Amongst the papers from is Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) 2018 published in the latest issue of Information Research an article that I co-authored with my Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Alicja Pawluczuk, Dr Gemma Webster, and Dr Colin Smith.
the paper we discuss the ways in which UK youth workers perceive their work in the context of digital literacy project facilitation. The findings, which derive from the analysis of data from interviews conducted with twenty digital youth workers, reveal (a) that youth workers are both excited and sceptical about the digital developments in the field, and (b) an anxiety associated with the lack of digital literacy skills in the youth work sector.
The paper is
available in full text from the . A Information Research web site PDF of the manuscript can also be downloaded from the Edinburgh Napier University repository.
This afternoon I’m speaking at the
Edge conference in Edinburgh about a new project, as summarised in the slide below.
We started work on Research Impact and Value and LIS (RIVAL) on 1st February 2019. The Royal Society of Edinburgh has awarded us a grant to create a collaborative network of Scotland-based library and information science (LIS) researchers and library and information professionals interested in maximising the value of LIS research. This work builds on the pilot RIVAL event that we hosted at Edinburgh Napier University on 11th July last year. Continue reading
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We are currently advertising
two fully-funded PhD places within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University for an October 2019 start date. Continue reading
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The School of Computing research event, 9th January 2019 (photo credit Rameez Asif)
In recent years, the
School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University has marked the beginning of the new year with a research event. This year we held it on Wednesday 9th January 2019. Continue reading
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PhD graduate Dr John Mowbray with his Director of Studies Professor Hazel Hall
Congratulations to Dr John Mowbray, who was awarded his PhD at the Edinburgh Napier University graduation ceremony at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh yesterday. I was John’s Director of Studies, his second supervisor was Professor Robert Raeside, and third supervisor Pete Robertson.
John’s PhD was funded by an
ESRC Skills Development Scotland Collaborative studentship. We won the grant for the award through a competitive process administered by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science in spring 2014, and John came to us later in the October of that year having applied for the PhD studentship that we advertised in June 2014. Continue reading
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Each year on the second Tuesday of October we mark Ada Lovelace Day at Edinburgh Napier University as part of the worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. The purpose of this activity is to showcase role models who will encourage more girls into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and to support women who are already working in STEM. Continue reading
School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is currently recruiting. Please pass the message on!
We are seeking to fill a vacancy for a full-time permanent lecturer post (grade 6, £38,183-£46,924). The job is
advertised on jobs.ac.uk as ‘Lecturer in Information Systems’, and on the Edinburgh Napier University careers page, with a deadline for applications of Sunday 28th October 2018. Continue reading
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