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Women users' motivations for establishing and interacting with blogs (web logs). (2007)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2007. Women users' motivations for establishing and interacting with blogs (web logs). International journal of the book [online], 3(2), pages 85-90. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9516/CGP/v03i02/36502

An investigation into the motivations of women who write blogs (web logs) and the audience for whom they consider themselves to be writing. From the outset of blogging, journal blogs have been associated with women. They offer them a safe place to ex... Read More about Women users' motivations for establishing and interacting with blogs (web logs)..

Readers' use of news blogs. (2007)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and CHIVERS, A. 2007. Readers' use of news blogs. International journal of technology, knowledge and society, 3(1), pages 15-24.

Appearing at the end of the 1990s, the phenomenon of ‘blogging’ or weblogging is now attracting serious academic research. However, the majority of this research has so far focussed on the ‘bloggers’ themselves – who they are; their motivations for b... Read More about Readers' use of news blogs..

Speaking the same language? (2007)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2007. Speaking the same language? Differences and similarities between US and UK bloggers. International journal of the book [online], 5(1), pages 33-40. Available at: http://ijb.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.27/prod.197

While blogging as a form of computer-mediated communication has attracted a growing amount of academic investigation in recent years, the majority of such research has so far focused on the North American experience. 120 UK and US bloggers (equal num... Read More about Speaking the same language?.

Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. (2007)
Thesis
MACLENNAN, A. 2007. Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis describes a study carried out with the aim of discovering user preferences as to the design of 3-dimensional virtual worlds for accessing information. No literature was found which dealt with this topic, and it was therefore thought that,... Read More about Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences..

Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. (2007)
Thesis
CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The UK micro/SME (known here as SME) retail sector is very important to the economic well being of the country. Its ability to generate jobs as well as income makes it a key part of the drive towards economic growth, and as such it is supported by go... Read More about Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer..

Sense making and sense giving: using visitor narratives to understand the impact of visitor interactions on destination image. (2007)
Thesis
GUTHRIE, C.M. 2007. Sense making and sense giving: using visitor narratives to understand the impact of visitor interactions on destination image. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Destination image is acknowledged as a key factor in destination choice and visitor satisfaction. However, despite thirty years research from a variety of perspectives into destination image and image formation, the impact of actual visitation has be... Read More about Sense making and sense giving: using visitor narratives to understand the impact of visitor interactions on destination image..

Content-prioritised video coding for British Sign Language communication. (2007)
Thesis
MUIR, L.J. 2007. Content-prioritised video coding for British Sign Language communication. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Video communication of British Sign Language (BSL) is important for remote interpersonal communication and for the equal provision of services for deaf people. However, the use of video telephony and video conferencing applications for BSL communicat... Read More about Content-prioritised video coding for British Sign Language communication..

Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective. (2007)
Journal Article
WILLIAMS, D. and COLES, L. 2007. Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective. Journal of documentation [online], 63(6), pages 812-835. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/00220410710836376

Purpose The purpose of this research is to explore UK teachers' use of research-based information, with a particular focus on issues relating to access to information in schools, information literacy, and the role of the school librarian and school l... Read More about Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective..

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?.

Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
MACLENNAN, A. 2007. Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access. Presented at the 1st Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2007), 25-28 June 2007, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper deals with the examination of user preferences relating to 3-dimensional “virtual worlds” as an interface for accessing information. The study on which the paper is based came about when it was decided that an initial attempt to establish... Read More about Where in the world: a study of user preferences as to virtual environments for information access..

The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and CHEAH, S. 2007. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. Presented at the 1st Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2007), 25-28 June 2007, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaigns for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. This was a comparative, follow-up study to... Read More about The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007..

Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2007. Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. Presented at the workshop 'This motley crew': managing creatives and the creative unit, 21 March 2007, Dundee, UK.

This paper presented the key results of two research projects, funded by the European Social Fund, which explored the gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. The first project, 'Women in the Scottish Me... Read More about Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries..

The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes? (2007)
Presentation / Conference
MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L. and BAXTER, G. 2007. The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes? Presented at the 3rd Joint conference of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and Association of Media Practice Educators (AMPE), 10-12 January 2007, Coventry, UK.

This conference paper presented the key results of the research project 'Women in the Scottish Creative Industries', funded by the European Social Fund. This research explored the equality policy and practice in companies in the Scottish creative sec... Read More about The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes?.