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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 …

Sage Research Methods

We’re delighted to bring you access to Sage Research Methods, a database dedicated to research methods across a range of subject areas.  SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Read on to find out more, book a training session or join a …

What does the Research Support Team really do?

Researchers at the University are constantly travelling a circuit (often more than one circuit at a time) as they endeavour to create new knowledge. Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian for Social Sciences, explains how the Libraries team can help you on your journey(s)! So what does the Research Support Team do? In a nutshell, we provide …

A Librarian perspective on how to manage the change from eprints to RIS

Here in the Libraries Research Support Team we’ve been gearing up for a big change, the expansion of RIS (Research Information Systems) to manage outputs and the move away from ePrints to a new institutional repository. I say a big change, because for those of us administering it that’s what it feels like, but what kind of change will it be for researchers?  If you are a researcher …

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. …