Author Archives: Chris

About Chris

Chris looks after Open Research Online (ORO) on a day to day basis. He has worked in this role since 2011 and can advise on using ORO to maximise dissemination of research outputs and Open Access publishing generally.

Student Dissertations in ORO

We are very pleased to have recently added some third level student dissertations to ORO.  They are for the History module “A329 – The making of Welsh history” and are listed in ORO on their own Student Dissertations page. Adding student projects to … Continue reading

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If ORO was a drink.. what would it be?

I recently attended the Playful Learning conference at Manchester.  The conference introduced me to a variety of playful strategies to use in both teaching situations and in  everyday work scenarios. One of the very first things we were asked to do … Continue reading

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Opening Umbrellas: Icons in Academic Publishing.

HAZARD! OPENING UMBRELLAS. With a (big) hat tip to Dr. Susan Gibbons, (Yale University) whose presentation at Researcher to Reader 2018 triggered this post. Spending as much time as I do trawling the academic literature, one becomes immune to the plethora of … Continue reading

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Open Access and ORO – not just about mandates!

The biggest challenge facing  Institutional Repositories like ORO is not meeting the REF Open Access policy, although that is important!  Rather it is demonstrating their long term value to the research community they serve.  Take the case of the discussion paper authored by Dr … Continue reading

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ORO Drop-in

Hi, I’m holding an Open Research Online (ORO) drop in next Wednesday 23rd May from 10-12. I’ll be in the Library Bookends cafe area (by the book swap) and will be happy to answer any questions on ORO, Open Access … Continue reading

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REF 2021 Open Access Policy – Update

The Open Access policy for the next REF has been amended. To be eligible for submission to the next REF, HEFCE now requires that the full-text of journal articles and published, peer-reviewed conference proceedings (with an ISSN) are deposited in … Continue reading

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ORCID Training

Earlier in the week Alan and I did some more training on ORCID IDs for researchers here at the OU.  ORCID IDs are persistent identifiers for researchers and can be used to: Aid disambiguation in researcher platforms to ensure accurate … Continue reading

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Automated ORO deposit – Jisc Publications Router

Jisc Publications Router We have integrated the Jisc Publications Router service into ORO.  This means that bibliographic information (and some full text) of many new publications will automatically be added to ORO without the need for the author to manually add the … Continue reading

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ORO – Displaying Bibliometric & Altmetric Information

ORO now displays bibliometrics information for individual items alongside the (already existing) Altmetrics.  So what do they mean! Altmetrics from Altmetric Altmetrics (Alternative Metrics – geddit?) are a suite of metrics that can be used to measure the level of … Continue reading

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Online Training – Open Access Publishing

This week I ran the second of our online training sessions.  This session looked at Open Access publishing.  Slides are below: Getting to grips with Open Access publishing from ChrisBiggs   PDF handout with notes: Getting to Grips with Open Access … Continue reading

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