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Aimed at librarians and research support staff our podcasts cover a range of current scholarly communication topics and can be accessed via your usual podcast service channels shown below. Many of the podcasts accompany other training offerings from the OSC including our monthly webinars and our online training courses as a way to offer an accessible experience.

You can access the complete list of OSC podcasts here.

Publication

 
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The 21st Century Academic Library

Learn about the changes to the academic library in the 21st century and how this impacts the services that it offers.

Created as part of the Research Support Ambassador Programme from Cambridge University Libraries.

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Problems of Peer Review

Peer review is a core part of scholarly communication but is it still the best approach?

Created as part of the Research Support Ambassador Programme from Cambridge University Libraries.

Data management

 
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Why Manage Data?

There are many reasons to manage research data but how do you communicate these effectively to researchers? This brief video explores some of the most common reasons.

Created as part of the Research Support Ambassador Programme from Cambridge University Libraries.

Open Access

 
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Benefits of Open Access

Open Access to research outputs has many benefits for both researchers and the public. This short video highlights some of the key advantages of making work openly available.

Created as part of the Research Support Ambassador Programme from Cambridge University Libraries.

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The Future of Open Access? What's the Plan (S)?

Is Plan S really the future of Open Access? Learn about the new principles and what they mean for scholarly publishing.

Since it was announced in September 2018 there has been a great deal of coverage around Plan S – the new initiative for Open Access publishing. The plan calls for all scientific publications resulting from grants funded by public research to be made available on compliant journals or platforms. This decision has drawn both praise and alarm from the research community but what does it all mean?

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Mirror, Mirror: the Growth of Mirror Journals

Solving the problem of Open Access or causing more trouble?

Open Access can be hard to understand at the best of times but one term that causes particular confusion is ‘mirror journals’. Promoted as one way of solving the problem of a lack of publisher interest in Open Access, these titles are appearing in every discipline but what are they?

 

Open Access Update 2019

Open Access is a fast moving area but it can be hard to find time to keep up with the latest developments. This podcast offers a brief update on the biggest changes both within Cambridge and the wider world in the last year.

Copyright

 
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So Many Shades of Grey: Using Your Judgement to Answer Copyright Queries

From the fair dealing to sharing your research online, it seems that nothing with copyright is ever simple. There are few black and white rules about copyright but there are consequences for getting something wrong!

This podcast covers some of the most common grey areas in copyright such as fair dealing and expiry dates and offer librarians some strategies to make decisions and help advise their research community on copyright issues.

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Layers of (Copy)Rights

Learn about the layers of copyright in a range of common outputs and why it's important for both researchers and librarians to investigate these.

Created as part of the Research Support Ambassador Programme from Cambridge University Libraries.

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Creative Commons Cookbook

Creative Commons licenses sit alongside existing copyright regulations as a way to help researchers use existing creations and share their own work with others. This podcast will explore the history of the Creative Commons movement, explore how the licenses can be put together and how librarians can encourage their researchers to use them to their best advantage.

Metrics

 

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Responsible Metrics

The overreliance on metrics to assess academic outputs has led to the call for a more responsible use of these measures. This short video outlines the key principles of the responsible metrics movement.

Created as part of the Research Support Ambassador Programme from Cambridge University Libraries.

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With Great Power Comes the Responsible Use of Metrics

Metrics have long been used as an indicator of academic success and as a way to make key decisions. As the measurement of impact becomes increasingly important within academia there has been something of a backlash against trusting purely quantitative methods of assessment. The Responsible Metrics movement aims to ensure that metrics are used fairly alongside other measures to gather a true assessment of impact.

This podcast discusses what the Responsible Metrics movement is, why it was developed, its importance and how library staff can best educate their research staff.

 

 

 

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