Master’s dissertations supervised at City University London
Here is a list of the LIS dissertations that I have supervised (successfully!) for #citylis at City University London. This will give those interested some ideas about dissertation titles and topics. Our full-time students submit in September (and results are confirmed at the November exam board), but as our part-timers do not submit until January the following year, I usually update this list around the end of March – next update will be for those studying with #citylis during 2012-2013 – March 2014.
History, classification and documentation: a domain analysis of dance
Historical perspective on the changing role of librarian as gatekeeper of knowledge
How are terminologies produced within a social context?
Guidebook culture: a history of modern guidebooks and the challenges they are facing
Domain Analysis of Genealogy
An assessment of the current archiving processes relating to Carnival within Trinidad and Tobago: the use, its value, how it has evolved and what changes are necessary
An information audit of a running club
Securing the future of knowledge: digital preservation in Latvia and the UK
Marketing successes and failures within various public libraries
Wisconcin public libraries: the challenges, significance and future of small town libraries
Ana Cristina de Lion
Epistemology of cool: information behaviour in fashion forecast
Web 2.0 vs the OPAC: how can the public library catalogue engage the twenty-first century reader
The Sims as resource: a virtual ethnography evaluating the concept of information culture in the gaming world
Classification of fashion information for designers
Origins of Libraries
Information communication in Christianity: from oral tradition to mass media
Social media in UK academic libraries: a study of social media use compared with social media wants
e-books in schools: how educators can effectively use technology to boost student achievement
The information landscape of developmental biology: a domain analytical approach
Image digitisation: an examination of four London archives and their individual approaches to the process of image collection digitisation
Radio in the United States: a study of the use of information resources in 1920s America
The use of e-books in UK law firm libraries
Networking and the future of ministerial libraries: the case of Namibia’s ministerial libraries
Promoting the library’s Facebook page: an analysis of academic library websites and Facebook profiles
Why we go: a domain analysis of travel
The information seeking behaviour of animation artists in the arts and media enterprises in the digital age
Building an organisational taxonomy using bibliographic tools: a case study of a further education college library
The classification of religions: a domain-analytic examination of the history and epistemology of the classification of religions within the Religious Studies discipline
Three views of the ‘musical work’: a study of conceptualisations in philosophical, bibliographical and editorial contexts within the domain of music
What social roles do minority community archives have? Examining the importance of black and LGBT minority archives
The loss of heritage: an investigation into the impact of orphan works and potential solutions
Approaches to electronic resource management in libraries: professional practices versus academic libraries
Aquiles Alencar Brayner
Web archiving initiatives in the UK and US – a comparative analysis
Professionalism and identity in librarianship/information
Contrasting the role of bioinformatics and bioinformatics librarians in libraries in the UK and the USA
A domain analysis of botanical information using an historical analysis approach
How much subject knowledge is needed in special librarianship?
How have new ICTs affected the handling of artists’ books in art libraries?
A subject gateway for Mesoamerican studies
The future role of libraries in civil society
How are ‘memory organizations”, libraries, museums and archives integrating access to folklore collections: a comparative study of Greece and the British Isles
From pen and paper to the internet – a study of the communication chain and information management over 30 years, as a healthcare professional
Modern information management for businesses (through the world wide web)
The school library: “to be or not to be?” – a literature review of CILIP’s Library and Information Manifesto 2010, to make school libraries statutory
Investigating the occupational therapy journal literature and its usage by British occupational therapists: a bibliometric study and questionnaire survey approach
What’s on at Tower Hamlets and Westminster libraries: a study of the Idea Store service model vs the traditional public library service model
Web archiving – what should be saved?
Information literacy in primary schools
Disposable media? An investigation into the archiving of videogames
What effect has the move from tape-based storage to file-based technology had on the information life cycle in video libraries?
2008 – 2009
Ana Moreno Antoranz
Handling information for unlicensed and newly licensed drugs.
UK Politicians and Web 2.0 Technologies: a best practice proposal on the use of these technologies for the communication and exchange of information.
The information needs of a medical research group, based at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
- Bunyan S and Robinson L (2010). Meeting the user needs of a clinical research team: personalizing Endnote. Paper presented at Health Libraries Group Conference July 19th-20th 2010, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Clinical Knowledge Management in the new NHS – a crisis of control?
Public library services for looked-after children in England and Wales.
Beatrice Gilpin (Shared the R T Bottle Prize)
The disabled child and the library: a case study in Sierra Leone.
Helen Mason (Shared the R T Bottle Prize)
The information behaviour of emerging artists.
- Mason H and Robinson L (2010). The information-related behaviour of emerging artists and designers: inspiration and guidance for new practitioners. Journal of Documentation (in press).
How can libraries successfully design effective spaces for face-to-face support and advice services?
A domain analysis of the fine art information-communication chain.
The use of Web 2.0 in academic libraries.
Innovation in UK university libraries: the case of library web services.
2007 – 2008
The impact of the National Library for Health’s new Search 2.0 on the staff and users of an NHS hospital library.
The second coming of the Web: Do public libraries have to adapt?
Is the school library effective: does the school library impact on pupil’s learning and development? A survey of the opinions of students, the users of the school library.
RFID in public libraries.
The Books on Prescription Scheme: a qualitative evaluation and assessment of its implementation and use in Hertfordshire public libraries.
Society’s perception of information communication technologies.
Social bookmarking and online subcultures.
Michael Maguire (Shared the Catherine Hamilton Prize)
Philosophical concepts and their relationship and influence on Information Science and Knowledge Management.
- Robinson L and Maguire M (2010). The rhizome and the tree; changing metaphors for information organisation. Journal of Documentation (in press).
Open access through self-archiving
Can Libraries reach excluded communities and How? An examination of Islington Libraries Community project ” New Horizons”.
The United Kingdom Research Reserve (UKRR) project and its effects on research libraries.
Investigation into setting up an intranet-based information resource for an out-of hours GP service.
2006 – 2007
Information literacy at Imperial College London.
Liaison between librarians and lectures regarding information literacy: a case study of some academic libraries.
Informal co-operation between libraries, their staff and other organisations.
Marketing of specialist libraries.
Prison service librarians: Changing roles … changing information needs?
A domain analysis of the music discipline: an examination of history and epistemology of the discipline, and its journal production and use.
Clinical librarianship from three perspectives.
Regitze Glahn Ren
Data sharing in R&D: a pharmaceutical data warehouse model.
The future of the book in the digital world: a study of awareness of and attitudes to the e-book.
2005 – 2006
Meeting Diverse User Groups’ Library Needs: the case of a mental health library.
Information needs of paediatricians for the practice of evidence-based child health.
The issues, promises and functionality of library management systems in school libraries: an assessment and usability focused evaluation.
Transforming the personal into the public. Information issues raised by the acquisition and digitisation of personal papers: a case study focusing on the Francis Crick Papers at the Wellcome Library.
The People’s Network – boom or bust?
Palliative medicine: its knowledge base and impact.
2004 – 2005
A Comparative Information Needs Analysis of Health Workers in the Field of HIV/AIDS in London and Philadelphia.
Evidence-based practice in Primary Care: a study of UK general practitioners’ attitudes, awareness and use of evidence-based medicine.
How well do GP trade magazines meet the needs of GP’s? Content analysis of GP trade magazines.
Toxicology Information Resources.
The role of health related information web resources on health care practice in the U.K and Sub-continent(Pakistan- India).