Swansea University introduced a new electronic thesis submission process in 2017 so all new students are required to make their thesis open access on Cronfa (unless there is a compelling reason not to). Our growing collection of open access theses showcases the excellent research outputs of our students and the university’s commitment to open research.
It’s important that all those involved in the process – students, supervisors, administrators – understand what is required in terms of the submission process and considerations around copyright. There is information on the E-theses Libguide and we are also running a session on Wednesday 3rd October 2-3pm on Park Campus in Training Room 1, Level 2 West, Library & Information centre. Sign up via ABW (staff only) or just come along!
Contact the Library Research Support Team for more information: email@example.com
We are running a staff training session on “Managing Your Publication Profile: RIS, CRONFA, and Open Access”. This is aimed at any staff with publications and is an ideal introduction if you are new to Swansea University’s systems or if you just need an overview of how they all work. Administrators as well as authors are welcome.
You will learn…
- How to curate a public research profile on the university website / systems;
- How to ensure you comply with open access requirements (university / REF / funder);
- How to use an ORCiD to manage your research profile.
The session is on Thursday 13th September 1-2pm in the library on Park Campus. Please sign up via the course catalogue in ABW or just drop us an email if you are unable to access ABW.
If you can’t make the session but need the information, we have a guide for new staff and an open offer to support you with any open access / RIS / Cronfa queries!
We ran an updated version of our “Stand out and be counted” session for researchers this week. This time we have hosted all the resources on a Padlet:
The presentations are at the bottom of each column, apart from “Open Research” which was just an activity we did around a coffee break.
Many thanks to all those who came and participated!
A free online course (“MOOC”) starts on 5th March 2018 on the Futurelearn platform: “Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers”. The course is a collaboration between Glasgow, Sheffield and Edinburgh universities. They state “this course is for academic researchers – both postgraduate researchers (PhDs) and early career researchers (post-docs). The course focuses primarily on the UK context but others may also find the content useful.”
More information and a sign-up link on FutureLearn
We have 2 open access sessions running next week on Park Campus:
- Wednesday 14th June, 1-2pm
- Friday 16th June, 11-12pm
These will be informal and can cover all aspects of open access and using RIS. Book via Eventbrite and select the session you require.
We also have a session on Altmetrics:
“Altmetrics: who’s talking about your research online? Thursday 15th June, 12-1pm: book here”
Booking is essential! You can also let us know if you’re interested but can’t make those dates/times.
We have a staff session on Thur 11th May 4-5pm which will cover using RIS and Cronfa for your publications and to comply with open access requirements. The session is on Singleton Park campus in the library: Training Room 1.
Book on here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-ris-cronfa-tickets-34356643646
Like to attend but can’t make that date? Let us know!
3rd March 2-3.30pm, Training Rm 3, Library, Singleton Park Campus.
Rebecca Evans from SAGE will be visiting Swansea to demonstrate how Sage Research Methods can help you and your students with research projects and skills development. You’ll have the chance to explore resources like encyclopaedias, books, videos and real-life case studies on topics such as research ethics, planning research, data collection and analysis.
Please book using the link here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sage-research-methods-tickets-32227097115