Friday, 25 November 2011
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The Bite Size team have recently penned a short feature in Information Today on ScHARR Bite Size - you can read about here:
"It's hard to get people to commit to long training sessions. But at ScHARR, 'bite' size sessions for research, training and collaboration are having a big impact."
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Photo by Leo Reynolds
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
An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Internet librarian 2011 - Bite Size Technology Sessions to Support Research, Teaching and Collaboration
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for some time, but just to say that I delivered a presentation at the excellent Internet Librarian International 2011 in London late last month. The slides from my presentation are above. It was a really good conference with some a wide variety of interesting hot topics, including both opening sessions on the Thursday and Friday. Klaus Tochtermann, from Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, University of Kiel and Professor of Computer Media opened proceedings on ''How the Future Internet Will Shape Libraries.'
Kevin Anderson opened Friday looking at the problem of information overload and for the first time in my information career found someone who covered the topic so adeptly. Kevin was followed by his wife Suw Charman-Anderson who delivered an equally stimulating presentation on the power of crowd-sourcing.
Other highlights included the ever inventive Phil Bradley and 50 of the latest web sites and tools he had discovered to a packed room. Brian Kelly showed us ‘What’s on the Technology Horizon?’ Whilst Karen Marie Øvern, Gjøvik University College delivered an interesting presentation on her role of teaching academic skills rather than information literacy.
I’m already looking forward to Internet Librarian 2012
Thursday, 10 November 2011
ScHARR Bite Size for Research - Wednesday 16th November - 2.30pm - Eric Wilkes Room - Google Maps for Distance Learning Activities
As always, there will be cakes - all staff and students are very welcome.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
ScHARR Bite Size for Teaching - Wednesday 9th November - 2.30pm - Eric Wilkes Room - Supporting Students - Sources of Help
Please come along and join us for another Bite Size session for teaching, do we need to mention there will be cakes?
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Yesterday Bite Size session covered the science search engine Scirus. If you missed the session then view the You Tube video from Warner Memorial Library.
Scirus is a science-specific search engine enabling you to search for patents, peer-reviewed articles, theses and scientists and institutional homepages, an excellent source to search for grey literature.