The British Library Webinar Series

Running online throughout May 2020 for Researchers

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The British Library are running a series of webinars throughout May that may be of interest to many of you.

How to access digital resources: a free webinar for researchers
Friday 1st May, 10.30-11.30am
Researchers working from home may find now, more than ever, that they cannot access all they need to do their research. This webinar will introduce the concept of open access, and the various tools and resources that enable access to the resources researchers need.
Details and sign-up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4784745156984703756

The British Library’s Shared Research Repository
Thursday 7th May, 2.30-3.30pm
Creative and cultural organisations require repositories that look good, are attractive to users and support a wide range of non-text research outputs. Join us to learn more about our shared repository for UK cultural heritage organisations.
Details and sign-up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5003834943448442636

Introduction to research data, data services and DataCite at the British Library (and beyond)
Thursday 14th May, 2.30-3.30pm
This webinar will provide an introduction to research data and how to use persistent identifiers such as DOIs to make research data and other digital outputs like theses and grey literature findable and citable online. This webinar will also provide an introduction to DataCite, an international non-profit organisation, which enables the ability to create DOIs for digital objects.
Details and sign-up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6958681955238901260

Introduction to EThOS: the British Library database of UK theses
Thursday 21st May, 2.30-3.30pm
The British Library service known as EThOS is effectively a shop window on the amazing doctoral research undertaken in UK universities. With half a million thesis titles listed, you can uncover unique research on every topic imaginable and often download the full thesis file to use immediately for your own research. This webinar will offer a guided walk through the features and content of EThOS, and the research potential for making use of EThOS as a dataset.
Details and sign-up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1072813692823727372

Project FREYA: How persistent identifiers can connect research together
Thursday 28th May, 2.30-3.30pm
This webinar will showcase the latest developments from the EC-funded FREYA project, including the PID Graph which provides a method to discover the relationships between different researchers and their organisations and find out the full impact of research outputs. It will also describe upcoming developments planned in the final year of the project such as a Common DOI Search.
Details and sign-up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6895938324199891724

Please join the team at the BL for as many of these as you can. They will all last approximately 25-30 minutes with time for questions.

#WFH – Library Research Support Team

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The Library Research Support Team (Anna, Ellie and Caroline) are working remotely and are still available to support Swansea University researchers with queries about Research Outputs in RIS & Cronfa, Open Access, Publishing, Copyright, Open Research, Research Impact, E-Thesis Deposit, Post-graduate training etc.

You can get in touch during normal office hours via ISS-Research@swansea.ac.uk, see our resources via the webpages www.swansea.ac.uk/library/researchsupport/, or follow our Twitter feed @SULibResSupport

If you would like to talk directly, then we can use Zoom or TEAMS. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time for an online meeting.

Meanwhile in other news

Our open access APC online form is currenly closed but should be back up and running after April 1st when we expect new funds to support requests for financial support for UKRI supported research.

The recent update to the Research Information System (RIS) still figures quite prominently in our workflow and we are working closely with the developers as tweaks and final development moves towards a close at the end of March. If you want to report issues you can still use the ‘Feedback’ tab on the RIS screen.

We have a couple of new(ish) Research Publishing webpages called ‘Steps to Open Research’ and ‘Do you want to publish an Open Access journal? Publish with us‘. If you would like to discuss the options around your academic journal proposal, fill out a form and one of the Digital Humanities Team will get in touch. They are also there to support researchers with data management enquiries via research-data@swansea.ac.uk
We are also working on a ‘Handbook for Open Research’, so watch this space.

If you or any colleagues need copyright support as you develop your new Canvas VLE modules or move teaching content online – get in touch.

Open Access Requirements for Horizon 2020-Funded Projects

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Open Access Mandate:  All H2020 projects must provide open access (OA) to all peer-reviewed scientific publications that stem from project activities, immediately or otherwise within 6/12 months of publication where publisher embargoes apply.  Non-compliance can lead to a grant reduction and potential sanctions”

Read the JISC scholarly communications blog post by Frank Manista to find out how you should be meeting your Horizon 2020 open access obligations.
See http://bit.ly/2vubWQF for:

OA Publications resulting from a project
Open Research Data Project

Link to: Guidelines to the Rules on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Open Access to Research Data in Horizon 2020.

 

Free Research Data course

A new MOOC has been launched by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & the University of Edinburgh. “Research Data Management and Sharing” is hosted on the Coursera platform and it’s free to participate. The course lasts 5 weeks and is mapped to the stages of a research project:

  • Understanding Research Data
  • Data Management Planning
  • Working with Data
  • Sharing Data
  • Archiving Data

More information on the Coursera website: https://www.coursera.org/learn/research-data-management-and-sharing 

This may be particularly of interest to researchers whose funding comes with Research Data policies (check the Sherpa Juliet website) or Early Career Researchers.

Swansea University’s site for Research Data can be found here: http://researchdata.swan.ac.uk/