Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Today is our bi-annual strategy day. There's a plan , but as always with these things we could end up tearing that up and going in a totally different direction... One thing is for certain there will be coffee and there will be cake. Bring it on!
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Helen Buckley Woods and Andrew Booth have been awarded the LIRG Research Scan Award 2012/13.
The idea of the award is to address a current urgent issue in Library and Information Science, by generating a summary of relevant literature. The question under investigation for this award is “What do LIS practitioners want from research?”
The team will conduct a scoping review of practitioner engagement with research with a focus on current literature. Diverse evidence sources will be included such as social media in order to give a more complete picture of practitioners’ relationship with research.
A draft report will be completed by 15th June and the findings will be presented at a LIRG Pre-Umbrella conference event on 1st July. The report will be used to inform LIRG/CILIP research policy.
LIRG (Library and Information Research Group) is a special interest group of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). For more information about LIRG and the Research Scan Award, please see: https://sites.google.com/site/lirgweb/home/awards/lirg-scan-award
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Friday, 18 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
On Friday I will brave the weather to make the long trip down South to the Big Smoke and give a talk at The British Library as part of their Digital Conversations Series on our experiences at Sheffield in stepping into the Cloud - especially the shift to Google. Previous talks have come from ScHARR Library favourite Mendeley, Artfinder, Karen Blakeman, The Guardian and the BBC to name but a few, so I'm in esteem company. #lookingforwardtoit
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Congratulations to IR's Andy Tattersall on NOT ONLY making the homepage of the web's No.1 slide-sharing site, SlideShare, but also reaching a magnificent 10,000 views of his uploaded presentations so far!
He's such a caring, sharing guy!
Posted by Claire
Photo by Rennett Stowe
Monday, 14 January 2013
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Photo by jeeheon
At ScHARR we teach all of our students the excellent and freely available Mendeley reference management software. As previously mentioned we've also taught students in other faculties and several 100s of students down the line we've not had too many complaints, well nothing we cannot rectify. The response from our students, who are mostly International has been overwhelmingly positive - we think it is a real game changer. Mendeley is a superb piece of software that not only manages your references, cites as you write and creates bibliographies, but it is a social network, a database of references and a place for collaboration. To help all of our students, I have made a few short informal videos, under the banner 'Minute Mendeley' - sadly the hope of making these videos in just a minute were short-lived, so in reality they should be called Minute and 40 Seconds Mendeley, but it just doesn't roll of the tongue, does it? I've also added other official Mendeley videos, so virtually everything you wanted to know about Mendeley is here in one place.
Here is one of the videos below on annotating PDFs online, for more go to the Minute Mendeley website.
Monday, 7 January 2013
Information Resources' Andy Tattersall and Claire Beecroft have recently been published in Panlibus magazine. They were commissioned to write the article as a result of tweeting a short video about their presentation at the 2012 Internet Librarian International conference. Check out their article in full, for free at: