Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sheila Corrall speaks in Hong Kong

Professor Sheila Corrall presented at the Academic Librarian 2: Singing in the rain conference (held in Hong Kong 11-12 March). Her talk was Educating the Academic Librarian as a Blended Professional: a Review and Case Study and her paper is on the conference website: http://www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/ALSR2010/Programme.html

Daniela Petrelli giving three invited talks

Daniela is an invited speaker at the Information Access for Personal Media Archives (IAPMA 2010) meeting, 28th March 2010

She is then giving a talk at Microsoft Research Cambridge, April 2010

and finally was invited to give a tutorial on “Essential HCI for the Semantic Web” at Extended Semantic Web Conference, 30th May 2010, Heraklion, Greece

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

ESRC Festival of Social Sciences event 18th March

We have an official event in the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Searching, shopping, sightseeing: literacies in virtual lives, organised by Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa in Secoond Life), with contributions from colleagues in Sheffield University's school of Education. This has official press release at http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/releases/2010/march/secondlife.aspx As the press release says "Are you a Second Life resident looking to get a bit more out of your virtual world? If so, join Sheila Yoshikawa at 8pm (1pm Second Life time) on March 18 on Sheffield University's Second Life island, Infolit iSchool, for hints and tips on searching, shopping and sightseeing. The event is part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science which runs from the 12 to the 21 of March 2010."
Sheila was also interviewed about the event for L'Atelier (http://www.atelier.fr/usages/10/16032010/second-life-information-recherche-strategies-reseau-plate-forme-39502-.html )

Monday, 8 March 2010

Mark Sanderson speaking at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Mark Sanderson, gave a series of talks on information retrieval and research methodologies at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in late February, 2010.