Dr David McMenemy

  • Senior Lecturer in Information Studies (Information Studies)

telephone: 7453
email: David.McMenemy@glasgow.ac.uk

Information Studies, George Service House, 11 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QH

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3203-9001

Biography

David is a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies and joined the university in January 2022. 

David was Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project, "Downloading a new normal: Privacy, exclusion, and information behaviour in public library digital services use during COVID", which ran from December 2020 to February 2022.  David is currently working on the REVEAL Project, funded by the CILIPS Research Fund, which is focussed on producing advocacy materials for library staff in Scotland based on ethical values.

Other recent research outputs have included a role as CI on the RSE-funded project "Electronic Surveillance Laws and Cyber-Security of Journalists in Australia and the UK" led by Professor Angela Daly,  a report in collaboration with Scottish PEN on the impact of government and corporate surveillance on Scottish writers, an exploration of how character building can be incorporated into information literacy education models, a white paper on digital ethics, and a paper on how the hollowing out of public library services has impacted the service in England

David holds a BA (Hons) in English Studies, MSc in Information and Library Studies, LLM in Internet Law and Policy, and PhD in Information Science, all from the University of Strathclyde, and an MA in Philosophy from the Open University.

Previously David authored the book "The Public Library" (Facet, 2009) and was Editor of "Library Review" between 2006-2011 as well as co-author of "Librarianship: an introduction" (2008), and "A Handbook of Ethical Practice" (2007).

Research interests

David's research interests encompass information law and ethics, including intellectual freedom, and freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, digital citizenship, privacy, and the philosophy of information. 

David has also extensively researched around public library policy and development in the UK.

Publications

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Number of items: 95.

2024

Paton, C. and McMenemy, D. (2024) The influences of communitarian philosophy in public policy: mapping the discourse of Scottish public library strategy. Journal of Documentation, 80(1), pp. 73-100. (doi: 10.1108/JD-02-2023-0020)

2023

Ruthven, I., Robinson, E. and McMenemy, D. (2023) The value of digital and physical library services in UK public libraries and why they are not interchangeable. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 55(4), pp. 1143-1154. (doi: 10.1177/09610006221127027)

Oltmann, S., Knox, E., McMenemy, D. and Hamilton, S. (2023) Neutrality in library and information ethics: a debate in alternative foundations. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 60(1), pp. 821-824. (doi: 10.1002/pra2.869)

McMenemy, D. (2023) Ethics And Values-Driven Advocacy and Libraries: Exploring Key Concepts. Discussion Paper. CILIPS, Glasgow.

Robinson, E., Ruthven, I. and McMenemy, D. (2023) Delivering services in the new normal: recording the experiences of UK public library staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 55(3), pp. 617-633. (doi: 10.1177/09610006221093371)

McMenemy, D. (2023) Lex Informatica and Freedom of Expression: Reflections on the Regulation of Internet Trolling Behaviors. In: iConference 2023, Virtual, 13-17 March 2023, pp. 242-255. ISBN 9783031280344 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-28035-1_17)

McMenemy, D. , Robinson, E. and Ruthven, I. (2023) The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on public libraries in the UK: findings from a national study. Public Library Quarterly, 42(1), pp. 92-110. (doi: 10.1080/01616846.2022.2058860)

2022

Daly, A., McMenemy, D. and Robinson, E. (2022) Staying safe and secure: cybersecurity, surveillance and journalism in Scotland. ILPC Annual Conference 2022, London and Virtual, 17 - 18 November 2022.

Jayemanne, D., Daly, A. and McMenemy, D. (2022) Global playgrounds: young people, digital citizenship and loot boxes. In: Flew, T., Holt, J. and Thomas, J. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of the Digital Media Economy. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781526497994

Daly, A., Robinson, E. and McMenemy, D. (2022) Cyber security, surveillance and journalism in Scotland. Project Report. Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, Dundee.

O'Keefe, E., McMenemy, D. and Poole, N. (2022) Pandemic and Beyond Podcast: Episode 23 Libraries in Lockdown. [Audio]

Robinson, E. and McMenemy, D. (2022) Communicating patron rights and responsibilities transparently: creating a model internet acceptable use policy for UK public libraries. Public Library Quarterly, 41(4), pp. 381-405. (doi: 10.1080/01616846.2021.1936883)

McMenemy, D. (2022) Information Ethics: Towards a Communitarian Model. Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries Spring Conference, Cardiff, UK, 07-09 Apr 2022.

McMenemy, D. (2022) Internet access and bridging the digital divide: the crucial role of universal service obligations in telecom policy. In: Smits, M. (ed.) Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (13192). Springer: Cham, pp. 122-134. ISBN 9783030969561 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-96957-8_12)

McMenemy, D. (2022) Tensions between intellectual property law and freedom of expression: a UK perspective. In: Smits, M. (ed.) Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (13192). Springer: Cham, pp. 177-184. ISBN 9783030969561 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-96957-8_16)

2021

Robinson, E., McMenemy, D. and Ruthven, I. (2021) Downloading the New Normal: Exploring Public Library Digital Service Use During COVID: Some Preliminary Findings from Scottish Data. CILIPS Annual Conference 2021 (CILIPS 2021), 07-08 Jun 2021.

