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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 …

Libraries in numbers – supporting the university community

Read on to find out more about how Libraries have been supporting the university community with achieving their academic goals. From providing access to online resources and bookable study space to introducing new help channels and online training and study sessions, University of Nottingham Libraries has continued supporting students, staff and researchers throughout the Covid-19 …

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, …

Nine top tips for the winter break

Our nine top tips for making the most of our online library resources over the winter break and to start preparing for January. 1. Browse our online resources Our collections contain thousands of online resources including ebooks, ejournals and even leisure reading titles.   When searching on NUsearch you can filter to ‘Available online’ to narrow your search to just items that are …

Try the experimental discovery tool Yewno

University of Nottingham Libraries are trialling an experimental resource discovery tool Yewno. Read on to find out more about how to access it and get help using it in your research.   Helping you find the resources you need is a core part of Libraries’ mission. We already provide NUsearch as a one-stop-shop for searching our collections and accessing online resources. But do you ever wish it did more to help you understand topics or explore connections between them? Or …

Open Access Week: Journal publishing: transformed by agreement

In the fourth of our daily blogs for Open Access Week, Senior Research Librarian Tony Simmonds explores new models to enable publishing in journals.  Pay to read or pay to publish? That is the question that’s ruffling the normally composed arena of scholarly communications.  Slowly, publisher by publisher, new articles by Nottingham authors are appearing by virtue of a novel business model. Steered by the determination …

Open Access Week: Open Access Book Publishing

In our third post for Open Access Week, the University of Nottingham Libraries Research Support team guide you through the knowns and unknowns of Open Access (OA) book publishing.  After years of major changes to the scholarly publishing landscape where the availability of free-to-read research articles and journals has increased dramatically, it may appear that academic books have been an afterthought. When we consider books and long-form publication more broadly, we include monographs, …

Open Access Week: Retain copyright, free ideas! 

In the second of our daily blogs for Open Access Week, Senior Research Librarian Tony Simmonds describes how copyright is moving centre stage for researchers. Do your eyes glaze over when confronted with the small print of another publishing contract? You’re not alone. Terms governing copyright especially are not for dwelling on … never mind the legalese, where do I sign?!  Wellcome’s new approach Courtesy of …