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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

LATEST Research Funding Update - Projects and Programmes



 
Post by Anna
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Sunday, 18 December 2011

MmIT National Conference 2012 17th April 2012, University of Sheffield - Reduced budgets? Increased impact! Increasing LIS impact with new technologies

Posted by Andy


MmIT National Conference 2012
17th April 2012, University of Sheffield

Reduced budgets? Increased impact!
Increasing LIS impact with new technologies


Keynote speakers: Ross Mahon, Apps Edu Evangelist, from Google and Marshall Breeding, of the Library Technology Guides (librarytechnology.org).
Workshop sessions:
Dave Pattern – Discovering discovery: Experiences of implementing Summon at Huddersfield
Jon Fletcher – In the palm of their hand: The next step for the handheld librarian
Andy Tattersall and Claire Beecroft – A free web toolkit for the modern library
Rene Meijer – Designing space and services to support digital literacies
Other features of the conference: Expert Q&A; 5 minute quick fixes; Interactive voting session. Tours of University of Sheffield’s Information Commons ( http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/infocommons ).

Conference web site: http://tinyurl.com/5taclmc
Online booking form: http://tinyurl.com/d6qteh7
Cost: £120 (incl VAT) for MMIT members; £156 (incl VAT) for non members. A limited number of reduced price places  are available for unwaged and students.
The MmIT group of CILIP unites members from all professional sectors engaged in multimedia information and technology developments in library and information services.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Take Five - December 2011

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Post by Anna

The latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.

You can view it here

An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

LATEST Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

 Post by Anna

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Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Friday, 25 November 2011

Learn something new in 20 minutes - how 'bite size' training works



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Posted by Andy
The Bite Size team have recently penned a short feature in Information Today on ScHARR Bite Size - you can read about here:
"It's hard to get people to commit to long training sessions. But at ScHARR, 'bite' size sessions for research, training and collaboration are having a big impact."

ScHARR Bite Size End of the Year Quiz


Posted by Andy

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create Customized Research Portals


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Posted by Andy

Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries

Volume 8, Issue 4, 2011

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create Customized Research Portals

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create Customized Research Portals


DOI:
10.1080/15424065.2011.626346
Andy Tattersalla*, Claire Beecrofta & Anna Cantrella
pages 367-381
Available online: 22 Nov 2011

Abstract

The Information Resources team within the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield has a long-standing interest in the application of new and emerging Web 2.0 technologies for research, learning, and teaching. 
In early 2008, members of the group began to discuss the development of customized web portals, also referred to as personal start pages, to aggregate various streams of specialist information relevant to researchers within the School and in the wider National Health Service (NHS) research community. This paper documents the background to the portals, their development, and reflects on the challenges and issues the team encountered.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

LATEST Research Funding Update - Projects and Programmes

 
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Post by Anna
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Take Five - November 2011

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Post by Anna
 
The latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.

You can view it here

An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

Thursday, 17 November 2011

ScHARR Bite Size at Internet Librarian International 2011



Posted by Andy

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for some time, but just to say that I delivered a presentation at the excellent Internet Librarian International 2011 in London late last month. The slides from my presentation are above. It was a really good conference with some a wide variety of interesting hot topics, including both opening sessions on the Thursday and Friday. Klaus Tochtermann, from Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, University of Kiel and Professor of Computer Media opened proceedings on ''How the Future Internet Will Shape Libraries.'
Kevin Anderson opened Friday looking at the problem of information overload and for the first time in my information career found someone who covered the topic so adeptly. Kevin was followed by his wife Suw Charman-Anderson who delivered an equally stimulating presentation on the power of crowd-sourcing.
Other highlights included the ever inventive Phil Bradley and 50 of the latest web sites and tools he had discovered to a packed room.  Brian Kelly showed us ‘What’s on the Technology Horizon?’ Whilst Karen Marie Øvern, Gjøvik University College delivered an interesting presentation on her role of teaching academic skills rather than information literacy.
I’m already looking forward to Internet Librarian 2012

ScHARR Bite Size For Teaching #16: Plagiarism - November 22nd - 2.30 Eric Wilkes room


Posted by Andy

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

LATEST Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

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 Post by Anna

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Monday, 7 November 2011

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Bite Size - Scirus Search Engine



Post by Anna

Yesterday Bite Size session covered the science search engine Scirus. If you missed the session then view the You Tube video from Warner Memorial Library.

