- Newbold Green Secondary
A mischievous fellow, loving all things Web 2.0 and beyond, Social Media, new technologies and their application for research, teaching, learning, collaboration. Views are my own.
- University of SheffieldInformation Specialist, present
Gmail mass email tips: Avoid the spammy look with the personalized touch
Make it look special (even if it was sent to 75 other people). Create your own mail merge in minutes, with some help from Google Sheets and
How to be a Successful Digital Academic to Boost your Career
This week I was lucky enough to be invited to a live Google Hangout Q&H hosted by Jobs.ac.uk on the topic of: How to be a Successful Digital
Gig Review: Social Media for Researchers event, 19/1/15
Establishing an online presence - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires Yesterday, myself (@beakbeccroft) and IR's ve
Where is my mind? - Experiences of my first write club
Armed with pen and paper I attended "write club" in ScHARR Library yesterday afternoon facilitated by my IR colleague Helen Buckley Woods an
MmIT AGM and Talks on Social Media for Librarians and Academics
Earlier this week I attended the CILIP special interest group Multimedia and Information Technology (MmIT) Annual General Meeting and aftern
Reverberations: #SocialMedia, Impact and #Altmetrics within Libraries an...
I changed my CILIP Special Interest Group membership recently and, although it is too early in the year to tell, it’s possibly cemented the
5 Sites to Help Academics Return to Work After Christmas Break
Getting back to the academic grindstone after a week or so of late nights, over-indulgence and marathon stints on the settee watching re-run
Write Club - The first rule of Write Club is that you do not talk at Wri...
One of the biggest issues my colleagues in ScHARR and Information Resources face these days is that of trying to put concentrated time into
So you're an Information Specialist - What does that mean?
Me playing with the world's biggest tablet ;-) So...what exactly do you do? Library and information professionals are used to being asked qu
Peer review is fraught with problems, and we need a fix
This piece was originally written by myself for The Conversation and published in November looking at the growing interest in post publicati
Spot On Conference - Altmetrics and other Fads (or how I learned how to ...
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to deliver a talk at the Nature Publishing hosted Spot On Conference at The Wellcome Trust in Lon
I only come here for the comments - Websites that allow researchers to r...
Image © CC BY NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre http://bit.ly/1wPSD0m The idea of public post-publication peer review of journal articles wou
Workshop and presentation slides on Altmetrics from Internet Librarian I...
This week myself and Claire Beecroft made our yearly pilgrimage down to London and attend Internet Librarian International 2014. For me it w
No-one can multitask like an information specialist…
We are a multi-talented bunch here at ScHARR Towers, and in particular we are known for our baking. Even Andy Tattersall, a man more known f
Sound and Vision - MmIT 2014 National Conference Retrospective
Sound and Vision was the theme for the latest Multimedia and Information Technology (MmIT) national conference run by myself and colleagues