Information Specialists, other information professionals and researchers seeking more insight into the usefulness of search filters might be interested in the following training event:
YHEC Training Event: ‘Getting The Best Out Of Search Filters’
University of York, 26 February 09 or UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford, 04 March 09
This training event will explore how to identify, critically appraise and test out search filters, focusing on health and social care.
The training day presenters will be Julie Glanville (Project Director, Information Services, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York) and Carol Lefebvre (Senior Information Specialist at the UK Cochrane Centre).
By the end of the study day, participants will have:
An awareness of how to identify published search filters;
- An understanding of the features of search filter design to be able to critically appraise search filters;
- An awareness of the key issues to be considered in assessing the suitability of search filtesr for specific questions;
- An understanding of the challenges of translating search filters between interfaces and databases.
An overview of other training events can be found here
Unfortunately, both of these courses are now fully booked. YHEC will be running a further course later in the year (perhaps in November), and they may be running a course in the Netherlands in due course as well. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a mailing list to be kept informed of these courses.