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.

Prior publication and repository deposit

We’ve had a couple of instances recently where unpublished conference items deposited in ORO were subsequently submitted to a journal (both Springer journals) only to be rejected due to “textual overlap” with the item in ORO.  This “textual overlap” was … Continue reading

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The Law on TDM in Europe: an introduction – Free Webinar

UKSG are offering a free webinar on The Law of Text and Data Mining in Europe. “The aim of the webinar is to introduce the audience, in particular non-lawyers, to the legal framework of text and data mining, focusing on … Continue reading

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Linking ORO to ORCID

This week Alan Stiles (ORO Developer) and I ran a workshop on ORCID with particular attention to linking individual ORO (the OU’s Institutional Repository) accounts to existing or new ORCID accounts. The development work has gone on for some time … Continue reading

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Social media for scholarly communications and networking

David, Dan and I recently ran a training session on Social media for scholarly communications and networking for first year PhD students. Our aim was to give an introduction to the kinds of social media tools and techniques available, look … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Repository Downloads

The download data of Open Access content in ORO can tell some fascinating stories, the counts from December and January are no exception… it really is amazing what you can discover with a bit of digging! The first one that … Continue reading

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November Downloads in ORO

This months Top 50 includes one of the oldest records in ORO at number 40.  The eprint number is 38 (we are now on eprint number 48065 and counting), which indicates it was one of the first to be added … Continue reading

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Author Profile Systems

Author Profile Systems (like Academia.edu, ResearchGate, ResearcherID and Google Scholar profiles) have grown in number over the last few years. The prevalence of them begs the question as to which one(s) to use, or, should you use any at all!  … Continue reading

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Metrics: what they are and how to use them

David and I ran the session on metrics on Wednesday and had a good attendance – so thanks to all who came out. The session was an overview of metrics, researcher profiles, the application of metrics and the problematic behaviours … Continue reading

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Where do Institutional Repository (ORO) Downloads come from?

Checking monthly download statistics gives a great insight into individual cases of how events in social media can impact the dissemination of Open Access research outputs. In October the article An investigation into written comments on assignments: do students find … Continue reading

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ORO Faculty Reports 2015-16

We’ve produced some Faculty Reports for the University Year 2015-16 based on the new Faculty structure. We’ve been able to report at School level which shows some interesting detail in both the downloads and deposits in the last University year … Continue reading

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