McMenemy, D. (2021) No longer “neutral among ends” – liberal versus communitarian ethics in library and information science. In: Toeppe, K., Yan, H. and Chu, S. K. W. (eds.) Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue: 16th International Conference, iConference 2021, Beijing, China, March 17–31, 2021, Proceedings, Part II. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (12646). Springer: Cham, pp. 207-214. ISBN 9783030713041 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-71305-8_16)

2020

McMenemy, D. (2020) Governance of public library services: how philosophical approaches to a public service impact on practice. In: Abbott-Halpin, E. and Rankin, C. (eds.) Public Library Governance: International Perspectives. Series: IFLA publications (176). De Gruyter Saur, pp. 63-77. ISBN 9783110533323 (doi: 10.1515/9783110533323-006)

Robinson, E. and McMenemy, D. (2020) ‘To be understood as to understand’: a readability analysis of public library acceptable use policies. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52(3), pp. 713-725. (doi: 10.1177/0961000619871598)

Robertson, C. and McMenemy, D. (2020) The hollowing out of children's public library services in England from 2010-2016. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52(1), pp. 91-105. (doi: 10.1177/0961000618771139)

2019

McMenemy, D. and Buchanan, S. (2019) Character building in children's online information behaviours: applying a virtue epistemology perspective to information literacy. In: Kurbanoğlu, S., Špiranec, S., Ünal, Y., Boustany, J., Huotari, M. L., Grassian, E., Mizrachi, D. and Roy, L. (eds.) Information Literacy in Everyday Life: 6th European Conference, ECIL 2018, Oulu, Finland, September 24–27, 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Series: Communications in computer and information science (989). Springer: Cham, pp. 73-82. ISBN 9783030134716 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-13472-3_7)

2018

Williams, N., McMenemy, D. and Smith, L. (2018) Scottish Chilling: Impact of Government and Corporate Surveillance on Writers. Project Report. Scottish PEN.

2017

Smith, L. N. and McMenemy, D. (2017) Young people's conceptions of political information: insights into information experiences and implications for intervention. Journal of Documentation, 73(5), pp. 877-902. (doi: 10.1108/JD-03-2017-0041)

2016

Smith, L. and McMenemy, D. (2016) Enhancing Agency Through Information: a Phenomenographic Exploration of Young People's Political Information Experiences. In: 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology (ASIST '16), Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18 Oct 2016, p. 53. ISBN 9780877155485

McMenemy, D. (2016) Rights to Privacy and Freedom of Expression in Public Libraries: Squaring the Circle. World Library and Information Congress: 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Columbus, OH, USA, 13-19 Aug 2016.

2015

Liddle, C. and McMenemy, D. (2015) The cost exemption in the freedom of information regimes of the United Kingdom and Scotland: a comparative analysis. Legal Information Management, 15(3), pp. 195-202. (doi: 10.1017/S147266961500047X)

Liddle, C. and McMenemy, D. (2015) A Scottish freedom of information regime for a denationalised environment: rhetorical or authentically practical? Information and Communications Technology Law, 24(3), pp. 225-241. (doi: 10.1080/13600834.2015.1084678)

Gallagher, C., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2015) Management of acceptable use of computing facilities in the public library: avoiding a panoptic gaze? Journal of Documentation, 71(3), pp. 572-590. (doi: 10.1108/JD-04-2014-0061)

2014

McMenemy, D. (2014) Advocating a Utilitarian Profession in a Kantian World? LIS Ethical Reflection and the Challenges of Political Philosophy. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014.

McMenemy, D. (2014) Towards a public library standard for acceptable use of computing facilities. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014,

Judge, C. S. and McMenemy, D. (2014) Leading for learning: a model for best practice in school libraries. In: Advances in Librarianship. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 101-135. ISBN 9781783504695 (doi: 10.1108/S0065-283020140000038006)

Liddle, C. and McMenemy, D. (2014) An evaluation of the United Kingdom and Scottish freedom of information regimes: comparative law and real-world practice. Communications Law, 19(3), pp. 77-85.

2013

Madden, A., Ruthven, I. and McMenemy, D. (2013) A classification scheme for content analyses of YouTube video comments. Journal of Documentation, 69(5), pp. 693-714. (doi: 10.1108/JD-06-2012-0078)

Cherry, M. and McMenemy, D. (2013) Freedom of information and ‘vexatious’ requests — the case of Scottish local government. Government Information Quarterly, 30(3), pp. 257-266. (doi: 10.1016/j.giq.2013.02.004)

Taylor, K. and McMenemy, D. (2013) Censorship challenges to books in Scottish public libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 45(2), pp. 153-167. (doi: 10.1177/0961000611435254)

Brown, G. and McMenemy, D. (2013) The implementation of internet filtering in Scottish public libraries. Aslib Proceedings, 65(2), pp. 182-202. (doi: 10.1108/00012531311313998)

2012

Foster, C. and McMenemy, D. (2012) Do librarians have a shared set of values? A comparative study of 36 codes of ethics based on Gorman's Enduring Values. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 44(4), pp. 249-262. (doi: 10.1177/0961000612448592)

Greene, M. and McMenemy, D. (2012) The emergence and impact of neoliberal ideology on UK public library policy, 1997-2010. In: Spink, A. and Heinström, J. (eds.) Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe. Series: Library and information science (6). Emerald: Bingley, pp. 13-41. ISBN 9781780527147 (doi: 10.1108/S1876-0562(2012)0000006005)

