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From the prefect's desk: Gerard van Swieten's library correspondence. (2022)
Journal Article
CHLEBAK, C.A. and REID, P.H. 2022. From the prefect's desk: Gerard van Swieten's library correspondence. Library and information history [online], 38(1), pages 23-41. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/lih.2022.0097

This article investigates library-related documents written by Gerard van Swieten (1700–72), during his tenure as Library Prefect in the Imperial Library of Vienna (1745–72). Van Swieten's time as Library Prefect is considered through a textual analy... Read More about From the prefect's desk: Gerard van Swieten's library correspondence..

Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film. (2021)
Journal Article
DAVIDSON, A. and REID, P.H. 2022. Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film. Journal of documentation [online], 78(2), pages 389-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2020-0157

Purpose: The aim of the research was to create a site which could host an archive of moving image associated with the town of Fraserburgh in Scotland, but could also include other digital artefacts to support and enhance the narratives contained with... Read More about Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film..

Talk to them like they’re people: a cross-cultural comparison of teen-centred approaches in public library services. (2021)
Journal Article
ORNSTEIN, E. and REID, P.H. [2021]. Talk to them like they’re people: a cross-cultural comparison of teen-centred approaches in public library services. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/09610006211020090

The aim of this research is to observe and analyse cross-cultural examples of public libraries with strong teen services, to identify key elements of practice and approach that enable these libraries’ successful and impactful interactions with teenag... Read More about Talk to them like they’re people: a cross-cultural comparison of teen-centred approaches in public library services..

Libraries in lockdown: Scottish public libraries and their role in community cohesion and resilience during lockdown. (2021)
Report
REID, P. and BLOICE, L. 2021. Libraries in lockdown: Scottish public libraries and their role in community cohesion and resilience during lockdown. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The research examines Scottish Public Libraries and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21 and in particular the way in which they have, through their digital offering, helped to support community resilience and cohesion. The research als... Read More about Libraries in lockdown: Scottish public libraries and their role in community cohesion and resilience during lockdown..

The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle. (2020)
Thesis
MCNICHOLAS, C. 2020. The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The global market for international postgraduate students is becoming increasingly competitive as more institutions offer Masters level courses and universities need to increase revenues. The UK Government and universities want to stop the declining... Read More about The role of information in postgraduates' decision-making cycle..

Editorial. (2020)
Journal Article
REID, P. and DYE, J. 2020. Editorial. Library and information history [online], 36(1), page iii. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/lih.2020.0002

This edition of Library and Information History marks the journal's move to Edinburgh University Press as the publisher. The process of moving to EUP has been conducted behind-the-scenes over the last couple of years and I must pay tribute to the mem... Read More about Editorial..

How good is our public library service? The evolution of a new quality standards framework for Scottish public libraries 2012-2017. (2019)
Journal Article
REID, P.H. 2020. How good is our public library service? The evolution of a new quality standards framework for Scottish public libraries 2012-2017. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 52(3), pages 647-658. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000619855430

The current challenging environment for public libraries has resulted in an ever greater need to demonstrate and evidence the quality of library provision as well as value and impact of these services on society. Research, conducted on behalf of the... Read More about How good is our public library service? The evolution of a new quality standards framework for Scottish public libraries 2012-2017..

Bridging the divide: reflections on university-industry collaboration for the development of the graduate certificate in petroleum data management. (2019)
Journal Article
COUSINS, F., REID, P. and TAIT, E. 2019. Bridging the divide: reflections on university-industry collaboration for the development of the graduate certificate in petroleum data management. Journal of documentation [online], 75(6), pages 1213-1229. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/jd-12-2018-0206

Purpose:- This paper presents an analysis of the development of a new graduate certificate course in Petroleum Data Management. The course was developed in response to an identified gap in skills and training in data management which was perceived to... Read More about Bridging the divide: reflections on university-industry collaboration for the development of the graduate certificate in petroleum data management..

Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries. (2019)
Journal Article
REID, P.H. 2019. Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries. Library and information history [online], 35(1), pages 1-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17583489.2019.1589724

This article examines some of the lesser known libraries of Scottish lairds and gentry. The research here formed the basis of the keynote paper delivered at the Library and Information History Group’s annual conference 2017 which was held in Dundee,... Read More about Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries..

Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: a case study in the north-east of Scotland. (2018)
Journal Article
HOOD, C. and REID, P.H. 2018. Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: a case study in the north-east of Scotland. Journal of documentation [online], 74(4), pages 741-762. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2017-0167

Purpose - The aim of this paper is to examine issues associated with user engagement on social media with local history in the north east of Scotland and focuses on a case-study of the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Society, a small but very su... Read More about Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: a case study in the north-east of Scotland..