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Local heroes or village idiots? (2015)
Working Paper
BAXTER, G. 2015. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Aberdeen Business School working paper series, 8(2).

This paper examines press coverage, at the local, regional and national (i.e. Scottish) levels, of two controversial coastal developments in Northeast Scotland: the building of a North Sea gas reception terminal in the 1970s, and the current developm... Read More about Local heroes or village idiots?.

RGyoU listening? Stakeholder communication and digital interface: a case study of a Scottish university. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2015. RGyoU listening? Stakeholder communication and digital interface: a case study of a Scottish university. Presented at 2015 Aberdeen Business School (ABS) 50 conference (ABS 50): the business of business schools; learning from the past, building for the future, 12-13 November 2015, Aberdeen, UK.

Rapidly evolving digital media platforms have created an environment where communication can take place between anyone at any time and the traditional boundaries between internal and external communication have become porous and unpredictable. The te... Read More about RGyoU listening? Stakeholder communication and digital interface: a case study of a Scottish university..

The transgressive that: making the world uncanny. (2015)
Journal Article
HAYWARD, R., WOOFFITT, R. and WOODS, C. 2015. The transgressive that: making the world uncanny. Discourse studies [online], 17(6), pages 703-723. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445615611784

In this article, we examine how the demonstrative that may be used to notice an event in the world in such a way as to suggest it has highly unusual or transgressive properties and in so doing invite others to align with that implicit claim. Drawing... Read More about The transgressive that: making the world uncanny..

Understanding barriers and opportunities in agricultural information management in post-Soviet states: a case study of Kazakhstan. (2015)
Thesis
ABDRASSILOVA, R. 2015. Understanding barriers and opportunities in agricultural information management in post-Soviet states: a case study of Kazakhstan. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

After the break-up of the former Soviet Union in 1991, several states declared independence, including the Republic of Kazakhstan. Under the centralised soviet system Kazakhstan provided mainly raw materials to the USSR, and agriculture operated unde... Read More about Understanding barriers and opportunities in agricultural information management in post-Soviet states: a case study of Kazakhstan..

Hooray for Holyrood? (2015)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. 2015. Hooray for Holyrood? Twelve years of research into the use of the internet by political actors in Scotland. Presented at the Scottish info polity seminar, 30 October 2015, Edinburgh, UK.

This presentation was delivered at a seminar that formed part of the "Informing the Good Society (InGSoc)" project (https://www.informingthegoodsociety.com/). The presentation provided an overview of the key results of a longitudinal series of studie... Read More about Hooray for Holyrood?.

Keys to success in social media marketing (SMM): prospects for the German airline industry. (2015)
Journal Article
KNOBLICH, S., MARTIN, A., NASH, R. and STANSBIE, P. 2015. Keys to success in social media marketing (SMM): prospects for the German airline industry. Tourism and hospitality research [online], 17(2), pages 147-164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1467358415610415

The continuous growth and economic contribution of Germany's commercial aviation industry are directly linked to the implementation of new marketing practices. Especially in light of challenging market conditions and fierce competition within a highl... Read More about Keys to success in social media marketing (SMM): prospects for the German airline industry..

Owning failure: insights into the perceptions and understandings of art educators. (2015)
Journal Article
FREMANTLE, C. and KEARNEY, G. 2015. Owning failure: insights into the perceptions and understandings of art educators. International journal of art and design education [online], 34(3), pages 309-318. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jade.12083

Failure forms an important dimension of art and design and is inherent in creative endeavours. This article explores current literature on failure in the art and design context and offers a contribution through qualitative research drawing upon inter... Read More about Owning failure: insights into the perceptions and understandings of art educators..

Cultural resilience: the production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. (2015)
Journal Article
BEEL, D.E., WALLACE, C.D., WEBSTER, G., NGUYEN, H., TAIT, E., MACLEOD, M. and MELLISH, C. 2017. Cultural resilience: the production of rural community heritgage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. Journal of rural studies [online], 54, pages 459-468. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.05.002

The following paper addresses a lacuna in the literature relating to the concept of resilience. To date, cultural activity in relation to resilient communities has been given little attention and this paper will highlight how the lens of community he... Read More about Cultural resilience: the production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers..

The best of both worlds: highlighting the synergies of combining manual and automatic knowledge organization methods to improve information search and discovery. (2015)
Journal Article
CLEVERLEY, P.H. and BURNETT, S. 2015. The best of both worlds: highlighting the synergies of combining manual and automatic knowledge organization methods to improve information search and discovery. Knowledge organization, 42(6), pages 428-444.

