1. Trying to find who authored what material on the web can be really hard, especially if your name is John Smith or you happen to change your name through the course of your career. ORCID gives researchers an persistent and unique digital identifier that helps tell you apart from other researchers. Orchid is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries. It allows researchers to attach their electronic identity to research objects such as datasets, equipment, articles, media stories, citations, experiments, patents, and notebooks. As researchers collaborate across disciplines, institutions and borders, they interact with an increasing number of diverse research information systems. Entering data over and over again can be time-consuming, and often frustrating. ORCID records hold non-sensitive information such as name, email, organization and research activities. It only takes a few minutes to set up your own ORCID account. From then onwards you will have a unique identifier that will set you apart from any other researcher on the Web. After all there really is only one you.

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  2. So you’ve been to a conference and and presented some slides or maybe a poster. After which you probably file that presentation away never to see the light of day. Yet that presentation was probably of interest to some people at the conference and maybe they’d like to see it again. Maybe they will share it with their colleagues, or even write about, maybe lots of other people who were not at the conference will get to see.
    Why hide your work away when you could upload it to slideshare, from there you can tell the world about your work, not just one conference. You can Tweet about it, embed it into your webpages or or blog, or better still write a blog post about your presentation so it makes even more sense to the world.
    Slideshare is easy to use and only takes minutes to upload a presentation and share it. Obviously make sure you have no copyrighted materials when you upload your presentation and use the right tags to help others find it. You can upload powerpoint, PDFs, infographics, documents and even videos. From now on your presentations don’t have to be one off occasion they can be there for others to find and share well after the conference.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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Welcome to the Information Resources Group (IRG) at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.

Since 1994, the Information Resources Group has established itself as a key national player in providing information support to

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Welcome to the Information Resources Group (IRG) at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.

Since 1994, the Information Resources Group has established itself as a key national player in providing information support to health technology assessments and health services research. Our Information Specialists undertake systematic searches of the available evidence base from a wide range of sources, using the most up-to-date information retrieval methods. As well as having an active involvement in consultancy and research projects, staff within Information Resources teach on numerous Masters programmes offered within ScHARR and elsewhere in the University.

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

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