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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..

The identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities on family-owned estates in the north-east of Scotland. (2020)
Thesis
GRANT, G.A.I. 2020. The identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities on family-owned estates in the north-east of Scotland. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Family-owned estates face challenges achieving economic stability. Estate owners, including those in the North East of Scotland (the focus of this study) are committed to perpetuating family ownership. To enable this, entrepreneurial diversification... Read More about The identification and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities on family-owned estates in the north-east of Scotland..

The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin. (2017)
Thesis
ABBAS, H. 2017. The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In late-eighteenth-century Dublin, options were limited for an expanding reading public who wished to consult quality printed works. During this period of the Anglican Ascendancy, membership to institutional libraries or participation in associationa... Read More about The Dublin Library Society and its founding members: associational activity and cultural patriotism in late-eighteenth-century Dublin..

Foreign interventions and domestic initiatives in the development of education for librarianship and information management, with Iraq as a case study. (2016)
Thesis
JOHNSON, I.M. 2016. Foreign interventions and domestic initiatives in the development of education for librarianship and information management, with Iraq as a case study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study aimed to identify the influences on the development and sustainability of education for librarianship and information management. It analysed the factors that contribute to the development of education for librarianship and information man... Read More about Foreign interventions and domestic initiatives in the development of education for librarianship and information management, with Iraq as a case study..

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..

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 development of a model of information seeking behaviour of students in higher education when using internet search engines. (2006)
Thesis
MARTZOUKOU, K. 2006. The development of a model of information seeking behaviour of students in higher education when using internet search engines. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis develops a model of Web information seeking behaviour of postgraduate students with a specific focus on Web search engines' use. It extends Marchionini's eight stage model of information seeking, geared towards electronic environments, to... Read More about The development of a model of information seeking behaviour of students in higher education when using internet search engines..

Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918. (2004)
Thesis
PEDERSEN, S. 2004. Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research provides an insight into the motivations and agenda of women correspondents to Aberdeen local newspapers during the period 1900-18. This was achieved by undertaking a content analysis of all printed letters to the editor identified as b... Read More about Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918..

The development of a national heritage policy for libraries and book collections of country houses. (1999)
Thesis
REID, P.H. 1999. The development of a national heritage policy for libraries and book collections of country houses. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This work examines the country house libraries of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Hitherto this is an area largely overlooked both in terms of librarianship and social history. The first part of the thesis examines the historical development of b... Read More about The development of a national heritage policy for libraries and book collections of country houses..