Category Archives: Library research support

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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Training offer: Making your research data open

There are spaces available on our training session ‘Making your research data open‘ on Tuesday (27th November 2018), 10:00 to 11:30. In this session we will look at why, how, what and when to share data: Why should you share your data? We’ll discuss the benefits … Continue reading

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Copyright and your thesis: new guidance for conquering copyright confusion

We are pleased to announce the release of a new guidance document entitled ‘copyright and your thesis’ (OU log-in required), designed to help postgraduate research students understand their copyright responsibilities during thesis production. Copyright law can be confusing, but for … Continue reading

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What is a post-print and where do I get it? Guidance on what can be added to repositories and where to find it

The people behind the Open Access discovery tool Open Access button have recently published 2 useful guides. The first Pre-prints, post-prints, and publisher’s PDF explained offers some guidance  on how to identify: Pre-prints (or Submitted Versions) Post-prints (or Accepted Author Manuscripts) Published … Continue reading

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Practical Strategies for Research Data Management: workshop slides

Yesterday I ran a session on Practical Strategies for Research Data Management, where we talked about the basics of research data management, including options for data storage and organising data. We also looked at how to write a data management plan using … Continue reading

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Training offer: Practical strategies for research data management

There are still some places available on our ‘Practical strategies for research data management’ training on Monday 5th November, 14:00 to 15:30. In this face to face session, we’ll introduce the basics of research data management, including options for data storage, organising data, … Continue reading

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#ThesisThursday at The Open University

So Dan Weinbren quotes Steven Rose the OU’s first professor of biology in his history of the OU. (1)   It’s not just true of research in general but also postgraduate research: The Open University is a destination for PhD students.  And that’s … Continue reading

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Open Research workshop – 31st October

Beck Pitt from the Open Education Research hub and Nicola Dowson from the Library Research Support team are running a workshop on ‘Open Research’ from 10:30am-12 noon on Wednesday 31st October. This session will take a brief foray into open research practices and approaches! … Continue reading

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Online library training – advanced literature searching and systematic reviews

We are happy to announce a series of online Library training sessions on advanced literature searching and systematic reviews. These are aimed at postgraduate researchers but any interested research staff are welcome to attend: Advanced literature searching 1 (online) Date – … Continue reading

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