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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Each year the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS), of which Edinburgh Napier University is part, offers a number of 3-month full-time internships for PhD students. These provide opportunities for second and third year PhD students to develop a range of transferable skills, enhance their employability, and gain experience of working within a public sector organisation in a short (funded) break from their PhD studies. 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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We are currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship within the
Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. (See the advertisement on FindAPhD.com and the studentship details on the Edinburgh Napier University careers pages.)
The title of the doctoral study is
Meta-skills maturity for future workplaces.
Applications are due by
Friday 30. th March 2018 Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 18
th April 2018. The studentship will start on Thursday 1st October 2018.
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Mural in Turku city centre
Last week I travelled to Turku to spend some time with colleagues at
Åbo Akademi University. This was my first visit to Finland since my appointment last February as Docent in Information Studies within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics at the University. Continue reading
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The Ways of being in a digital age review conference is currently underway at the University of Liverpool. The conference closes the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project Ways of being in a digital age. The project was commissioned by the ESRC in 2016 to help identify and prioritise future areas and methods for research on the social, economic, political, psychological and cultural impacts of digital media and technologies.
Amongst the delegates at the
conference is Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Alicja Pawluczuk. At the conference Alicja is presenting a paper that she has co-authored with the members of her supervision team: Dr Gemma Webster, Dr Colin Smith and myself. The paper is entitled ‘ Digital culture co-creation: capturing the social impact of small-scale community projects’. The slides are available on SlideShare and below.
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