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Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. (2018)
Thesis
ANDERSON, C.E. 2018. Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Robert Gordon University [online], DInfSci thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study charts and describes, within a live and emergent environment, how a large organisation responded to the requirements of the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Using action research and a records continuum perspective, the study explores the rol... Read More about Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry..

Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. (2018)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and PEACH, A. 2019. Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. Journal of design history [online], 32(3), pages 263-279. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy046

Few have heard of Orkney tweed today, but in the mid-twentieth century it was as well known as Harris Tweed, and praised for its soft and light characteristics. This article investigates the rise and fall of Orkney tweed and suggests that its decline... Read More about Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century..

The seven voices of information literacy (IL). (2018)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, V. and WILLIAMS, D. 2018. The seven voices of information literacy (IL). Journal of information literacy [online], 12(2), pages 4-23. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11645/12.2.2332

The purpose of this research was to discover the conceptions of information literacy (IL) prevalent across multiple stakeholder groups in an international middle school community. The research involved students, parents, teachers, librarians, IT pers... Read More about The seven voices of information literacy (IL)..

An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. (2018)
Thesis
SMITH, P. 2018. An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis is predominantly focused upon the relevance of deliberative democracy and agonistic pluralism in helping us to understand and analyse the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, as it played out on Twitter. In doing so, it advances theo... Read More about An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014..

Bringing the university of life into the classroom. (2018)
Digital Artefact
CRAWFORD, I. 2018. Bringing the university of life into the classroom. Posted on the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce blog [online]. 22 November 2018. Available from: https://www.agcc.co.uk/blog-article/bringing-the-university-of-life-into-the-classroom

Many of us are familiar with the phrase ‘I studied at the university of life’ being used to differentiate between ‘real world’ education and learning which takes place in a classroom. In film, the media and everyday discourse, the world of higher ed... Read More about Bringing the university of life into the classroom..

The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school. (2018)
Journal Article
COGAN, A. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2018. The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school. Reference services review [online], 46(4), pages 600-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-12-2017-0045

This study investigated how in-service teachers within the context of an American Jewish day school perceive, practice and develop Information Literacy (IL), as a sociocultural practice and through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A researc... Read More about The information literacy and continuous professional development practices of teachers at a Jewish day school..

Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of dark tourism. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of ghost tourism. Presented at 2018 Spiritualism and the supernatural symposium, 31 October 2018, Manchester, UK.

A talk given at the Spritualism and the Supernatural Event hosted by the Research in Arts and Humanities Department at Manchester Metropolitan University. This presentation explores the rise of ghost tourism, and the continued allure of the supernatu... Read More about Ghost seeing in dark places: the allure of dark tourism..

In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs. (2018)
Thesis
SETKUTE, J. 2018. In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The focus of this study is the use and role of digital marketing communications (DMC) among B2B SMEs in the oil and gas industry. In order to understand the role of DMC, which is described as the use of DMC channels, such as website, social media, e-... Read More about In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs..

Online news audiences as co-authors? (2018)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J.G. 2018. Online news audiences as co-authors? The extent and limits of collaborative citizen-professional journalism on newspaper comment threads. In Višnovský, J. and Radošinská, J. (eds.) Social media and journalism: trends, connections, implications. London: IntechOpen [online], chapter 2, pages 13-33. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.77098

Recent research has demonstrated how comment threads published beneath online news articles are being transformed into fluid interfaces between professional journalists, their work and their audiences. Today's audience-members are not only able to re... Read More about Online news audiences as co-authors?.

Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action. (2018)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action. Text and talk [online], 38(6), pages 705-728. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/text-2018-0020

This article examines how subjective paranormal experiences are shared and understood through embodied talk and action. Paranormal experiences often possess subjective qualities, regularly experienced as 'senses' or 'feelings'; however, the ability t... Read More about Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action..

Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S., BARBOSA, B. and CRAWFORD, I. 2018. Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms. Presented at the 83rd Association for Business Communication (ABC) annual international conference: celebrating diversity and culture in business communication, 24-27 October 2018, Miami, USA.

