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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create Customized Research Portals


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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.

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