Saturday, 29 June 2013

Peter Bath attending ISHIMR 2013 in Halfax, Nova Scotia

Peter Bath is attending the 16th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR 2013) which is being held 27-28th June 2013, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The conference is being organised by the Centre for Health Information Management Research (CHIMR) at the University of Sheffield and the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University.

Peter Bath is presenting a paper entitled "Adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs): a review of technology acceptance studies", co-authored with Tomi Dimitrovski, Panos Ketikidis and Lambros Lazuras form the South East Europe Research Centre (SEERC) in Thessaloniki.

Peter is also presenting two posters. The first of these was developed in collaboration with Jennifer Salter and Simon Tucker, entitled "Non-intrusive remote monitoring of household activities - the views of relatives and carers". The second poster, entitled "Documentation of vital signs in electronic health records: issues for patient safety" was developed with Jean Stevenson-Agren, Goran Petersson and Gunilla Nielsen from Kalmar University Sweden.

Jackie MacDonald, PhD graduate from the Health Informatics Research Group,  also presented a paper, co-authored with Peter Bath and Andrew Booth, entitled "An Exploration of Opportunities for Health Service Managers to Share Information Orally: A Method of Documentary Analysis using an Electronic Room-booking Calendar".

A selection of the best papers will be published in special issues of the Health Informatics Journal and the International Journal for Health Information Management  Research (IJHIMR).

Monday, 24 June 2013

PhD student Hua Xiang secures Google Summer of Code award

Information School PhD student Hua Xiang has been selected for the Google Summer of Code programme 2013.

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. This year, Hua’s proposal "Add time series reports for Bloodhound" was submitted to Apache Software Foundation. She will develop enhanced reports functionality for issue tracking system of software development projects.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Jonathan Foster visits Nigeria

Jonathan Foster is currently in Nigeria 10-15 June visiting educational institutions and other agencies to raise awareness of our PGT courses; to talk with current and prospective offer holders, and to previous Alumni of the Sheffield Information School.

Interviews on the morning drive time shows of the Lagos-based Inspiration FM and Beat FM radio stations that target Lagos and the surrounding metropolis have been part of the schedule of events!

You can see pictures of the trip at the Facebook page of the University of Sheffield Regional office for West Africa.

School staff highly commended at Emerald Literati Awards 2013

Information School members Andrew D. Madden, Nigel Ford, Genevieve Gorrell, Barry Eaglestone, Peter Holdridge have been commended at the Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence 2013.

Their paper Metacognition and web credibility, for the Electronic Library, was rated as Highly Commended.

Farida Vis talks at Improving Reality 2013

Farida Vis is scheduled to talk at the third Brighton Digital Festival Improving Reality 2013.

The conference takes place on 5th September 2013, at the Studio Theater, Brighton, and will explore how artists, technologists and writers are subverting our notion of reality.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Special issue of Library Trends dedicated to the School

The winter 2013 edition of Library Trends is dedicated wholly to the the Information School at the University of Sheffield.

Edited by Barbara Sen and former Head of School Prof Sheila Corrall, the issue is composed entirely of work produced by academic staff, research staff and research students of the Information School.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Stephen Pinfield talks at TNC2013

Dr Stephen Pinfield talks at the TNC2013 conference in Maastricht, Netherlands on Tuesday 4th June. This large international conference focuses on networking and technical infrastructure development.

Stephen's talk is entitled "'Open' as modus operandi for Research and Higher Education", and will be presented by video conference.

Farida Vis talks at FutureEverything 2013

Dr Farida Vis spoke at the "Living in an age of Algorithmic Culture" session at Manchester's FutureEverything - a Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention 2013.

Farida is one of the contributors featured in the Welcome to the #futr. video of the event.

Call for papers - #ifutures2013 conference

Sheffield University's Information School has organised iFutures, a one-day conference on Thursday 25 July in Sheffield to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Information Studies department (now the Information School). Run by and for doctoral students in the Information Science community, and based on the theme of The Next 50 Years the aim is to create an event for IS researchers and practitioners of the future to explore the potential impact of our research, and determine how we can help shape our discipline, both in academia and beyond.
The call for papers is open, with abstracts to be submitted by the deadline of 16 June 2013. Submissions are welcomed from doctoral researchers working in any area of information science or in related fields, including information retrieval, knowledge management, informatics or library and information studies. There are several options for presentation format (Paper, Poster, and Pecha Kucha) and a prize of £100 in Amazon vouchers for the best submission in each category.
Diane Sonnenwald, Chair of Information and Library Studies at the School of Information and Library Studies at UCD, Dublin, and Vanessa Murdock, Principal Applied Researcher at Bing (Microsoft) will give keynotes.
More information on the website at; the twitter account is @ifutures2013 and hashtag is #ifutures2013