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The Library Research Support Team in 2018: a roundup

It’s nearly the end of a busy year for the Library Research Support Team. There is an overview of our activities on our web page (specifically our Team Remit) but the bulk of our work is in the area of open access: supporting researchers in meeting the requirements of the university and REF open access policies (and any additional funder policies), administering our grant from UKRI for Gold open access, administering the university’s e-theses collection and supporting the uptake of ORCiDs in our research community.

In 2018 we have:

  • Checked over 1980 records on RIS and chased up any that needed files uploading in order to be compliant with the REF and university Open Access policies (Engineering does this work in-house but we cover the other 6 Colleges/Schools).
  • Answered over 300 queries by email, phone and in person. Most of these are on open access, ORCiD or RIS. Contact us at iss-research@swansea.ac.uk
  • Revamped our website and moved content to new LibGuides; published 20 blog posts and lots of tweets.
  • Run 17 sessions on open research topics including two Open Research Cafe events supported by a grant from SURF and co-organised with Rebecca Kelleher.
  • Processed 50 applications for the UKRI Gold open access fund, totaling around £65k
  • Processed 66 new PhD theses for the new E-Theses portal and added a 1000 older theses as part of a retrospective digitization project

This is in addition to work supporting copyright, bibliometrics/Scival, the Postgraduate Skills programme and participation in the wider Welsh/UK Scholarly Communications community.

Open Access Success

Thanks to the diligence of our researchers, we are currently seeing excellent levels of compliance with the REF/university open access policy. In 2018, we saw 3290 new full text downloads appear on our repository Cronfa, with a further 939 waiting for the publisher-imposed embargo to end before they become open access. We are now encouraging authors to take advantage of book chapter self-archiving permissions and we have over 100 of our more recent chapters available for download now.

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Changes in the team

The team is seeing some changes at the end of the year: Penny Lauder (Scholarly Communications Assistant) has already taken on an additional part-time role as Impact and Engagement Officer on the EPSRC-funded CHERISH digital economy centre, celebrating impact of their many interdisciplinary projects; Anna Zasheva has increased her hours in the team to cover. Sam Oakley (Research Librarian) will be leaving at the end of 2018 to take up a new post at the University of Glasgow; Susan Glen will continue 2 days a week in the role of Research Librarian until the post is filled on a full-time basis.

We wish all our researchers and readers a happy and successful 2019!

 

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5 Quick Ways to populate your ORCiD

ORCID_AddWorksSwansea University researchers are being encouraged to sign up for an ORCiD (the unique researcher identifier) and add it to our system so it appears on their staff web page and in RIS. There are 3 quick ways to add your publications to the “Works” section of an ORCiD:

1. CrossRef: in ORCiD, you can select “Add Works”, “Search & Link”, then “CrossRef Metadata Search”: you should find CrossRef has a substantial number of your publications, including books and chapters (even for humanities). You can go down the list and select “Add to ORCiD”. However, you have to do this one-by-one.

2. Scopus: again, using “Add Works”, “Search & Link”, then “Scopus to ORCiD” you can pull publications into ORCiD from the massive Elsevier Scopus database. Scopus has good coverage for STEM areas. Humanities, Social Science & book data is increasing but likely to be incomplete. Using this option also forces you to review your Scopus profile (useful for citation metrics).

3. BibTex import: if all your publications are on RIS there is a way to export them from Cronfa to ORCiD. We have already blogged about this – it involves downloading a file from Cronfa, then uploading to ORCiD. The metadata would need reviewing and tidying, if necessary. This method can also be used from EndNote or anywhere that allows you to export a set of references as a BibTex file.

4. “Europe PubMed Central” another “Search&Link” option within ORCiD which may be useful to health researchers.

If you’re lucky enough you may also have the bonus option to:

5. Get someone to do it for you: ORCiD allows you to set up a “Trusted Individual” (under Account Settings). That person has to be an ORCiD user (so they need to sign up first), then you can give them access to manage your account without divulging your password.

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