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Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? (2013)
Conference Proceeding
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2013. Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties? A decade of research into online election campaigns in Scotland. In Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds). Proceedings of the 2013 International conference for e-democracy and open government (CeDEM13), 22-24 May 2013, Krems, Austria. 2nd ed. Krems: Edition Donau-Universit├Ąt [online], pages 75-87. Available from: http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem13_2nd_ed_final_version.pdf

Over the last ten years, the authors have conducted a series of investigations into the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates during parliamentary at the Scottish political arena. This paper provides an overview of the re... Read More about Bravehearts or tim'rous beasties?.

Bookselling online: an examination of consumer behaviour patterns. (2013)
Journal Article
LAING, A. and ROYLE, J. 2013. Bookselling online: an examination of consumer behaviour patterns. Publishing research quarterly [online], 29(2), pages 110-127. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-013-9318-3

Based upon empirical research, and using a range of methods, this paper examines the behaviour and experiences of consumers in online bookselling settings and offers comparison between online and offline (traditional) bookselling. The research finds... Read More about Bookselling online: an examination of consumer behaviour patterns..

Claims-makers versus counter claims-makers: new sites of civic conflict in the construction and contestation of moral panic narratives through online newspaper discussion-threads. (2013)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2013. Claims-makers versus counter claims-makers: new sites of civic conflict in the construction and contestation of moral panic narratives through online newspaper discussion-threads. In Scullion, R., Gerodimos, R., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D. (eds.) The media, political participation and empowerment. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 11, pages 142-157. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/The-Media-Political-Participation-and-Empowerment/Scullion-Gerodimos-Jackson-Lilleker/p/book/9780415633499

Technological, cultural and economic forces are transforming political communication, posing challenges and opportunities for politicians and media organisations, while at the same time many governments and civil society express concerns about the ex... Read More about Claims-makers versus counter claims-makers: new sites of civic conflict in the construction and contestation of moral panic narratives through online newspaper discussion-threads..

Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. (2013)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and SMITHSON, J. 2013. Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. Women's studies international forum [online], 38, pages 97-106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.03.004

This paper investigates the motivations and online behaviour of the users of Mumsnet, a UK online parenting community. The Mumsnet discussion forum is characterised by its difference to other mothering websites in its language use, its celebration of... Read More about Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online..

The rehabilitation of library and information services and professional education in the post-Soviet republics: reflections from a development project. (2013)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 2014. The rehabilitation of library and information services and professional education in the post-Soviet republics: reflections from a development project. Information development [online], 30(2), pages 130-147. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266666913479389

This paper evolved from a project supported by the European Commission TEMPUS programme that provided technical assistance for developments in Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan. The project (NMPLIS) sought to underpin the modernization of library and i... Read More about The rehabilitation of library and information services and professional education in the post-Soviet republics: reflections from a development project..

Library development in Uzbekistan: progress and problems since the dissolution of the USSR. (2013)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 2013. Library development in Uzbekistan: progress and problems since the dissolution of the USSR. Alexandria: the journal of national and international library and information issues [online], 24(1), pages 43-79. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7227/ALX.24.1.5

The paper is a report on the development and current state of libraries and information services in Uzbekistan. It was initially prepared as background for a project supported by the European Commissions TEMPUS programme that provided technical assis... Read More about Library development in Uzbekistan: progress and problems since the dissolution of the USSR..

Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. (2013)
Report
COCKBURN, D., DEVECI, G., DONALDSON, B., GRAY, D., HARRIS, P., LAING, R., MCCLEAN, D., MARTIN, A., OWEN, A. and PRONDZYNSKI, F. V. 2013. Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. [onlone]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/aberdeen-city-centre-regeneration-report

The aim of this discussion paper is to stimulate debate and prompt action regarding the future shape and purpose of Aberdeen's city centre. This paper argues that investment in a thriving and dynamic city centre requires consideration of the city as... Read More about Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre..

Goin' Holyrood? (2013)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R., CHAPMAN, D. and FRASER, A. 2013. Goin' Holyrood? A study of voters' online information behaviour when using parties' and candidates' websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Procedia: social and behavioral sciences [online], 73: proceedings of the 2nd International conference on integrated information (IC-ININFO 2012), 30 August - 3 September 2012, Budapest, Hungary, pages 209-216. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.043

This paper reports the results of a study of voters' online behaviour conducted during the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election campaign. Here, 64 citizens of Aberdeen, North-east Scotland, were observed and questioned while they searched for, browse... Read More about Goin' Holyrood?.

Examining chain bookshops in the context of 'third place'. (2013)
Journal Article
LAING, A. and ROYLE, J. 2013. Examining chain bookshops in the context of 'third place'. International journal of retail and distribution management [online], 41(1), pages 27-44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/09590551311288157

Purpose: This research theoretically conceptualises the notion of "third place" within the setting of chain bookshops. The widespread adoption of coffee franchises and comfortable seating has developed the bookshop as a leisurely setting. Underpinnin... Read More about Examining chain bookshops in the context of 'third place'..

The case for e-book literacy: undergraduate students' experience with e-books for course work. (2013)
Journal Article
MUIR, L. and HAWES, G. 2013. The case for e-book literacy: undergraduate students' experience with e-books for course work. Journal of academic librarianship [online], 39(3), pages 260-274. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2013.01.002

This paper investigates how electronic books (e-books) are used for scholarly activity. It focuses on the end-users of e-books in a case study which aimed to establish how scholars use and learn from e-books and the limitations of academic e-books. T... Read More about The case for e-book literacy: undergraduate students' experience with e-books for course work..