1. The treadmill of academia is a relentless one: proposal, research, write, present and then hopefully publish before starting all over again all in the hope your work is of good quality, worthy and recognised. There's one problem though - journals are not geared up for the modern on-line world of sharing and communication. Altmetric tools such as Mendeley, Twitter, Google+, ResearchGate, Slideshare and many others are though. They are alternative metrics to improve scholarly communication and they want to help you shout about how great your work is.

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  2. C104 - Video content
    14.45 – 15.30
    Video saved the library star
    Andy Tattersall, ScHARR University of Sheffield CILIP MmIT Committee member
    Claire Beecroft, ScHARR University of Sheffield

    In 2011 Cisco predicted that video would make up over 50% of all consumer Internet traffic by 2012, whilst YouTube recently reported that one hour of content is uploaded per second. Like mobile technology, video is becoming increasingly important in our lives. ScHARR has identified a range of ways for libraries to employ video in research, teaching and marketing.

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  3. A Free Web Toolkit for the Modern Library
    There are legions of free Web based tools that can help you promote and organise your library and information service. You may have heard of many of them, but how do you choose from a bewildering number of tools? Which will survive in the long term? Which ones offer true value? And which will have true impact? In this session, delegates will be introduced to a variety of tried and tested web 2.0 tools which we believe offer something of real value to LIS professionals. We will debate their pros and cons before demonstrating some inspiring ways in which they've been put to use, drawing on examples from public, business and academic libraries. The workshop will show delegates how to make the tools work best for you with minimal effort and how to make them join up to make a cohesive tool kit for any modern LIS. If you've ever found yourself wondering 'Where do I begin with web 2.0?', the answer is 'Here!'

    MmIT National Conference 2012: Reduced budgets? Increased impact!
    Tools and technologies for an effective library and information service

    Multimedia Information and Technology (MmIT) Group’s national conference this year addresses key tools and technologies for an effective library and information service in a time of economic austerity. The day-long event takes place on Tuesday 17th April 2012 at the University of Sheffield.

    This exciting conference aims to showcase examples of free or low cost tools in action in a number of workshops.
    The workshops are complemented by high profile keynote speakers:
    Ross Mahon, Apps Edu Evangelist, from Google and
    Marshall Breeding, of the Library Technology Guides (librarytechnology.org)
    Dave Pattern “Discovering discovery: Experiences of implementing Summon at Huddersfield”
    Jon Fletcher “In the palm of their hand: The next step for the handheld librarian”
    Andy Tattersall and Claire Beecroft “A free web toolkit for the modern library”
    Rene Meijer “Designing space and services to support digital literacies”

    Workshops include:
    The conference also features expert Q&A; 5 minute quick fixes; interactive voting session and tours of University of Sheffield’s Information Commons (sheffield.ac.uk/infocommons).

    For more information, visit the conference website: tinyurl.com/5taclmc
    Online booking form: tinyurl.com/d6qteh7

    Cost: £120 (incl VAT) for MMIT members; £156 (incl VAT) for non members. A limited number of reduced price places are available for the unwaged and students.

    Remember you can join the MMIT Group through Cilip for £10 pa or as a standalone member for £30 pa. This includes quarterly issues of our high quality journal.

    If you have any enquiries, do contact us on: mmit2012@sheffield.ac.uk

    About MMIT Group
    The MMIT group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Cilip) unites members from all professional sectors engaged in multimedia information and technology developments in library and information services.
    Web: cilip.org.uk/mmit
    Blog: mmitblog.wordpress.com
    Twitter: @multimediait
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups/Multimedia-Information-Technology-MMIT-Group-3852407

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  4. ScHARR Bite Size are lively, informal 20 minute taster sessions held at Regent Court with a dual focus on research and teaching. Co-run by Andy Tattersall and Jenny Freeman, Bite Size has been running since 2010 and has run nearly 30 sessions on everything from social networks to how (not) to display data. The sessions all begin at 2.30pm on various days of the week and are open to any members of staff from the Medical Faculty and beyond.
    Bite Size cakes are provided and there's always time for a quick ten minute discussion and Q&A afterwards. Staff can add the Bite Size calendar to their own calendar by typing: scharrbitesize@gmail.com into their list of additional calendars.
    Please join us, what have you got to lose?....20 minutes of your time.

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  5. Here's a short video explaining the benefits of using Google Talk and Hangouts at ScHARR and the University

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ScHARR Library

ScHARR Library

Since 1994 the Information Resources Group has established itself as a key national player in providing information support to health technology assessment and health services research. This has been complemented by a regional role in delivering information

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Since 1994 the Information Resources Group has established itself as a key national player in providing information support to health technology assessment and health services research. This has been complemented by a regional role in delivering information skills training to NHS staff and health librarians c/o the Information Service @ ScHARR Library.

Information Resources activities fall within the following selected areas:
* Support to health and social services research, including systematic reviews
* Education in systematic reviews methods and health informatics
* Library and Enquiry services
* E-learning and Continuing Professional Development
* Creation and evaluation of electronic information resources
* Training in information skills for health and information professionals
* Evidence Based Information Practice and Health Information Project Evaluations
* Development of information syntheses and summaries in health and social care

The Information Service @ ScHARR Library
Information Resources Group
Health Economics and Decision Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 5420
Fax: +44 (0)114 272 4095
email : scharrlib@shef.ac.uk

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