Category Archives: Library research support

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We’ve had a couple of instances recently where unpublished conference items deposited in ORO were subsequently submitted to a journal (both Springer journals) only to be rejected due to “textual overlap” with the item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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New Library Research Support website

We’re pleased to announce that we have recently launched a new website for Library Research Support services. This new site covers information on: Research Data Management Open Access publishing Researcher visibility Bibliometrics ORCID ORO ORDO You can access the new … 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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Getting the most out of the UK Data Service

The UK Data Service holds the UK’s largest collection of research data. It’s also an extremely useful source of information about how to use data in your research. To help researchers get the most out of the service they run … 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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Planning for research data management

Yesterday, Wendy Mears and I ran a workshop on research data management for doctoral students. We used a Data Management Plan template to discuss issues around data management and sharing, which gave attendees an opportunity to start drafting their own … 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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