Monday, 27 April 2009

Publications at the two leading search conferences

Congratulations to Jose San Pedro & Stefan Siersdorfer who have full papers published at WWW 2009 and ACM SIGIR 2009, both prestigious conferences. The work they are presenting on social networks and video search was conducted thanks to the funding of the EU's Memoir project.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

University of Warsaw visitors

Zuzanna Wiorogorska and Agnieszka Wrobel of the University of Warsaw Library have recently visited us, spending one week with people in Sheffield University Library and one week in the Department. This study visit was arranged under the ERASMUS programme. They have participated in some of our classes, and we (and our students) have also taken the opportunity to learn more about their library.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Peter Bath appointed Associate Editor of the Health Informatics Journal

Peter Bath has been appointed Associate Editor of the Health Informatics Journal (HIJ), one of the leading academic journals in the field.

Recently, Peter has been working closely with the HIJ editorial team to develop special issues of the journal and publish the best papers from the International Symposia for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR) conferences, which the Departemnt co-ordinates. In December 2008, the journal published papers from the 2007 ISHIMR conference, and the papers from the 2008 ISHIMR conference in Auckland, New Zealand will be published in September 2009.

Details of the 2009 ISHIMR conference to be held 14-16th October in Kalmar, Sweden can be found at the ISHIMR 2009 conference web-site.

The Health Informatics Journal homepage can be found at the Sage Publications web-site.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

DIS student presents her Sheffield work at the University of Indonesia

Fresh on the heals of her presentation at the ECIR 2009 conference, this month Monica Lestari Paramita, a 2008 MSc Information Management student will present her dissertation work at the University of Indonesia in their Computer Science department.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Another new lecturer for the department

Our latest post, a Lectureship in Business Information, has been taken up by Pam McKinney, who will start later in the year.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Strong DIS presence at LILAC Conference

There was a strong presence from the Department at the LILAC (information literacy) conference held last week in Cardiff, Wales.
- Sheila Webber led a symposium about Information Literacy in Second Life (together with Vicki Cormie (St Andrews University), Lyn Parker (Sheffield University), Marshall Dozier and Denny Colledge (Edinburgh University).
- Three of the five free student delegate places were taken by students on our MA Librarianship programme: Samantha Abrahams, Susan Clayton and Katie Fraser.
- Sheila Corrall and CILASS’ Pam McKinney ran a session on Exploring Information Literacy through inquiry.
- Sheila Corrall led the judging panel, which also included Sheila Webber, for the CILASS award for the best paper on Inquiry Based Learning.
- George Davies, a student taking the "Information Literacy Research" module collected data for a project, asking delegates "What book, article or web resource do you think has been the most inspirational for your teaching and learning philosophy?"

Saturday, 4 April 2009

New lecturer for department announced

We're excited to announce that Alex Peng will be joining the department as our new Lecturer in Information Systems, starting later this year.