Dr Anoush Simon BA, MSc, PhD

Dr Anoush Simon

Senior Lecturer in Information Studies

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I have been a member of the Dept since 2003, and completed my PhD in 2004. Before this, I worked in the library at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and also worked in the book trade for several years. Between completing my MSc (Sheffield University) and commencing my PhD studies, I worked at the North West Film Archive in Manchester and for BBC Information and Archives in London. I have an enduring interest in film and photo archives.

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Professional Activities

Member of CILIP; Career Development Group



My research and teaching interests centre on the impact of technology on society and in particular the information profession, and include information society theory; social exclusion and the digital divide; ICT and community, gender and IT; library workers - careers and motivations.



Mervyn, K., Simon, A.M., Allen, D.K. 2014. Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two cities. Information, Communication & Society 17 (9) pp. 1086-1104. 10.1080/1369118X.2013.877952 Cadair


Merry, S.K., Simon, A.M. 2012. Living and Lurking on LiveJournal: benefits of active and non-active membership. Aslib Journal of Information Management Aslib Proceedings 64 (3) pp. 241-261. 10.1108/00012531211244527 Cadair


Simon, A.M., Taylor, M.M. 2011. Career History and Motivations for Choosing LIS: a case study at Aberystwyth University. Library Review 60 (9) pp. 803-815. 10.1108/00242531111176817 Cadair

Simon, A.M., Taylor, M.M., Nelson, J., Lithgow, S.D. 2011. Distance learning, e-learning and the digital divide. Cambridge International Conference on open, distance and e-learning 2011. Cambridge International Conference on Open, Distance, and E-Learning. Unknown Publisher, Cambridge pp. 3-12. Other Cadair


Harris, N., Simon, A.M. 2009. Still barriers to overcome. Public Library Journal 24 (Winter 2009) pp. 25-27. Other Cadair

Simon, A.M., Horton, S.J. 2009. Evaluating library development in Wales. Public Library Journal 24 (1) pp. 24-27. Cadair


Simon, A.M., Horton, S.J. 2008. EVALUATION OF @ YOUR LIBRARY: AN INITIAL STRATEGIC LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2005-07: Final Report. Museums Archives and Libraries Wales Cadair


Simon, A. 2006. A complex view of technological change in the UK. In E. M. Trauth. (ed) Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, 2 vols. IGI Global pp. 116- 120. Cadair

Simon, A. 2006. Women's perceptions of technological change in the information society. Aslib Journal of Information Management Aslib Proceedings 58 (6) pp. 476-487. 10.1108/00012530610713560 Other Cadair


Simon, A. 2005. Perceptions of access and exclusion in the Information Society. In M. Consalvo., K. O'Riordan. (eds) Internet Research Annual: Selected Papers from the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2004. Peter Lang pp. 11- 21. Cadair Other

Simon, A.M. 2005. Women’s perceptions of new technologies in the Network Age. 6th International Women into Computing Conference. Cadair


Simon, A.M. 2004. Ambivalence and integration in women’s talk about new technologies. 4th International Conference on Cultural Attitudes Toward Technology and Communication (CATaC) 2004. Cadair


Simon, A.M., Allen, D.K. 2002. Living in an information society. In F. Sudweeks., C. Ess. (eds) Cultural attitudes towards technology and communication: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, Montréal, Canada, 12 - 15 July 2002 . Cadair