McMenemy, D. (2012) Emergent digital services in public libraries: a domain study. New Library World, 113(11/12), pp. 507-527. (doi: 10.1108/03074801211282902)

Buchanan, S. and McMenemy, D. (2012) Digital service analysis and design: the role of process modelling. International Journal of Information Management, 32(3), pp. 251-256. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2011.11.008)

Buchanan, S., Gibb, F., Simmons, S. and McMenemy, D. (2012) Digital library collaboration: a service-oriented perspective. Library Quarterly, 82(3), pp. 337-359. (doi: 10.1086/665930)

MacDonald, A. and McMenemy, D. (2012) Availability and organisation of creationist literature in UK public libraries. New Library World, 113(3/4), pp. 107-117. (doi: 10.1108/03074801211218426)

2010

Rooney-Browne, C. and McMenemy, D. (2010) Public libraries as impartial spaces in a consumer society: possible, plausible, desirable? New Library World, 111(11/12), pp. 455-467. (doi: 10.1108/03074801011094831)

Buchanan, S. and McMenemy, D. (2010) Towards a public library digital service taxonomy. In: Lalmas, M., Jose, J., Rauber, J., Sebastiani, F. and Frommholz, I. (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 14th European Conference, ECDL 2010, Glasgow, UK, September 6-10, 2010. Proceedings. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (6273). Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 425-428. ISBN 9783642154638 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-15464-5_48)

Buchanan, S., McMenemy, D. , Ruthven, I. and Cousins, F. (2010) From Strategy to Information Systems Architecture: a Review of Public Library Strategic Planning. In: Seventh International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 7), London, UK, 21-24 Jun 2010,

McMenemy, D. (2010) Fostering a research culture in UK library practice: barriers and solutions. Library Review, 59(5), pp. 321-324. (doi: 10.1108/00242531011047019)

McMenemy, D. , Buchanan, S. and Rooney-Browne, C. (2010) L'evaluation des services d'information des bibliotheques publiques: une approche holistique. Bulletin des Bibliotheques de France, 2010(4), pp. 30-35.

2009

Buchanan, S., McMenemy, D. and Pattern, D. (2009) Usability, Usefulness and Usage Data. Internet Librarian International 2009, London, UK, 15-16 October 2009.

Poulter, A., Ferguson, I., McMenemy, D. and Glassey, R. (2009) Question: where would you go to escape detection if you wanted to do something illegal on the Internet? Hint: shush! In: Jahankhani, J., Hessami, A. G. and Hsu, F. (eds.) Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability: 5th International Conference, ICGS3 2009, London, UK, September 1-2, 2009. Proceedings. Series: Communications in computer and information science (45). Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9783642040610 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-04062-7_1)

2008

McMenemy, D. (2008) Book Review: Public Libraries in the 21st Century: Defining Services and Debating the Future by Anne Goulding 2006, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 387pp, £60, ISBN 0754642860. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 40(4), p. 287. (doi: 10.1177/0961000608096718)[Book Review]

McMenemy, D. , Buchanan, S. and Rooney-Browne, C. (2008) Measurement of Library Services: to Quantify or Qualify? World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council "Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding", Quebec, Canada, 10-14 August 2008.

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2008) MEDLIS: model for evaluation of digital libraries and information services. World Digital Libraries, 1(1), pp. 35-46.

2007

Chowdhury, G. G., Burton, P. F., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2007) Librarianship: An Introduction. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856046176 (doi: 10.29085/9781856049146)

McMenemy, D. (2007) The Public Library. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856046169

McMenemy, D. (2007) Internet access: an uneven picture. Library and Information Update, 6(10), pp. 24-25.

McMenemy, D. (2007) Less conversation, more action: putting digital content creation at the heart of modern librarianship. Library Review, 56(7), pp. 537-541. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710775926)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Managerialism: a threat to professional librarianship? Library Review, 56(6), pp. 445-449. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710760328)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Celebrity book clubs and public libraries: opportunity and threat? Library Review, 56(5), pp. 353-357. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710750545)

McMenemy, D. (2007) What is the true value of a public library? Library Review, 56(4), pp. 273-277. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710743471)

McMenemy, D. (2007) "Or you got it or you ain't": the nature of leadership in libraries. Library Review, 57(4), pp. 265-268. (doi: 10.1108/00242530810868698)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Librarians and ethical neutrality: revisiting the creed of a librarian. Library Review, 56(3), pp. 177-181. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710735948)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Ranganathan's relevance in the 21st century. Library Review, 56(2), pp. 97-101. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710730268)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Reviewing libraries and librarianship: what has changed in 80 years? Library Review, 56(1), pp. 8-10. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710721970)

McMenemy, D. , Poulter, A. and Burton, P. F. (2007) A Handbook of Ethical Practice: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Ethical Issues in Information and Library Work. Chandos Publishing. ISBN 9781843342311

2006

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2006) Digital Library Evaluation: How to Assess Value for Money? International Conference on Digital Libraries ICDL 2006, New Delhi, India, 5-8 December 2006.

Poulter, A., McMenemy, D. and McGettigan, L. (2006) Justify or Die? Using Contingent Valuation of Service Provision in a UK Public Library. LIANZA Conference 2006 - Next Generation Libraries, Wellington, New Zealand, 8-11 October 2006.

