place in Sheffield this week from 25th to 28th March. Follow the conference remotely on Twitter using the hashtag #iconf18. Continue reading
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Last summer members of the Centre for Social Informatics delivered nine papers at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017. Following the conference, we were given the opportunity to develop this work into submissions for the . We took up this offer by working seven of the nine conference papers up to full journal article manuscripts. These were all submitted by the deadline of September 30th 2017. Following peer review and revisions all seven were accepted, and they will be published in Jo urnal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS) in due course. The manuscripts for all accepted articles have now been added to the JoLIS Edinburgh Napier repository, and can be downloaded by clicking the article titles below. Continue reading
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Professor Isto Huvila of Uppsala University in Sweden made a trip to Edinburgh earlier this week. Isto has worked for the past 20 years with archaeologists, exploring their creation, use and management of data and information from an Information Science perspective.
As part of his visit to Scotland,
Isto and I spent the afternoon of Tuesday 28th November with staff and associates of Historic Environment Scotland, the body that hosts both the national record and archive for the historic environment – including a growing digital archive – in Scotland. Here we discussed aspects of data/information management in archaeology. Continue reading
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Two weeks today on Wednesday 8th November I will be the opening speaker at a one day conference entitled ‘
Themes and trends in library and information research‘. The event is hosted by CILIP in Kent, and takes place at Canterbury Christ Church University in the Frederic Mason room of the grade II listed St. Martin’s Priory. Continue reading
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Dr Bruce Ryan
5th European Conference on Information Literacy takes place in St-Malo, France this week between Monday 18th and Thursday 21st September 2017. My colleague Dr Bruce Ryan is travelling to France to join the conference and deliver a presentation on a recent project that he and I completed with our Centre for Social Informatics colleague Peter Cruickshank.
Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory will be presented alongside three others in session entitled chaired by Information Literacy Research Dr on Wednesday 20th September between 11:10 and 11:35 UK time (12:10-12:35 in France). The slides are Jesús Lau already available on SlideShare and below.
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