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Thursday, 31 July 2008

(the) health informaticist

Posted by Anthea

In the interest of sharing our discoveries of other blogs, allow me to introduce you to "(the) health informaticist". Formed by a group of people working in the field of health informatics, it covers topics such as knowledge management, web 2.0, and evidence based medicine. To give a flavour of the discussions, the most recent posts are about: The Department of Health Information Accreditation Scheme and Information Prescriptions project, Medpedia, and Cuil, a new search engine.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

NEW Research Funding Update: Studentships and Fellowships

When it gets too hot outside come in and take a look at the new Research Funding Update



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Posted by Anna

The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Health Libraries Group Conference 2008


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Posted by Anthea

ScHARR Information Resources was well represented at the recent HLG conference held in Cardiff on 21-22 July.

Andrew Booth presented on "Reshaping support services for the X and Y generations" and chaired one of the parallel sessions.

Claire Beecroft had a poster session on "Developing the skills of library para-professionals using a blended learning approach: Precept-Lite!".

Anthea Sutton had two poster sessions, produced in collaboration with Diana Papaioannou & Anna Wilkinson respectively:

"Systematic review searching: an evaluation of methods"

and

"The FOLIOz Experience: tailoring FOLIO e-learning courses to an Australian audience"

For more details on the conference, including links to presentations and posters, please see the HLG Conference website.

Monday, 14 July 2008

NEW Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes



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Posted by Anna


The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.




Friday, 11 July 2008

HEDS Seminars

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Posted by Andy

The remaining HEDS seminars for this semester:


Joint HEDS and Economics seminar


Speaker: Nigel Rice, University of York

Title: Does health care spending improve health outcomes?

Evidence from English Programme Budgeting data

Date: Thursday 17th July Time: 12.30-1.30pm

Venue: Lecture rooms 1 and 2, Regent Court


Speaker: Ignacio Abasolo, Universidad de la Laguna, Tenerife

Title: To be confirmed

Date: Thursday 31st July Time: 12.30-1.30pm

Venue: Lecture rooms 1 and 2, Regent Court


Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Recommended Website of the Month

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Posted by Andy

I stumbled on this, useful if not fun meta search engine through the CILIP members blog landscape. Allplus is described as; "The Universal Meta Search and Discovery Engine". With it you can search the best search engines including Ask, Google, Live and Yahoo.

The results are a combination of traditional textual ranks, images, blogs, videos and a cluster graph - see the picture above for ScHARR Library. You can click on the topic in the tree or graph which in turn brings the pages in that cluster to the top of the results which in turn is a useful way of focussing your search. From a quick play about it may not be 100% perfect, but the cluster graph does have potential beyond being a fun gimmick.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Past and future of the NHS: King's Fund briefing



Posted by Andy

The King's Fund has published 'In the beginning: determinants of health'. This briefing looks at the early years of the NHS and the challenges it faced, from long waiting lists to shortages of staff. It also looks forward to what the next 60 years might hold for the NHS. It is based on a series of data briefings published in the Health Service Journal between January and July 2008. http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/briefings/in_the_beginning.html

Thursday, 3 July 2008

HTAi 2008: Montreal

IR's Anna Wilkinson and Diana Papaioannou are about to head off to Montreal, Canada to attend the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) conference, 6th-9th July 2008.


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Posted by Diana

Anna is presenting at the IRG Pre-conference Workshop - Walk the talk: how to apply new developments of information management into the HTA context and presenting a poster titled: Mapping a search protocol for interventional procedures: A case study from gamma knife technology


Diana is presenting a poster titled: Identifying the Evidence for a Health Technology Assessment Methodological Review

Latest Current Awareness Bulletins


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Posted by Andy


The latest current awareness bulletins from The King's Fund and NICE can be viewed on our networked drive, that means if you're not from ScHARR (i.e not local) you won't be able to view it.
You can access the documents from here

We also have our own email current awareness service at ScHARR for staff based at Regent Court, it has the latest health-related news and research as well as information on new additions to our library. The bulletin is sent out between 2 to 3 times a week. Please email a.tattersall@shef.ac.uk if you want to be added to the email list.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

NEW EDITION OF TAKE FIVE



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Post by Anna

Take Five July 2008

It is packed full of current awareness, training courses, research funding opportunities and new websites.

Take Five is the Trent RDSU’s monthly update. To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk