Dr Diane Pennington

Senior Lecturer

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer in Information Science and the leader of the Information Engagement Group within the Strathclyde iSchool. 

My research areas include non-text information indexing and retrieval, qualitative methods for visual information, Emotional Information Retrieval (EmIR), information organisation, user behaviours on social media, and online health information preferences.

You can view my full CV at https://personal.cis.strath.ac.uk/diane.pennington/. 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Qualitative research methods
    • Information organisation
    • Online consumer health information search and retrieval
    • Indexing, search, and retrieval of non-text information
    • Database design and implementation
    • User-centred design and usability
    • Library technology systems
    • Systems analysis

Prizes and awards

Honorary Member, CILIP Scotland
Recipient
2021
Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts
Recipient
2017
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
Recipient
28/9/2016

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Publications

The 'nested triangle' of metadata supply for OA books
O'Leary Brian, Snijder Ronald, Booth Emma, Rasmussen Pennington Diane
NISO Plus Forum 2022 (2022)
The impact of test elements on students' performance in EFL
Alrzini Joma, Rasmussen Pennington Diane, Dunlop Mark D
16th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI 2022) (2022)
The development and future of the Cataloguing Code of Ethics
Snow Karen, Shoemaker Elizabeth, Chan May, Daniels Jane, Furger Sarah, Rasmussen Pennington Diane
Cataloging and Classification Quarterly (2022)
Twitter users' sentiments toward mask wearing
Chang Miaomiao, Pennington Diane
12th International Conference on Social Media & Society (2022)
Information overload : a concept analysis
Belabbes Mohamed Amine, Ruthven Ian, Moshfeghi Yashar, Pennington Diane
Journal of Documentation (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-06-2021-0118
Essential e-book metadata for everyone
Lagace Nettie, Booth Emma, La Spada Concetta, Rasmussen Pennington Diane
UKSG 45th Annual Conference (2022)

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Teaching

I teach Organisation of Knowledge as well as Library Technology & Systems for our MSc/PGDip in Information and Library Studies. I also supervise MSc and PhD research projects. 

Prior to arriving at the University of Strathclyde, I taught classes in research methods and statistics, online searching, systems analysis, social media for libraries, database design, web usability, web development, metadata, indexing/abstracting, and cataloguing/classification. 

Research interests

  • Non-text information indexing and retrieval
  • Information organisation
  • Emotional Information Retrieval (EmIR)
  • Information engagement
  • Online health information preferences

 

Professional activities

ISKO UK 2023 Conference
Chair
24/7/2023
EDI in Information Science
Invited speaker
28/10/2022
Knowledge organization competencies and skills
Invited speaker
31/8/2022
Decolonisation 2.0: Lessons learned
Invited speaker
8/7/2022
#WINspiration Special – the iSchools Women’s Coalition
Invited speaker
6/6/2022
Preparing an information workforce to address health misinformation
Invited speaker
3/3/2022

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Projects

Finding solutions to advance digital health for addressing unmet needs in relation to self-harming
Pennington, Diane (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2018
Shifting paradigms for dementia: Involving people living with dementia across research, policy and practice
Gibson, Grant (Principal Investigator) Pennington, Diane (Co-investigator)
Funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute Programmes of Knowledge Exchange (£17,502.50)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2018

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Address

Computer and Information Sciences
Livingstone Tower

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