Category Archives: Library research support

ORCID Training

An ORCID is a 16 digit persistent identifier for researchers and contributors.  It’s purpose is to: (1) disambiguate researchers with like names in any system (e.g. Web of Science, ORO or ORDO) (2) aid data transfer across systems to stop … Continue reading

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CANCELLED – Shut Up and Write sessions for postgraduate researchers (PGRs)

*Edit – 28.05.19 – Just to let you know that, unfortunately, the Shut Up and Write pilot has been cancelled due to extremely low interest. This means that there will be no Shut Up and Write on Wednesday 29th May … Continue reading

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Connecting ORDO to Github

Are you a researcher who develops software? Do you use Github? Did you know you can connect your Github account with ORDO? This will enable you to import items from Github to ORDO  thereby assigning them a DOI to enable … Continue reading

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Cite Them Right – help with citing and referencing different sources

Cite Them Right (OU login needed) is a service that helps you cite and reference different sources – accessible courtesy of an OU Library subscription: If you have a specific source type in mind, all you need to do is … Continue reading

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Upcoming training from the Research Support team

We’ll be delivering some training over the next few months on a range of topics, including: using ORO, how to claim your research publications, managing and sharing research data, and academic profiles.  Something there for everyone, we hope! All will … Continue reading

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Improving the student experience – postgraduate researcher (PGR) survey about Library training

In May 2018 we surveyed postgraduate researchers (PGRs) at The Open University to find out what they wanted from Library training. The aim was to help ensure that training delivered to PGRs by the Library Research Support team met user … Continue reading

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Data Conversation – talking with researchers about open data

A couple of weeks ago we held an informal event for researchers to share their experiences and knowledge of working with research data. The idea was to hear from researchers about how they work and what’s important to them, away … Continue reading

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UKRI Article Processing Charges and Gold Open Access at the OU

The UKRI block grant is now in it’s 6th year.  The grant pays for Open Access Article Processing Charges for articles and conference proceedings that are the result of a UKRI funding body grant. (1) There is nothing particularly unique … Continue reading

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Inter-library Loan and Document Delivery Service – system enhancements coming in early 2019

In the New Year we will be introducing a new, enhanced Inter-library Loan and Document Delivery system. The major benefit of the new system is that it is fully integrated with Library Search and will allow you to submit requests … Continue reading

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