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Searching for reading lists – planned improvements

We know that the list of search results when looking for a reading list can sometimes be confusing. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find what you need. Usage data tells us that the majority of students and staff are only looking for the latest year’s list. University of …

Discover our collections: Open Access Books

Academic monographs continue to play an important role in the humanities and social sciences. For International Open Access Week 2021, we’re taking a look at publishing monographs open access.  UK Research and Innovation recently announced a new Open Access policy. This includes a new requirement for monographs, book chapters and edited collections published from 1 January …

Open Monographs – An interview with Dr Anna Willi

In our third International Open Access Week post we are talking to Dr Anna Willi about her experience of publishing an open access monograph. Dr Anna Willi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham. Dr Willi’s current research with the ERC-project LatinNow (grant no. 715626) explores …

Open coding environments: student projects and beyond

In today’s International Open Access Week blog post we are talking to members of our research community about open coding environments and open notebooks in teaching and research practice. Dr James Sharp is an Associate Professor of Soft Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Nottingham. In this blog post, James shares the motivations for …

Open Software and Preprints – an interview with Professor Chris Denning

Welcome to International Open Access Week 2021! Join us on Library Matters throughout the week as we share daily insights into the wonderful world of open access. Our first blog is an interview with Professor Chris Denning. Chris Denning (ORCiD: 0000-0003-0802-8617) (orcid.org) is a Professor in Stem Cell Biology. He leads the University’s Research Priority Areas …

Open Research – nearly 4 million downloads of UoN research outputs

Explore the principles and impact of Open Research with the latest blog from the Libraries Research Support team. Did you know there have been nearly 4 million downloads of University of Nottingham research outputs from Repository@Nottingham, Nottingham e-Theses and the Research Data Repository? This means that researchers and the general public have been able to access journal articles, …

Seven things you need to know about the new UKRI open access policy

As part of advancing culture change around publication, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a new open access policy following consultation with various stakeholders, including research organisations, publishers, learned societies, librarians and individual researchers. Most publications that are required to acknowledge UKRI funding are in scope of the new policy. Tony Simmonds, Senior Research …

REF: Ensuring your RIS outputs are compliant

Guidance on ensuring that your RIS outputs are compliant for the next REF (Research Excellence Framework). In anticipation of the next REF, Research England states that open access requirements associated with REF 2021 continue to apply. Articles and conference papers must therefore complete the process of deposit in RIS (Research Information System) within three months …

NUsearch upgrade: improved filters, changes to Yewno and more

Find out about the new features in the latest upgrade to the university’s library discovery tool, NUsearch. Clearer filters for finding physical resources There are now two key filters available for finding physical resources in our libraries: Physical resources – This will narrow your results to all physical titles held in our libraries Currently available …

NUsearch upgrade: Yewno widget and saved searches

Find out about the new features in the latest upgrade to the university’s library discovery tool, NUsearch.  Introducing the Yewno Discover widget  In May 2020, University of Nottingham Libraries began running a trial of the next-generation search tool Yewno Discover. Designed to help users explore and discover connections between concepts, Yewno uses artificial intelligence to map and visualise links between topics across all academic fields, drawing upon ideas from millions of scholarly articles, …