Dr Anoush Simon

BA, MSc, PhD

Dr Anoush Simon

Senior Lecturer in Information Studies

Institute Director of Learning and Teaching

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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.


Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two citiesMervyn, K., Simon, A. M. & Allen, D. K. 2014 In : Information, Communication & Society.17, 9, p. 1086-1104
Living and Lurking on LiveJournal: benefits of active and non-active membershipMerry, S. K. & Simon, A. M. 2012 In : Aslib Proceedings.64, 3, p. 241-26120 p.
Career History and Motivations for Choosing LIS: a case study at Aberystwyth UniversitySimon, A. M. & Taylor, M. M. 2011 In : Library Review.60, 9, p. 803-81513 p.
Distance learning, e-learning and the digital divideSimon, A. M., Taylor, M. M., Nelson, J. & Lithgow, S. D. 2011 Cambridge International Conference on open, distance and e-learning 2011. Cambridge: Unknown Publisher, p. 3-1210 p.
Still barriers to overcomeHarris, N. & Simon, A. M. 2009 In : Public Library Journal.24, Winter 2009, p. 25-273 p.
Evaluating library development in WalesSimon, A. M. & Horton, S. J. 2009 In : Public Library Journal.24, 1, p. 24-274 p.
EVALUATION OF @ YOUR LIBRARY: AN INITIAL STRATEGIC LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2005-07: Final ReportSimon, A. M. & Horton, S. J. 2008 Museums Archives and Libraries Wales. 122 p.
A complex view of technological change in the UKSimon, A. 2006 Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, 2 vols. Trauth, E. M. (ed.). IGI Global, p. 116- 1205 p.
Women's perceptions of technological change in the information societySimon, A. 2006 In : Aslib Proceedings.58, 6, p. 476-48712 p.
Perceptions of access and exclusion in the Information SocietySimon, A. 2005 Internet Research Annual: Selected Papers from the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2004. Consalvo, M. & O'Riordan, K. (eds.). Peter Lang, Vol. 3, p. 11- 2111 p.
Women’s perceptions of new technologies in the Network AgeSimon, A. M. 2005 6th International Women into Computing Conference.
Ambivalence and integration in women’s talk about new technologiesSimon, A. M. 2004
Living in an information societySimon, A. M. & Allen, D. K. 2002 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 . Sudweeks, F. & Ess, C. (eds.).