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Graeme Baxter
Title: Dr
First Name: Graeme
Surname: Baxter
Position: Research Fellow
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Duties and Responsibilities

Dr Graeme Baxter is a Research Fellow specialising in library and information science.

Research Interests

Graeme’s research interests include:

  • government, parliamentary and citizenship information needs and provision;
  • public participation in government consultative processes;
  • the use of the Internet and social media by political actors;
  • voters’ online information behaviour;
  • freedom of information legislation;
  • the social, education al and economic impact of museums, archives and libraries;
  • the provision of small business start-up information, advice and support, particularly in the creative industries;
  • the transport barriers faced by jobseekers and other disadvantaged groups; and
  • the social and cultural impact of small town main streets and remote, peripheral airports.

Funding

Graeme has worked on a wide range of funded research projects, including:

Keep Fife Moving: Stage 2. Funded by the European Social Fund: Social Innovation Fund, October 2018-September 2019.

Keep Fife Moving: community transport for employability. Funded by the European Social Fund: Social Innovation Fund, August-November 2017.

Smart peripheral and remote airports 2020. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Work package 7.1: social and cultural importance of remote airports, June 2015-August 2018.

New radicals? Digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland. Funded by the Communities and Culture Network+, January-July 2015.

Leading change: key leadership skills for accountants. Funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, January-April 2013.

INTERARENA – Interest Groups Across Political Arenas. Funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. UK media coding element, January-April and October-December 2012; UK postal survey element, June-December 2013.

The economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK. An essay commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, March-April 2008.

The mobilisation of interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the ‘group system’. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, October 2006-September 2008.

Screen Futures Business Support Study. Funded by Screen Academy Scotland, July-December 2006.

Women in creative industries. Funded by the European Social Fund, January 2005-March 2006.

Women in media and communication. Funded by the European Social Fund, January-December 2004.

Parliamentary Documentation Centre customer knowledge study. Funded by the European Parliament, January-May 2004.

Preparation and testing of the public interest questionnaire required under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee, January-May 2004.

The identification of a corporate records management strategy for The Robert Gordon University. Funded by The Robert Gordon University, June-October 2003.

Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users. Funded by UNESCO, January-August 2003.

Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: the development of a pilot impact evaluation web portal. Funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, January-April 2003.

Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project. Funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, April-October 2002.

The impact of new technology on the communication of parliamentary information. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, November 2000-September 2001.

Professional development and the recently qualified information and library studies professional: an investigation of factors affecting success in attainment of the Library Association’s Associate status and attitudes to Continuing Professional Development. Funded by the Library Association, May-November 1999.

Citizenship information: an investigation of user needs and a consideration of the implications of these for public libraries in the United Kingdom. Funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre, February 1997-January 1999.

European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. Funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre, July 1995-July 1996.

Publications

Commissioned Research Reports

Baxter, G. and Gray, D. (2019). Keep Fife Moving Stage 2 evaluation report. A report for the European Social Fund: Social Innovation Fund.

Baxter, G. and Gray, D. (2019). Social enterprise driving schools: scoping exercise report. A report for the European Social Fund: Social Innovation Fund.

Bloice, L., Baxter, G. and Gray, D. (2018). Visual methods for social and cultural airport research. Additional budget deliverable, SPARA 2020 Project, for the EU Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme.

Baxter, G., Bloice, L. and Gray, D. (2018). Report on the potential social and cultural impact of a reopened Skye Airport. Additional budget deliverable, SPARA 2020 Project, for the EU Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme.

Gray, D., Baxter, G., Bloice, L. Grinnall, A. and Lockerbie, H. (2017). Keep Fife Moving: final project report. A report for the European Social Fund: Social Innovation Fund.

Bloice, L., Baxter, G., and Gray, D. (2017). Report on the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports. Deliverable 7.1, SPARA 2020 Project, for the EU Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme.

McLaverty, P., Baxter, G., MacLeod, I., Tait, E., Göker, A. and Heron, M. (2015). New radicals: digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland. A report for the Communities and Culture Network+.

Halpin, D. and Baxter, G. (2009). The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the “group system”. A report for the Economic and Social Research Council.

