David Haynes’ research interests:

Regulation of access to personal data on social networks

David Haynes’ PhD at City University examined the way in which access to personal data on social networks is regulated in the UK. He developed a regulatory model derived from Lessig’s four modes of regulation focusing on social networking services such as Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Metadata and taxonomies

David’s on-going work with clients explores ways of applying knowledge organisation techniques to libraries, archives, records centres and information services.

He is interested in: the effect of taxonomies on user experience of retrieval systems; the development of metadata standards; and the relationship between metadata and taxonomies.

Research Methods

Throughout his career as a researcher and management consultant  David has developed and used a wide range of research methods, some of which he blogs about here.  He also manages the Library and Information Research Methods discussion group on LinkedIn and is a member of LIRG (Library and Information Research Group) and ISKO UK


Publications and Events

Member of the Editorial Board, Aslib Journal of Information Management

Chair, ISKO UK 2017 Conference, London, 11-12 September 2017 #ISKOUK

Books and book chapters

Haynes, D. Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval. London: Facet Publishing, 2004 (new edition in preparation due 2017)

Blake, M; Cookman, N; and Haynes, D. Teleworking Directory (British Library Science and Technology series). London: British Library, 1999

Haynes, D. Records Management (in Scammel A. (editor) Handbook of Special Librarianship and Information Work, 7th Edition) London: Aslib, 1997

The Information Partnership. Libraries and Information in Britain. British Library Information Guide 13, British Library, 1992

Sources of Information in Information Technology, Bowker-Saur, 1990


David Haynes , Lyn Robinson , (2015) “Defining user risk in social networking services”, Aslib Journal of Information Management, 67 (1), pp94-115

Haynes, D. (2011). Social Networks in the workplace – some data protection issues. Freepint 1 December 2011.

Haynes, D. Collaborative Working Environments. Using document management for projects and programmes. London. Intellect, June 2008

Haynes, D and Hopkinson A. Librarians need standards.  CILIP Update 5 (11), November 2006, pp31-33

Haynes, D. Electronic Publications: an Agenda for National Libraries and Publishers. Alexandria, 11 (3), 1999, pp167-179

Conferences and workshops

iFutures conference at Sheffield University, 25 July 2013 – Won 2nd prize for his paper on “Regulating the Future”

ISKOUK 2013. Knowledge Organization – pushing the boundaries, 8-9 July 2013, held in London – attended and chaired the session on Research into Practice. See David’s blog about Research into Practice.

David Haynes’ academic profile can be viewed on ORCID.