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!
Petra Killoran deposited ‘Ladies and Gentlemen the School Library Has Left the Building.’ An Investigation into School Libraries, Their Efficacy, Successes and Dilemmas. in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 4 days, 22 hours ago
Purpose: This mixed method study explored the entrenched views of school library significance held by different stakeholders. It investigated current debates surrounding legislation, funding and who holds the real power and influence. It sought to find proof of impact upon pupil/student grades and social/emotional wellbeing links in UK students…[Read more]
Assignment for the Data Information and Technologies (DITA) module INM348 for the Library and Information Science Masters, at the City University of London, taught by Dr Lyn Robinson. This essay gives an introductory analysis of some of the problems associated with the increased use of social media, focusing on Facebook and Twitter and the rise of…[Read more]
Essay presented in fulfilment of requirements for completion of the module INM304 – Digital Libraries, part of the MSc Library and Information Science course at the City University of London. Abstract: This essay delivers a broad-ranging account of digital libraries as tools for promoting social mobility and reducing information poverty. It…[Read more]
Daniel Parker deposited The Classification of Religions: A domain-analytic examination of the history and epistemology of the classification of religions within the Religious Studies discipline in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 3 weeks, 5 days ago
While religion is a part of every culture and is entangled in many facets of the lives of those who are religious, the scientific study of religion and the Religious Studies discipline are fairly new, only developing in the mid to late nineteenth century. One of the contributions that the scientific study of religions has made is the development…[Read more]
Data that is automatically generated by users in an academic library as they engage with various library resources is often held in disparate systems. This prevents library staff from knowing how an individual uses these resources in combination and therefore opportunities to provide more targeted support or information may be missed. This case…[Read more]
Wendy Durham deposited ‘How are new media artists working with cultural institutions to document the creation and authenticity of their work for future access and use?’ A comparative case study of two digital media residencies at The British Library and Victoria & Albert Museum. in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
A body of research suggests that inconsistency in documentation resources and a lack of understanding regarding the technological processes that create and therefore characterize new media artworks present challenge to preservation strategies and need further support and research. The purpose of this study is to investigate the documentation of…[Read more]
Ed Newton deposited Goodbye, [Microsoft/Sony]… Hello, [Microsoft/Sony]: An investigation into the information behaviour of console gamers when looking to purchase a new console in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to investigate the information behaviour of console gamers in the specific task of buying a new console. This takes place in two sections: firstly, to investigate the types of resources used and, secondly, to develop a picture of how four specific theories of information behaviour – Ellis’ Model of I…[Read more]
As Library and Information Science research has evolved, new domains of interest have shaped the field, and with them comes a need to question the appropriateness of applying traditional methodologies to these new domains. This panel focuses on the methodological realities of studying fun life-contexts and will address how researching a new domain…[Read more]
Keynote presentation, discussing developments in LIS education in light of Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Information
Good Night, Sleep Tight is an interactive virtual reality performance created by theatre and digital arts company ZU-UK. It was previewed at Gerry’s Kitchen in July 2017. Combining VR and binaural technologies, participants are put to bed and transported to a dreamscape composed of childhood imagery and aerial cityscapes. This artistic position r…[Read more]
Amy Flora Lightfoot deposited (Wo)man versus machine: An investigation into the quality of automated sentiment analysis, compared to its manual counterpart. in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 5 months, 1 week ago
“Corporate sentiment analysis is a field in which there is limited public research available. Effective research in this subsection of the sentiment analysis field would help provide a more robust understanding of the field and how users interact online. This study evaluated the efficacy of sentiment analysis using Twitter data containing…[Read more]
MIAS based in Oxford, England, took an initiative to collect Ibn ‘Arabi’s rare works and manuscripts through several digitisation projects to preserve the collections for future generations; and at a later stage the MIAS digital archive was formed to facilitate online access and encourage collaborative research and raise the profile of the Soc…[Read more]
A detailed literature reviewing, analysing the multiple and confusing concepts around the ideas of information literacy and digital literacy at the start of the millennium. The article was well-received, and is my most highly-cited work, with over 1100 citations.
Reviews developments in the information science discipline over thirty years, by selecting topics covered in early issues of the Journal of Information Science, and tracing their influence on subsequent developments. Major themes are: the information science discipline itself; foundations of the discipline; nature of information; relations between…[Read more]
A literature review of problems of the digital information environment. It has been quite widely cited in a variety of disciplines in the decade since its publication.
A literature review of individual differences in information behaviour; those due to personality, and to thinking and learning styles.
A chapter in a Festschrift for the occasion of Blaise Cronin’s retirement, this chapter reflects Cronin’s concerns that undue focus on informetrics may lead the information science discipline to descend into a “new age of numerology.
So It reflects on the ways in which a few numbers may helpfully encapsulate important aspects of the subject.
Discusses the collaborations over the past decade between in which the Department of Library and Information Science at City University London and the Department of Librarianship, Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana.
The history of Aslib, an independent library/information membership organisation in the United Kingdom between 1924 and 2014, is outlined, with emphasis in the ways in Aslib acted as a de facto national centre for special librarianship and information work, for documentation, and for technical and commercial information. Its activities in this…[Read more]
Gives a short history of Aslib, which was from 1924 to 2010 an independent membership organisation for special librarianship, technical and commercial information work, and latterly for information management, It was highly influential in the development of documentation and information science, in the UK and worldwide. Its activities included…[Read more]
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