Tag: research

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HEFCE Monographs and Open Access Project

April 25th, 2014 at 12:04

OAPEN-UK, an AHRC and Jisc-funded project on open access monographs, is currently running a survey to understand how researchers in the humanities and social sciences use books, and especially monographs.

British Library Doctoral Open Day: Art and Design

October 10th, 2013 at 08:10

Have you just started your PhD? Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials.

How can the British Library help you as a researcher?

August 22nd, 2013 at 11:08

The British Library has recently launched a new series of videos telling the stories of people who have been inspired by the Library's collections.

Fancy a research trip to the Library of Congress?

December 13th, 2012 at 11:12

The annual AHRC/ESRC International Placement Scheme (IPS) is open for applications.

Journal Citation Reports Training Sessions

July 5th, 2011 at 09:07

Thomson Reuters are offering online training sessions for their product Journal Citation Reports. These sessions will provide an in-depth discussion of topics such as: Impact Factor calculations The five-year Impact Factor  Eigen Factor Metrics For an opportunity to learn about these topics and much more sign up for one of the sessions below. Wednesday, July 6, 10:00 am EDT [...]

The Value of Libraries for Research and Researchers

May 12th, 2011 at 09:05

The Research Information Network (RIN) and Research Libraries UK (RLUK) have published the findings of a systematic study into the value added by libraries to the research process. The aim of the study was to ‘identify the key characteristics of library provision to support research in successful UK universities and departments’.  Key messages indicate that ‘good [...]

Social media: A guide for researchers

March 4th, 2011 at 01:03

The Research Information Network has published a guide to provide researchers with an understanding of social media, and its possible uses within the research process. The main project page is available here. The report is available here.

Trial: Box of Broadcasts–BoB

January 15th, 2011 at 10:01

The Information Services Video Team has arranged with the British Universities Film & Video Council to trial the Box of Broadcasts, otherwise known as BoB. BoB is an off-air scheduling, recording, and media archive service that allows authenticated staff and students to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next [...]

Research Communications Strategy (RCS) Blog now live

September 28th, 2010 at 06:09

The blog of the Research Communications Strategy (RCS) has now been launched.  It can be found at: The Research Communications Strategy work is a JISC funded activity to investigate and coordinate many of the emerging themes, ideas and developments in the field of research communications at a strategic level. The work provides a new [...]

Medical Academic and Research staff

August 9th, 2010 at 12:08

The East Midlands Research Support Group,  a consortium from six East Midlands university libraries, is currently developing an online course to provide researchers at all stages in their career with the skills they need to find and use information effectively to support their research.  There is more information about the Group and this project at  We [...]