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Sharing your research data – World Digital Preservation Day 2019

Guest post from Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian (@PhdGeek) Two weeks ago, Libraries celebrated Open Access Week 2019 by running a series of workshops for researchers. One of the events that we ran was a data sharing workshop where we helped researchers to understand where and how they could store and share their digital data …

Celebrating International Open Access Week 2019

Today marks the start of International Open Access Week – an annual, global event to celebrate the benefits of making access to knowledge freely available for everyone around the world. From Monday 21 – Friday 25 October, the University of Nottingham Libraries’ Research Support Team will be marking the event with a host of sessions to …

Seven Deadly Research Copyright Myths Busted

Increased open access has confronted academic authors with complex copyright matters that they might have preferred to let lie.  But myths continue to litter researchers’ understanding of copyright.  Tony Simmonds from the Libraries’ Research Support Team straightens out some of these confusions: 1. Copyright in research publications that I write belongs to me. Myth! If …

On trial – Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab

Guest Blog by Erin Snyder, Director of the Faculty of Arts Digital Transformations Hub Last summer, I was pleased to attend the Digital Humanities Congress 2018 at the University of Sheffield. Gale were showcasing their new Digital Scholar Lab and I was impressed enough to ask the library to help set up a trial at …

Libraries are changing: A new way to borrow books

In April, University of Nottingham Libraries will be making changes to our library system. This is part of a major project to improve student experience. Some of this is about updating the way we lend books so that it’s more in line with what students tell us they want. It’s all about: Simplifying our processes …

Open access milestones

2018 marked great some achievements in open access publishing for the University. Elle Malcolmson, from the Research Support Team shares more… 2000 open access funding approvals Just before Christmas 2018 a significant gold open access (OA) milestone was reached: 2000 approved applications for gold OA funding since records began in January 2015.  Making a publication …

New web resources supporting researchers undertaking systematic reviews

The Libraries Research Support team have produced new guidance and support for researchers at the University of Nottingham taking on the task of a Systematic Review. The web resources take researchers through the process of ‘Conducting a Search’, one of the key aspects of a Systematic Review.  A systematic review aims to be a comprehensive …

Love Data Week and the new Research Data Management course

Coinciding nicely with Valentine’s Day yesterday, this week is Love Data Week which you can follow on twitter with the hashtag #LoveData19. Love Data Week encourages researchers to think about how they look after their data, and whether they’re treating it right. Data is for life (or the 10 years your funder requires that you …

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 …