Marcella, R., MacDonald, S. and Baxter, G. (2008). Measure for measure: the economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK. An essay commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Marcella R. and Baxter, G. (2007). Screen Futures Business Support Study. A report for Screen Academy Scotland.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Illingworth, L. (2006). Women in the creative industries. A research bulletin for the European Social Fund.

Marcella, R. Illingworth, L., Baxter, G. and Smith, F. (2005). Women in media and communication. A research bulletin for the European Social Fund.

Marcella, R., Webster, L. and Baxter, G. (2004). Preparation and testing of the public interest questionnaire required under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. A report for JISC infoNet.

Johnson, I.M., Reid, P.H. and Newton, R., with Baxter, G. and Killen, C. (2004). Guidelines for e-reference library services for distance learners and other remote users. A report for UNESCO.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Davies, S. (2004). Parliamentary Documentation Centre customer knowledge study. A report for the European Parliament.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2003). A corporate records management strategy for The Robert Gordon University. A report for The Robert Gordon University.

Williams, D., Baxter, G., Wavell, C. and MacLennan, A. (2003). Impact evaluation pilot Web portal. A report for Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries.

Wavell, C., Baxter, G., Johnson, I. and Williams, D. (2002). Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project. A report for Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Moore, N. (2002). The impact of new technologies on the communication of parliamentary information: a pilot study. A report for the Economic and Social Research Council.

Campbell, F., Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1999). Professional development and the recently qualified information and library studies professional: factors affecting success in attainment of the Library Association’s Associate status and attitudes to Continuing Professional Development. A report for the Library Association.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1999). Citizenship information. London: British Library. (British Library Research and Innovation Report no. 173)

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Parker, S. (1996). European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. London: British Library. (British Library Research and Innovation Report no. 19)

Chapters in Research Monographs

Pedersen, S., Baxter, G., Burnett, S., MacLeod, I., Göker, A., Heron, M., Isaacs, J., Elyan, E. and Kaliciak, L. (2015). Twitter response to televised political debates in Election 2015. In: Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E.. eds. UK election analysis 2015: media, voters and the campaign. Early reflections from leading UK academics. Poole: Bournemouth University, p.73.

Halpin, D., Baxter, G. and MacLeod, I. (2012). Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy. In: Halpin, D. and Jordan, G., eds. The scale of interest organization in democratic politics: data and research methods. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.118-140.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2005). Information interchange. In: Fisher, K.E., Erdelez, S., and McKechnie, E.F., eds. Theories of information behavior. Medford, NJ: Information Today, pp.204-209.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Parker, S. (1999). European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. In: Bohme, S. and Spiller, D., eds. Perspectives of public library use 2. Loughborough: Library & Information Statistics Unit, pp.225-230. (British Library Research and Innovation Report no. 166)

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1999). Citizenship information: a national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public. In: Bohme, S. and Spiller, D., eds. Perspectives of public library use 2. Loughborough: Library & Information Statistics Unit, pp.231-236. (British Library Research and Innovation Report no. 166)

Articles in Peer-Reviewed and Professional Journals

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Walicka, A. (2019). User engagement with political ‘facts’ in the context of the fake news phenomenon: an exploration of information behaviour. Journal of Documentation, 75(5), pp.1082-1099.

Baxter, G., Marcella, R. and Walicka, A. (2019). Scottish citizens’ perceptions of the credibility of online political “facts” in the “fake news” era: an exploratory study. Journal of Documentation, 75(5), pp.11100-1123.

Baxter, G. and Marcella, R. (2017). Voters’ online information behaviour and response to campaign content during the Scottish referendum on independence. International Journal of Information Management, 37(6), pp.539-546.

Baxter, G., Marcella, R. and O’Shea, M. (2016). Members of the Scottish Parliament on Twitter: good constituency men (and women)? Aslib Journal of Information Management, 68(4), pp.428-447. (Winner of Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Paper Award, 2017)

Baxter, G., Cooper, K, Gray, D., Reid, P. Vergunst, J. and Williams, D. (2015). The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series, 8(1) (entire issue).

Pedersen, S, Baxter, G., Burnett, S., Göker, A., Corney, D, & Martin, C. (2014). Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a Twitter response to three televised debates during the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign 2014. Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series, 7(2) (entire issue).