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2006) Large-scale impact of digital library services: findings from a major evaluation of SCRAN. In: Gonzalo, J., Thanos, C., Verdejo, M. F. and Carrasco, R. C. (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4172. Springer, pp. 256-266. ISBN 9783540446361 (doi: 10.1007/11863878_22)

Breslin, F. and McMenemy, D. (2006) The decline in book borrowing from Britain's public libraries: a small-scale Scottish study. Library Review, 55(7), pp. 414-428. (doi: 10.1108/00242530610682137)

Chowdhury, G., Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2006) Public library 2.0: towards a new mission for public libraries as a network of community knowledge. Online Information Review, 30(4), pp. 454-460. (doi: 10.1108/14684520610686328)

Gardiner, D., McMenemy, D. and Chowdhury, G. (2006) A snapshot of information use patterns of academics in British universities. Online Information Review, 30(4), pp. 341-359. (doi: 10.1108/14684520610686274)

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2006) The Role of National Libraries in Digitization: From Hub to People's Gateway. American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, 22-28 June 2006.

King, S., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2006) Effectiveness of ICT training for public library staff in the UK: staff views. Electronic Library, 24(2), pp. 265-276. (doi: 10.1108/02640470610649281)

McMenemy, D. (2006) Embedding multimedia in the library school curriculum. E-MmITS: Newsletter of the Multimedia and Information Technology Group Scotland, 2006(Spring), pp. 15-18.

McMenemy, D. (2006) What would you do? Reflecting on ethical values in librarianship. Impact: Journal of the Career Development Group, 9(4), pp. 71-73.

2005

McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2005) Delivering Digital Services: A Handbook for Public Libraries and Learning Centres. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856045100

McGettigan, L., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2005) Cyberspace as a vehicle for remembrance: holocaust memorial day 2004 in East Renfrewshire. Library Review, 54(5), pp. 309-315. (doi: 10.1108/00242530510600561)

O'Loan, S., Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2005) The Extent of Sectarianism Online. Project Report. University of Strathclyde.

O'Loan, S., Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2005) Old wine in new bottles: Scottish sectarianism and online communities. GOR'05 - International General Online Research Conference, Zürich, Switzerland, 22-23 March 2005.

Burton, P. and McMenemy, D. (2005) Future librarians digitising the past. Information Scotland, 3(5), pp. 12-14.

McMenemy, D. and Burton, P. (2005) Managing access: legal and policy issues of ICT use. In: McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (eds.) Delivering Digital Services A Handbook for Public Libraries and Learning Centres. Facet Publishing, pp. 23-34. ISBN 9781856045100

McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2005) An identity of two halves? - Glasgow Celtic supporters, identity, and Scottish society. Irish Studies Review, 13(2), pp. 139-150. (doi: 10.1080/09670880500060749)

McMenemy, D. , Poulter, A., Chowdhury, G. and Tomeny, A. (2005) Evaluation of SCRAN Subscription to Scottish Public Libraries. Project Report. Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).

McMenemy, D. , Poulter, A. and O'Loan, S. (2005) A robust methodology for investigating old firm sectarianism online. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 1(4), pp. 488-503. (doi: 10.1504/IJWBC.2005.008113)

Poulter, A., Hiom, D. and McMenemy, D. (2005) The Library and Information Professional's Internet Companion. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856045094

2004

McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2004) Towards a robust methodology for the investigation of old firm sectarianism online. IADIS 2004 Web-based Communities Conference, Mardrid, Spain, 6-9 October 2004.

McGettigan, L., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2004) Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in East Renfrewshire Libraries. 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 22-27 August 2004.

Kirk, W., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2004) Family learning services in UK public libraries: an investigation of current provision and ongoing development. New Library World, 105(5/6), pp. 176-183. (doi: 10.1108/03074800410536603)

Schofield, F., McMenemy, D. and Henderson, K. (2004) People's network libraries: comparative case studies of old and new ICT learning centres. Library Review, 53(3), pp. 157-166. (doi: 10.1108/00242530410526565)

Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2004) Beyond the European Computer Driving Licence: basic and advanced ICT skills for the new library professional. IFLA Journal, 30(1), pp. 37-46. (doi: 10.1177/034003520403000107)

2003

Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2003) Beyond ECDL: Basic and Advanced IT Skills for the New Library Professional. 69th IFLA General Conference and Council, Berlin, Germany, 1-9 August 2003.

McMenemy, D. (2003) Branding as a means of promotion of library and information services. Impact: Journal of the Career Development Group, 6(3/4), pp. 22-23.

2001

McMenemy, D. and Shah, A. (2001) From tea to ICT. Library Association Record, 103(1), pp. 32-33.

1999

Pickering, H. and McMenemy, D. (1999) Widening the SCOPE: Higher Education Resources ON-demand (HERON). Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 33(3), pp. 213-224. (doi: 10.1108/EUM0000000006917)

McMenemy, D. (1999) Electronic document delivery: service takes flight online. Library Association Record, 101(8), p. 466.

McMenemy, D. (1999) Expanding access to learning materials in higher education. Information Management and Technology, 32(4), pp. 169-172.

