Monthly Archives: June 2019

ORDO best practice #2 Archiving a website

Continuing my series on best practice in ORDO, this time I’m going to trumpet The Robert Minter Collection: which was deposited by Trevor Herbert in December 2018. According to the ORDO record: This is a copy of the data … Continue reading

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Plan S – a primer

What is Plan S? Plan S is a radical proposal regarding open access (OA) to research publications. It was created by cOAlition S, a group of research funders co-ordinated by Science Europe. It includes UKRI (UK Research and Innovation), Wellcome, … Continue reading

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Call for Data Champions!

The Library is launching a new Data Champions programme, and we are looking for PGR students and staff who are interested in taking part. What would this involve? Data Champions are expected to: Lead by example – make data open (via … Continue reading

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What are responsible metrics?

“Responsible metrics” refers to the ethical and appropriate use of citation-based metrics (e.g. citation counts, Journal Impact Factor, H-index), altmetrics (e.g. how many times research is mentioned, used, saved and shared on blogs, social media and social bookmarking services) and … Continue reading

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ORCID Training

An ORCID is a 16 digit persistent identifier for researchers and contributors.  It’s purpose is to: (1) disambiguate researchers with like names in any system (e.g. Web of Science, ORO or ORDO) (2) aid data transfer across systems to stop … Continue reading

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ORDO best practice #1 Documenting data

Over the coming months I’m going to focus on some examples of best practice on ORDO. The creators of all the items in this series will receive a reusable Figshare coffee cup as way of thanks and congratulations. The first series of items I’m … Continue reading

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