Baxter, G. (2014). Rough justice? Exploring the relationship between information access and environmental and ecological justice pertaining to two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Journal, 6(2), pp.94-116.

Baxter, G. and Marcella, R. (2013). Do online election campaigns sway the vote? A study of the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election. Libri, 63(3), pp.190-205.

Baxter, G., Marcella, R., and Varfis, E. (2011). The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK General Election campaign. Aslib Proceedings, 63(5), pp.464-483.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G., Davies, S., and Toornstra, D. (2007). The information needs and information-seeking behaviour of the users of the European Parliamentary Documentation Centre: a customer knowledge study. Journal of Documentation, 63(6), pp.920-934.

Williams, D.A., Wavell, C., Baxter, G., MacLennan, A. and Jobson, D. (2005). Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector. International Journal of Information Management, 25, pp.533-548.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Moore, N. (2003). Data collection using electronically assisted interviews in a roadshow - a methodological evaluation. Journal of Documentation, 59(2), pp.143-167.

Marcella, R. Baxter, G. and Moore, N. (2003). The effectiveness of parliamentary information services in the United Kingdom. Government Information Quarterly, 20(1), pp.29-46.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Moore, N. (2002). An exploration of the effectiveness for the citizen of Web-based systems of communicating UK parliamentary and devolved assembly information. Journal of Government Information, 29(6), pp.371-391.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Moore, N. (2002). Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of information need in the context of the impact of new information and communications technologies on the communication of parliamentary information. Journal of Documentation, 58(2), pp.185-210.

Johnson, I., Reid, P. and Baxter, G. Andrew Carnegie - a model for PFI? (2002). Library Association Record, 104(3), pp.175-176.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2001). The demand for undergraduate course provision in information and library studies. Education for Information, 19(4), pp.277-297.

Campbell, F., Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2000). Professional development and the recently qualified information and library studies professional: factors affecting success in attainment of the Library Association’s Associate status. Education for Information, 18(2-3), pp.169-199.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2000). The impact of social class and status on citizenship information need: the results of two national surveys of the population of the United Kingdom. Journal of Information Science, 26(4), pp.239-254.

Orton, R., Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2000). An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom.  Aslib Proceedings, 52(6), pp.207-217.

Campbell, F., Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2000). The long and winding road: the results of a study investigating the LA’s Associateship process, and the advantages of successful completion. Library Association Record, 102(4), pp.214-215.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2000). Citizenship information needs in the UK: results of a national survey of the general public by personal doorstep interview. Aslib Proceedings, 52(3), pp.115-123.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2000). Citizenship information service provision in the UK: a study of 27 case agencies. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 32(1), pp.9-25.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (2000). Information need, information seeking behaviour and participation, with special reference to needs related to citizenship: results of a national survey. Journal of Documentation, 56(2), pp.136-160.

Mitchell, R.C., Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1999). Corporate information security management. New Library World, 100(1150), pp.213-227.

Marcella, R., Carcary, I. and Baxter, G. (1999). The information needs of United Kingdom Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Library Management, 20(3), pp.168-178.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1999). A national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public. Aslib Proceedings, 51(4), pp.115-121.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1999). The information needs and the information seeking behaviour of a national sample of the population in the United Kingdom, with special reference to needs related to citizenship. Journal of Documentation, 55(2), pp.159-183.

Beer, S.F., Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1998). Rural citizens' information needs: a survey undertaken on behalf of the Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 30(4), pp.223-240.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1998). Citizenship information, electronic government.  Information UK Outlooks, 31 (entire issue).

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1998). A career progression survey of graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Information Analysis. Education for Information, 16(2), pp.107-130.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1997). Citizenship information. British Library Research and Innovation Centre Research Bulletin, Issue 18, pp.10-11.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G., Parker, S. and Davies, S. (1997). The pattern of provision of European information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study. Library Management, 18(5), pp.243-252. (Highly Commended in MCB University Press Literati Club Awards of Excellence 1998)

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1997). Citizenship information and public libraries. Public Library Journal, 12(4), pp.73-77.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1997). European Union information: an investigation of need amongst public library users in three Scottish authorities. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 29(2), pp.69-75.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Parker, S. (1997). The provision of European information by public libraries in the UK: results of a British Library Research and Innovation Centre funded research project. Library Management, 18(1), pp.7-41.  (Citation of Excellence from ANBAR Electronic Intelligence)

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Parker, S. (1996). The provision of European information by public libraries in the UK: seminar held at the Representation of the European Commission in London on 25 June 1996. European Access, 5, pp.22-24.

