Category Archives: Library research support

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 Date – Monday, … Continue reading

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ORO Annual Update 2017-18

PDF Version: ORO Update 2017-18 Highlights from the ORO year include a big increase in deposits to ORO, this was due to: Requirements on self archiving for the REF2021 exercise Deposit of around 500 theses digitised by the EThOS service Strategies for … Continue reading

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ORDO online drop-in

Our monthly online drop-in session for ORDO is tomorrow, Tuesday 4th September, 11:30 – 12:30. Ask Dan about using our research data repository, ORDO, for data preservation, data sharing, showcasing your work, collaborative projects… and anything else. To join, go to our Adobe Connect … Continue reading

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Student Dissertations in ORO

We are very pleased to have recently added some third level student dissertations to ORO.  They are for the History module “A329 – The making of Welsh history” and are listed in ORO on their own Student Dissertations page. Adding student projects to … Continue reading

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If ORO was a drink.. what would it be?

I recently attended the Playful Learning conference at Manchester.  The conference introduced me to a variety of playful strategies to use in both teaching situations and in  everyday work scenarios. One of the very first things we were asked to do … Continue reading

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Official NVivo tutorials on YouTube

The makers of NVivo, the qualitative data analysis software, provide numerous playlists of official tutorials about their product on YouTube. These may come in very useful if you are learning NVivo or have a specific issue that requires guidance!

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A roundup of free online training

There have been a few new, free online training resources for researchers released lately, so we thought with summer here it would be worth a roundup. From a focus on working with data and data management to a broader range … Continue reading

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A great new opportunity to access the Times Higher Education.

The Library is pleased to announce that we have secured access for all staff and students to the Times Higher Education online through our institutional subscription. Setting up a personal account will enable access to the latest and archive editions … Continue reading

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Opening Umbrellas: Icons in Academic Publishing.

HAZARD! OPENING UMBRELLAS. With a (big) hat tip to Dr. Susan Gibbons, (Yale University) whose presentation at Researcher to Reader 2018 triggered this post. Spending as much time as I do trawling the academic literature, one becomes immune to the plethora of … Continue reading

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Open Access and ORO – not just about mandates!

The biggest challenge facing  Institutional Repositories like ORO is not meeting the REF Open Access policy, although that is important!  Rather it is demonstrating their long term value to the research community they serve.  Take the case of the discussion paper authored by Dr … Continue reading

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