Wednesday, 29 June 2011

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

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

Monday, 27 June 2011

ISSG Meeting/Cakefest!

Image by Pan y Varios:

Friday 24th June saw ScHARR Towers play host to the InterTASC ISSG meeting. An excellent and much appreciated turnout made for a lively day, and the plentiful biscuits/pastries/muffins didn't stand a chance.

Presentations in the morning included Angie Rees introducing the in-development HUD Database:  

Claire Beecroft talking about her experience of teaching, including the IR teams contribution to the new MSc iHTA:

Anthea Sutton describing the new approach to team development within IR, including the SPRinG and IRADG group meetings:

And finally back to Angie, offering a nibble at the Bite-Size cookie:

Thanks to everyone for coming!

Posted by Claire

Thursday, 16 June 2011

ScHARR Library Bite Size for Research #11 - Wednesday 22nd June - 2.30pm - Pemberton Lecture Theatre - uSpace and Google Docs

Posted by Andy

The latest ScHARR Bite Size session to support research will look at the University’s uSpace platform and the new Google Docs addition to your University account.

Do you want to work in new ways?

Do you want better collaboration with your colleagues?

Do you want to teach using discussion forums, blogs, videos and images?

Do you want to work on shared documents, complete with hyperlinks?

What is uSpace?

uSpace is an increasingly useful tool in our own research, teaching and collaboration. Along

with other useful Web2.0 tools it could make a big difference to how you work

and interact with your fellow staff and students. uSpace is a collaborative environment including document collaboration, blogs, and discussions.

Google Docs
You will have read recently that The University of Sheffield has turned on it’s Google Docs part of our Google account. Now everyone has a Google Docs account.

What can you do in Docs?
Create documents, spreadsheets, forms, surveys, presentations etc. Find out how we’ve used it in the library to log enquiries, make surveys, work on documents and much more.

As per usual – bite size cakes will be available, just bring a nice hot drink with you (well it is the British Summertime after all)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

 Photo by Helena Eriksson
Post by Anna

You can download the latest Research Funding update by going to our Research Funding page or you can view it directly here
The archive of the Research Funding Update can be viewed here

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

ScHARR Bite Size for Teaching #9 - Assessment Methods - 2.30pm - 8th June - Pemberton Lecture Theatre

Posted by Andy

Don't forget the next Bitesized session is happening in
the Pemberton at 2.30. Luke Desforges from LeTS is coming to talk to
us about Assessment, so if you want some fresh idas or want to check
that what you are doing is appropriate come along and hear what he has
to say. Afterall, what have you got to lose....20 mins of your time!

As usual, bring a drink and we'll supply the cakes

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

June edition of Take Five

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 or phone 0114 2220894

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

Friday, 3 June 2011

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes - 3rd June 2011

Photo by g23armstrong
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

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Using Web 2.0 for Health Information

Picture copyright of Facet publishing
Posted by Anthea

Forgive the blatant self-promotion, but you may be interested to know that Andrew Booth, Andy Tattersall, and myself (Anthea Sutton) have just contributed a chapter to the new book: Using Web 2.0 for Health Information, published by Facet. The book presents international case studies and reflections on using Web 2.0 in the health information field. Our chapter, entitled: Using Web 2.0 to facilitate staff development, focuses on the FOLIO programme of online courses designed and delivered by ScHARR IR Group to library and information professionals in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

For further details of the book, please see the Facet website. Available from all good bookshops - both the online and the physical variety!