Partly so I can get it clear in my own head, here are the themes I’m currently working on, and the other work I’d also like to do if I ever get the chance!
On Wednesday I gave a presentation which was coherent and informative, and yet made up partly while I was listening to someone else’s but mostly in response to questions from the audience as I was speaking. Whenever I’ve given presentations before, I’ve mumbled incoherently as I drowned in my own nervousness. So throwing me in the deep end is perhaps the way to get good presentations out of me. (Peter, don’t you dare!) Continue reading
I have the following actual and potential work-streams.
|Title||What is it?||Funder||Status, dates and notes|
|Longitudinal Information literacy for democratic engagement (LIL-DEM)||Further research into factors affecting community councillors’ information literacies||Edinburgh Napier University||to start, February to April 2017|
|Information literacy for democratic engagement (IL-DEM)||Research into factors affecting community councillors’ information literacies||CILIP‘s Information Literacy Group||finished, October 2016 to January 2017|
|DigiCC workshops||How can community councils improve their digital engagement with citizens||Edinburgh Napier University, Scottish Government||finished, January 2015 to January 2016|
|Delivering on DREaM||researcher/practitioner knowledge-sharing in Library and Information Science, supervised by Professor Hazel Hall||CILIP||finished, June to July 2015|
|Workforce Mapping||mapping the workforce in the Libraries, Archives, Records, Knowledge and Information Management sector||CILIP, ARA||finished, summer 2014 to summer 2015|
|Hyperlocal government engagement online||Social network analysis and Communities of practice research around 3 Edinburgh CCs||CCN+||finished, summer 2014|
|Community Council Location Finder||a searchable map of all Scottish Community Councils||Improvement Service||finished, spring 2014|
|2014 survey of community council internet presences||How well do CCs use the internet to engage with citizens?
What are the lessons and consequences from the findings?
|Edinburgh Napier University||finished, spring 2014|
|2012 survey of community council internet presences||duplicate!||Self-funded||finished, summer 2012|
|Communities of Practice and Knowledge Management around CC digital engagement||2-year main research project, to extend CCN+ seed-project and other relevant previous work||TBC||funding application in progress, TBC|
|Writing paper(s) based on my MSc dissertation, to further updates of technology models||to report on local aspects of CC digital engagement||TBC||to start, TBC|
|Visualisation of hyperlocal data||to extend Community Council Location Finder||TBC||to start, TBC|
|2017(?) survey of CC online presences||to build on 2012 and 2014 surveys||TBC||to start, TBC|
|Digital Proxies||Who guards vulnerable peoples’ digital presences||TBC||idea crystallised, TBC|