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Beyond reality: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library. (2019)
Journal Article
MACLENNAN, A. 2019. Beyond reality: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000619890757

This is a book review of: "Beyond reality: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library", edited by K.J. Varnum and published in 2019 by the American Library Association. This slim volume is an interesting read. Arranged in nine chapters, it'... Read More about Beyond reality: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library..

An investigation into cataloguers' experiences with RDA. (2019)
Journal Article
MACLENNAN, A. and WALICKA, A. 2020. An investigation into cataloguers’ experiences with RDA. Journal of librarianship and information science [online] 52(2), pages 464-475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618820655

Cataloguing has been undergoing significant transformation for the last several years in order to keep up with the changing world of digital technologies, dramatically increasing the number of resources to be catalogued and data to be managed in such... Read More about An investigation into cataloguers' experiences with RDA..

Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. (2018)
Thesis
ANDERSON, C.E. 2018. Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Robert Gordon University [online], DInfSci thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study charts and describes, within a live and emergent environment, how a large organisation responded to the requirements of the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Using action research and a records continuum perspective, the study explores the rol... Read More about Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry..

Information governance and assurance: reducing risk, promoting policy. (2014)
Book
MACLENNAN, A. 2014. Information governance and assurance: reducing risk, promoting policy. London: Facet.

In this chapter, we will examine the external drivers which influence organisations towards practising good information governance. These are pieces of legislation, regulation and standards which are imposed from outside the organization, and which e... Read More about Information governance and assurance: reducing risk, promoting policy..

Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. (2012)
Journal Article
MACLENNAN, A. 2012. Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. Library and information research [online], 36(112), pages 55-71. Available from: https://doi.org/10.29173/lirg493

This paper describes a piece of research intended to establish user preferences for the design of virtual worlds for information retrieval, and reflects critically on the methodology adopted. Over 100 students and staff at Robert Gordon University we... Read More about Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences..

User preferences for virtual information retrieval: a qualitative study. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
MACLENNAN, A. 2011. User preferences for virtual information retrieval: a qualitative study. In Katsirikou, A. and Skiadas, C. (eds.) New trends in qualitative and quantitative methods in libraries: selected papers from the proceedings of the 2nd International conference on qualitative and quantitative methods in libraries (QQML2010), 25-28 May 2010, Chania, Greece. London: World Scientific [online], pages 279-285. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814350303_0034

This paper presents results of a piece of research conducted in order to determine user preferences as to the nature of virtual worlds to be used as an environment for information retrieval. A study was carried out amongst postgraduate students and s... Read More about User preferences for virtual information retrieval: a qualitative study..

Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. (2007)
Thesis
MACLENNAN, A. 2007. Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis describes a study carried out with the aim of discovering user preferences as to the design of 3-dimensional virtual worlds for accessing information. No literature was found which dealt with this topic, and it was therefore thought that,... Read More about Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences..

Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
MACLENNAN, A. 2007. Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access. Presented at the 1st Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2007), 25-28 June 2007, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper deals with the examination of user preferences relating to 3-dimensional “virtual worlds” as an interface for accessing information. The study on which the paper is based came about when it was decided that an initial attempt to establish... Read More about Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access..

Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector. (2005)
Journal Article
WILLIAMS, D.A., WAVELL, C., BAXTER, G., MACLENNAN, A. and JOBSON, D. 2005. Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector. International journal of information management [online], 25(6), pages 533-548. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2005.08.003

This paper reports on research into the professional needs of those embarking on impact evaluation in the museum, archive and library sector. The research used a web portal providing impact evaluation research findings and examples of methods and too... Read More about Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector..

Had we but world[s] enough, and time? (2005)
Journal Article
MACLENNAN, A. 2005. Had we but world[s] enough, and time? Library and information research [online], 29(93), pages 16-25. Available from: https://doi.org/10.29173/lirg198

This paper presents ongoing research into user requirements for 3-dimensional "virtual worlds" to be used as a means of information retrieval. There is a brief review of the literature in the fields in which design of 3-dimensional virtual spaces has... Read More about Had we but world[s] enough, and time?.