Marcella, R., Parker, S. and Baxter, G. (1996). Electronic public information and Europe: an electronic forum in support of transparency and openness in government. Vine,  26(1), pp.25-30.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. (1996). European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the Public Information Relay. Public Library Journal, 11(1), pp.11-12 

Baxter, G. and Anderson, D. (1995). Image indexing and retrieval: some problems and proposed solutions. New Library World, 96(1123), pp.4-13.  (Winner of MCB University Press Literati Club Outstanding Paper Award, 1996)  Also published in Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy, 1996, 6(4), pp.67-76.

Published Conference Papers

Pedersen, S., Baxter, G., Burnett, S., Göker, A., Corney, D. and Martin, C. Backchannel chat: peaks and troughs in a twitter response to three televised debates during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. Paper presented at the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems, Austria, 20-22 May 2015. Published in: Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds.). CeDEM15: Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität, 2015, pp. 105-117.

Baxter, G. and Marcella, R. The 2014 Scottish independence referendum: a study of voters’ online information behaviour. Short paper presented at the tenth Information Seeking in Context conference, Leeds, 2-5 September 2014. Published in Information Research, 19(4), paper isicsp5.

Baxter, G. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Paper presented at the MeCCSA Annual Conference, Bournemouth, 8-10 January 2014. Published in Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series, 2015, 8(2) (entire issue).

Marcella, R., Rowlands, H. and Baxter, G. The critical incident technique as a tool for gathering data as part of a qualitative study of information seeking behaviour. Published in: Mesquita, A. and Ramos, I. Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal, 4-5 July 2013. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, pp. 247-253. Also published in: Mendy, J. and Geringer, S. D. (eds) Leading issues in business research methods, Volume 2. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2015, pp.49-62.

Baxter, G. Open for business? An historical, comparative study of public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland. Paper presented at the fourth Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 25-28 June 2013. Published in Information Research,19(1), paper 603.

Baxter, G. and Marcella, R. Bravehearts or tim’rous beasties? A decade of research into online election campaigns in Scotland. Paper presented at the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems, Austria, 21-25 May 2013. Published in: Parycek, P. and Edelmann, N. (eds). CeDEM 13: Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität, 2013, pp. 89-100. An updated and extended version of the paper, Online election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research, was also published in eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 2013, 5(2), pp.107-127.

Baxter, G., Marcella, R., Chapman, D. and Fraser, A. Goin’ Holyrood? A study of voters’ online information behaviour when using parties’ and candidates’ websites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign. Paper presented at the second International Conference on Integrated Information, Budapest, 30 August to 3 September 2012. Short version of paper published in Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2013, 73, pp.209-216. Full paper, Voters’ information behaviour when using political actors’ web sites during the 2011 Scottish Parliament election campaign, published in Aslib Proceedings, 2013, 65(5), pp.515-533.

Baxter, G. and Marcella, R. Does Scotland ‘like’ this? The use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK General Election campaign. Paper presented at the third Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 20-23 June 2011. Published in Libri, 2012, 62(2), pp.109-124.

Baxter, G., Marcella, R., and Illingworth, L. Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. Paper presented at the eighth Information Seeking in Context conference, Murcia, 28 September to 2 October 2010. Published in Information Research, 2010, 15(4), paper 442.

Baxter, G. The best-laid schemes? The provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. Paper presented at the second Information: interactions and impact (i3) conference, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 22-25 June 2009. Published in Libri, 2010, 60(3), pp.253-267.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Cheah, S. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election.  Paper presented at the conference, Information: interactions and impact (i3), The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 25-28 June 2007. Published in Libri, December 2008, 58(4), pp.294-305.

