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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..

Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease. (2012)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S., BURNETT, S., SMITH, R. and NEILL, A. 2013. Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease. Selected papers of internet research [online], 13: selected papers from the 13th Association of Internet Researchers conference (IR 13.0), 18-21 October 2012, Salford, UK, article number 8219. Available from: https://spir.aoir.org/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/8219

There is an expanding literature on the police use of storytelling, but very little has been written in a policing context in relation to the contemporary practice of blogging. Consequentially, this paper reports on an ongoing research project into t... Read More about Motivations for police blogging and how fear of being 'outed' can force a blogger to cease..

Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. In Kashiwagi, D. and Sullivan, K. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2012 Construction, building and real estate research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2012), 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, USA. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://archive.northsearegion.eu/files/repository/20130812123945_COBRA.pdf

Currently, emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland's total. While the Scottish Government has identified a number of transport policies, which would contribute to Scotland's ability to meet its targets, action to significantly reduce... Read More about Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues..

Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool. (2012)
Other
MCCLYMONT, K., HOLDEN, J., PASSY, R., OCHU, E., WAITE, S., BROCK, E., BAKER, M., WARD, S., PHIPPEN, A., LORIA, P., TAIT, E. and KEEDWELL, E. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool. Held on Jisc Repository [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/3/Tracking_Digital_Impact_Tool_(v1.4).pdf

The Tracking Digital Impact (TDI) tool is designed to help researchers, research groups, projects and institutions assess their current and future digital engagement strategies in an objective and informed way to support the development of new and im... Read More about Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool..

Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool: key questions reference. (2012)
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MCCLYMONT, K., HOLDEN, J., PASSY, R., OCHU, E., WAITE, S., BROCK, E., BAKER, M., WARD, S., PHIPPEN, A., LORIA, P., TAIT, E. and KEEDWELL, E. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool: key questions reference. Held on Jisc Repository [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/4/TDI_Key_Questions_Reference_(v1).pdf

This is a quick reference summary of the 'Key Questions' developed as part of the large Tracking Digital Impact (TDI) Tool. Users with experience of digital technologies or have previously completed the TDI tool may find this a useful reference when... Read More about Tracking digital impact (TDI) tool: key questions reference..

Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. (2012)
Report
MARCELLA, R., ROWLANDS, H. and PIRIE, T. 2012. Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.

Aberdeen Business School, part of Robert Gordon University, have conducted multiple interviews in nine operating and contracting companies across the globe to gain insight into the management of workforce safety and competency, with a view of identif... Read More about Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry..

Askēsis and organizational culture. (2012)
Journal Article
HALSALL, R. and BROWN, M. 2013. Askesis and organizational culture. Organization [online], 20(2), Available from: pages 233-255. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508412443580

This article makes the case for the contribution of the cultural theory of Sloterdijk and the tradition of philosophical anthropology on which it is based to an understanding of the processes of culture formation in organizations. Rather than see cul... Read More about Askēsis and organizational culture..

Communications and cosmopolitanism. (2012)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2012. Communications and cosmopolitanism. In Prince, M. (ed.) Consumer cosmopolitanism in the age of globalization. New York: Business Expert Press [online], chapter 7, pages 163-186. Available from: https://www.businessexpertpress.com/books/consumer-cosmopolitanism-age-globalization/

The view that certain media, in their technological form, open up possibilities which foster or create a form of cosmopolitanism amongst their users or consumers finds its origin in the media theory of Marshall McLuhan.

Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. (2012)
Report
WHITTEMORE, S. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. [Final report]. Bristol: Jisc [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5111/1/TDI_Case_Study_(v0.76).doc

The TDI project explored the types of digital engagement that are currently in use and how they are monitored. The project assessed what BCE skills, digital focused and traditional, that were available in the institutions and set out to share and emb... Read More about Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners..

UK young adults' safety awareness online: is it a 'girl thing'? (2012)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2013. UK young adults' safety awareness online: is it a 'girl thing'? Journal of youth studies [online], 16(3), pages 404-419. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2012.710741

This article reports on a recent research project undertaken in the UK that investigated young adults' perception of potentially risky behaviour online. The research was undertaken through the use of an online survey associated with the UK teen soap... Read More about UK young adults' safety awareness online: is it a 'girl thing'?.

