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The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914. (2008)
Journal Article
SKED, K.M.L. and REID, P.H. 2008. The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914. Library history [online], 24(1), pages 48-63. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/174581608X295284

Examines Scottish library philanthropists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a key period in the development of the public library service. Utilizing the technique of prosopography, which goes beyond recounting basic biographical detail... Read More about The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914..

Do academic enquiry services scare students? (2007)
Journal Article
ROBINSON, C.M. and REID, P. 2007. Do academic enquiry services scare students? Reference services review [online], 35(3), pages 405-424. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320710774283

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to clarify the ways in which students seek help in libraries, and their feelings about using library enquiry services. In this way, it should bring practical benefits to academic libraries seeking to design and... Read More about Do academic enquiry services scare students?.

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..

Pride and glory: Aberdeen Public Library during the Second World War. (2005)
Journal Article
NOLAN, M.E. and REID, P.H. 2005. Pride and glory: Aberdeen Public Library during the Second World War. Library history [online], 21(1), pages 9-27. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/002423005x19121

Between 1939 and 1945 Britains public libraries often struggled to balance wartime shortages in materials and staff with an increased readership, while also being expected to actively contribute services and skills to the war effort. Government docum... Read More about Pride and glory: Aberdeen Public Library during the Second World War..

Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users. (2004)
Report
JOHNSON, I.M., REID, P.H. and NEWTON, R., BAXTER, G. and KILLEN, C. 2004. Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users. A report for UNESCO. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Until recently the provision of distance education was undertaken mainly by various professional associations and commercial agencies offering vocational training. Library provision to meet the needs of registered students was limited. Over the past... Read More about Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users..

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..

Proto-bibliophiles amongst the English aristocracy, 1500-1700. (2002)
Journal Article
REID, P.H. 2002. Proto-bibliophiles amongst the English aristocracy, 1500-1700. Library history [online], 18(1), pages 25-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1179/lib.2002.18.1.25

The idea of aristocratic book collecting in Great Britain tends to conjure up images of great bibliophiles like Sunderland, Roxburghe and Spencer or of the benign neglect of country house libraries. Yet the origins of aristocratic bibliophilia - whic... Read More about Proto-bibliophiles amongst the English aristocracy, 1500-1700..

Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI? (2002)
Other
JOHNSON, I., REID, P. and BAXTER, G. 2002. Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI? Library association record, 104(3), pages 175-176.

The generosity of Carnegie is truly something to celebrate and where better than in the country of his birth. To celebrate that the 68th IFLA conference was to take place in Scotland and devoting part of its programe to the great benefactor the autho... Read More about Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI?.

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..


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