Marcella, R., Illingworth, L. and Baxter, G. The media and communication industries: flexible friends or foes? Paper presented at the 3rd Joint Annual Conference of MeCCSA and AMPE, Coventry, 10-12 January 2007. In: Ross, K. and Price, S. (eds). Popular media and communication: essays on publics, practices and processes. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, pp.102-129.

Johnson, I.M., Williams, D.A., Wavell, C. and Baxter, G. Impact evaluation, professional practice, and policy making. In: Ashcroft, L. (ed). Coping with continual change – change management in SLIS, Proceedings of the European Association for Library and Information Education and Research (EUCLID) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Joint Conference, Potsdam, Germany, 31 July – 1 August 2003. Bradford: Emerald Group Publishing, 2005, pp.79-90. Also published in New Library World, 2004, 105(1/2), pp.33-46. (Winner of Emerald Literati Club Outstanding Paper Award, 2005)

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Smith, S. The use of the Internet by candidates as part of their campaign for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2003. In: Carrasquero, J.V., Welsch, F., Urrea, C., and Tso, C. (eds). Proceedings of the international conference on politics and information systems: technologies and applications, 31 July – 2 August 2003, Orlando. Orlando: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2003, pp.246-251.  Also published in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2004, 2(2).

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Moore, N. The impact of new technology on the communication of parliamentary information. A paper presented at the Political Studies Association 53rd Annual Conference, University of Leicester, 15-17th April 2003. Published in the Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, 2005, 14(1/2), pp.185-203. Also published in: Wymer, W.W. and Lees-Marshment, J. (eds.). Current issues in political marketing. Binghamton, NY: Best Business Books, 2006.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Moore, N. The impact of information and communication technologies on the communication of parliamentary information in the United Kingdom. Paper presented at the European Communication Association Congress, Munich, 24-26 March 2003. Published in: Schorr, A. and Seltmann, S., (eds). Changing media markets in Europe and abroad: new ways of handling information and entertainment content. New York/Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers, 2006, pp.63-77.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. Information and library studies on a virtual campus. In: Ashcroft, L. (ed). Continuity, culture, competition - the future of library and information studies education? Proceedings of the 4th British-Nordic Conference on Library and Information Studies, 21-23 March 2001, Dublin, Ireland. Bradford: MCB University Press, 2002, pp.161-170.  Also published in New Library World, October 2001, 102(10), pp.362-371.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. Paper presented at the Information for Scotland VII conference, held at Edinburgh University Library, 16 November 2000.  Published in Library Review, 2001, 50(2), pp.65-72.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G.  A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk sample as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs.  Paper presented at the third international conference on information needs, seeking and use in different contexts, 16-18 August 2000, Gothenburg, Sweden.  Published in The New Review of Information Behaviour Research, 2001, 2, pp.87-103.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G.  The citizenship information needs of the UK public: the quest for representativeness in methodological approach. In: Wilson, T.D. and Allen, D.K. (eds).  Exploring the contexts of information behaviour: proceedings of the second international conference on research in information needs, seeking and use in different contexts, 13/15 August 1998, Sheffield, UK. London: Taylor Graham, 1999, pp.304-320.

Unpublished Conference Papers

Baxter, G. and Marcella, R. If your mother says she loves you, check it out. Citizens’ approaches to evaluating the credibility of information provided online by political actors in Scotland. Paper presented at the MeCCSA Annual Conference, Stirling, 9-11 January 2019.

Lockerbie, H. and Baxter, G. “Blood has been spilt on that spot”: exploring the relationship between the supernatural and the library and information sciences. Paper presented at the Supernatural in Contemporary Society conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 23-24 August 2018.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. Debating the research agenda around fake news. Keynote paper presented at ‘This Is Not A Fake Conference!’, London South Bank University, 5 June 2018.

Bloice, L., Baxter, G. and Gray, D. The social and cultural role of small, remote airports in the Northern Periphery. Paper presented at the Conversations from the North conference, University of Aberdeen, 27-29 August 2017.

Baxter, G. and Marcella, R. An exploration of the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens’ information behaviour. Paper presented at the sixth Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 27-30 June 2017.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. Information search engagement and ‘fake news’. Paper presented at the workshop ‘Democracy in a Post-Truth Age’, London, 8 June 2017, organised by the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association, in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster.