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Articles

Paton, C. and McMenemy, D. (2024) The influences of communitarian philosophy in public policy: mapping the discourse of Scottish public library strategy. Journal of Documentation, 80(1), pp. 73-100. (doi: 10.1108/JD-02-2023-0020)

Ruthven, I., Robinson, E. and McMenemy, D. (2023) The value of digital and physical library services in UK public libraries and why they are not interchangeable. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 55(4), pp. 1143-1154. (doi: 10.1177/09610006221127027)

Oltmann, S., Knox, E., McMenemy, D. and Hamilton, S. (2023) Neutrality in library and information ethics: a debate in alternative foundations. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 60(1), pp. 821-824. (doi: 10.1002/pra2.869)

Robinson, E., Ruthven, I. and McMenemy, D. (2023) Delivering services in the new normal: recording the experiences of UK public library staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 55(3), pp. 617-633. (doi: 10.1177/09610006221093371)

McMenemy, D. , Robinson, E. and Ruthven, I. (2023) The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on public libraries in the UK: findings from a national study. Public Library Quarterly, 42(1), pp. 92-110. (doi: 10.1080/01616846.2022.2058860)

Robinson, E. and McMenemy, D. (2022) Communicating patron rights and responsibilities transparently: creating a model internet acceptable use policy for UK public libraries. Public Library Quarterly, 41(4), pp. 381-405. (doi: 10.1080/01616846.2021.1936883)

Robinson, E. and McMenemy, D. (2020) ‘To be understood as to understand’: a readability analysis of public library acceptable use policies. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52(3), pp. 713-725. (doi: 10.1177/0961000619871598)

Robertson, C. and McMenemy, D. (2020) The hollowing out of children's public library services in England from 2010-2016. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52(1), pp. 91-105. (doi: 10.1177/0961000618771139)

Smith, L. N. and McMenemy, D. (2017) Young people's conceptions of political information: insights into information experiences and implications for intervention. Journal of Documentation, 73(5), pp. 877-902. (doi: 10.1108/JD-03-2017-0041)

Liddle, C. and McMenemy, D. (2015) The cost exemption in the freedom of information regimes of the United Kingdom and Scotland: a comparative analysis. Legal Information Management, 15(3), pp. 195-202. (doi: 10.1017/S147266961500047X)

Liddle, C. and McMenemy, D. (2015) A Scottish freedom of information regime for a denationalised environment: rhetorical or authentically practical? Information and Communications Technology Law, 24(3), pp. 225-241. (doi: 10.1080/13600834.2015.1084678)

Gallagher, C., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2015) Management of acceptable use of computing facilities in the public library: avoiding a panoptic gaze? Journal of Documentation, 71(3), pp. 572-590. (doi: 10.1108/JD-04-2014-0061)

Liddle, C. and McMenemy, D. (2014) An evaluation of the United Kingdom and Scottish freedom of information regimes: comparative law and real-world practice. Communications Law, 19(3), pp. 77-85.

Madden, A., Ruthven, I. and McMenemy, D. (2013) A classification scheme for content analyses of YouTube video comments. Journal of Documentation, 69(5), pp. 693-714. (doi: 10.1108/JD-06-2012-0078)

Cherry, M. and McMenemy, D. (2013) Freedom of information and ‘vexatious’ requests — the case of Scottish local government. Government Information Quarterly, 30(3), pp. 257-266. (doi: 10.1016/j.giq.2013.02.004)

Taylor, K. and McMenemy, D. (2013) Censorship challenges to books in Scottish public libraries. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 45(2), pp. 153-167. (doi: 10.1177/0961000611435254)

Brown, G. and McMenemy, D. (2013) The implementation of internet filtering in Scottish public libraries. Aslib Proceedings, 65(2), pp. 182-202. (doi: 10.1108/00012531311313998)

Foster, C. and McMenemy, D. (2012) Do librarians have a shared set of values? A comparative study of 36 codes of ethics based on Gorman's Enduring Values. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 44(4), pp. 249-262. (doi: 10.1177/0961000612448592)

McMenemy, D. (2012) Emergent digital services in public libraries: a domain study. New Library World, 113(11/12), pp. 507-527. (doi: 10.1108/03074801211282902)

Buchanan, S. and McMenemy, D. (2012) Digital service analysis and design: the role of process modelling. International Journal of Information Management, 32(3), pp. 251-256. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2011.11.008)

Buchanan, S., Gibb, F., Simmons, S. and McMenemy, D. (2012) Digital library collaboration: a service-oriented perspective. Library Quarterly, 82(3), pp. 337-359. (doi: 10.1086/665930)

MacDonald, A. and McMenemy, D. (2012) Availability and organisation of creationist literature in UK public libraries. New Library World, 113(3/4), pp. 107-117. (doi: 10.1108/03074801211218426)

Rooney-Browne, C. and McMenemy, D. (2010) Public libraries as impartial spaces in a consumer society: possible, plausible, desirable? New Library World, 111(11/12), pp. 455-467. (doi: 10.1108/03074801011094831)

McMenemy, D. (2010) Fostering a research culture in UK library practice: barriers and solutions. Library Review, 59(5), pp. 321-324. (doi: 10.1108/00242531011047019)

McMenemy, D. , Buchanan, S. and Rooney-Browne, C. (2010) L'evaluation des services d'information des bibliotheques publiques: une approche holistique. Bulletin des Bibliotheques de France, 2010(4), pp. 30-35.

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2008) MEDLIS: model for evaluation of digital libraries and information services. World Digital Libraries, 1(1), pp. 35-46.

McMenemy, D. (2007) Internet access: an uneven picture. Library and Information Update, 6(10), pp. 24-25.

