Monthly Archives: January 2018

Online Training – Open Access Publishing

This week I ran the second of our online training sessions.  This session looked at Open Access publishing.  Slides are below: Getting to grips with Open Access publishing from ChrisBiggs   PDF handout with notes: Getting to Grips with Open Access … Continue reading

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Online training: Writing successful data management plans

Last Friday I ran the first in our series of online training sessions. This morning’s session focused on Data Management Plans. If you were unable to attend, here are the slides and a recording of the session is available on YouTube. Writing … Continue reading

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“Social media for scholarly communications and networking” training session

Me and Chris recently ran a training session entitled “Social media for scholarly communications and networking”. It provided an introduction to how different social media platforms can be used in relation to research and scholarship,  focussing on dissemination, keeping up to … Continue reading

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What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?

…so begins this recently published guide to Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), from the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge. The short answer is that ELNS are “a software system for documenting your research work”, which can replicate a hard-copy … Continue reading

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Dimensions – a new service for discovering and analysing academic literature

Researchers may be interested to try out the free version of Dimensions, a new research information platform from Digital Science (the company behind Figshare, Altmetric, Readcube etc.). Its main functionality includes: Discovery – search for journal articles, books and other … Continue reading

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You asked, we delivered: online training

We are regularly asked if we can deliver our training sessions online to research staff and students who don’t work at Walton Hall and can’t make it onto campus. In order to satisfy this demand we have arranged a series … Continue reading

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New icon images in Library Search

OU Library Services is constantly trying to improve the services it provides. As part of this commitment, we have developed new icons for Library Search. These are brighter (in keeping with The OU’s up-to-date website templates), colour-contrast tested for accessibility … Continue reading

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