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Personal Statement

I am a Senior Lecturer in Information Science and the Course Director for the MSc/PGDip in Information and Library Studies in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

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/. 

Research Interests

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


Teaching Interests

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. 

Expertise & Capabilities

  • 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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of North Texas

Master of Science, University of North Texas

Bachelor of Arts, University of North Texas

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 2006 2019

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Connecting the silos: implementations and perceptions of linked data across European libraries

Pennington, D. & Cagnazzo, L., 13 May 2019, In : Journal of Documentation. 75, 3, p. 643-666 24 p.

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Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Diane Pennington (Recipient), 28 Sep 2016

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts

Diane Pennington (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2013 2019

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Diane Pennington (Organiser)
15 Jun 201919 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Developing and applying theoretical frameworks to your research

Diane Pennington (Speaker)
7 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation