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!
Fernando Heredia-Sánchez deposited Innovación y alfabetización mediática e informacional (AMI) en bibliotecas. Recursos, propuestas y tendencias in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 4 days, 19 hours ago
Starting from a review of the recent bibliography, we reflect on the role of libraries in promoting innovation. Training in media, informational and digital competencies is considered as a playing field in which librarians, educators and Administration have to come together, contributing their experience from complementary perspectives. Based on…[Read more]
For almost as long as there has been recorded information, there has been a perception that humanity has been overloaded by it. Concerns about “too much to read” have been expressed for many centuries, and made more urgent since the arrival of ubiquitous digital information in the late 20th century. As society fully experiences Floridi’s Fourt…[Read more]
In this paper, I explore organisational space through the analogy of the hedgerow. This is a locale of difference that signifies the boundary it simultaneously enacts; a trickster landscape of ‘semiotic uncertainty’; a place of unease but also one of congregation and exchange. I report on my research into the liminal spaces of organisational…[Read more]
Elle Moyse deposited Queer Browsing and the Library of Congress Subject Headings: Can user-generated tags enhance subject access to LGBTQ+ material? in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Within the field of Library and Information science, the treatment of LGBTQ+ topics in the Library of Congress subject headings is an emerging concern. Although changes have been implemented to the subject headings throughout the years, the hierarchical, oppositional nature of the system undoubtedly promotes heteronormative ideals. Moreover, the…[Read more]
In Trinidad and Tobago, there is a paucity of research on reading for pleasure in secondary schools. This is a cause for concern as there has been an observed decline. This study seeks to highlight strategies which can be used to reinvigorate pleasure reading in secondary schools. Aim: To evaluate the perceptions, inhibitors, promoters and…[Read more]
Batul Alsaraji deposited One Thousand and One Nights: An introductory resource guide for the literary enthusiast, with a focus on the context of Orientalism. in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ is a collection of stories of unknown authors, of Indian, Persian, and Arabic origin, dating back to the Middle Ages, that has gained incredible global popularity over the centuries. This is an introductory guide about the One Thousand and One Nights, including modern translations and adaptations, resources on…[Read more]
Bonnie Russell deposited THE CHANGING PLACE OF INFORMATION: An examination and evaluation of how the context in which an object is set affects the information which it conveys. in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
This research examined how the context in which an object is placed affects the information that person viewing the object gleans from it. It used objects displayed in museums as they were easily accessible and were a ready source of a variety of types of display and information.
It used the concept of ‘object as document’, initially dev…[Read more]
Amanda Cooper deposited Information Disorder: are librarians able to counter the spread and effects of fake news, misinformation and disinformation in a post truth world in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Exploring ways in which libraries might counter information disorder in all its various iterations. Are the approaches effective and what barriers might exist to prevent this from happening. What solutions might be available.
Article about an interview with Dr. Matt Finch about fan information behaviour and fan literacy.
Isadore Auerbach George deposited How can the collection of an LGBTIQ+ library best meet information needs? Towards a collection development policy in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 8 months ago
Many public libraries in the UK may not be adequately meeting the information needs of LGBTIQ+ patrons. Research has shown that this is due to a variety of factors, such as slashed budgets, lack of staff knowledge and the lingering effects of Section 28, which sought to prevent the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality by Local Authorities. This study exa…[Read more]
Arianna Dahlia deposited The web is alive with the sound of music: an analysis of the history and future of virtual ensemble performances as performance documents in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 8 months ago
This dissertation aims to examine virtual ensemble performances as performance documents and their potential effects on performance documentation. It will be looking at these topics from a library science and documentation perspective. This dissertation’s objectives include defining what a virtual ensemble is and other relevant terminology related…[Read more]
Outrage porn is widely described as material used to evoke anger, disgust or indignation and is widespread on social media. Research discussed here concludes the stimulating nature of outrage porn and the emotions they produce leave our brains in high arousal states encouraging us to react, which on social media translates to likes, shares,…[Read more]
The audiobook, in its modern form, was created in the 1930s to assist the blind community, World War I veterans and others unable to engage in Sustained Silent Reading (SSR). This dissertation investigates exactly how the audiobook and, to a lesser extent, the podcast have been received and celebrated by the world of library and information…[Read more]
The audiobook, in its modern form, was created in the 1930s to assist the blind community, World War I veterans and others unable to engage in Sustained Silent Reading (SSR). This dissertation investigates exactly how the audiobook and, to a lesser extent, the podcast have been received and celebrated by the world of library and…[Read more]
This essay aims to make a thorough analysis and evaluation of the research paper, ‘Selecting fiction as a part of everyday life information seeking’ (Ooi and Liew, 2011). In doing so, it broadly uses the ‘three-pass’ approach proposed by Keshav (2007), in order to better appraise the material, its proposals, research methods, findings and conclus…[Read more]
The advent of digital technologies has caused significant disruption to the operations of public libraries. The Internet-connected user can access information and e-books instantly online, throwing the role of the public library into question. Libraries have responded in different ways: some have focused on expanding digital collections and remote…[Read more]
Sophia Griffiths deposited Creating Accessible University Libraries for Students with Visual Impairments: An Investigation of the Resources and Strategies used by Librarians. in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 11 months, 1 week ago
Background: University students with visual impairments (VI) can have difficulties accessing the library’s collection. The growth in academic libraries’ electronic resources alongside developments in assistive software technology have given libraries the opportunity to make their material more accessible for visually impaired students, but pre…[Read more]
China is one of the few countries worldwide to have had a relatively sophisticated, unbroken tradition of library classification for nearly two thousand years (Zhang, 2003). This may be considered a crowning achievement in the history of library and information services; yet paradoxically, China’s adherence to its literary traditions led to s…[Read more]
Isadore Auerbach George deposited How can public libraries make ‘reading for pleasure’ accessible for children who may not achieve conventional literacy? in the group CityLIS on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
‘Reading for Pleasure’ has become a popular phrase in children’s education and literacy. The Open University and United Kingdom Literacy Association have a joint research portal dedicated to the phenomenon (The Open University, 2020), and many extol the benefits: if we can just get our children reading for pleasure, they will be less stres…[Read more]
In light of the Fan Studies Network’s statement regarding fan studies being overrun with whiteness, we are in a unique position to engage in scholarship that challenges the overwhelmingly white and Global North–centric structures that define how we study fan cultures. Multidisciplinarity, which may be understood as disciplines laid side by side, s…[Read more]
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