Saturday, 24 October 2009

Congratulations to Tom Wilson

Our ex head of department has just been awarded the ASIS&T SIG USE award for "outstanding contributions to information behavior". http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGUSE/awards.php

Thursday, 22 October 2009

IS students and staff win awards at ISHIMR 2009

Congratulations to Haleh Ayatollahi, Liz Brewster and Barbara Sen for their awards at ISHIMR 2009.

Haleh Ayatollahi
won the Best Student Paper award for her presentation entitled " Factors influencing the use of IT in the Emergency Department: a Qualitative Study" at ISHIMR 2009, the 14th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research, which was held in Kalmar, Sweden from 14th to 16th October 2009.

Liz Brewster and Barbara Sen won the Best Poster Award for their presentation entitled "An evaluation of Information Prescriptions." at ISHIMR 2009.

The awards were made on the basis of votes by delegates attending the ISHIMR 2009 conference.

Further details of the conference are available at: http://dagda.shef.ac.uk/ishimr09/

ISHIMR 2010 will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece. Please contact Peter Bath (p.a.bath@Shef.ac.uk) if you wish to receive details about the conference.

Barbara Sen wins Individual 2009 Service Excellence Award

Congratulations to Barbara Sen on being one of only 6 staff in the whole University to win an Individual 2009 Service Excellence Award.

Barbara was nominated by last year's students for excellence in every aspect of managing and delivering the MA programme and for the outstanding quality of her help and support for the Librarianship students. The award was made on the strength of the students' comments.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

DIS - iSchool

The Department of Information Studies was recently invited to join iSchools, an association of schools of Information "interested in the relationship between information, people and technology". We are the only UK Department in the association at present. The website is at http://www.ischools.org/ Professor Mike Eisenberg has produced a video "What's an iSchool" http://www.youtube.com/user/ProjInfoLit#p/u/1/lkDSidUZtio

Monday, 12 October 2009

Staff and students at ISHIMR 2009 conference

Members of the Health Informatics Research Group and the Centre for Health Information Management Research (CHIMR) are attending the 14th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR 2009) in Kalmar, Sweden this week.

Haleh Ayatollahi is presenting a paper entitled "Factors influencing the use of IT in the Emergency Department: a Qualitative Study", co-authored with Peter Bath and Steve Goodacre (ScHARR).

Wen-Chin Hsu is presenting a poster entitled "Older people’s use of the NHS Direct telephone advice and information service", co-authored with Peter Bath and Shirley Large (NHS-Direct).

Reza Rabiei is presenting a poster entitled "User Satisfaction with the England Choose and Book Service: the Role of Training and Information Technology Support", co-authored with Peter Bath and Allen Hutchinson (ScHARR).

Liz Brewster is presenting a poster entitled "An evaluation of Information Prescriptions", co-authored with Barbara Sen.

Barbara Sen is organising the doctoral forum on Wednesday 16th September.

Peter Bath is Co-Chair of the Programme Committee, together with Professor Göran Petersson, Director, eHealth Institute, University of Kalmar.

Further details of the conference can be found at:
http://dagda.shef.ac.uk/ishimr09/

Friday, 2 October 2009

Spotlight paper at ISWC 2009

Daniela Petrelli's paper at the International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2009 has been selected as Spotlight Paper: "papers designated by the program chairs and vice chairs [...] to be of special interest to all members of the ISWC community." The paper titled "Multi Visualisation and Dynamic Query for Effective Exploration of Semantic Data" will be presented in the section: 'User and the Social Semantic Web', just after a paper co-authored by Tim Berners-Lee considered by many the father of the Web and the Semantic Web.

Centre for Information Literacy Research

There is now a Ning website for the Centre for Information Literacy Research. Anyone interested in information literacy research can join the ning, and there is a blog, discussion boards, links and notices of upcoming events. Go to http://infolitresearch.ning.com/