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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1997

Pat Gannon‐Leary

In March 1996, American Libraries featured a piece about a librarian at the University of California/Irvine whose supervisor intercepted her e‐mail while she was absent on medical…

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In March 1996, American Libraries featured a piece about a librarian at the University of California/Irvine whose supervisor intercepted her e‐mail while she was absent on medical leave. As a result of this, UC's Office for Academic Computing began a review of e‐mail privacy on the nine‐campus system. This article and UC's reaction prompted my research into this topic.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 15 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 December 2002

Pat Gannon-Leary

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 1 August 2003

Pat Gannon-Leary

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 1 August 2002

Pat Gannon-Leary

59

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 1 April 2002

Pat Gannon-Leary

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

Article
Publication date: 6 September 2011

Pat Gannon‐Leary, Elsa Fontainha and Moira Bent

Prior research has highlighted the isolation felt by some researchers engaged in academic writing. This article aims to examine whether such isolation might be partially overcome…

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Purpose

Prior research has highlighted the isolation felt by some researchers engaged in academic writing. This article aims to examine whether such isolation might be partially overcome by membership of an online community of writers (CoW), hosted by higher education (HE) library services.

Design/methodology/approach

A review of the literature was followed by an innovative piece of action research based around the authors' own long distance collaborative writing task in order to explore the issues at first‐hand. Case studies of existing online writing communities known to the authors but not currently hosted by libraries were also undertaken.

Findings

Themes emerging include the importance of finding a medium for a CoW that is familiar and comfortable. Motivators to join a CoW include demands that academics be research active. Demotivators may include lack of trust and reluctance to share.

Research limitations/implications

There are still questions to be answered and decisions to be taken about the initiation of a CoW. Further research is needed into topics such as mentoring roles and trust‐building but this work should provide a springboard.

Practical implications

HE libraries might consider a CoW as a research support mechanism.

Originality/value

The concept of a CoW is a novel one, as is the idea that such a collaboration might be hosted by HE libraries that might consider a CoW as an innovative addition to their existing portfolio of research support services.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 29 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

Pat Gannon‐Leary, Linda Banwell and Sue Childs

This article reports on findings from the first cycle of the three year JUBILEE (JISC User Behaviour in Information‐seeking: Longitudinal Evaluation of EIS) project, being…

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This article reports on findings from the first cycle of the three year JUBILEE (JISC User Behaviour in Information‐seeking: Longitudinal Evaluation of EIS) project, being undertaken at the Information Management Research Institute at the University of Northumbria, in respect of the degree to which students and academics in Higher Education lack the necessary skills to take full advantage of EIS. The skills are examined in subsets: IT literacy skills; information searching skills; evaluative & critical skills; and information handling skills. In addition there is discussion on how best to upskill students and at what point in their academic careers. Another debate, common at several JUBILEE case study sites, focuses on whether such upskilling is better delivered by academics or LIS personnel.

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VINE, vol. 31 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

Article
Publication date: 1 December 2000

Linda Banwell and Pat Gannon‐Leary

The three‐year JUBILEE project – JISC User Behaviour in Information seeking: Longitudinal Evaluation of EIS – is being funded by the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)…

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The three‐year JUBILEE project – JISC User Behaviour in Information seeking: Longitudinal Evaluation of EIS – is being funded by the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). It is seeking to predict, monitor and charcaterise the information seeking behaviour of UK students and academics in relation to electronic information services (EIS) and is providing illuminative and contextualised pictures built up over time and in different disciplines. The project began in August 1999 and is approaching the end of the first annual cycle. Data are being collected and analysed in each cycle, to inform subsequent cycles. Preliminary analysis of the first cycle is already characterising the differences and similarities existing between the disciplines studied in cycle one, with some general themes emerging. The picture is not straightforward, with a very wide variation of views and experiences already reported within as well between disciplines at different sites.

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OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, vol. 16 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-075X

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 1998

Pat Gannon‐Leary

Details the first stage of a project which looked at the impact of S/NVQs on the ILS and records management sectors. A literature review identified five areas in which the impact…

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Details the first stage of a project which looked at the impact of S/NVQs on the ILS and records management sectors. A literature review identified five areas in which the impact of S/NVQs was claimed to be discernible. These were: employers; staff; customers; service; and the profession. Within these, certain subsets exist. For example, with regard to the impact on employers, there are effects on the use of resources; planning implications; relations with quality; and the HRM dimension. The areas identified will form the basis for further, in‐depth discussions with those involved in ILS NVQs to test the validity of the claims that these areas are where the impact of S/NVQs are perceivable.

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Librarian Career Development, vol. 6 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-0810

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