Scirus is a science-specific search engine enabling you to search for patents, peer-reviewed articles, theses and scientists and institutional homepages, an excellent source to search for grey literature.


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Suffer from Information Overload Syndrome - IOS?



Posted by Andy

I saw this brilliant and amusing video as part of Kevin Anderson's plenary presentation at Internet Librarian International 2011 in London last week. I don't know about you, but if there is such a thing as information overload, I've been suffering with a mild case for some years now. Enjoy.

Monday, 31 October 2011

ScHARR Bite Size for Research - Tuesday 1st November - 2.30pm - Eric Wilkes Room - Scirus Search Engine


 Posted by Andy
Do you need to search patents, theses, scientists' homepage and institutional
repositories. Come along to find out about searching Scirus, described as the
most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. Scirius' focus is
scientific items and it has over 440 million scientific items indexed at last count.
 Results can be exported in RIS format so can be put straight into Reference
Manager, Mendeley or Endnote.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships


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 Post by Anna
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Friday, 7 October 2011

October Edition of Take Five

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 Post by Anna Cantrell

The latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.You can view it here

An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

Monday, 3 October 2011

ScHARR Bite Size for Research #15 - Video and Podcasting in ScHARR - 2.30pm - October 5th - Eric Wilkes Room

Posted by Andy

with Andy Tattersall and Chris Blackmore
The use of video and audio content within Universities is becoming increasingly
common as we move further down the path towards a digital world. This is
especially the case with blended and elearning as a means to deliver content and
engage with students. Video and audio can also be employed as a valuable and
effective marketing tool for our department and courses through mediums such
as the University’s streaming video server 'uPlayer', YouTube and potentially iTunesU. It can be
applied in our research and gives a quick snapshot of what ScHARR does that in
the past meant pages and pages of text. Andy Tattersall and Chris Blackmore will
 look at the benefits of audio and video and show the work they have already
 done in support of ScHARR’s IHTA P&R course amongst other things. In the
session they will share the many things they have found out along the way as to
what makes a good and bad video.

Friday, 30 September 2011

World's Biggest Coffee Morning @ ScHARR!




Yet again, our very own Vanessa Rogers has come up trumps with her annual Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning. Love her or love her, you can't say she doesn't know how to throw a (tea) party!
The cakes and conversation are still flowing as I type! A final total raised will be revealed soon, but for now, view the slide show by clicking here.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

ScHARR Bite Size - What is it all About?

ScHARR Bite Size by Andy


ScHARR Bite Size are lively, informal 20 minute taster sessions held at Regent Court with a dual focus on research and teaching. Co-run by Andy Tattersall and Jenny Freeman, Bite Size has been running since 2010 and has run nearly 30 sessions on everything from social networks to how (not) to display data. The sessions all begin at 2.30pm on various days of the week and are open to any members of staff from the Medical Faculty and beyond. Bite Size cakes are provided and there's always time for a quick ten minute discussion and Q&A afterwards. Staff can add the Bite Size calendar to their own calendar by typing: scharrbitesize@gmail.com into their list of additional calendars.

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes - 23rd September 2011

Post by Anna 
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Friday, 23 September 2011

ScHARR Bite Size For Teaching #12: MOLE 2, Thursday 29th September 2.30 Eric Wilkes room


 Posted by Andy


This Bite Size session will include a showcase of some of the differences between
MOLE1 and the new MOLE2 virtual learning environment. It will highlight some 
of features which have been discontinued and then look at some of the exciting 
new of the pedagogical and technological tools which are included in MOLE2. 
Finally, advice will be given on how to spring clean any modules which have been 
freshly migrated to MOLE2 preparing them for successful delivery!

