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From the prefect's desk: Gerard van Swieten's library correspondence. (2022)
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CHLEBAK, C.A. and REID, P.H. 2022. From the prefect's desk: Gerard van Swieten's library correspondence. Library and information history [online], 38(1), pages 23-41. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/lih.2022.0097

This article investigates library-related documents written by Gerard van Swieten (1700–72), during his tenure as Library Prefect in the Imperial Library of Vienna (1745–72). Van Swieten's time as Library Prefect is considered through a textual analy... Read More about From the prefect's desk: Gerard van Swieten's library correspondence..

Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film. (2021)
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DAVIDSON, A. and REID, P.H. 2022. Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film. Journal of documentation [online], 78(2), pages 389-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2020-0157

Purpose: The aim of the research was to create a site which could host an archive of moving image associated with the town of Fraserburgh in Scotland, but could also include other digital artefacts to support and enhance the narratives contained with... Read More about Digital storytelling and participatory local heritage through the creation of an online moving image archive: a case-study of Fraserburgh on Film..

Talk to them like they’re people: a cross-cultural comparison of teen-centred approaches in public library services. (2021)
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ORNSTEIN, E. and REID, P.H. [2021]. Talk to them like they’re people: a cross-cultural comparison of teen-centred approaches in public library services. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/09610006211020090

The aim of this research is to observe and analyse cross-cultural examples of public libraries with strong teen services, to identify key elements of practice and approach that enable these libraries’ successful and impactful interactions with teenag... Read More about Talk to them like they’re people: a cross-cultural comparison of teen-centred approaches in public library services..

Editorial. (2020)
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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 edition of Library and Information History marks the journal's move to Edinburgh University Press as the publisher. The process of moving to EUP has been conducted behind-the-scenes over the last couple of years and I must pay tribute to the mem... 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)
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REID, P.H. 2020. 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], 52(3), pages 647-658. 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)
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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. (2019)
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REID, P.H. 2019. Patriots and rogues: some Scottish lairds and their libraries. Library and information history [online], 35(1), pages 1-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17583489.2019.1589724

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)
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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)
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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..

Fifty years of library and information history. (2017)
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REID, P. 2017. Fifty years of library and information history. Library and information history [online], 33(4), pages 233-235. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/17583489.2017.1372972

It has been fifty years since, in the spring of 1967, Library and Information History first appeared under the title of Library History. It was launched by the Library History Group of the then Library Association to replace a newsletter that had bee... Read More about Fifty years of library and information history..

Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries. (2016)
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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..

Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference 2015. (2016)
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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)
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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..

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)
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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..

The people behind the philanthropy: an investigation into the lives and motivations of library philanthropists in Scotland between 1800 and 1914. (2008)
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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)
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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?.

Pride and glory: Aberdeen Public Library during the Second World War. (2005)
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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..

Proto-bibliophiles amongst the English aristocracy, 1500-1700. (2002)
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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..