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Editorial. (2019)
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 editorial appears in the Library and Information History (formerly Library History) journal, marking the first issue of that journal to be published by Edinburgh University Press. The journal editors acknowledge those individuals involved in the... 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. 2019. 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], Online First. 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. (2018)
Journal Article
REID, P.H. [2019]. Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries. Library and information history [online], (accepted).

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..

Sir Francis Leicester's 'good library' at Nether Tabley. (2018)
Journal Article
WEBB, S. and REID, P.H. 2018. Sir Francis Leicester's 'good library' at Nether Tabley. Library and information history [online], 34(1), pages 1-22. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17583489.2018.1412924

This article examines the book collection of Sir Francis Leicester (1674-1742) of Nether Tabley Hall, Cheshire. It charts the genesis of his collection; from an initial collection inherited from his grandfather Sir Peter Leicester to one directed by... Read More about Sir Francis Leicester's 'good library' at Nether Tabley..

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..

Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. (2016)
Journal Article
TAIT, E., MARTZOUKOU, K. and REID, P. 2016. Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. Palgrave communications [online], 2, article 16070. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/palcomms.2016.70

This article presents an evaluation of the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic library services. It begins with a brief overview of the historical development of academic libraries followed by a discussion of current challenges and... Read More about Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries..

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 application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., TAIT, E., ISAACS, J., LEON, M. and REID, P. 2016. The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. In Proceedings of the 2016 RICS construction, building and real estate research conference (COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS.

This paper concerns the application of cutting edge digital recording techniques within the context of heritage-led urban regeneration. The work is innovative in that it supports the belief of decision makers and local stakeholders that there is pote... Read More about The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas..

Every child a library member: an evaluative review. (2016)
Report
REID, P.H. and HOOD, C. 2016. Every child a library member: an evaluative review. Glasgow: Scottish Library and Information Council [online]. Available from: https://scottishlibrari...child-a-library-member/

In August 2016 the Department of Information Management at Robert Gordon University conducted an Evaluative Review of the Every Child A Library Member project. The review, conducted by Professor Peter Reid and Caroline Hood, examined the various ECAL... Read More about Every child a library member: an evaluative review..

Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference 2015. (2016)
Journal Article
REID, P. and COOPER, K. 2016. Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference 2015. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 291-293. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551516639853

The Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) conference was established in 2007 at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, as an international forum to bring together academic and practitioner researchers interested in exploring the quality and effectiv... Read More about Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference 2015..

'The owner of one of the largest and most valuable private libraries in Scotland': David Hay Fleming as book collector. (2015)
Journal Article
AITCHISON, B. and REID, P.H. 2015. 'The owner of one of the largest and most valuable private libraries in Scotland': David Hay Fleming as book collector. Library and information history [online], 31(2), pages 95-116. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/1758348914Z.00000000077

David Hay Fleming, one in a long line of gentlemen scholars, is remembered as an historian, antiquary, and critic. Yet upon his death in 1931 he left his library of nearly 13,000 volumes (together with his personal papers, letters, and notebooks) to... Read More about 'The owner of one of the largest and most valuable private libraries in Scotland': David Hay Fleming as book collector..

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 studys aims were to investigate the content and scope of loca... 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..

It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department: the establishment of Scotland's second library school. (2012)
Journal Article
REID, P.H. 2012. It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department: the establishment of Scotland's second library school. Library and information history [online], 28(4), pages 257-271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/1758348912Z.00000000018

In the middle of the 1960s, amid concerns about the direction of professional education in Scotland and problems with the number of places available for those to wishing to study librarianship, there emerged a strongly nationalistic debate surroundin... Read More about It is ridiculous that the Borough Librarian of Croydon should decide the policy of the Scottish Education Department: the establishment of Scotland's second library school..

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 th... 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 Victori... Read More about The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects..

Hackers beware: the cautionary story of Gary McKinnon. (2009)
Journal Article
ARNELL, P. and REID, A. 2009. Hackers beware: the cautionary story of Gary McKinnon. Information and communications technology law [online], 18(1), pages 1-12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13600830902727822

The law of extradition was changed following the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. Subsequent practice has seen the range of extraditable offences expand to include acts not traditionally regarded as terrorist crimes. The case of Gary McKi... Read More about Hackers beware: the cautionary story of Gary McKinnon..


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