ScHARR Bite Size for Research - Data, Copyright and the Cloud - Prezi slides


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships


 
 
Post by Anna
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Friday, 16 September 2011

ScHARR Bite Size for Research - Data, Copyright and the Cloud - Tuesday 20th September - 2.30pm - Lecture Room 2

 posted by Andy
 
The cloud is an ever-popular term that hear mentioned on BT adverts, associated with Apple and Microsoft products, dropped in amongst various tech programs on the tv and in the press. What is the cloud, should we take notice of it? The simple answer is yes, like fashion we're tied to wearing only the clothes that are available in the shops driven by the designers (unless you can stitch together your own clothes). The technology designers drive how we work and they want us up the cloud as quick as possible (unless you can stitch together your own programs).

Cloud computing is the process of using software and accessing data without the need of knowing where the phsyical location and configeration of the system that runs the services is. It allows the use of data and tools from any location via an Internet connection. Whilst the data you employ with these services has become open for scrutinty, whether it be personal or private content. It has also highlighted the short-comings in copyright legislation as the law stays one or two steps behind the technology. 

How we teach is a particular area of concern, as after 20 years of using PowerPoint aided with 'stolen' images and content from the Web - we are now hosting this content on the Web and the Cloud - this bad practice (that most of us have been guilty of some time or another). Whether this is the Internet or Intranet is irrelevant. To go in the direction we are going without taking heed of copyright leaves us open for scrutiny and attention that we would not wish to entertain.
This session run by myself gives a brief overview into where we are going, the problems we face and how we could do a few simple things to avoid any serious pitfalls.

As always, bite size cakes will be available, please bring a long a hot drink.  


Monday, 12 September 2011

ScHARR Bite Size for Teaching #11 - Thursday 15th September - 2.30pm - Eric Wilkes Room - Voice Works


 Posted by Andy

Although teaching and other professional presentations typically involve quite a lot of talking, few of us have had lessons in,  or feedback on, how to make sure our verbal communication is listener-friendly. This session aims to provide handy hints on how to get the best out of your vocal equipment in your face-to-face and online teaching sessions and research presentations and (hopefully) get you playing with your voice, using free, downloadable programs, to develop a lively and captivating voice!


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bite Size - Google Apps - RE-ARRANGED

Posted by Anthea


Please note that the bite size session on Google Apps which was scheduled for Wednesday 7th September has been rearranged for January 2012 (date tbc). This is take into account planned changes in what Google offer.

Rest assured though, the bite size train keeps a-rolling with the next session taking place on Thursday 15th September at 2.30pm (Eric Wilkes Room) covering Voice Works.  For a full schedule of the sessions, see: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GDmFzXfLPX8/TlQeqQO8k2I/AAAAAAAABE0/9R3BIXmDHKs/s1600/bite+size+master+autumn+2011.jpg

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Take Five - September 2011

 
 
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 Post by Anna Cantrell
 
The latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness. You can view it here


An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here



Friday, 26 August 2011

LATEST Research Funding Update - Projects and Programmes



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Post by Anna
The latest issue of the Research Funding Update can be viewed by following this link

Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

ScHARR Bite Size for Research and Collaboration - Wednesday 7th September - 2.30pm - Google Apps

 Posted by Andy 

Please try and join us for what will be a very interesting first Bite Size session of the Autumn as we rummage in that big bag of Web tools that is Google Apps.


Future Bite Size sessions coming this September!


As always - they'll be cake....mmmmmm....cake


Posted by Andy

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Happy 20th Birthday to the WWW



Posted by Andy

It is a very Happy Birthday to the World Wide Web this month as it reaches its 20th birthday - and they said it would never last. The big question is, how would we all go on without it now? - we'd be knee deep in reference books watching cats do the funniest LOLs on ITV1; social networking would be some horrible team exercise on a staff away day and a flashmob would be descending on your parent's house for dinner without calling first, that's where we'd be, oh and we'd all be outside a little bit more

Here's how it all happened apparently...

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships


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 Post by Anna
 
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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes - 29th July 2011

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Post by Anna

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Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Man Without a Facebook Trailer




Posted by Andy

Once in a while a friend request will come along that will change your life forever.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

July edition of Take Five

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Post by Anna

The latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.
You can view it here

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Cantrell by email a.j.cantrell@sheffield.ac.uk or phone 0114 2220894

An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

 Post by Anna
 
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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Andrew Booth awarded the Cyril Barnard Memorial Prize

Posted by Ruth

On Tuesday 12th July 2011 Andrew Booth, Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice and Director of Information at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield was awarded the Cyril Barnard Memorial Prize.

