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Seven pillars and five minds: small business workplace information literacy. (2019)
Journal Article
LOCKERBIE, H. and WILLIAMS, D. 2019. Seven pillars and five minds: small business workplace information literacy. Journal of documentation [online], 75(5), pages 977-994. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2018-0151

Purpose: To develop and test a theoretical framework for understanding information literacy (IL) within the context of a small business workplace environment. The theoretical framework developed related IL competencies to competencies for success as... Read More about Seven pillars and five minds: small business workplace information literacy..

Only connect: a phenomenographic study exploring stakeholders' conceptions of information literacy across an international middle school community. (2017)
Thesis
CUNNINGHAM, V. 2017. Only connect: a phenomenographic study exploring stakeholders' conceptions of information literacy across an international middle school community. Robert Gordon University, DInfSci thesis.

The dynamic information context is challenging school communities to calibrate their ways of understanding information literacy. However empirical research reports a lack of shared understanding and vision around information literacy that is negative... Read More about Only connect: a phenomenographic study exploring stakeholders' conceptions of information literacy across an international middle school community..

The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. (2015)
Working Paper
BAXTER, G., COOPER, K., GRAY, D., REID, P.H, VERGUNST, J. and WILLIAMS, D. 2015. The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 8(1).

This paper explores the value of photo elicitation as a method for investigating the role played by small town main streets in Scottish island communities in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. In particular, it critically... Read More about The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place..

The content, scope and purpose of local studies collections in the libraries of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. (2014)
Thesis
NOLAN, M.E. 2014. The content, scope and purpose of local studies collections in the libraries of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research examines the presence of and reasons for local studies resources in the libraries and learning centres of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The study's aims were to investigate the content and scope of loc... Read More about The content, scope and purpose of local studies collections in the libraries of further and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom..

User perceptions of relevance and its effect on retrieval in a smart textile archive. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
HORSBURGH, B., CRAW, S., WILLIAMS, D., BURNETT, S., MORRISON, K. and MARTIN, S. 2013. User perceptions of relevance and its effect on retrieval in a smart textile archive. In Delany, S.J. and Ontañón, S. (eds.) Case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 21st International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2013), 8-11 July 2013, Saratoga Springs, USA. Lecture notes in computer science, 7969. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 149-163. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39056-2_11

The digitisation of physical textiles archives is an important process for the Scottish textiles industry. This transformation creates an easy access point to a wide breadth of knowledge, which can be used to understand historical context and inspire... Read More about User perceptions of relevance and its effect on retrieval in a smart textile archive..

Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. (2013)
Report
WILLIAMS, D., WAVELL, C. and MORRISON, K. 2013. Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society(IMaGeS). [online]. Available from: https://scottishlibrari...ct-of-school-libraries/

The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence of the impact of school libraries on learning, including attainment, skills and attitudes. The report, commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (S... Read More about Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]..

The strategic role of knowledge auditing and mapping: an organisational case study. (2013)
Journal Article
BURNETT, S., WILLIAMS, D. and GRINNALL, A. 2013. The strategic role of knowledge auditing and mapping: an organisational case study. Knowledge and process management [online], 20(3), pages 161-176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/kpm.1416

This paper presents the results of research, which aimed to evaluate the current position of the knowledge management (KM) capabilities of a multi-national energy services company, and is based on work originally presented at IFKAD-KCWS 2012, Matera,... Read More about The strategic role of knowledge auditing and mapping: an organisational case study..

What have we learned so far? The development and application of an organisational learning narrative. (2013)
Journal Article
BURNETT, S., GRINNALL, A. and WILLIAMS, D. 2015. What have we learned so far? The development and application of an organisational learning narrative. Knowledge management research and practice [online], 13(2), pages 160-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/kmrp.2013.38

The use of narratives and stories has been growing in popularity in the field of knowledge management. Narratives may be used as useful vehicles for several knowledge-based activities within organisational (and other) contexts. These include acquirin... Read More about What have we learned so far? The development and application of an organisational learning narrative..

Towards a model of information behaviour of a information provider: a mixed methods study. (2013)
Thesis
DAVIES, R. 2013. Towards a model of information behaviour of a information provider: a mixed methods study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Not much is not known about the totality of information behaviours of information providers from among the plethora of library and information science literature. This research aims to describe, categorise and devise a representation of information w... Read More about Towards a model of information behaviour of a information provider: a mixed methods study..

Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. (2012)
Thesis
FRIDAY, K. 2012. Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The massive expansion of electronic resources has been identified as one of the major drivers behind the explosion in the popularity of family history, which bring ease, convenience and accessibility to some parts of the research process. Amongst thi... Read More about Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections..

The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. (2010)
Report
BAXTER, G., GRAY, D., MORRISON, K., REID, P.H., VERGUNST, J., WILLIAMS, D. 2010. The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. Draft report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

In July 2010, researchers from Robert Gordon University, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, conducted a pilot research project which investigated the role of the main street (i.e. Bridge Street, Albert Street, Broad Street and Victoria... Read More about The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects..

Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry. (2010)
Thesis
BURNETT, S.M. 2010. Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this research was to further understanding of the role of knowledge and knowledge-based processes within the process of technological innovation within the UK upstream oil and gas industry. The scope of the research encompassed three group... Read More about Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry..

The effective evidence-based high school librarian: a journey to decision. (2008)
Thesis
TURRIFF, A. 2008. The effective evidence-based high school librarian: a journey to decision. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to establish how high school librarians in Scotland and America can become effective evidence-based decision-makers. Initial data collection consisted of written questionnaires to elicit background data from librarians on the extent... Read More about The effective evidence-based high school librarian: a journey to decision..

Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work. (2008)
Thesis
TOLEDANO O'FARRILL, R. 2008. Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research study investigates the concept of workplace information literacy (IL) theoretically and empirically, focusing on the connections between information literacy and knowledge management (KM). This dissertation examines the relevance and ap... Read More about Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work..

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..

Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective. (2007)
Journal Article
WILLIAMS, D. and COLES, L. 2007. Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective. Journal of documentation [online], 63(6), pages 812-835. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/00220410710836376

Purpose “ The purpose of this research is to explore UK teachers' use of research-based information, with a particular focus on issues relating to access to information in schools, information literacy, and the role of the school librarian and school... Read More about Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective..

Analysis of legal protection of victims of discrimination and harassment and development of strategies for reform. (2006)
Thesis
MIDDLEMISS, S. 2006. Analysis of legal protection of victims of discrimination and harassment and development of strategies for reform. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the course of my relatively short research career I have been extremely productive and published widely on employment law, especially in the area of discrimination law and the civil law of harassment. I have also researched and been published on a... Read More about Analysis of legal protection of victims of discrimination and harassment and development of strategies for reform..

Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. (2006)
Report
WILLIAMS, D. and WAVELL, C. 2006. Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. Final report on research funded by Society for Educational Studies. Research Report 15. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The study reported here was designed to investigate how secondary school teachers describe their students information literacy. It sought to identify how information literacy is interpreted by teachers in relation to the learning tasks they design, m... Read More about Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions..

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..

Impact evaluation, professional practice and policy making. (2004)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M., WILLIAMS, D.A., WAVELL, C. and BAXTER, G. 2004. Impact evaluation, professional practice and policy making. New library world [online], 105(1/2), pages 33-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800410515255

This paper examines the relationship between research into the evaluation of the impact of library and information services, policy making in the field, and professional practice and education. The paper first summarises the background to a recent cr... Read More about Impact evaluation, professional practice and policy making..