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Scholarly communication is a large and potentially confusing topic for both researchers and librarians. Library staff supporting the research community need to build their knowledge of this area but it can be hard to find the time to do this in addition to other competing priorities.

The OSC has prepared a series of short videos which cover the essential topics librarians need to know in around three minutes. Each Research in 3 Minutes video covers a core concept such as the publication lifecycle, Research Data Management or Text and Data Mining (with more titles forthcoming).  So sit back, relax and select a video below to learn about research support in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee!


Introduction (0:53)

Research Lifecycle (3:14)

Open Access (3:13)

Research Data Management (3:18)

Text and Data Mining (3:20)

Publication Lifecycle (2:47)

Peer Review (3:06)

Predatory Publishers (3:29)

Metrics (3:14)

Responsible Metrics (3:19)

Plan S (3:03)

All of the videos can also be found on our Research in 3 Minutes YouTube playlist.

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