BA, MSc, PGCE, PhD. Lecturer
Collection Management and Preservation, Information Sources and Retrieval
I joined UCL's Department of Information Studies in 2013 as a Lecturer and I teach core modules INSTG006 Collection Management and Preservation and INSTG014 Information Sources and Retrieval and optional module INSTG076 Information Literacy. Previously I have worked as an Academic Liaison Librarian at London Metropolitan University, in public libraries and special collections, and have taught at City University London (Information Management), University of Westminster (Research Methods) and London Metropolitan University (Music and Media Management).
I have worked in the music industry (management, PR) and used this experience to inform my AHRC-funded PhD, "Upbeat and Quirky, With a Bit of a Build", which investigated information needs of creative professionals around the use of music with moving images. My recent research, in collaboration with Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) and Research Information Network (RIN) examined the delivery of information literacy and digital scholarship in UK Higher Education and related documents can be found in my research blog, 'RILADS'. I am currently working on a CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG)-funded project, 'On The Move', exploring the graduate transition of information literacies into the workplace.
I am a member of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), British Computer Society (BCS), International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML UK & Irl), Special Libraries Association (SLA), and American Library Association (ALA).
I wrote a column for CILIP's Update magazine on Music Information Retrieval and continue to be a contributor.
Phone: 020 7679 3753
Office hours (room G25): Term times: Tuesday 1300 - 1330, Wednesday 1315 - 1345 or at other times by appointment
Address correspondence to:
Dr Charles Inskip
Department of Information Studies
University College London
LONDON WC1E 6BT
Inskip, C. (2015). Information Literacy in LIS education: exploring the student view. Journal of Information Literacy, 9 (2). doi:10.11645/9.2.1977
Inskip, C. (2014) Reflecting on digital scholarship competences, SCONUL Focus 61, 45-47
Inskip, C., MacFarlane, A. and Rafferty, P. (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
Inskip, C., MacFarlane, A. and Rafferty, P. (2010) ‘Creative professional users’ relevance criteria’, Journal of Information Science 36(4) pp 517-529
Inskip, C., MacFarlane, A. and Rafferty, P. (2008) ‘Meaning, communication, music: towards a revised communication model’, Journal of Documentation 64(5) pp 687-706
Inskip, C., Butterworth, R., and MacFarlane, A. (2008) ‘A study of the information needs of the users of a folk music library and the implications for the design of a digital library system’, Information Processing and Management 44 (2) pp 647-662
Stevenson, N. and Inskip, C. (2008) ‘Visualising London’. London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries, inaugural issue
Inskip, C., Macfarlane, A. & Rafferty, P., (2010) ‘Upbeat and Quirky, with a bit of a Build – Interpretive Repertoires in Creative Music Search’, International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Utrecht, Netherlands. August 2010
Inskip, C., Macfarlane, A. & Rafferty, P., (2009) ‘Towards the Disintermediation of Creative Music Search: Analysing Queries To Determine Important Facets’. Proceedings of ECDL Workshop on Exploring Musical Information Spaces, Corfu, Greece, 1-2 Oct 2009
Inskip, C., Macfarlane, A. & Rafferty, P., (2009) ‘Organizing Music for Movies’. Proceedings of International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) (UK) Content Architecture conference, London, UK, 22-23 Jun 2009
Inskip, C., Macfarlane, A. & Rafferty, P., (2008) ‘Music, Movies And Meaning: Communication In Film-Makers’ Search For Pre-Existing Music, And The Implications For Music Information Retrieval.’ International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Philadelphia, USA. September 2008.
Inskip, C., Macfarlane, A. & Rafferty, P., (2008) ‘Content or context? Searching for musical meaning in task-based interactive information retrieval.’ Information Interaction in Context conference, London, Oct 2008
Barrett, S. & Inskip, C., (2008) ‘Deriving context from users’ evaluations to inform software development’ Information Interaction in Context conference, London, Oct 2008
Barrett, S., Duffy, C. & Inskip, C., (2008) ‘The EASAIER Project: Digital Musicianship and Evaluating Music Technology in the Classroom.’ 4th i-Maestro Workshop on Technology-Enhanced Music Education, Genova, Italy, 4th Jun 2008
Inskip, C. (2017). Information literacy. In J. Bowman (Ed.), British Library and Information Work.
Inskip, C. (2016). Novice to expert: developing digitally capable librarians. In A. Mackenzie, A. Martin (Eds.), Developing digital scholarship: emerging practices in academic libraries. London UK: Facet.
Inskip, C. (2011) ‘Music Information Retrieval Research’ in eds Rafferty, P & Foster, A., Innovations in IR: Perspectives for Theory and Practice. Facet, London.
Stevenson, N. and Inskip, C. (2010) ‘Seeing the Sites: Perceptions of London’, Ch 8 in eds Maitland, R. & Ritchie, B. (2010) City Tourism: National Capital Perspectives. Cabi, Wallingford.
Information literacy is for life, not just for a good degree (CILIP Guest Blog) July 2014
Information literacy is for life, not just for a good degree: a literature review. (CILIP literature review) Jul 2014
Mapping resources to competences. (SCONUL Report) Dec 2013
Information literacy good practice informing common practice (SCONUL Briefing) Oct 2013
Research Information Literacy and Digital Scholarship (RILADS) Apr 2013
Reflecting on digital scholarship competences. ALISS AGM, Jun 11, 2014 London
Mapping competences to resources. LILAC Apr 23-25, 2014, Sheffield
Are librarians delivering good practice in information literacy for postgraduates in UK Higher Education? CILIP Umbrella, July 2-3, 2013 Manchester
The key issues affecting the enhancement of digital scholarship skills of information professionals. SCONUL Annual Conference and AGM, Jun 19-21, 2013 Dublin
What makes good practice in information literacy and digital scholarship training in UK HE and how can researchers influence this? UKCGE International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education and Training, Apr 11-12, 2013, Edinburgh
Organising music for movies: linking academic research to professional practice, Music Tech Fest 2013, Ravensbourne College, 17-19 May 2013
Organising music for movies: from academic research to professional practice, Queen Mary College, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, 2nd November 2011
Listening to Movies – Creating a User-Centred Catalogue of Music for Films, Music Linked Data workshop, JISC, London, 12th May 2011
Where’s That Tune?, International Association of Music Libraries (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend, 12th April 2010, Nottingham
Music in the Movies: an investigation into Creative Music Search, Digital Music Research Network (DMRN+4) workshop, Queen Mary College, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, 22nd December 2009
Music in the Movies: an investigation into Creative Music Search, Online Information 2009, Olympia, London, 2nd December 2009
Music in the Movies: an investigation into Creative Music Search, Intelligent Sound and Music Systems seminar, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, London, 24th November 2009
E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize (2006): IAML (UK & Irl) and the Music Libraries Trust.
AHRC full time PhD funding (2008 onwards)