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Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award

  The Mark Hepworth i3 Conference memorial award was ‘unveiled’ at the 2017 i3 Research Conference, Information: interactions and impact, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (RGU) 27th June 2017. Professor Peter Reid (right), Professor of Librarianship and Information Management at RGU, and Professor Graham Matthews (left), representing the Information Management Group at Loughborough University’s School […]

Cyberchondria: How do we control the risks?

PhD student Becca Coates has written a piece about the increasing frequency for consumers to approach online sources about symptoms of illness, a process that has been described as ‘Cyberchondria’. Critics are increasingly questioning the quality of interactive health information in ‘The Age of Risk’. Research in this field is often concerned with a focus on […]

The impact of culture on information behaviour: A case study of the polio eradication campaigns in Nigeria

The AIM: To investigate the impact of cultural orientation on information behaviour of selected categories of people within some chosen states in Nigeria by focusing on the polio eradication campaign in Nigeria. OBJECTIVES: The objectives to be adopted in achieving the aim of this study are as follows: To identify the relationship if any, between […]

Managing Access to the Internet in Public Libraries

The MAIPLE project How do public libraries manage to prevent users from accessing ‘unacceptable’, obscene, or otherwise illegal material and protect minors from harm on the internet? And what impact do measures taken have on our right to freedom of expression and freedom of access to information? For the past two years, a team led […]