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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..

Report on the potential social and cultural impact of a reopened Skye Airport. (2018)
Report
BAXTER, G., BLOICE, L. and GRAY, D. 2018. Report on the potential social and cultural impact of a reopened Skye Airport. SPARA 2020 project: WP7 Additional Buget Deliverable.

This report presents the results of desk-based research that explored the potential social and cultural impact of the reintroduction of scheduled passenger services at the Broadford airfield on the Isle of Skye, where services ceased in 1988. The rep... Read More about Report on the potential social and cultural impact of a reopened Skye Airport..

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...hp/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..

Using knowledge organization systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena. (2018)
Journal Article
CLEVERLEY, P.H. and MUIR, L.J. 2018. Using knowledge organization systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena. Knowledge organization [online], 45(2), pages 152-169. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5771/0943-7444-2018-2-152

We investigate whether existing knowledge organization systems (KOS) for strong and hesitant forward-looking sentiment could be improved to detect social phenomena. Five judges identified examples of strong/hesitant forward-looking sentiment that wer... Read More about Using knowledge organization systems to automatically detect forward-looking sentiment in company reports to infer social phenomena..

Enterprise search and discovery capability: the factors and generative mechanisms for user satisfaction. (2018)
Journal Article
CLEVERLEY, P.H. and BURNETT, S. 2019. Enterprise search and discovery capability: the factors and generative mechanisms for user satisfaction. Journal of information science [online], 45(1), pages 29-52. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551518770969

Many organizations are re-creating the 'Google-like' experience behind their firewall to exploit their information. However, surveys show dissatisfaction with enterprise search is commonplace. No prior study has investigated unsolicited user feedback... Read More about Enterprise search and discovery capability: the factors and generative mechanisms for user satisfaction..

It's a small world after all: an intercultural experiential exercise in business communication. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I., SWARTZ, S., LUCK, S. and BARBOSA, B. 2018. It's a small world after all: an intercultural experiential exercise in business communication. Presented at 2018 Robert Gordon Univesity Learning and teaching conference: future work, future graduates: forging the link, 2 May 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

In 2016, the Fortune 500 earned two-thirds of the US GDP and 37% of the global GDP, with 28 trillion in revenue and 1.5 billion in profits. These companies employ 67 million people in 34 countries. In an attempt to develop a global mindset and skills... Read More about It's a small world after all: an intercultural experiential exercise in business communication..

The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
HOOD, C., LAING, R., GRAY, D., NAPIER, L., SIMPSON, A. and TAIT, E. 2018. The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. Presented at the 1st International conference on new horizons in green civil engineering (NHICE 01), 25-27 April 2018, Victoria, Canada.

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is a major 58km roads infrastructure project with funding partners including Transport Scotland, two local Municipal Authorities and the Scottish Futures Trust. The project aims to have significantly posit... Read More about The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility..

The world is flat: an intercultural experiential exercise in business communication. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
LUCK, S., BARBOSA, B., CRAWFORD, I. and SWARTZ, S. 2018. The world is flat: an intercultural experiential exercise in business communication. Presented at the 5th Annual interdisciplinary symposium: a teaching and research conference for free market intellectuals and academic diversity in higher education, 16 March 2018, Myrtle Beach, USA.

In 2016, the Fortune 500 earned two-thirds of the US GDP and 37% of the global GDP, with 28 trillion in revenue and 1.5 billion in profits. These companies employ 67 million people in 34 countries. To compete and be successful in these world business... Read More about The world is flat: an intercultural experiential exercise in business communication..

Employee engagement theory and practice in UK universities. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
CRAWFORD, I. 2018. Employee engagement theory and practice in UK universities. Presented at the 2018 Robert Gordon University Research Students Association (RSA) research students showcase, 14 March 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

An examination of emerging employee engagement theory within the context of Higher Education (HE), to understand how the specific traits of the sector reinforce or negate current theoretical models and ideas. The technological facilitation and social... Read More about Employee engagement theory and practice in UK universities..

Challenges in journal publishing in the Arab world. (2018)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 2018. Challenges in journal publishing in the Arab world. Journal of information studies and technology [online], 2018(1), pages 1-3. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5339/jist.2018.1

This editorial aims to identify a few of the contemporary challenges facing the information sector that should be addressed by all journal publishers, including those in the Arabic-speaking world. In particular, it seems useful to draw attention to t... Read More about Challenges in journal publishing in the Arab world..

Sir Francis Leicester's 'good library' at Nether Tabley. (2018)
Journal Article
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..

Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision. (2018)
Thesis
EMELE, C.D. 2018. Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The provision of accessible and usable health information is vital for making informed health decisions and embracing active and preventative health behaviours (such as reporting of symptoms, early screening and seeking medical help). Previous resear... Read More about Examining health information source-selection, access, and use by men in rural areas of south-east Nigeria: mapping culturally appropriate health information provision..

The use of self-moderated focus groups to gather exploratory data on information beliefs and their impact on information seeking behaviour. (2018)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. 2018. The use of self-moderated focus groups to gather exploratory data on information beliefs and their impact on information seeking behaviour. Library and information science research [online], 40(1), pages 45-52. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2018.04.004

The existence of an information belief system is tested for the first time through innovative use of self moderated focus groups. Initial generation of information beliefs was achieved in an open, unpredicted and unbiased way through focus groups. To... Read More about The use of self-moderated focus groups to gather exploratory data on information beliefs and their impact on information seeking behaviour..

Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. (2018)
Journal Article
KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., KOUROUTHANASSIS, P.E., MARTZOUKOU, K., KORFIATIS, N. and NIAKAS, D. 2018. Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. Health systems [online], 7(1), pages 13-28. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2017.1390050

This study addresses diabetes physicians' information seeking behavioural paths (digital, conventional, interpersonal) which lead to information needs satisfaction and the barriers encountered in this process. The study was based on empirical evidenc... Read More about Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers..

Social and cultural capital information sheet: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7. (2017)
Other
GRINNALL, A. 2017. Social and cultural capital information sheet: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7.2. Held on OpenAIR@RGU [online]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2837

A large majority of the information compiled in this sheet comes from the research conducted by Bloice, Baxter and Gray (2017) at remote airports for the SPARA project. Some additional elements have been included based on conversations between SPARA... Read More about Social and cultural capital information sheet: SPARA 2020 project, deliverable 7..