McMenemy, D. (2007) Less conversation, more action: putting digital content creation at the heart of modern librarianship. Library Review, 56(7), pp. 537-541. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710775926)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Managerialism: a threat to professional librarianship? Library Review, 56(6), pp. 445-449. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710760328)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Celebrity book clubs and public libraries: opportunity and threat? Library Review, 56(5), pp. 353-357. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710750545)

McMenemy, D. (2007) What is the true value of a public library? Library Review, 56(4), pp. 273-277. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710743471)

McMenemy, D. (2007) "Or you got it or you ain't": the nature of leadership in libraries. Library Review, 57(4), pp. 265-268. (doi: 10.1108/00242530810868698)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Librarians and ethical neutrality: revisiting the creed of a librarian. Library Review, 56(3), pp. 177-181. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710735948)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Ranganathan's relevance in the 21st century. Library Review, 56(2), pp. 97-101. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710730268)

McMenemy, D. (2007) Reviewing libraries and librarianship: what has changed in 80 years? Library Review, 56(1), pp. 8-10. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710721970)

Breslin, F. and McMenemy, D. (2006) The decline in book borrowing from Britain's public libraries: a small-scale Scottish study. Library Review, 55(7), pp. 414-428. (doi: 10.1108/00242530610682137)

Chowdhury, G., Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2006) Public library 2.0: towards a new mission for public libraries as a network of community knowledge. Online Information Review, 30(4), pp. 454-460. (doi: 10.1108/14684520610686328)

Gardiner, D., McMenemy, D. and Chowdhury, G. (2006) A snapshot of information use patterns of academics in British universities. Online Information Review, 30(4), pp. 341-359. (doi: 10.1108/14684520610686274)

King, S., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2006) Effectiveness of ICT training for public library staff in the UK: staff views. Electronic Library, 24(2), pp. 265-276. (doi: 10.1108/02640470610649281)

McMenemy, D. (2006) Embedding multimedia in the library school curriculum. E-MmITS: Newsletter of the Multimedia and Information Technology Group Scotland, 2006(Spring), pp. 15-18.

McMenemy, D. (2006) What would you do? Reflecting on ethical values in librarianship. Impact: Journal of the Career Development Group, 9(4), pp. 71-73.

McGettigan, L., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2005) Cyberspace as a vehicle for remembrance: holocaust memorial day 2004 in East Renfrewshire. Library Review, 54(5), pp. 309-315. (doi: 10.1108/00242530510600561)

Burton, P. and McMenemy, D. (2005) Future librarians digitising the past. Information Scotland, 3(5), pp. 12-14.

McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2005) An identity of two halves? - Glasgow Celtic supporters, identity, and Scottish society. Irish Studies Review, 13(2), pp. 139-150. (doi: 10.1080/09670880500060749)

McMenemy, D. , Poulter, A. and O'Loan, S. (2005) A robust methodology for investigating old firm sectarianism online. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 1(4), pp. 488-503. (doi: 10.1504/IJWBC.2005.008113)

Kirk, W., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2004) Family learning services in UK public libraries: an investigation of current provision and ongoing development. New Library World, 105(5/6), pp. 176-183. (doi: 10.1108/03074800410536603)

Schofield, F., McMenemy, D. and Henderson, K. (2004) People's network libraries: comparative case studies of old and new ICT learning centres. Library Review, 53(3), pp. 157-166. (doi: 10.1108/00242530410526565)

Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2004) Beyond the European Computer Driving Licence: basic and advanced ICT skills for the new library professional. IFLA Journal, 30(1), pp. 37-46. (doi: 10.1177/034003520403000107)

McMenemy, D. (2003) Branding as a means of promotion of library and information services. Impact: Journal of the Career Development Group, 6(3/4), pp. 22-23.

McMenemy, D. and Shah, A. (2001) From tea to ICT. Library Association Record, 103(1), pp. 32-33.

Pickering, H. and McMenemy, D. (1999) Widening the SCOPE: Higher Education Resources ON-demand (HERON). Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 33(3), pp. 213-224. (doi: 10.1108/EUM0000000006917)

McMenemy, D. (1999) Electronic document delivery: service takes flight online. Library Association Record, 101(8), p. 466.

McMenemy, D. (1999) Expanding access to learning materials in higher education. Information Management and Technology, 32(4), pp. 169-172.

Books

Chowdhury, G. G., Burton, P. F., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2007) Librarianship: An Introduction. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856046176 (doi: 10.29085/9781856049146)

McMenemy, D. (2007) The Public Library. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856046169

McMenemy, D. , Poulter, A. and Burton, P. F. (2007) A Handbook of Ethical Practice: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Ethical Issues in Information and Library Work. Chandos Publishing. ISBN 9781843342311

McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2005) Delivering Digital Services: A Handbook for Public Libraries and Learning Centres. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856045100

Poulter, A., Hiom, D. and McMenemy, D. (2005) The Library and Information Professional's Internet Companion. Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856045094

Book Sections

Jayemanne, D., Daly, A. and McMenemy, D. (2022) Global playgrounds: young people, digital citizenship and loot boxes. In: Flew, T., Holt, J. and Thomas, J. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of the Digital Media Economy. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781526497994

