Andy Tattersall BA (Hons) (University of Sheffield), MSc (University of Sheffield) FHEA

Information Specialist 

Information Resources Group, HEDS, ScHARR
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0702
Fax: (+44) (0)114 272 4095

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Tags: Altmetrics, Bite Size, Cloud, e-Learning, Google App, Infographic, Information Literacy, Library, Mendeley, Mobile Apps, Social MediaTechnology, Web 2.0 

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I joined ScHARR in 2001 after working as a journalist with my remit to provide support and guidance to staff and students in their use of technology and information resources. My role is to scan the horizon for opportunities relating to research, teaching and collaboration and maintain networks that support this. I have a keen interest in new ways of working by employing Web 2.0 and Social Media including video but also pay close attention to the implications and pitfalls for using such advances. I offer guidance and support on information literacies and digital copyright. My main areas of work are in Web 2.0, Social Media, Google Apps, Altmetrics, MOOCs, Infographics, and the Web.

I started the ScHARR Bite Size series - where we teach you something new in 20 minutes whichhas been replicated at various universities. I also run the popular ScHARR Library Blog. I am also the secretary of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Multi-Media and Information Technology Committee.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused in the area of modern Web tools, Altmetrics, Web 2.0, social networks and software and their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and transfer and collaboration. I am very interested in how we manage information and how information overload affects our professional and personal lives.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie in encouraging staff and students to use the many tools and technologies, quite often freely, available to aid them carry out research and collaboration within the academic and clinical setting. I teach on the IRIS programme and guest on the MSc Health Informatics programme.

Professional Activities

I am the Secretary for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals - Multi Media and Information Technology Committee. I am also a Mendeley Advisor for the social reference management software company.

Key Publications and articles

Tattersall, A. (2015) For what it's worth - the open peer review landscape. Online Information Review, 39 (5), [Online]

Tattersall, A. Appleton, A. (2013) Cloud busting: Demystifying the 'Cloud' and its impact on libraries. Panibus Magazine, 29, Winter 2013, 12-13

Tattersall, A. (2013) Backing the Cloud. Managing Information, 20 (4), 32-35

Tattersall, A. Freeman, J, V. Beecroft, C, A. (2013) Learn something new in 20 Minutes: Bite Size sessions to support research and teaching Health Information and Libraries Journal, 30 (3), 253-258

Tattersall, A. (2012) Educate, Aggregate, Organise. MmIT Journal, 38 (4) 21-25.

Tattersall, A. (2011) References, Collections, Corrections and Mendeley. MmIT Journal, 37 (4) 11-12.

Tattersall, A. Beecroft, C. Cantrell, A. (2011) Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create Customized Research Portals. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. DOI:10.1080/15424065.2011.626346 

Tattersall, A. (2011), How the web was won … by some. Health Information & Libraries Journal. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2011.00945.x

Booth, A. Sutton, A. Tattersall, A. (2011) Using Web 2.0 to Facilitate Staff Development. In: Younger P, et al. (eds) Using Web 2.0 for Health Information. London. Facet.

Booth, A. & Tattersall, A. (2009) Supporting the Health Researcher of the Future. EAHIL 2009, Dublin. [Online] Last Accessed 12/12/2010)

Tattersall, A. (2008) Blogging in an Academic Library. Libraries for Nursing Bulletin. June. London. CILIP

Andy Tattersall is a member of Computer and Information Science on Mendeley.