Prof David Ellis

BA, MA, PhD, MIinfSc

Prof David Ellis

Professor

Institute Director of Research

Contact Details

Profile

I graduated with a BA from Durham University and an MA and PhD in Information Studies from the University of Sheffield. I was first lecturer and then senior lecturer in the Department of Information Studies in Sheffield from 1984 to 2000. I took up the post of Professor in the Department of Information and Library Studies, Aberystwyth University in 2000.

I enjoy travel and sunshine, and first came to Aberystwyth as an external examiner in the mid 1990s. I was very impressed by the collegial atmosphere of the Department and quality of the work here, and so was pleased to have the opportunity to join the staff of the Department in 2000.

Additional Information

Professional Activities

  • Member of the international conference committee of the Conceptions of Library and Information Science Conferences 1998-
  • Member of international conference committee of the Information Seeking in Context Conferences 1998-
  • Member of the AHRB Peer Review Panel for Archives Library and Information Science 2000-
  • Member, Editorial Board, Aslib Proceedings, 2000-
  • Member, Editorial Board, New Review of Information Behaviour Research, 2000-
  • Member, Editorial Board, New Review of Document and Text Management, 1993-
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Information Management, 1985-
  • External Examiner for several Departments of Information Studies in the UK

Research Group

Knowledge Management

Responsibilities

Chair, Research Strategy Committee; Member UWA Management Information Committee

Teaching

Research

Information and knowledge management; information needs; user studies; information retrieval; academic communication; communication in organizations; non-technical aspects of information systems; information policy and strategy; information and communication audits.

Publications

Clique and elite: inter-organizational knowledge sharing across five star hotels in the Saudi Arabian religious tourism and hospitality industryIdrees, I. A., Vasconcelos, A. C. & Ellis, D. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Knowledge Management.
Changing styles of informal academic communication in the age of the Web: orthodox, moderate and heterodox responsesEllis, D., Foster, A. & Shehata, A. M. K. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Documentation.73, 5, p. 825-842
Developing a model for investigating academic libraries as learning organisationsLimwichitr, S., Broady-Preston, J. & Ellis, D. 2016 IDIMC 2016 Exploring our digital shadow: from data to intelligence: Conference Proceedings Loughborough University, 12&13 January 2016. Jackson, T. & Coombs, C. (eds.). Loughborough: Loughborough University, p. 54-6512 p.
Scholarly communication trends in the digital age: Informal scholarly publishing and dissemination, a grounded theory approachShehata, A. M. K., Ellis, D. & Foster, A. 2015 In : Electronic Library.33, 6, p. 11501162 p.
An investigation into the impact of information behaviour on information failure: The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power disasterThatcher, A., Vasconcelos, A. C. & Ellis, D. 2015 In : International Journal of Information Management.35, 1, p. 57-637 p.
A Discussion of Problems in Implementing Organisational Cultural Change: Developing A Learning Organisation in University LibrariesLimwichitr, S., Broady-Preston, J. & Ellis, D. 2015 In : Library Review.64, 6/7, p. 480-4888 p.
Everyday life information seeking behaviour in relation to the environment: disposable information?Mawby, J., Foster, A. & Ellis, D. 2015 In : Library Review.64, 6-7, p. 468-479
The impact of information and communication technologies on informal scientific communication: a naturalistic inquiry approachShehata, A. M. K., Ellis, D. & Foster, A. 2015 In : Library Review.64, 6-7, p. 428-445
The impact factor: a case study of medical journalsCox, L. & Ellis, D. 2015 In : Library Review.64, 6-7, p. 413-42715 p.
Serendipity and its studyFoster, A. E. & Ellis, D. 2014 In : Journal of Documentation.70, 6, p. 1015 - 1038
Elaborations of Grounded Theory in Information Research: Arenas/social worlds theory, discourse and situational analysisEllis, D., Vasconcelos, A., Rosa, A. & Sen, B. 2013 Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis. Clarke, A. & Charmaz, K. (eds.). 1 ed. UK: SAGE Publications, Vol. 4, p. 309-33426 p. (SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)
Research Assessment and the Shaping of Library and Information Research in the United KingdomEllis, D. 2012 Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe. Heinström, J. & Spink, A. (eds.). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing, Vol. Volume 6, p. 143-16826 p. (LIS research in Europe)(Library and Information Science; vol. 6)
Elaborations of Grounded Theory in Information Research: Arenas/social worlds theory, discourse and situational analysisVasconcelos, A., Sen, B., Rosa, A. & Ellis, D. 2012 In : Library and Information Research.36, 112, p. 120-14627 p.
The emergence of conceptual thinking in information behaviour researchEllis, D. 2011 New Directions in Information Behaviour. Spink, A. & Heinstrom, J. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing, p. 17-3519 p. (Library and Information Sciences)
Knowledge managementEllis, D. & Vasconcelos, A. 2010 Handbook of Technology Management. Bidgoli, H., Ellis, D. & Vasconcelos, A. (eds.). Wiley, Vol. 1, p. 132-14312 p. (Handbook of Technology Management)
Social science literatures and their usersEllis, D. 2010 Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Taylor & Francis, 2010.. Bates, M. (ed.). Taylor & Francis, p. 4848-48569 p. (Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science)
Community and virtual communityVasconcelos, A., Ellis, D. & Oldridge, R. 2004 Annual Review of Information and Science and Technology, Vol. 38.Information Today, Inc., p. 145- 18642 p.
Trends in use of electronic journals in higher education in the UK - views of academic staff and studentsBonthron, K., Urquhart, C. J., Thomas, R. E., Armstrong, C., Ellis, D., Everitt, J., Fenton, R., Lonsdale, R., McDermott, E., Morris, H., Phillips, R., Spink, S. & Yeoman, A. J. 2003 In : D-Lib Magazine.9, 6
Information seeking and mediated searching study. Part 3: Successive searchingEllis, D., Spink, S., Foster, A., Wilson, T. D. & Ford, N. 2002 In : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.53, 9, p. 716-72712 p.
Information seeking and mediated searching. Part 1: Theoretical framework and research designEllis, D., Ford, N., Spink, S., Foster, A. & Wilson, T. 2002 In : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.53, 9, p. 695-7039 p.
Information seeking and mediated searching. Part 2. Uncertainty and its correlatesFord, N., Ellis, D., Wilson, T. & Foster, A. 2002 In : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.53, 9, p. 704-71512 p.
Information seeking and mediated searching Part 4: Cognitive styles in information seekingEllis, D., Wilson, T., Foster, A. & Ford, N. 2002 In : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.53, 9, p. 728-7358 p.
Information seeking and mediated searching. Part 5: User intermediary interactionFoster, A., Wilson, T., Ellis, D. & Ford, N. 2002 In : Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.53, 11, p. 883-89311 p.