The first 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, with the option to download it as a PDF.
In the paper entitled ‘
Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement‘ my co-authors Pete r Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan and I explore how elected (yet unpaid) community councillors in Scotland exploit information channels for democratic engagement with the citizens that they represent. Continue reading
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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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Many congratulations to
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Lyndsey Jenkins on the award of a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
Lyndsey will use the bursary later this year to support a visit to Turku, Finland, where she will gather case study data for her
ESRC-funded doctoral study on workplace learning and innovative work behaviours. Professor Gunilla Widén, and other members of the Information Studies group at Åbo Akademi University, will host Lyndsey’s visit. Lyndsey also intends to deliver a seminar presentation on her study while she is with Gunilla’s team.
John Campbell Trust was established as an independent charitable trust through the bequest of the late Dr John Campbell. Campbell was an early member of the Institute of Information Scientists. The trust is administered by a body of Trustees under the chairmanship of Professor Adrienne Muir ( Robert Gordon University). The purpose of the Trust is to further the education and development of information professionals through grants, scholarships, research or travel awards, to enhance the knowledge and experience of the information community as a whole.
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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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