Category Archives: Daily Links

Information literacy to support democratic engagement

Our latest community councillor project is now well underway. It’s called IL-DEM, and we’re blogging about it on our community knowledge website ( it focusses on the information behaviours of community councillors in Scotland as they go about their role … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Information Technology at Edinburgh Napier University:
The MSc IT students are a great bunch of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. I thought it would be great to ask two of them to explain…

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#digiCC – our report on digital engagement workshops

We published a report on the digital engagement workshops we have been running for community councils across Scotland. Some thoughts and background… Continue reading

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Background information on Community Councils in Scotland

Reading and fixing this may be a nice diversion for democracy nerds who are feeling a little bit overwhelmed by IndyRef. In the course of researching how community councillors have been using the internet, we’ve had to document how community councils … Continue reading

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Is it all deliberate dereliction of duty?

Originally posted on Bruce's IT-ish world:
The results of our 2014 survey of Community Councils’ internet use have gathered some interest, especially after Peter wrote about the massive churn in online presences. (Click the graphic to see a full-sized PDF.) The rings’ outer diameters…

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