Dr Pauline Rafferty MA (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCED, MCLIP

Dr Pauline Rafferty

Senior Lecturer

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Profile

I joined the Department in January 2007. Before that I taught in the Department of Information Science, City University, London, and in the School of Information Studies and Department of Media and Communication at the University of Central England, Birmingham. My first teaching post was in the University of Northumbria. Before moving into teaching I worked in information research and media librarianship.

I read H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Roland Barthes, and golden age detective fiction. I listen to Steely Dan, The Blue Nile, Capercaillie and anyone singing Cole Porter, and I love the night train from London to Scotland, particularly when I end up in Kilchattan Bay.

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Professional Activities

Member of CILIP and ISKO

Teaching

Research

My current teaching and research interests are in the areas of image analysis, multimedia information retrieval and indexing, social tagging, and critical communication and information studies, particularly subject analysis, interpretation and semiotics; representations of knowledge, and classification theory; structuralist and semiotic approaches to modelling culture as "human sciences". I am also interested in critical theory approaches to popular culture.

Publications

2016

Foster, A., Rafferty, P. 2016. Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval. Facet Publishing, London Cadair

Rafferty, P. 2016. Managing, searching and finding digital cultural objects: putting it in context. In A. Foster., P. Rafferty. (eds) Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval. Facet Publishing, London pp. 3-23. Cadair

2015

Al-Wreikat, A., Rafferty, P., Foster, A. 2015. Cross-language information seeking behaviour English Vs Arabic. Library Review 64 (6-7) pp. 446-467. 10.1108/LR-04-2015-0044 Cadair

Rafferty, P. 2015. FRBR, Information and Intertextuality. Library Trends 63 (3) pp. 487-511. 10.1353/lib.2015.0008 Cadair

Murphy, H., Rafferty, P. 2015. ‘Is There Nothing Outside the Tags?: Towards a Poststructuralist Analysis of Social Tagging’, Journal of Documentation 71 (3) pp. 477-502. 10.1108/JD-02-2013-0026 Cadair

2014

Rafferty, P. 2014. Genette, intertextuality and KO. In W. Babik. (ed) Knowledge Organization in the 21st Century: Between Historical Patterns and Future Prospects. Thirteenth International ISKO Conference 19-22 May 2014 Kraków . Ergon pp. 351-358. Cadair

Rafferty, P., Albinfalah, F. 2014. A tale of two images: the quest to create a story-based image indexing system. Journal of Documentation 70 (4) pp. 605-621. 10.1108/JD-10-2012-0130 Cadair

2013

Rafferty, P., Dalling, J. 2013. Open Source, Open Minds?: An Investigation into Attitudes towards Open Source Library Management Systems in UK Higher Education Libraries’. Program 47 (4) pp. 399-423. 10.1108/PROG-06-2012-0034 Cadair

2012

Inskip, C., MacFarlane, A., Rafferty, P.M. 2012. Towards the Disintermediation of Creative Music Search: Analysing Queries To Determine Important Facets. International Journal on Digital Libraries 12 (2-3) pp. 137-147. 10.1007/s00799-012-0084-1 Cadair

Ragaller, I., Rafferty, P. 2012. Biases in the Classification of Welsh Art Material: Dispersion, Dilettantism and Depreciation. Aslib Journal of Information Management Aslib Proceedings 64 (3) pp. 262-273. 10.1108/00012531211244563 Cadair

2011

Rafferty, P., Vernitski, A. 2011. Approaches to fiction retrieval research: from theory to practice? In A. E. Foster., P. Rafferty. (eds) Innovations in Information Retrieval: Perspectives for Theory and Practice, Facet Publishing pp. 49-67. Cadair

Rafferty, P. 2011. Informative Tagging of Images: The Importance of Modality in Interpretation. Knowledge Organization 38 (4) pp. 283-298. Cadair

Foster, A., Rafferty, P.Foster, A., Rafferty, P. 2011. Innovations in Information Retrieval: Perspectives for Theory and Practice. Facet Publishing Cadair

Ransom, N., Rafferty, P. 2011. Facets of User-Assigned Tags and Their Effectiveness in Image Retrieval. Journal of Documentation 67 (6) pp. 1038-1066. 10.1108/00220411111183582 Cadair

2010

Hughes, A.V., Rafferty, P.M. 2010. Inter-indexer Consistency in Graphic Materials Indexing at the National Library of Wales. Journal of Documentation 67 (1) pp. 9-32. 10.1108/00220411111105434 Cadair

Rafferty, P. 2010. Genre Theory, KO and Fiction. Paradigms and Conceptual Systems in Knowledge Organization, Proceedings of the Eleventh International ISKO Conference, Rome, Italy. pp. 254-261. Cadair

Inskip, C., MacFarlane, A., Rafferty, P. 2010. Organising music for movies. Aslib Journal of Information Management Aslib Proceedings 62 (4-5) Content Architecture: Exploiting and Managing Diverse Resources. pp. 489-501. 10.1108/00012531011074726 Other Cadair

2009

Rafferty, P. 2009. Informative Tagging of Images: The Importance of Modality in Interpretation in New Perspectives for the Organization and Dissemination of Knowledge. New Perspectives for the Organization and Dissemination of Knowledge: Proceedings of the IX Congress of the Spanish Chapter of ISKO, Valencia, 11-13 March 2009, Part 2: Representation of Knowledge: Quantitative Modelling. IX Congress of the Spanish Chapter of ISKO. pp. 70-83. Other Cadair

Gaffney, M., Rafferty, P.M. 2009. Making the Long Tail Visible: Social Networking Sites and Independent Music Discovery. Program 43 (4) pp. 375-391. 10.1108/00330330910998039 Cadair

2008

Rafferty, P.M. 2008. Identifying Diachronic Transformations in Popular Culture Genres: A Cultural-Materialist Approach to the History of Popular Literature Publishing. Library History 24 (4) pp. 262-272. 10.1179/174581608X381558 Cadair

Inskip, C., MacFarlane, A., Rafferty, P.M. 2008. Meaning, Communication, Music: Towards a Revised Communication Model. Journal of Documentation 64 (5) pp. 687-706. 10.1108/00220410810899718 Cadair

2007

Conduit, N., Rafferty, P. 2007. Constructing an image indexing template for the Children's Society: Users' queries and archivists' practice. Journal of Documentation 63 (6) pp. 898-919. 10.1108/00220410710836411 Cadair

Hidderley, R., Rafferty, P. 2007. Flickr and democratic indexing: dialogic approaches to indexing. Aslib Journal of Information Management Aslib Proceedings 59 (4-5) pp. 397-410. 10.1108/00012530710817591 Cadair

2005

Hidderley, R., Rafferty, P. 2005. Indexing multimedia and creative works: The problems of meaning and interpretation. Taylor & Francis Cadair Other

2001

Rafferty, P. 2001. The representation of knowledge in library classification schemes. Knowledge Organization 28 (4) pp. 180-192. Cadair Other