Instructors in four countries (the USA, Scotland, Germany and Portugal) ran a 6 week cross-cultural virtual teams project. Responses before and after the project were analyzed according to five tendencies of intercultural sensitivity and communicatio... Read More about Building intercultural competence through virtual team collaboration across global classrooms..

Did you feel that? Multimodal interactions and making sense of uncanny events. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. Did you feel that? Multimodal interactions and making sense of uncanny events. Presented at the 4th Copenhagen multimodality day, 5 October 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

This presentation examines the application of video data and conversation analysis in the study of paranormal experiences. Paranormal experiences can be defined as instances "in which a person perceives phenomena that appear to defy scientific explan... Read More about Did you feel that? Multimodal interactions and making sense of uncanny events..

The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar. (2018)
Thesis
ISMAEL EL SAYED, A.A. 2018. The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In recent years, a global movement towards a knowledge-based economy through the provision of adequate and appropriate infrastructure and development programs for leveraging the potential of human capital has started. There has been tremendous cognit... Read More about The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar..

Exploring the everyday life information needs and the socio-cultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. (2018)
Journal Article
MARTZOUKOU, K. and BURNETT, S. 2018. Exploring the everyday life information needs and the socio-cultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland. Journal of documentation [online], 74(5), pages 1104-1132. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2017-0142

Purpose: This paper presents the research findings of the 'Syrian new Scots' Information Literacy Way-finding practices' research project, funded by the Information Literacy Group (ILG) of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Profession... Read More about Exploring the everyday life information needs and the socio-cultural adaptation barriers of Syrian refugees in Scotland..

Mobile search behaviors: an in-depth analysis based on contexts, APPs, and devices. (2018)
Journal Article
CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2019. Mobile search behaviors: an in-depth analysis based on contexts, APPs, and devices. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618796027

This review looks at a book that aims to provide further understanding of search behaviour on mobile devices, as people act through not only web browsers, but also specialist mobile apps, transition between those apps and also transition across devic... Read More about Mobile search behaviors: an in-depth analysis based on contexts, APPs, and devices..

An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process. (2018)
Thesis
MD YUSOF, M. 2018. An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study explored the issues related to academic libraries' position and the positioning process. The study adopted an inductive and grounded theory approach to illuminate the academic library's position and positioning process through the percepti... Read More about An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process..

The allure of dark tourism: legend tripping and ghost seeking in dark places. (2018)
Book Chapter
IRONSIDE, R. 2018. The allure of dark tourism: legend tripping and ghost seeking in dark places. In Waskul, D. and Eaton, M. (eds.) The supernatural in society, culture and history. Philadelphia: Temple University Press [online], chapter 5, pages 95-115. Available from: http://tupress.temple.edu/book/20000000009554

Legend tripping is a common activity that has traditionally been characterized by adolescent exploration of supernatural folklore for the purpose of testing the legends’ credibility and demonstrating the adolescent’s bravery in the face of supernatur... Read More about The allure of dark tourism: legend tripping and ghost seeking in dark places..

Social media as a vehicle for user engagement with local history: a case study in the north-east of Scotland. (2018)
Journal Article
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..

Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services. (2018)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 2018. Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services. Library and information research [online], 42(126), pages 95-142. Available from: https://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/index.php/lir/article/view/757

The absence of an appropriate theoretical framework for understanding and assessing influences on the development of education for library, archive and information work is reflected in a literature that is largely experiential rather than soundly gro... Read More about Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services..

Debating the research agenda around fake news. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2018. Debating the research agenda around fake news. Presented at the 2018 This is not a fake conference!, 5 June 2018, London, UK.

This paper presented a review of the kinds of research being undertaken into fake news, together with some of the results of the authors’ current and proposed research into fact response, fact checking and the journey of the fact. The presentation co... Read More about Debating the research agenda around fake news..