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Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. (2017)
Journal Article
OKE, A., PEDERSEN, S. and MCDONALD, S. 2017. Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. Social business [online], 7(2), pages 127-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1362/204440817x14970183958041

Purpose: This article analyses the comments of consumers concerning the introduction of a minimum charge on single-use carrier bags in Scotland through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. Research Methods: The data analyse... Read More about Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland..

Fixed Term Parliaments Act. (2017)
Digital Artefact
MORRISON, J. 2017. Fixed Term Parliaments Act. Posted on the Oxford University Press blog [online]. 31 May 2017. Available from: https://blog.oup.com/20...d-term-parliaments-act/

Was there ever a more hollow and impotent piece of legislation than the UK's Fixed Term Parliaments Act? Trumpeted by the Conservative-led coalition as a way of stopping opportunist prime ministers ever again calling snap elections to capitalize on h... Read More about Fixed Term Parliaments Act..

Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. (2017)
Thesis
CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Many organizations are trying to re-create the Google experience, to find and exploit their own corporate information. However, there is evidence that finding information in the workplace using search engine technology has remained difficult, with so... Read More about Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes..

#alternativefacts? Citizens' perceptions of the reliability of 'facts' presented online by political parties in Scotland. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2017. #alternativefacts? Citizens' perceptions of the reliability of 'facts' presented online by political parties in Scotland. Presented at Staffordshire University Library Teachmeet: information literacy and making judgements: from Brexit to The White House, 4 May 2017, Stoke-on Trent, UK.

This conference paper presented the emerging findings of research which explored the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens' information behaviour. The research consisted of two key elements. Firstly, an online survey (538 res... Read More about #alternativefacts? Citizens' perceptions of the reliability of 'facts' presented online by political parties in Scotland..

Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. (2017)
Thesis
STEVENSON, P. 2017. Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers. Robert Gordon University, DInfSc thesis.

There is limited engagement with research based evidence among senior managers within the NHS, and a failure to consistently integrate research findings into the decision making process. While much is known about the decision making and information b... Read More about Increasing evidence informed decision making practices among senior non-clinical NHS managers..

An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. (2017)
Thesis
MARTIN, A.L. 2017. An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Since the early 1990s, the rapid growth of international hotel chains and its effects on managerial work have drawn the attention of researchers (Gilbert & Guerrier, 1997 and Ladkin & Juwaheer 2000). There is a current need to investigate how managem... Read More about An investigation into contemporary hotel general managers behaviour and activity in the context of private, franchise and chain ownership/business models..

Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
JOHNSON, I.M. 2017. Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq. In Collins, P. and Tripp, C. (eds.) Gertrude Bell and Iraq: a life and legacy. Proceedings of the British Academy, 205: proceedings of Gertrude Bell: a life and legacy, 11-13 September 2013, London, UK. Oxford: Oxford University Press [online], pages 257-271. Available from: https://global.oup.com/...-and-iraq-9780197266076

This paper discusses Gertrude Bell's involvement in the foundation of the Baghdad Public Library and the Iraq Museum Library, shedding light on issues that have surrounded their creation and development. It identifies Muriel Jesse Forbes as the perso... Read More about Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq..

Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2017. Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings. Presented at the 2017 Librarians' information literacy annual conference (LILAC 2017), 10-12 April 2017, Swansea, UK [online]. Available from: https://www.slideshare....rch-findings-martzoukou

The research in Phase 1 was conducted via interviews with two Scottish Refugee Council Coordinators and two focus groups with Syrian new Scots (with nine women and nine men). Syrian participants were also involved in a drawing exercise that helped to... Read More about Syrian new Scots' information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings..

It wasn't me, it was my 'festival me': the effect of event stimuli on attendee identity formation. (2017)
Journal Article
DAVIS, A. 2017. It wasn't me, it was my 'festival me': the effect of event stimuli on attendee identity formation. Tourism management [online], 61, pages 484-500. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.007

Consumption of tourism activities plays a symbolic role in the formation of individual and group identity. However, research into specific tourism contexts is unequal, with live music and festival events often overlooked. This research helps rectify... Read More about It wasn't me, it was my 'festival me': the effect of event stimuli on attendee identity formation..