Monday, 22 March 2010

NEW - ScHARR Web 2.0 Course

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Posted by Andy

ScHARR at the University of Sheffield is now taking bookings for the short course

28th June 2010 Web2.0 Part 1 - Collaborative working across sites effectively

7th July 2010 Web2.0 Part 2 - Creating and managing specialist automated portals and online reference management

The course will be led by Andy Tattersall and supported by other ScHARR members experienced in Web2.0 librarianship and information management.

Further details can be found at

For any enquiries relating to this course, please feel free to contact me at:

Friday, 19 March 2010

Research Funding Update - Projects and Programmes

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Posted by Andy

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

Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web

Posted by Andy

A year old, but still very relevant and presented by the man who gave us the World Wide Web...for free.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

March Edition of Take Five

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

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Andy Tattersall by email or phone 0114 2220702

You can view it here

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

Cool Tool #6 Wordle

Image and posted by Andy
*Click on the image to make it larger.

Taken from the Wordle website:
"Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. "

The image above was created by importing all of the tags from our ScHARR Library Delicious bookmarks and putting them into Wordle -Hey Presto!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

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Posted by Andy

You can download the latest Research Funding update by going to our Research Funding page or you can view it directly here.

For more information please feel free to contact The Information Service @ ScHARR Library on 0114 2225420 or by email

Previous issues of this update can be viewed here

Brewster Kahle builds a free digital library

Posted by Andy

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Books in ScHARR Library - by tag

Posted by Andy

There is nothing like serendipity, walking into a charity shop and finding that vinyl album of rare Japanese Psychedelic rock you'd always been after for £1.99, or going to the car boot and finding a genuine rare and expensive work of art, and looking in an online library catalogue and finding a book you never knew about. Ok, the first two are quite unlikely to ever happen, but the third one is, if you try of course.
Click on the tag cloud above and see where it takes you in our, at present, 'select' online but wonderful book stock. If anything grabs your attention, pop into our library and see it for yourself.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The Trouble with Medical Journals by Richard Smith

Author Richard Smith worked for the BMJ for 25 years (and according to Wikipedia, is Arthur Smith's brother!!). In this book he maps out his own analysis of current and future trends in journal publishing. Anyone interested or involved in medical publishing should read it. To quote one of the critics:

"I suggest you drop heavy hints for this book to be added to your birthday present list"
Learned Publishing

Published by The Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd and now available to borrow from ScHARR library. please visit the 'new books' stand or check the shelves at Z 278 (Tro)

Happy reading!

Posted by Sonia