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UoN Libraries host Research Data and GDPR event

On 25 April University of Nottingham Libraries hosted a special interest event on ‘Research Data and GDPR’, in association with the Mercian Collaboration Research Data Management Support Group (RDMSG). The event was hosted by and brought together a range of people—including research data managers, librarians, research data support staff, and researchers—who support or are interested …

Opening up the University of Nottingham archives

In May 2018, NUsearch will offer a newly integrated discovery route to all of our library, manuscripts and archives collections. Presenting a fuller picture of our extensive and unique collections for students, researchers and staff. Manuscripts and Special Collections is responsible for approximately 3 million documents, which are available for everyone to consult in the …

Student research showcase

Following the success of the Graduate School’s annual student research showcase, we thought we’d mount a scaled-down version in our libraries. And we’re pleased to say we have several prize winners involved! Babies: How big is too big? We’ll be displaying posters that bring to life research undertaken by students from across the University. The …

NUsearch February upgrade

Our latest upgrade of NUsearch, the online library discovery tool, will be available from Monday 5 February. The previous upgrade in November contained many new features, focusing on eJournal searching and quicker access to full text results. Our theme for this February is the integration of Nottingham ePrints, also known as the Open Access research outputs …

Five minutes with… Ben Veasey

Name? Ben Veasey Job title? Senior Research Librarian – Research Data Management for Libraries, Research and Learning Resources So, what does that mean? It just means that I am responsible for developing and delivering a research data management service in partnership with our brilliant colleagues in the Digital Research Team and Information Systems (IS). Sounds …

NUsearch November upgrade

The new upgrade release for NUsearch, the online library discovery tool, will be available from 20 November. Building on the success of our major upgrade in June, we continue to provide new features, improved and enhanced functionality, quicker searching options and better support. NUsearch upgrades will continue to roll out on an on-going regular basis. …

10th International Open Access Week

Celebrating Open Access! It’s the 10th International Open Access Week on 23-29 October 2017! This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what tangible benefits can be achieved by making scholarly outputs openly available. “Open in order to…” is intended as a prompt to go beyond talking about openness and focus instead …

Improving academic support and engagement

By Beth Massey (former SU Education Officer) As my time as Students’ Union (SU) Education Officer came to an end, I was asked by Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) to work with them on shaping a project to review their academic engagement and support. As a department LRLR is taking a fresh look at how they engage with the academic community here …

Predatory Journals

It is generally understood that academic content published within a peer-reviewed journal must be of high quality. This is true for both the consumer of the content and the creator. However, there is a new breed of so-called ‘predatory journals’ that call what we know into question… Predatory Journals- what’s it all about? In a nutshell, …

Open access monographs – changing the nature of the traditional academic book

It’s Open Access Week. As part of our own celebrations, we thought we’d tell you more about the library’s support for open access monograph publishing. The benefits and challenges associated with publishing monographs as open access have been well articulated (HEFCE report on open access and monographs). At the core, however, it is about ensuring …