Category Archives: Library research support

Getting started with EndNote Basic/Online? Check out their help videos and guides

EndNote is a popular reference management tool. It comes in two main forms: A desktop program This can be installed for free on OU PCs or can be purchased for use on your own PC There is some information on … Continue reading

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Getting started with Mendeley? Check out their help videos and guides

Mendeley is a popular reference management tool. Its strengths include the fact it can extract reference information directly from PDFs of articles, that you can use it across various platforms/devices and that it offers certain social media-like functions to discover … Continue reading

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HEFCE Open Access Policy: one year on – how is it working?

It’s been one year since the HEFCE Open Access Policy for the next REF came into force. In a nutshell the policy requires all journal articles and published conference items (with an ISSN) to be deposited in a repository within … Continue reading

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Survey – Describing the Research Process

To help create better resources to support researchers with data management, UC3 (University of California Curation Center) is conducting an informal survey to understand how researchers describe the research process and the stages of their work. In UC3’s words, “If … Continue reading

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Planned essential maintenance – 8/9 April 2017

The Open University is carrying out some essential works on our network on Saturday 8 April from 11pm until 11am on Sunday 9 April (BST). During this time, OU services and systems will be ‘At Risk’ and may be unavailable. … Continue reading

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We’ve had a couple of instances recently where unpublished conference items deposited in ORO were subsequently submitted to a journal (both Springer journals) only to be rejected due to “textual overlap” with the item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