The Cyril Barnard Memorial Prize is awarded by the Health Libraries Group Committee in recognition of outstanding services to medical librarianship and is awarded every three years. The award was presented at the CILIP Health Libraries Group Annual General Meeting at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

Congratulations to Andrew!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Harry Potter and The Well of Medical Research

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 Posted by Anthea

Anyone looking for a bit of inspiration for writing week or 5 minutes diversion, see this article in the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/health/hc-harry-potter-medical-literature-0720110707,0,6346726.story
It seems Harry Potter has become a source of material for some researchers, including studies around emergency department visits, "Hogwarts headache", and psychotherapy. See PubMed for a list of Potter-related studies: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22harry%20potter%22

Sunday, 10 July 2011

How the web was won.... by our very own Andy Tattersall!

                                                         Image © University of Sheffield 2011


Well its been a while coming, but IR's Andy Tattersall has finally taken his rightful place among the pages of Health Information and Libraries Journal. The abstract for his article 'How the web was won....by some' is available online at:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2011.00945.x/abstract

Its an essential read for all library and information professionals with an interest in web 2.0, its history and what it means for them!

Posted by Claire 

Thursday, 7 July 2011

A Postcard from EAHIL



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Posted by Andy

Our roving information specialist Helen Buckley Woods reports from EAHIL 2011

Hello from the EAHIL conference in Istanbul. The theme of this year’s conference is “Active Learning and Research Partners in Health” With delegates from 38 countries there is a positive feeling of sharing best practice and a real sense of partnership across Europe and beyond. I must be feeling that conference optimism – long may it prevail! The conference is in full flow and amongst others I have attended sessions on using the Kirkpatrick model to evaluate e-learning in Prague presented by Helena Bouzkova and Adela Jarolimkova and “e-learning in pills” Funda Topez described the creation of online short films as a cost-effective and time effective alternative for training health care professionals in the business of accessing the research literature. I have also had the pleasure of delivering a pre-conference workshop on active learning and the relationship between the research evidence and teaching practice in information literacy. Tomorrow is the last day with sessions including those on e-readers and e-text and knowledge management.


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Future Bite Size sessions coming this August!

Posted by Andy
Image used under a Creative Commons Licence - © Tony Patterson

As the ScHARR Bite Size series for the first part of 2011 winds up for the summer with Mari Bullock's session on RNC we've already planned for the rest of the year. If you want to know know more about researching on the go with your mobile, copyright and the Cloud, MOLE 2, Google Maps and what the TSU can do for you - join us again from September when we'll return with more 20 minute informationive sessions...oh and they'll still be cakes of course. As for the venues, that is to be confirmed, but it will be in Regent Court.


Date
Day of the week
Title
07/09/2011
Wed
Video recording and podcasting in ScHARR - Andy Tattersall/Chris Blackmore
15/09/2011
Thur
Voice Works - Margaret Freeman
20/09/2011
Tues
Data, Copyright and the Cloud Andy Tattersall
29/09/2011
Thur
MOLE 2 - Luke Miller
05/10/2011
Wed
URMS - Mari Bullock
11/10/2011
Tues
What the TSU Can do for You - Jane Spooner
19/10/2011
Wed
Mobile Phone Apps for Research Claire Beecroft
27/10/2011
Thur
MOLE For Teamwork - Jenny Owen
1/11/2011
Tues
SCIRUS Search Engine - Anna Cantrell
10/11/2011
Thur
Supporting  Students - Sources of Help - Brigid Carroll
16/11/2011
Wed
Google Maps for Research Anthea Sutton
22/11/2011
Tues
Plagerism - Alan O'Rourke
30/11/2011
Wed
Essential Tools for 2012 Andy Tattersall
08/12/2011
Thur
Bite Size End of Year Quiz -Andy Tattersall/Jenny Freeman