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Information Science Pathway: ESRC Doctoral Training Centre
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Welcome to iLab

iLab is an interdisciplinary information science research group investigating arising socio-techno phenomena and evolving information behaviour. In pursuit of a literate and informed society, much of our work is societal in nature, investigating human information need and use, and informing future interactive public information system service design. Holistic in perspective, our work is theoretically underpinned by shared interests in information retrieval, information seeking behaviour, and information architecture. Working closely with industry and the Library & Information Science profession, we have active research partnership agreements with a number of public sector organisations, and are members of the ESRC Information Science Pathway Doctoral Training Centre, and the AHRC Information Science Doctoral Scheme Consortium.

We welcome collaborative enquiries from both industry and academia, which in the first instance, should be addressed to group leader, Dr Steven Buchanan <steven.buchanan@strath.ac.uk>.

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Current Activity

Empowerment and Disempowerment in Information Seeking Behaviour following a Significant Live Event

 

Freedom of Information and Excemptions

 

Constructing Information Systems for Children

 

Investigating Information Poverty

 

Everyday Life Information Seeking Behaviour of Adolescents

 

The Manifestation of Child Information Poverty

 

Investigating Information Seeking Behaviour in the Primary Classroom

 

Health Information Seeking of Black and Ethnic Minority Groups

 

The Application of Architectural Criteria to Digital Library Design to Enhance the Child User Experience

 

Multimodal Interaction and Museum Learning

 

Measuring Fun on Children's Computer Products

 

Ubiquitous and Context-Aware Information Provision

 

Understanding the Information Needs of Visually Impaired Young People

 

Arabic data entry for Mobile Devices

 

Shared Initiative Model Comprehension for Energy Modelling

 

Ebook Lending Provision in UK Public Libraries

 

Towards an Appropriate Model for Measuring the Social Value of Public Libraries

 

Democratic Engagement and the role of the Public Library