Andy Tattersall is an information specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Andy writes, teaches and gives talks about digital academia, technology, scholarly communications, open research, web and information science, apps, altmetrics and social media. Andy received a Senate Award from The University of Sheffield for his pioneering work on MOOCs in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and named in Jisc's Top 10 Social Media Superstars for 2017. He edited a book on Altmetrics for Facet which is aimed at researchers and librarians. Andy also delivers private consultancy: https://www.andytattersall.com/ Twitter: @Andy_Tattersall
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My Favourite Tipples from a technology enthusiastWednesday, 19th June 2019
My Favourite Tipples are shared by Andy Tattersall, an information specialist at The School of Health and Related Research at The University of Sheffield. He highlights some tools which help disseminate information using images, visualisation and sound.
Mini review of Dimensions - discovery and analyticsTuesday, 12th February 2019
We review Dimensions, developed by Digital Science as part of a larger portfolio of research support applications. The current version was launched in 2018 and we explore its functionality as a multi-faceted discovery tool, database and analytics platform.
Impact of social media and Web 2.0 on current awarenessThursday, 13th September 2018
Systems for curating and delivering current awareness have come a long way with the advent of social media. Whilst RSS and more traditional methods of searching still have their place, curation platforms that use the "wisdom of the crowd" are a valuable addition in extracting and aggregating fresh information whatever the topic. This article looks at emerging sources of information for current awareness, how social media aggregators bring value to your current awareness service, and how sustainable and reliable the technology is.
Q&A with Iconitel - optimising information resourcesMonday, 3rd September 2018
Iconitel Consulting & Software Services specialises in the management of information resources and offers a unique set of solutions ranging from comprehensive research portfolio management engagements to automated software solutions. Andy Tattersall recently caught up with Iconitel's executive partner, Joanie Olivier, to find out about the company and its products, AREUS and AREUSConnect, and what the future holds.
Q&A with InferLink - connecting the dots using AI technologyThursday, 5th July 2018
InferLink is an R&D company that develops technologies for aggregating, integrating and analysing information from multiple sources. Jinfo recently spoke to Dr Steven Minton, co-founder and president of the company, to find out more about what they do and about its spinoff companies, Evid Science, Cytenna, and Innotrieve. We find out about its unique research and innovation initiatives using AI and statistical inference methods and how information professionals can make the best use of InferLink's products.
My Favourite Tipples from a specialist in leading edge digital toolsWednesday, 10th January 2018
My Favourite Tipples are shared by Andy Tattersall, an information specialist at the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and chair of CILIP's Multimedia Information & Technology Group. He shares some of his preferred online resources in the areas of research best practice and news insights.
Product review of Altmetric (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)Friday, 30th June 2017
In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Altmetric, a platform for tracking research impact, Andy Tattersall looks at the help and training available within the product, competitors, including Impactstory, Kudos, and Plum Analytics. We also look at Altmetric's subscription costs and future development plans.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2841
Product review of Altmetric (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)Thursday, 29th June 2017
In the third part of our review of Altmetric, we take a closer look at the platform itself and how it provides insights into published research. Specifically, its five main features, including content aggregation, visual analytics, search with advanced options, save and alert functionality and the ability to export data.
Product review of Altmetric (sources - content & coverage)Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Part 2 of Jinfo's review of Altmetric which provides insights into the online attention research outputs attract. Andy Tattersall looks at the range of sources used, including online sources, such as news, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and how each of these sources is weighted using the attention score.
Product review of Altmetric (key advantages; introduction, contact details)Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Altmetric is a data science company that provides tools to enable research organisations, publishers, funders and other organisations to track the attention of research artefacts such as journals, books, and datasets. Part 1 of this review outlines its key advantages, who could benefit from using the platform, and a brief overview of where the product is headed.
My Favourite Tipples from an information specialist in the health sectorWednesday, 20th July 2016
My Favourite Tipples are shared by Andy Tattersall, an information specialist at the School of Health and Related Research at The University of Sheffield. He shares his favourite online resources in areas from reference management to research impact.
Product Review of Mendeley (Value - Help & Training; Competitors; Development; Pricing)Thursday, 16th June 2016
Andy Tattersall concludes his review of the free reference management tool and scholarly collaboration network Mendeley, looking at help and training, development and pricing. He looks at how the product is user-driven and how it now compares to established reference management packages and competitors including Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, ReadCube and RefME.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2676
Product Review of Mendeley (Technology - Search & User Interface; Outputs & Alerts; Administration)Wednesday, 15th June 2016
In the third part of his review of the free reference management tool and scholarly collaboration network Mendeley, Andy Tattersall looks at the technology and how it has evolved over its 10 years of existence. He examines search and user interface, as well as new features, and how the tool supports new initiatives in the research community.
Product Review of Mendeley (Sources - Content & Coverage; Using Mendeley)Tuesday, 14th June 2016
Continuing our review of the free reference management tool and scholarly collaboration network Mendeley, Andy Tattersall describes how to use the versatile software over several platforms, adding and storing references, how you can work with collaborators and other useful features.
Product Review of Mendeley (Introduction; Key Advantages; Contact Details)Monday, 13th June 2016
We introduce reference management tool and scholarly collaboration network Mendeley, a free tool owned by Elsevier since 2013. Andy Tattersall explores the value of the product to individual researchers, information professionals and institutions.
Maximising Training with 20 Minute Bite-Size SessionsTuesday, 21st April 2015
Andy Tattersall explains what bite-size training is and how you can use it to convey short, targeted training sessions on specific subjects.
Bite-Size Training - Making a Difference with Short, Face-to-Face SessionsThursday, 9th April 2015
In our increasingly busy professional world, there are many considerations when facilitating staff development. These revolve mostly around the time and effort involved for the trainer and the trainee. A simple solution is to break up staff development workshops into short 20 minute sessions that are informal, interactive and focus on the key aspects of a topic. Bite-size training can help with the growing problem of staff not wanting to invest time in learning new ideas and technologies.
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Product review of AltmetricTuesday, 27th June 2017
Altmetric is a data science company and part of Digital Science. It provides tools to enable research organisations, publishers and funders to track the attention of research artefacts such as journals, books, and datasets. It monitors a range of scholarly and non-scholarly sources to provide a...
Product Review of MendeleyWednesday, 22nd June 2016
Mendeley is a reference management tool and scholarly collaboration network, acting as a complete research platform and now offering discovery, analytics and data management. It is free for individual or small group accounts, with paid-for levels for Team and Institutional users.
"Creating an Information Centre of Excellence"
This Research Focus defines the characteristics shared by successful information centres who we define as "Information Centres of Excellence". (April - June 2019).
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