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Beyond reality: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library. (2019)
Journal Article
MACLENNAN, A. 2021. Beyond reality: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 53(4), pages 709-710. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000619890757

This is a book review of: "Beyond reality: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library", edited by K.J. Varnum and published in 2019 by the American Library Association. This slim volume is an interesting read. Arranged in nine chapters, it'... Read More about Beyond reality: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library..

An investigation into cataloguers' experiences with RDA. (2019)
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MACLENNAN, A. and WALICKA, A. 2020. An investigation into cataloguers’ experiences with RDA. Journal of librarianship and information science [online] 52(2), pages 464-475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618820655

Cataloguing has been undergoing significant transformation for the last several years in order to keep up with the changing world of digital technologies, dramatically increasing the number of resources to be catalogued and data to be managed in such... Read More about An investigation into cataloguers' experiences with RDA..

Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. (2012)
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MACLENNAN, A. 2012. Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. Library and information research [online], 36(112), pages 55-71. Available from: https://doi.org/10.29173/lirg493

This paper describes a piece of research intended to establish user preferences for the design of virtual worlds for information retrieval, and reflects critically on the methodology adopted. Over 100 students and staff at Robert Gordon University we... Read More about Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences..

Had we but world[s] enough, and time? (2005)
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MACLENNAN, A. 2005. Had we but world[s] enough, and time? Library and information research [online], 29(93), pages 16-25. Available from: https://doi.org/10.29173/lirg198

This paper presents ongoing research into user requirements for 3-dimensional "virtual worlds" to be used as a means of information retrieval. There is a brief review of the literature in the fields in which design of 3-dimensional virtual spaces has... Read More about Had we but world[s] enough, and time?.

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..

Fiction selection: an AI at work? (1996)
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MACLENNAN, A. 1996. Fiction selection: an AI at work? New library world [online], 97(2), pages 24-32. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/03074809610110145

Considers the historical dimension of the treatment of fiction in libraries and concludes that, if fiction is regarded as a resource, library users are entitled to enhanced access to it. Notes that enhancing access to fiction is widely regarded in th... Read More about Fiction selection: an AI at work?.