Baxter, G. and Marcella, R. #alternativefacts? Citizens’ perceptions of the reliability of ‘facts’ presented online by political parties in Scotland. Paper presented (via Skype) at the Staffordshire University Library Teachmeet ‘Information Literacy and Making Judgements: from Brexit to The White House’, Stoke-on-Trent, 4 May 2017.

MacLeod, I., Baxter, G., McLaverty, P. and Tait, E. The Scottish independence referendum and first-time voters: a shot in the arm or a flash in the pan? Paper presented at the conference, Youth Political Participation: the Diverse Roads to Democracy, Montreal, Canada, 15-17 June 2016.

Baxter, G. Hooray for Holyrood? Twelve years of research into the use of the Internet by political actors in Scotland. Invited public seminar paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University, 30 October, 2015, as part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Informing the good society: new directions in information policy’.

McQueen, D. and Baxter, G. Smart PR, dumb PR: corporate power, community resistance and media on the Gaelic coastline. Paper presented at the Barcelona International PR Meeting #4, 26-27 June 2014.

Baxter, G. The communication and exchange of information between state and stakeholders: a PhD by public output. Paper presented at the second Information Science Doctoral Colloquium (iDocQ), Edinburgh, 19 June 2012.

Halpin, D and Baxter, G. Mapping organised interests: a map of organisations engaged in Scottish public policy. Paper prepared for the British Politics Group, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, 3-6 September 2009.

Halpin, D., Thomas, H. F., and Baxter, G. Hunting haggis? In search of the ‘Hollow Core’ in Scottish public policy. Paper presented at the 80th Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, 8-10 January 2009.

Halpin, D. and Baxter, G. Searching for ‘tartan’ policy bandwagons: mapping organized interests in public policy. Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, 28-31 August 2008.

Marcella, R., Illingworth, L. and Baxter, G. Gender policies and flexible working opportunities in the Scottish creative industries. Paper presented at the workshop ‘This Motley Crew’: Managing ‘Creatives’ and the Creative Unit, organised by the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity and held at Dundee, 21 March 2007.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. Screen Futures business support study. Paper presented at the Screen Futures launch event at Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh, 6 December 2006.

Marcella, R., Illingworth, L. and Baxter, G. Gender barriers in the Scottish creative industries. Paper presented at a seminar organised by the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow, 13 February 2006, and at two events held at the Lighthouse, Glasgow, 21 and 22 March 2006. 

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Illingworth, L. Glass ceilings and velvet ghettos? Women in the Scottish media and communication Industries. Paper presented at the 2nd Joint Annual Conference of MeCCSA and AMPE, Leeds, 13-15 January 2006.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Webster, L. Establishing public interest. Paper presented at the conference, Freedom of Information in Scotland – the Road to Compliance, Stirling, 22 April 2004.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. Exploring the benefits of user surveys. Paper presented at ‘Surviving EU information: strategies and skills for success’, the 12th Annual Conference of the European Information Association, Cambridge, 31 March to 1 April 2003.

Marcella, R., Baxter, G. and Anderson, D. Continuing professional development on a virtual campus. Paper presented at the UmbrelLA 6 conference, Manchester, 5-7 July 2001.

Marcella, R. and Baxter, G. Undergraduate course provision in Information and Library Studies at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Paper presented at: LibrarySchools.com: is the Future Bright for Professional Training?, a conference organised by the University, College and Research Group of The Library Association: Scotland, held in Glasgow, 26 October 2000.

Baxter, G. Project results. Paper presented at: European Union Information in Public Libraries in the UK, a seminar organised by The Robert Gordon University and held at the offices of the Representation of the European Commission in the UK, London, 25th June 1996.

Book Reviews

Baxter, G. (2003). Review of: Challenge and change in the information society. Journal of Documentation, 59(6), pp.731-734.

Baxter, G. (2003). Review of: The wired world: an introduction to the theory and practice of the information society. Journal of Documentation, 59(2), pp.218-220.

Baxter, G. (2001). Review of: SEAMLESS: an organisational and technical model for seamless access to distributed citizens' information. Journal of Documentation, 57(5), pp.702-704.