Staff, students, alumni and honorary members of the Dept. of Library & Information Science, CityLIS, at City, University of London. Check out our collection of masters dissertations and PhD theses!
Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MSc in Library Science, City, University of London, September 2017.
This piece of research presents the process and outcomes of building ‘The Public Libraries of London’ collection of interviews with current and former staff members of a few public libraries of…[Read more]
Oz Ablett deposited Building with Information Management: the impact of managing information within and between multi-disciplinary design teams in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The process of managing information in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) design projects remained relatively unchanged between publication of works of Bavarian theorist Albrecht Dürer and French mathematician Gaspard Monge in the 1500s and 1700s respectively, and the widespread adoption of computer aided design (CAD) in the early…[Read more]
Profiling the Samuel Becket collection at the University of Reading
Thomas Ash deposited Where are all the orphans? How effective is current legislation in enabling cultural heritage institutions to make orphan works available online? in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
The purpose of this study is to explore whether the current UK legislation on orphan works, in the form of an EU exception and an orphan works license scheme, is effective in enabling the mass digitization of orphan works by cultural heritage organisations. The research covers the barriers faced by cultural heritage organisations wishing to…[Read more]
The purpose of the study was to capture a brief snapshot of current academic librarian engagement with Open Access in UK higher education institutions. The study utilised a mixed method approach. An online questionnaire was used to capture quantitative data, and email interviews were used to collect qualitative data. A volunteer sample of 83…[Read more]
James Hobbs deposited Digital and tangible: the collection and accessibility of sketchbooks in the UK’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
The aim of this research is to understand and explore the ways in which sketchbooks are collected by and accessed in institutions in the UK. This is an under-researched topic in the UK and internationally, with previous sketchbook research focusing rather on articles and books about how particular artists use sketchbooks. As part of a qualitative…[Read more]
Assignment for the Information Management & Policy (IMP) module for the Library Science Masters at City, University of London. This essay answers the question “is information a resource that can be managed in the same way as gas or water?” by looking at the issues surrounding the archiving of the internet, with particular reference to the…[Read more]
Presentation introducing HC to City, University of London – MSc Library and Information Science students, in the occasion of an informal session.
Essay presented in 2017 as fulfillment of requirements for completion of the module INM310 – Independent Study, part of the MSc Library and Information Science course at City, University of London. This essay stands as a report of a few months of an independent study conducted by the author about library history. The theme was explored both as a…[Read more]
Essay presented in 2017 as fulfillment of requirements for completion of the module INM380 – Libraries and Publishing in an Information Society, part of the MSc Library and Information Science course at City, University of London. In this essay, I use the debates on Oral History in the Digital Humanities to support the presentation of some of the…[Read more]
Essay presented in 2017 as fulfillment of requirements for completion of the module INM304 – Digital Libraries, part of the MSc Library and Information Science course at City, University of London.
Abstract: In this essay, I first take a look into some existing definitions of ‘digital library’, attempting to identify the continuities and…[Read more]
Essay presented in 2016 as fulfillment of requirements for completion of the module INM303 – Information Organisation, part of the MSc Library and Information Science course at City, University of London.
Abstract: This essay is a report on The Warburg Institute’s Library classification system. It is divided in three parts: first, in…[Read more]
Essay presented in 2016 as fulfillment of requirements for completion of the module INM301 – Library and Information Science Foundation, part of the MSc Library and Information Science course at City, University of London.
Abstracts: This brief essay analyses the use of the term ‘information society’ as a description of our contemporary way…[Read more]
Essay presented in 2016 as fulfillment of requirements for completion of the module INM348 – Digital Information Technologies and Application, part of the MSc Library and Information Science course at City, University of London.
Abstract: This essay presents a discussion on Google Search and its implications to Library and Information Science,…[Read more]
Personal performance archiving describes a practice in which individuals who regularly attend live performances document their experiences, usually through the collection of documents such as programmes, playbills, cast sheets, ticket stubs, posters and leaflets. This is a form of documenting performance which intersects with the related field of…[Read more]
This research investigates the information behaviour of cult media fan communities on the internet, using three novel methods which have not previously been applied to this domain. Firstly, a review, analysis and synthesis of the literature related to fan information behaviour, both within the disciplines of LIS and fan studies, revealed unique…[Read more]
Shohana Nowrin deposited Information security behaviour of smartphone users: An empirical study on the students of University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Smartphone is the most popular electronic device in the present world. Along with the use of internet, smartphone has made revolution in the information communication technology sector. The current operating systems of smartphones allow to download mobile applications providing diverse types of features and functions. At the present days, the use…[Read more]
Hannie (Ha Yea) Riley deposited Libraries’ involvement in copyright clearance of reading list provision in the top 20 UK Business Schools in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The copyright process on reading list provision in executive education of the UK top 20 business school is a neglected area of research. This dissertation focuses on the libraries’ involvement in copyright clearance and finds out how the libraries provide reading materials. The current trends of the copyright process are investigated to d…[Read more]
Transcription of Interview with Wes White, Library Development Officer, Canada Water Library. This interview is part of ‘The Public libraries of London’ collection of interviews with library staff members from public libraries of London. The collection can be accessed through the Layers of London website, via:…[Read more]
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