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Friday, 25 November 2011

Learn something new in 20 minutes - how 'bite size' training works



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Posted by Andy
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."

ScHARR Bite Size End of the Year Quiz


Posted by Andy

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.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

LATEST Research Funding Update - Projects and Programmes

 
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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

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Take Five - November 2011

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Post by Anna
 
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

ScHARR Bite Size at Internet Librarian International 2011



Posted by Andy

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

ScHARR Bite Size For Teaching #16: Plagiarism - November 22nd - 2.30 Eric Wilkes room


Posted by Andy

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

LATEST Research Funding Update - Fellowships and Studentships

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 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, 7 November 2011

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Bite Size - Scirus Search Engine



Post by Anna

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.


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Suffer from Information Overload Syndrome - IOS?



Posted by Andy

I saw this brilliant and amusing video as part of Kevin Anderson's plenary presentation at Internet Librarian International 2011 in London last week. I don't know about you, but if there is such a thing as information overload, I've been suffering with a mild case for some years now. Enjoy.