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I Can Just Use This, Right? : a Copyright Survival Guide for Librarians

Are your students confused by copyright? Do you struggle to find the answers to their questions? You are not alone!

This final session of our Librarian Toolkit series on helping researchers to publish, this workshop will deal with common copyright questions which arise during the publication process. From including copyrighted work in a thesis to sharing published work on social networks copyright is a complex minefield and it can be hard to know where to start when giving advice.

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You've Published, Now What?: Tools and Techniques for Promoting Research

Getting published is just the first step…

Getting academic output published is a great accomplishment for any researcher but it’s not the end of the story. Promoting and sharing their work in a variety of ways can help to increase the impact of the original publication and can also be a useful tool for the library to show how their help is contributing.

This Librarian Toolkit session on helping researchers publish looks at the benefits of promoting research, the tools both researchers and librarians can use and how to link this with general advocacy for open research.

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Perish Even if You Publish?: The Problem of ‘Predatory’ Publishers

'Dear esteemed author…'

So-called predatory publishers regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers. With the emphasis on publishing as a measure of academic success still strong it can be easy to give in to temptation and flattery but this can do more harm than good to a future career.

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Hitting Your Target First Time: How to Choose the Right Publisher

With the growth in both traditional and online publishers choosing the best place to share their work is becoming an increasingly complex decision for researchers. The first in our Librarian Toolkit series on helping researchers publish will cover topics such as writing tools to use, picking the right format for publication, factors to consider when choosing a journal and how to use impact factors and other metrics.

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The Sherlock Librarian: Investigating Workplace Research

Library staff are often involved in problem solving as part of their daily roles, either on behalf of users or for themselves. Conducting research in the workplace is the next step but many find this a difficult one to take and often don't consider their work as research. Undertaking research in the workplace, both formal and informal, can help to generate solutions to problems, support a case of find out about your library but where do you start?

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Altmetric Webinar: What do people really DO with altmetrics?

It’s been over five years since the term “alt-metrics” was coined and the metrics landscape has radically altered in that time. Research producers and funders, from large academic institutions to global funders to tiny non-profits and institutes, are using these new metrics in ways Altmetric hadn’t even conceived of when they launched their institutional platform two years ago.

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Altmetric Webinar: What do people really DO with altmetrics?

It’s been over five years since the term “alt-metrics” was coined and the metrics landscape has radically altered in that time. Research producers and funders, from large academic institutions to global funders to tiny non-profits and institutes, are using these new metrics in ways Altmetric hadn’t even conceived of when they launched their institutional platform two years ago.

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Preprints: biomedical science publication in the era of Twitter and Facebook

An open discussion between publishers, funders and YOU

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Open Access: grassroots movement or top-down imposition? A panel discussion for Open Access Week 2016

Have the aims of Open Access been 'co-opted' by other agendas?

Are top-down policies necessary for OA? 

Is it better to convince the indifferent from the ground-up, telling them about OA benefits and creating incentives? 

 

These are some of the questions we'll be asking in a discussion to mark International Open Access Week 2016.  The Office of Scholarly Communication and Cambridge University Press invite you to join us and a panel of researchers and publishers to explore how far Open Access is truly egalitarian and enabling.  

Our panel will include:

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"OpenAIRE guidelines and broker service for repository managers", OpenAIRE Week of Open Science Webinars

For this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, OpenAIRE has scheduled a full week of webinars on various exciting Open Science topics. During the week of October 24-30, join us at lunchtime (12.00 CEST, 11:00 BST) each day for key insights into the ethics and implementation of Open Science, especially as they relate to the EC’s Horizon2020 programme and OpenAIRE’s mission to foster the social and technical links that enable Open Science in Europe and beyond.

 

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