Research suggests organizations across all sectors waste a significant amount of time looking for information and often fail to leverage the information they have. In response, many organizations have deployed some form of enterprise search to improv... Read More about The best of both worlds: highlighting the synergies of combining manual and automatic knowledge organization methods to improve information search and discovery..

A week can be a long time in politics. (2015)
Other
MARCELLA, R. 2015. A week can be a long time in politics. Press and journal: business [online], 23 September 2015. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/north-of-scotland/703034/rita-marcella-week-can-long-time-politics/

This has been a busy and exciting few weeks in terms of British politics with a new Labour leader - if very definitely not a New Labour leader - Jeremy Corbyn taking his seat formally in the House of Commons following his landslide leadership electio... Read More about A week can be a long time in politics..

Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance. (2015)
Journal Article
CLEVERLEY, P.H., BURNETT, S. and MUIR, L. 2017. Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance. Journal of the association for information science and technology [online], 68(1), pages 77-96. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23595

No prior research has been identified that investigates the causal factors for workplace exploratory search task performance. The impact of user, task, and environmental factors on user satisfaction and task performance was investigated through a mix... Read More about Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance..

Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: conceptual analysis and literature review. (2015)
Journal Article
LAVRANOS, C., KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., MARTZOUKOU, K. and PAPADATOS, J. 2015. Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: conceptual analysis and literature review. Journal of documentation [online], 71(5), pages 1070-1093. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2014-0139

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the connection between musicians' information seeking behaviour and the creative process in music, providing a framework for understanding the role of information needs satisfaction in musical cre... Read More about Music information seeking behaviour as motivator for musical creativity: conceptual analysis and literature review..

It took a lot to admit I am male on here: going where few men dare to tread: men on Mumsnet. (2015)
Book Chapter
PEDERSEN, S. 2015. It took a lot to admit I am male on here: going where few men dare to tread: men on Mumsnet. In Thorsen, E., Savigny, H., Alexander, J. and Jackson, D. (eds.) Media, margins and popular culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 249-261. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137512819_17

It may be unusual to consider men as a marginalised group, but the male users of the UK discussion forum Mumsnet form a very small minority. While Mumsnet states that it is 'by parents, for parents', the vast majority of the users of its discussion b... Read More about It took a lot to admit I am male on here: going where few men dare to tread: men on Mumsnet..

A linguistic and cultural analysis of localisation practices on oil and gas company websites. (2015)
Thesis
UMOH, I.E. 2015. A linguistic and cultural analysis of localisation practices on oil and gas company websites. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Oil and Gas companies have the inevitable need to operate in a global environment and therefore have a global reach. This thesis seeks to understand the nature and degree of localisation of the websites in this industry. This thesis introduces two no... Read More about A linguistic and cultural analysis of localisation practices on oil and gas company websites..

Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times. (2015)
Journal Article
KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., LAVRANOS, C., MARTZOUKOU, K. and PAPADATOS, J. 2015. Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times. Library management [online], 36(6/7), pages 495-510. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-06-2014-0063

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to study the role of academic music libraries in financially straitened times. The academic music library aims to cover the information needs of the academic community; yet the unique nature of music information... Read More about Keeping the score: outreach services and collaboration for academic music libraries in financially straitened times..

Bring your own heritage: final project report. (2015)
Report
TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S., ISAACS, J. and SCOTT, J. 2015. Bring your own heritage: final project report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Public libraries have traditionally played a role in the acquisition and curation of local studies collections, and cultural heritage is recognised as a core area of activity for libraries aiming to increase patron numbers (Danish Agency for Librarie... Read More about Bring your own heritage: final project report..

Ladies 'doing their bit' for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2015. Ladies 'doing their bit' for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. Women's history: the journal of the women's history network [online], 2(2), pages 16-20. Available from: http://womenshistorynetwork.org/womens-history-summer-2015/

My son's primary school class recently undertook a project on the First World War. One of the topics that the children could choose to study was 'Women in the War' and the usual subjects were included - nurses, VADs, munitionettes and the women's aux... Read More about Ladies 'doing their bit' for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland..

The role of CEO (auto-) biographies in the dissemination of neo-ascetic leadership styles. (2015)
Journal Article
HALSALL, R. 2016. The role of CEO (auto-) biographies in the dissemination of neo-ascetic leadership styles. Leadership [online], 12(5), pages 515-537. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1742715015591861

This paper attempts to relate the critical analysis of religious or 'sacred' metaphors in leadership to the theory of askēsis, the idea of leader as an incarnation of a virtue defined as 'the formation of a full, perfect, complete and self-sufficient... Read More about The role of CEO (auto-) biographies in the dissemination of neo-ascetic leadership styles..