Congratulations to our
Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Dr Lyndsey Middleton (née Jenkins) and Dr Leo Appleton, both of whom graduated with their PhDs last week. Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were unable to celebrate with them in person in the usual way at the Edinburgh Napier University graduation ceremony at the Usher Hall. However, the University was able to mark the day in other ways, including this video.
Lyndsey’s PhD thesis is entitled
Exploring the development of innovative work behaviour of employees in multiple workplace contexts. Continue reading
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The September 2018 issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science ( ) has just been published. This is a special issue that brings together ten expanded versions of conference papers that were presented at 50(3) Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 in June last year (2017).
Amongst this collection are two articles by Edinburgh Napier University colleagues:
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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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Finland experienced a fresh covering of snow last week
I have examined quite a few PhDs over the course of my career, both in English and in French, but until last week I had not had the opportunity to participate in a doctoral defence at a Nordic university. Last week I travelled to
Åbo Akademi University in the Finnish city of Turku to serve as the opponent at the PhD defence of a thesis (in English) entitled . Social media and public libraries: exploring information activities of library professionals and users
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Last week I was delighted to be invited along to the Scottish Parliament for the Scottish launch of the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge.
In Scotland the
Summer Reading Challenge is delivered in partnership by the Reading Agency and the Scottish public library service across twenty-nine of its thirty-two local authorities. For the third year Tesco Bank is the sponsor of the Challenge. In 2013 the project partners hope to support 40,000 children engage in reading activities around the theme of “Creepy House”. The launch itself was hosted by Fiona McLeod MSP. Fiona herself is a Chartered Librarian and currently serves as the chair of the Scottish Library and Information Council.
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Over two beautiful almost-spring days on 28th February and 1st March around 150 members the library community met in Edinburgh for the 2013 Edge conference, organised by a team of staff from Edinburgh Council Libraries and Information Services led by Liz McGettigan. Although the delegate list largely comprised the names of senior members of UK public librarians, in his opening address Councillor Richard Lewis also welcomed library staff of all career stages from as far afield as Norway, Nashville and New York to the conference. Also in attendance were some other key players in library services delivery, such as senior council staff and representatives from supplier firms. The excellent line-up of speakers brought practitioners, policy makers and commentators to the podium, all with much to say about the future of public services.