A quick iDocQ 2016 update!

idocq blogAs one of the Edinburgh Napier student representatives for iDocQ 2016, it is part of my role to organise the 20×20 presentations. My initial duty was to review abstracts with my fellow student rep, Elaine (from Strathclyde) and we did so a couple of weeks ago.

Elaine and I sat down and looked at the submissions. We both agreed that ALL were of excellent quality and decided that ALL should present. We decided that it might be a little boring to have each university present in a block, so instead have mixed it up a little and combined all university student presenters into one.

The day will be split into two sessions – the first before lunch and the second after. This gives our audience an opportunity to ask lots of questions over lunch, and then return fresh-faced for session two. You can find more about our programme here.

As 20×20 presentations are timed and quite quick, Elaine and I also decided that we wanted opportunities for our presenters to be able to take questions from their audience and more importantly answer those questions directly. We therefore made the decision iDocQ logoto allocate a time slot for each presenter and it will be my duty to make sure the students stick to those times. Now you might think this will be easy, but I can tell you that it is not as easy as you might think. The audience will most likely have lots of questions, some inquisitive and some quite critical, and from experience of the School of Computing student research conference a few weeks ago, time flies when you’re having fun (so any overtime will admittedly be my fault).

Anyway, Elaine and I decided that we wanted to share the presenter list with you all so you can see what fabulous research presentations are on offer. Take a look, it might surprise you how much of the research areas overlap with yours or simply just interest you… we are proud to be able to offer discussions on such diverse topics (thank you student presenters!).

You can find the list of presenter’s below, or you can search the iDocQ 2016 webpage for the list too. You’ll find it on our programme for the day and if you have not registered yet, you can do so now too!

Cathy Foster

University of Strathclyde

Seeking to Succeed: the information behaviour of adolescent learners
Lyndsey Jenkins

Edinburgh Napier University

Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland
Ibukun Sokari

Robert Gordon University

An exploration of e-banking adoption in Nigeria: Service  providers
Alicja Pawluczuk

Edinburgh Napier University

Youth digital culture co-creation: measuring the social impact in Scotland
Katherine Loudon

University of Strathclyde

The information behaviours of visually impaired people
John Mowbray

Edinburgh Napier University

The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective
Iris Buunk

Edinburgh Napier University

Easier, faster, better? How social media facilitate tacit knowledge sharing practices between employees within organisations belonging to the public sector
Elaine Robinson

University of Strathclyde

Panopticism in the UK Public Library
Liam Ralph

Edinburgh Napier University

An exploration of Police use of social media in Scotland
Paul Stevenson

Robert Gordon University

Evaluation of The Embedded Librarian in an NHS Environment
Frances Ryan

Edinburgh Napier University

The role of online information in the building, maintenance and evaluation of personal reputation

So if you are still unsure if you would like to attend iDocQ 2016, but you think you might want to, you can find to more information here about how to register and what you need to do. I would strongly encourage all students to register, regardless of university as it will be an exciting and intriguing day for us all.

See you all on June 23rd 2016 – University of Strathclyde!

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