Friday, 23 July 2010

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

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

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Cool Tool # 8 - Pearl Trees

IRISS - Sharing Resources

Posted by Andy

It's been a few months since I posted a 'cool tool' and this one certainly falls under the cool logo, although how effective it is as a tool I can't decide - regardless of that, please don't be put off.
Pearl Trees are a way of creating multi-level visual book marks of your interests or resources. Each pearl tree has pearls hanging from it, so it's basically a replacement for your folders and favourites.

The pearl trees are very easy to make and within a matter of minutes you can have a large number of pearls hanging from various trees, especially if you install their tidy little toolbar extension.
On the downside, sharing and navigating can be a little unwieldy, although I'm sure that they will iron this out, then again it is a little pout of most comfort areas, so maybe we need to be patient with such new tools.

I've embedded a pearl tree I've made for our IRISS project in the library, to support students. I'd suggest you have a look at the embedded image, but perhaps you have a look at the pearl tree on a larger screen by following the Web address below.

Friday, 16 July 2010

The Social Network - Coming to a Cinema near you

Posted by Andy

A film about the most talked about website in Internet history starring Justin Timberlake. Whether the phenomenon that is Facebook and the rise of Mark Zuckerberg is enticing to the cinema going public only time will tell. All I can say is look out for a film coming out about the rise of Twitter starring Mark Wahlberg some time soon :-)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Research Design Service for the Yorkshire and Humber

If you are a member of NHS staff in the Yorkshire and Humber region and are interested in finding more about how the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Research Design Service can help you with your research idea and help you obtain funding follow this short presentation. 
Or you can contact us if you would like more information at or telephone our General Enquires number on 0114 222 0828 - we look forward to hearing from you. 
Posted by Andy

Research Funding Update - Projects and Programmes

Photo by >littleyiye<
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

From the Index Card to the Web

Posted by Andy

Health Information and Libraries Journal - Virtual Issue

  Posted by Anthea

Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) has just published its inaugural virtual issue.  The issue celebrates the contribution of health information in informing healthcare library and information provision.  It has been drawn together to reflect the 2010 biennial Health Libraries Group conference theme of Keeping Information Centre Stage Amid Changing Scenery and includes a series of eleven key papers published in the journal over the last two years.

All content in the virtual issue is free to access online at:

ScHARR's very own Anna Cantrell (néeWilkinson), Diana Papaioannou, and Andrew Booth have a paper included in the virtual issue: The role of the information specialist in supporting knowledge transfer: a public health information case study written with Christine Keen from De Montfort UniversityAndrew Booth also has a "Using Evidence in Practice" column in the issue, entitled Research or evaluation? Does it matter?

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Future Learningscapes Conference

Photo by golan
Posted by Anthea

I was at the University of Greenwich yesterday at the "Future Learningscapes: a 21st Century Challenge" conference, presenting a poster on "Employing Web 2.0 Tools to Deliver E-learning Across Hemispheres" on behalf of myself and my colleagues Andy Tattersall & Andrew Booth.

The poster is based on a case study of the FOLIOz e-learning courses ScHARR IR deliver to librarians in Australia and New Zealand in association with ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association).

Friday, 2 July 2010

July Edition of Take Five

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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

Latest Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

Photo by skenmy
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

Happy 3rd Birthday ScHARR Library Blog

Photo by by Bill HR
 Posted by Andy

The ScHARR Library Blog has made it to its third birthday, along the way there's been tears, laughter, joy and pain...OK none of that, maybe a bit of laughter...and some tears; but the less said the better.
In that time we've posted more than 300 items, had over 11,000 visitors, and embedded every known widget at some time or another.
Hopefully we will be here in three years time :-)

Please raise a glass to the old girl.