McMenemy, D. (2022) Internet access and bridging the digital divide: the crucial role of universal service obligations in telecom policy. In: Smits, M. (ed.) Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (13192). Springer: Cham, pp. 122-134. ISBN 9783030969561 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-96957-8_12)

McMenemy, D. (2022) Tensions between intellectual property law and freedom of expression: a UK perspective. In: Smits, M. (ed.) Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (13192). Springer: Cham, pp. 177-184. ISBN 9783030969561 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-96957-8_16)

McMenemy, D. (2021) No longer “neutral among ends” – liberal versus communitarian ethics in library and information science. In: Toeppe, K., Yan, H. and Chu, S. K. W. (eds.) Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue: 16th International Conference, iConference 2021, Beijing, China, March 17–31, 2021, Proceedings, Part II. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (12646). Springer: Cham, pp. 207-214. ISBN 9783030713041 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-71305-8_16)

McMenemy, D. (2020) Governance of public library services: how philosophical approaches to a public service impact on practice. In: Abbott-Halpin, E. and Rankin, C. (eds.) Public Library Governance: International Perspectives. Series: IFLA publications (176). De Gruyter Saur, pp. 63-77. ISBN 9783110533323 (doi: 10.1515/9783110533323-006)

McMenemy, D. and Buchanan, S. (2019) Character building in children's online information behaviours: applying a virtue epistemology perspective to information literacy. In: Kurbanoğlu, S., Špiranec, S., Ünal, Y., Boustany, J., Huotari, M. L., Grassian, E., Mizrachi, D. and Roy, L. (eds.) Information Literacy in Everyday Life: 6th European Conference, ECIL 2018, Oulu, Finland, September 24–27, 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Series: Communications in computer and information science (989). Springer: Cham, pp. 73-82. ISBN 9783030134716 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-13472-3_7)

Judge, C. S. and McMenemy, D. (2014) Leading for learning: a model for best practice in school libraries. In: Advances in Librarianship. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 101-135. ISBN 9781783504695 (doi: 10.1108/S0065-283020140000038006)

Greene, M. and McMenemy, D. (2012) The emergence and impact of neoliberal ideology on UK public library policy, 1997-2010. In: Spink, A. and Heinström, J. (eds.) Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe. Series: Library and information science (6). Emerald: Bingley, pp. 13-41. ISBN 9781780527147 (doi: 10.1108/S1876-0562(2012)0000006005)

Buchanan, S. and McMenemy, D. (2010) Towards a public library digital service taxonomy. In: Lalmas, M., Jose, J., Rauber, J., Sebastiani, F. and Frommholz, I. (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 14th European Conference, ECDL 2010, Glasgow, UK, September 6-10, 2010. Proceedings. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (6273). Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 425-428. ISBN 9783642154638 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-15464-5_48)

Poulter, A., Ferguson, I., McMenemy, D. and Glassey, R. (2009) Question: where would you go to escape detection if you wanted to do something illegal on the Internet? Hint: shush! In: Jahankhani, J., Hessami, A. G. and Hsu, F. (eds.) Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability: 5th International Conference, ICGS3 2009, London, UK, September 1-2, 2009. Proceedings. Series: Communications in computer and information science (45). Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9783642040610 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-04062-7_1)

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2006) Large-scale impact of digital library services: findings from a major evaluation of SCRAN. In: Gonzalo, J., Thanos, C., Verdejo, M. F. and Carrasco, R. C. (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4172. Springer, pp. 256-266. ISBN 9783540446361 (doi: 10.1007/11863878_22)

McMenemy, D. and Burton, P. (2005) Managing access: legal and policy issues of ICT use. In: McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (eds.) Delivering Digital Services A Handbook for Public Libraries and Learning Centres. Facet Publishing, pp. 23-34. ISBN 9781856045100

Book Reviews

McMenemy, D. (2008) Book Review: Public Libraries in the 21st Century: Defining Services and Debating the Future by Anne Goulding 2006, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 387pp, £60, ISBN 0754642860. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 40(4), p. 287. (doi: 10.1177/0961000608096718)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

McMenemy, D. (2023) Ethics And Values-Driven Advocacy and Libraries: Exploring Key Concepts. Discussion Paper. CILIPS, Glasgow.

Daly, A., Robinson, E. and McMenemy, D. (2022) Cyber security, surveillance and journalism in Scotland. Project Report. Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, Dundee.

Williams, N., McMenemy, D. and Smith, L. (2018) Scottish Chilling: Impact of Government and Corporate Surveillance on Writers. Project Report. Scottish PEN.

O'Loan, S., Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2005) The Extent of Sectarianism Online. Project Report. University of Strathclyde.

McMenemy, D. , Poulter, A., Chowdhury, G. and Tomeny, A. (2005) Evaluation of SCRAN Subscription to Scottish Public Libraries. Project Report. Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).

Conference or Workshop Item

Daly, A., McMenemy, D. and Robinson, E. (2022) Staying safe and secure: cybersecurity, surveillance and journalism in Scotland. ILPC Annual Conference 2022, London and Virtual, 17 - 18 November 2022.

McMenemy, D. (2022) Information Ethics: Towards a Communitarian Model. Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries Spring Conference, Cardiff, UK, 07-09 Apr 2022.

Robinson, E., McMenemy, D. and Ruthven, I. (2021) Downloading the New Normal: Exploring Public Library Digital Service Use During COVID: Some Preliminary Findings from Scottish Data. CILIPS Annual Conference 2021 (CILIPS 2021), 07-08 Jun 2021.

