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Now Wash Your Hands

Now Wash Your HandsGood hand hygiene is necessary to control and prevent infection, but how do we get our children to adequately wash their hands? Dr Sophie Rutter, Lecturer in Information Management at The University of Sheffield has worked alongside colleagues from the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett and Glasgow School of Arts to determine whether persuasive graphics are the answer to encouraging children to better wash their hands.
You can read the full post here on the Social Sciences blog.
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CALC - Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference - May 2020

CALC - Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference - May 2020

We are thrilled to sponsor the Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference on Wednesday, 13th May 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the conference will now be held online.
Our sponsorship, along with sponsorship from CILIP's Community, Diversity and Equality Group, has meant that the conference is free to attend.
The event, jointly-organised by one of our alumni, Michelle Bond, Academic Liaison Librarian, Coventry University and her colleague Darren Flynn.
Places are limited to 80  please click here to register.

Tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and the loneliness epidemic together

Tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and the loneliness epidemic togetherPeter A. Bath, Information School and School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the current advice from the government is that we should all be taking social distancing measures and reducing our interaction with other people as much as possible to avoid spreading the coronavirus. Some groups in particular, for example, people aged 70 and over and those with long-term health problems, are being asked to limit their contact with friends and family to protect themselves. Whilst it is good that this can help reduce the spread of the virus, and protect vulnerable people, it also runs the risk of making people feel more isolated and lonely. 

We live in an age in which there is what has been called “an epidemic of loneliness”. Older people and those with long-term health problems are not only more vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19, but they are also at risk of bei…

Dr Paul Reilly featured in Forge Press

Dr Paul Reilly featured in Forge Press  Senior Lecturer in Social Media and Digital Society, Dr Paul Reilly, has been featured in Forge Press. Dr Reilly, whose research focuses on the study of online political communication, is quoted in a feature around social media and censorship.

You can read the feature here on page 12.

Celebrating the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Celebrating the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 We are thrilled to announce that we have retained our position as 2nd in the World, and 1st in Europe, for Library and Information Management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. Speaking about the achievement, Head of School Professor Val Gillet, said: “This ranking reaffirms that our School is home to excellent teaching informed by our world-leading research. These rankings reflect our outstanding reputation established over six decades, our excellent reputation among employers, the high quality of our research publications and the large number of citations our papers achieve, as well as the achievements of our students and graduates. 

“We strive to provide the best research and teaching environment for both our staff and students and this ranking is testament to this.”

The School currently has around 30 members of academic staff, 12 administrative and technical staff and around 60 research staff and postgradu…

Research data management policy and practice in China

Yingshen Huang, a visiting scholar from the University of Peking, along with Andrew Cox and Laura Sbaffi, presented their paper 'Research Data Management Policy and Practice in China' at the the 15th International Digital Curation Conference on the 17th February.

The event, run in Dublin by the Digital Curation Centre in partnership with Digital Repository of Ireland, brought together the various stakeholders that play a role in ensuring digital objects are appropriately created, managed, preserved and shared.

The conference - which consisted of workshops, a two day-long main conference and an unconference focussed on community - was held at Croke Park.

ISHIMR Conference 2020

The 18th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR) is being held this year in Kalmar at Linnaeus University. Scientists from all over the world gather to discuss e-health. The overall conference theme for ISHIMR 2020 is "Using digital information for better patient health, care and well-being".

The deadline for the submission of poster and paper abstracts has now been moved to the 15th of March 2020.

We welcome submissions relating to research and development on the conference theme in its broadest sense. The topics of interest for the conference include, but are not restricted to:

•Strategies for the Management of Health Data and Information
•Health Knowledge Management Strategies
•Health Informatics Systems
•Clinical Decision Support Systems
•Tracking Activities and Health
•Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Health
•Emerging Trends in Health Informatics
•Health data linkage and combining health records
•Big data and new methods of ana…