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Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media.

Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme


Rita Marcella

Graeme Baxter


Discusses recent and current research into citizenship information needs at the School of Information and Media, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Reviews the most important results from two large-scale, nationwide surveys (funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre) of the citizenship information needs of the UK public, highlighting those occasions where the response in Scotland differed significantly from national trends. Outlines a current project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, studying the impact of the use of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the UK, with particular attention being paid to the situation in the three new devolved legislatures ± the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly of Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly. The paper summarises the aims and objectives of the current project and provides a preview of the methodologies to be used, including the development of a novel interactive, electronically assisted interview technique.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2001
Journal Library review
Print ISSN 0024-2535
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 2
Pages 65-72
Institution Citation MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. Library review [online], 50(2), pages 65-72. Available from:
Keywords Information; Government; Scotland; Public administration; Surveys
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