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On trial: Area Studies: India

We are pleased to announce that we are providing trial access to: Area Studies: India This is a a vital resource for the study of Empire, the British Raj, and the history, culture and literature of the Indian subcontinent from 1650-1942. Highlights include: The official and personal papers of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, 1898-1905, …

Our libraries will open for longer in 2018-2019

Great news! This year we are opening our libraries for longer than ever before! When we asked you last year what you wanted from library opening times, you said; more 24/7 for George Green Library, more 24/7 in a library on Jubilee Campus and more coverage of medical and vet student exams. As a result …

Open Access Week 2018: Publishing open research data

Holly Ranger, Research Librarian for Research Data Management, explores open data…  When people think about ‘open access’ they tend to think about open access journal publications – but open data publication is an increasingly important part of open access to scholarly outputs. So what is open data?   In the UK, EU, and internationally, there is an increasing commitment towards transparency and reproducibility. That is, a …

Open Access Week 2018: Harry Potter and open access

Today we have a guest blog from Professor Todd Landman, Pro Vice Chancellor in the Faculty of Social Sciences , who explains how Harry Potter helped him publish an open access monograph… Between 2010 and 2013 I was Director of the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution at the University of Essex. To establish a …

Open Access Week 2018: Co-Authoring an Open Access Textbook

In today’s post, guest blogger Chris Woodard from the Department of Philosophy, describes his experience of producing an open access textbook. In February 2014 my colleague Neil Sinclair approached me and another colleague, Isabel Gois, proposing that we collaborate in writing an electronic textbook on ethics. He had himself been approached by some members of the School …

Open Access Week 2018: One millionth open access download at Nottingham

For Open Access Week 2018 we’ve produced an infographic showcasing how making your work open access can benefit your research and to show what we in University of Nottingham Libraries can do to help you achieve this. As you can see, the work you make open access through our repositories doesn’t need to be restricted …

Open Access Week 2018: Plan S – Radical change or not radical enough?

The first of our daily blogs for Open Access Week features the newest policy development in open access, Plan S. Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian for Engineering, gives first thoughts and reactions… On 4th September 2018 cOAlition S, a group of research funding agencies from across Europe, released Plan S, a set of principles around …

Celebrating Open Access Week 2018 at Nottingham, 22-26 October

Come along to one of our many events we have organised to celebrate International Open Access Week 2018! Open Access Week is the chance to highlight the many benefits of making access to knowledge freely available, for everyone around the world. This year’s theme: ‘Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge’, recognises the need to be …

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

We are pleased to announce that full access is now available to African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, which includes approximately 270 US newspapers from more than 35 states and features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.   Users are able to compare and contrast African American views on major themes of the American past including …

Libraries Week. My Time. My Space. My Library part 2 – Leisure Reading

Libraries Week this year (8-13 October) focuses on wellbeing, an acknowledgement of the difference that libraries can make to peoples’ lives; from fostering a sense of community to providing a space for study or escapism. This is our second blog to celebrate Libraries Week, to read our first please click here.  Bibliotherapy is a growing …