A new version (V13) of the Centre for Social Informatics flyer is now available from the Social Informatics blog on the Edinburgh Napier University web pages. Please follow the link to read about the work of our research group, including details of research expertise, funders, recent PhD completions, and recent publications. The flyer also profiles the thirteen academic and research staff within the research group, alongside our nine current research students.
Normally we wouldn’t publish a
new version of our flyer at this time of year. Instead we would wait until after our next intake of PhD students in October. However, some of our staff have recently changed titles/job roles, so we wanted to reflect their achievements in the document now. Continue reading
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Congratulations to my
Centre for Social Informatics colleague Dr David Haynes and his co-author Dr Lyn Robinson of City University on the ‘online first’ publication of their paper ‘Delphi study of risk to individuals who disclose personal information online’. In their paper, the authors identify four priority areas for research into personal online risk: (1) personalisation versus privacy; (2) responsibility for privacy on social networks; (3) measuring privacy risk, and (4) perceptions of powerlessness and resulting apathy. Continue reading
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‘ Using social media during job search: the case of 16-24 year olds in Scotland‘ is about the the value of social media in providing information opportunities to young people seeking employment. This co-authored paper has recently been accepted for inclusion in the . Journal of Information Science
Based on an analysis of interview and focus group data,
Dr John Mowbray (University of Glasgow) and I reveal that: Continue reading
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Staff within the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria plan to establish a Centre for Informatics and Society (CIS) as part of the University’s Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology. They are currently engaged in identifying the scope and potential activities of this new unit. The early part of the work has focused on auditing the field and collecting information about other research institutions with a similar remit to that of the proposed Centre. Continue reading
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The June 2016 issue of has just been published. This is a special issue of the journal that comprises Journal of Information Science (volume 42, issue 3) twelve articles developed from 54 papers presented at the held in Aberdeen in June 2015. A Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) conference guest editorial, co-authored by Peter Reid and Katie Cooper of Robert Gordon University, provides an overview of each contribution. Continue reading
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Louise Rasmussen presents on KM as management innovation at i3 (credit I. Buunk)
Seven full papers developed from presentations made at last year’s
Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference are now available online as peer-reviewed journal articles. Together they contribute to a special issue of to be published in spring 2016. Journal of Information Science ( JIS)
Two of these papers are contributions from members of my team within the
Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The first concerns Knowledge Management as a management innovation, and the other discusses the role of the census as an information source in policy-making. Continue reading
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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
Back in June 2015 Dr Louise Rasmussen presented a paper at the i3 conference entitled A KM implementation as management innovation: the impact of an agent of change. Louise and I have since developed this work into an article for the and it has just been accepted for publication. Journal of Information Science, The paper will appear in a special issue of the journal in June 2016.
The theme of
the paper is the introduction and adoption of a Knowledge Management programme within a large distributed public sector agency in Europe. It discusses in detail the results of research that sought to provide insight into the adoption process associated with management innovations, with a focus on decision-making. As well as extending theoretical perspectives on KM, this work developed a model that can be used by KM practitioners as a tool for project management at particular points of the management innovation process, taking into account local contexts.
full text of the accepted paper is available for download. The slides for the earlier conference presentation can also be found on my SlideShare account.
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