McMenemy, D. (2016) Rights to Privacy and Freedom of Expression in Public Libraries: Squaring the Circle. World Library and Information Congress: 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Columbus, OH, USA, 13-19 Aug 2016.

McMenemy, D. (2014) Advocating a Utilitarian Profession in a Kantian World? LIS Ethical Reflection and the Challenges of Political Philosophy. IFLA World Library and Information Congress 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014.

Buchanan, S., McMenemy, D. and Pattern, D. (2009) Usability, Usefulness and Usage Data. Internet Librarian International 2009, London, UK, 15-16 October 2009.

McMenemy, D. , Buchanan, S. and Rooney-Browne, C. (2008) Measurement of Library Services: to Quantify or Qualify? World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council "Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding", Quebec, Canada, 10-14 August 2008.

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2006) Digital Library Evaluation: How to Assess Value for Money? International Conference on Digital Libraries ICDL 2006, New Delhi, India, 5-8 December 2006.

Poulter, A., McMenemy, D. and McGettigan, L. (2006) Justify or Die? Using Contingent Valuation of Service Provision in a UK Public Library. LIANZA Conference 2006 - Next Generation Libraries, Wellington, New Zealand, 8-11 October 2006.

Chowdhury, G., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2006) The Role of National Libraries in Digitization: From Hub to People's Gateway. American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, 22-28 June 2006.

O'Loan, S., Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2005) Old wine in new bottles: Scottish sectarianism and online communities. GOR'05 - International General Online Research Conference, Zürich, Switzerland, 22-23 March 2005.

McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2004) Towards a robust methodology for the investigation of old firm sectarianism online. IADIS 2004 Web-based Communities Conference, Mardrid, Spain, 6-9 October 2004.

McGettigan, L., McMenemy, D. and Poulter, A. (2004) Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in East Renfrewshire Libraries. 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 22-27 August 2004.

Poulter, A. and McMenemy, D. (2003) Beyond ECDL: Basic and Advanced IT Skills for the New Library Professional. 69th IFLA General Conference and Council, Berlin, Germany, 1-9 August 2003.

Conference Proceedings

McMenemy, D. (2023) Lex Informatica and Freedom of Expression: Reflections on the Regulation of Internet Trolling Behaviors. In: iConference 2023, Virtual, 13-17 March 2023, pp. 242-255. ISBN 9783031280344 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-28035-1_17)

Smith, L. and McMenemy, D. (2016) Enhancing Agency Through Information: a Phenomenographic Exploration of Young People's Political Information Experiences. In: 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology (ASIST '16), Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18 Oct 2016, p. 53. ISBN 9780877155485

McMenemy, D. (2014) Towards a public library standard for acceptable use of computing facilities. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014,

Buchanan, S., McMenemy, D. , Ruthven, I. and Cousins, F. (2010) From Strategy to Information Systems Architecture: a Review of Public Library Strategic Planning. In: Seventh International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 7), London, UK, 21-24 Jun 2010,

Audio

O'Keefe, E., McMenemy, D. and Poole, N. (2022) Pandemic and Beyond Podcast: Episode 23 Libraries in Lockdown. [Audio]

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Grants

Recent funded projects I have worked on include:

Reinforcing Ethics and Values for Effective Advocacy for Libraries (REVEAL) 

Dr David McMenemy (PI)

CILIPS Research Fund: £8939.28

01/12/22 - 30/06/23

Electronic Surveillance Laws and Cyber-Security of Journalists in Australia and the UK

Professor Angela Daly (PI) and Dr David McMenemy (CI)

RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh): £10,000.00

01/02/22 - 01/10/22 

Downloading a new normal - privacy, exclusion, and information behaviour in public library digital services use during COVID

Dr David McMenemy (PI) and Professor Ian Ruthven (CI)

AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council): £171,494.00

18/12/20 → 31/03/22

PAUL: Policy-development for Acceptable Use in Libraries

Dr David McMenemy (PI)

Scottish Library and Information Council: £7,000.00

2/06/14 → 27/02/15

Supervision

I am happy to supervise research students across all of my research interests, which are broadly categorised under the themes of information ethics and law, and the philosophy of information.   I am also interested in any public library topics students may wish to explore, but especially around topics that explore public library ethos and purpose.

I am also interested in topics that consider how the information professions deliver services mindful of the the benefits to society and the rights of citizens.  To that end, topics such as privacy, freedom of access to information, censorship and freedom of expression, are all topics I'd be happy to explore with students from a multitude of theoretical approaches. 

  • Rathburn, Rhonda Michelle
    Not Participating, Not Included: Towards Inclusive Assessment Practices in the Scottish Library Sector

Teaching

In the academic year 2022/23 I will be teaching INFOST5006 - Archives, Records and Information Management (semester one) and INFOST5019 - Law, information governance and collections (semester two)

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2021: Strathclyde Medal (University of Strathclyde)
  • 2020: Honorary Membership (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland)
  • 2006: Research Award (Elsevier/CILIP Library and Information Research Group)

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2017 - 2020: Arts and Humanities Research Council, Peer Review College

Editorial boards

  • 2018: Public Library Quarterly

Professional & learned societies

  • 2014 - 2016: Trustee and Board Member, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  • 2023: Board Member, Scottish Library and Information Council