Immersed in cyberspace: an evaluation of a grounded theory approach to a study of user preferences. (2012)
Journal Article
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..

Does Scotland 'like' this? Social media use by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign (2012)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2012. Does Scotland 'like' this? Social media use by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign. Libri [online], 62(2), pages 109-124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2012-0008

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland as part of their campaign for election to the UK Parliament in 2010. The study consisted of an analysis of the conten... Read More about Does Scotland 'like' this? Social media use by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign.

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..

Employee reactions to management communication: a study of operations personnel in the oil industry. (2012)
Thesis
TSIONTSI, N. 2012. Employee reactions to management communication: a study of operations personnel in the oil industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Based on an intense small scale study which observed a small team of operations personnel who work in a telecommunications company within the oil industry, this thesis examined employee reactions to management communication. Employee interpretations... Read More about Employee reactions to management communication: a study of operations personnel in the oil industry..

MinkApp: generating spatio-temporal summaries for nature conservation volunteers. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
TINTAREV, N., MELERO, Y., SRIPADA, S., TAIT, E., VAN DER WAL, R. and MELLISH, C. 2012. MinkApp: generating spatio-temporal summaries for nature conservation volunteers. In Proceedings of the 7th International natural language generation conference (INLG 2012), 30 May - 1 June 2012, Utica, USA. Stroudsburg:ACL [online], pages 17-21. Available from: http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W12-1505

We describe preliminary work on generating contextualized text for nature conservation volunteers. This Natural Language Generation (NLG) differs from other ways of describing spatio-temporal data, in that it deals with abstractions on data across la... Read More about MinkApp: generating spatio-temporal summaries for nature conservation volunteers..

The end of 'cosmopolitan' capitalism? Reflections on nations, models and brands in the global economic crisis. (2012)
Journal Article
HALSALL, R. 2012. The end of 'cosmopolitan' capitalism? Reflections on nations, models and brands in the global economic crisis. Philosophy of management [online], 11(1), pages 63-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5840/pom201211112

This article reflects on the philosophical implications of the crisis for the nation-state and culture in relation to business and management. The global triumph of the neo-liberal economic model in the 1990s and early 2000s brought with it an ontolo... Read More about The end of 'cosmopolitan' capitalism? Reflections on nations, models and brands in the global economic crisis..

Old-fashioned or enlightened? Small retailers' practices in e-procurement. (2012)
Journal Article
CONNON, N., DONALDSON, B. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2012. Old-fashioned or enlightened? Small retailer' practices in e-procurement. International journal of technology marketing [online], 7(1), pages 47-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTMKT.2012.046431

The paper considers how and why SME retailers use the internet in their procurement processes. Examining retailers' views and reasons, we relate these to existing technology acceptance models, employing a qualitative approach. Although our respondent... Read More about Old-fashioned or enlightened? Small retailers' practices in e-procurement..

Web 2.0 for eParticipation: transformational tweeting or devaluation of democracy? (2012)
Book Chapter
TAIT, E. 2012. Web 2.0 for eParticipation: transformational tweeting or devaluation of democracy? In Kloby, K. and D'Agostino, M.J. (eds.) Citizen 2.0: public and governmental interaction through web 2.0 technolgies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 12, pages 224-249. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-0318-9.ch012

Recent developments in social media allow people to communicate and share information instantly and have led to speculation about the potential for increased citizen participation in decision making. However, as with other developments in ICT, social... Read More about Web 2.0 for eParticipation: transformational tweeting or devaluation of democracy?.

The politics of destination marketing: assessing stakeholder interaction choice orientations toward a DMO formation, using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. (2012)
Journal Article
ATOROUGH, P. and MARTIN, A. 2012. The politics of destination marketing: assessing stakeholder interaction choice orientations toward a DMO formation, using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. Journal of place management and development [online], 5(1), pages 35-55. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17538331211209031

Purpose: Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) are very much a part of the Scottish tourism landscape in 2011. Some regional tourism stakeholders have created DMOs to manage their respective regional attractions, but until now, this has not bee... Read More about The politics of destination marketing: assessing stakeholder interaction choice orientations toward a DMO formation, using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument..