Title: Professor
First Name: Adrienne
Surname: Muir
Position: Professor of Information Management
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263870
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Duties and Responsibilities

Adrienne Muir has been Professor of Information Management in the Department of Information Management since February 2016. Her research interest are in: information policy, law, ethics; and preservation of intellectual and cultural heritage.

Academic Background

Before joining Robert Gordon University, Adrienne Muir was an academic in information science and publishing at Loughborough University. She has a PhD in information science (digital legal deposit) and a postgraduate qualification in information technology and telecommunications law.

Research Interests

Adrienne’s recent research has focused on legal and professional issues in the preservation of digital information and legal and ethical issues in the provision of internet access in libraries. 

Current Research

Current interests include copyright issues in digital publishing and digital libraries; preservation of cultural heritage and the impact of moral pressure on publishers, libraries and other third party information service providers.

Professional Memberships

Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Information and Library Professionals

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Society for Computers and Law

Member of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

External / Professional Roles

Chair of the John Campbell Trust, giving travel grants to information professionals and research bursaries to students in information science.

Member of the Editorial Board of Library and Information Research.

External Examiner for the MA in Librarianship, University of Sheffield.


Muir, A. & Oppenheim, C. (in the press). Nick Moore, his information policy matrix, with a bibliometric analysis. Library Management.

Muir, A., Spacey, R. E., Cooke, L., & Creaser, C. (2016). Regulating internet access in UK public libraries: legal compliance and ethical dilemmas. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 14(1), 87-104.

Ravenwood, C., Muir, A., & Matthews, G. (2015). Stakeholders in the selection of digital material for preservation: relationships, responsibilities, and influence. Collection Management, 40(2), 83-110.

Cooke, L., Spacey, R., Muir, A., & Creaser, C. (2015). Managing access to the internet in public libraries [MAIPLE]: Managing access to the internet in public libraries [MAIPLE] (AH/J005878/1). Loughborough: LISU, Loughborough University.

Muir, A., Cooke, L., Spacey, R., Creaser, C., & Spezi, V. C. L. (2015). Filtering wireless (Wi-Fi) internet access in public places. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

Spacey, R., Cooke, L., Muir, A., & Creaser, C. (2014). Filtering access to the internet in public libraries: an ethical dilemma?. In A. Preisig, H. Roesch, & C. Stueckelberger (Eds.), Ethical dilemmas in the information society (pp. 179-190). Geneva:

Cooke, L., Spacey, R. E., Muir, A., & Creaser, C. (2014). "You don’t come to the library to look at porn and stuff like that": Filtering software in public libraries. Library and Information Research, 38(117), 5-19.

Spacey, R., Cooke, L., Muir, A., & Creaser, C. (2014). Regulating use of the Internet in public libraries: a review. Journal of Documentation, 70(3), 478-497.

Spacey, R. E., Cooke, L., Muir, A., & Creaser, C. (2013). Regulating Internet access and content in UK public libraries: Findings from the MAIPLE project. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 47(1), 71-84.

Muir, A. (2013). Online copyright enforcement by Internet Service Providers. Journal of Information Science, 39(2), 256-269.

Ravenwood, C., Matthews, G., & Muir, A. (2013). Selection of digital material for preservation in libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 45(4), 294-308.