access to information
Ian Watson, Programme Manager at IRISS, speaks about IRISS.FM, internet radio for Scotland's social services.
He also speaks about access to social media in the workplace.
Higher education repositories are on-line spaces where university staff can deposit their research outputs, making them available for anyone to access for free. This report explores the potential for higher education repositories in Scotland to make a greater contribution to improving access to research for the social services. This report is based on primary research undertaken between February-May 2012 by Fiona Sherwood-Johnson who was based at IRISS during this period as part of the ESRC student internship scheme.
Summary of what we found
In today's information rich world finding your way around can be daunting and you can easily become disoriented or lost. Here is quick guide.
The Learning Exchange is IRISS’s digital library of multimedia learning materials, audio and video, policy documents and research findings. Specialist organisations - for example, Shared Care Scotland and SCLD - are invited to contribute material to their own collections, which makes the Learning Exchange a great way for these organisations to publish and share material on the web. Link: lx.iriss.org.uk
Over the last few years we have redesigned the Learning Exchange, adding new features and generally improving the way it works.
We would appreciate if you could spare a moment to answer a few questions: it shouldn’t take more than five minutes.
As well as Advanced Search, Google also offers a number of other search tools such as Scholar, books, blogs, videos and images. You can even go shopping if you wish!
The iPad and other tablet devices offer many opportunities for increased inclusion, as well as ways to reduce costs in many organisations.
During this workshop we will show participants how tablet devices can be used with and by service users who would otherwise be unable to access online resources. We will also show how tablet devices can offer cost-effective, flexible alternatives to traditional devices that assist communication, and that they can be used to encourage a paper-free office, and improve productivity when used with collaborative tools.
Do you share Word documents, spreadsheets or presentation by attaching them to email messages? Do you find that you lose track of amendments to documents due to having multiple copies?
How do you share information and network with others? By email, word-of-mouth, meetings? Does this take up a lot of time, which you'd rather spend doing something else?
Twitter provides an easy and quick way to share information and build networks using messages of messages of not more than 140 characters long.
Social bookmarking lets you save and store your favourite websites in a single location that is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection.. Bookmarks can be shared publicly, for others to see . It's a simple and effective way to filter information and overcome information overload!
The workshop will give you an overview of what social bookmarking is using Delicious, how it works and practical support getting started.