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Listen Again: Research Elevenses

We now have recordings available of our latest set of Research Elevenses:
Satisfying Your Funder’s Open Access Requirements


Introduction to SciVal – Research Performance Metrics Tool

Catalogue your personal library
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Next week: catalogue your personal library

Catalogue your personal library
Wednesday 7th February 11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library
Selina Lock

Not sure what books you have in your office or at home? Keep accidentally buying the same book twice? Want to be able to check your personal library via a phone app?
This session will introduce you to some free, visual tools that let you easily and quickly catalogue your own personal library.
Link to webinar: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/dd6231c06c8e41cbb762ae2c5721a7a3
Please contact Selina if you have any questions: librarians@le.ac.uk


Next Week: Introduction to SciVal – Research Performance Metrics Tool

Our second talk in this year's Research Elevenses is:Introduction to SciVal – Research Performance Metrics Tool Wednesday 31st January 11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library
Dr William Farrell
SciVal is one of the leading tools for research evaluation. Using data from Scopus and other sources it allows you to analyse publication and citation metrics, patent data, grant information and media impact. You can benchmark yourself, your institution or your research group against comparable peers. Plus many more features.
This session will introduce you to some of the basic functions of SciVal and how it is useful for understanding research performance.
Link to webinar: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/677ac91fbae84f82828b2b9dd6479b9a

Next week: Satisfying Your Funder’s Open Access Requirements

Our first talk in this year's Research Elevenses is:

Satisfying Your Funder’s Open Access Requirements Wednesday 24th January 11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library
Grant Denkinson
If you have research funding from a funding council, charity or elsewhere they may require you make your publications Open Access in particular ways. You might have to do extra things as well as meeting the HEFCE / REF and university policy which applies to all research staff. It is usually relatively simple to comply and not doing so may jeopardise your funding. Open Access and Research Data Advisor Grant Denkinson will go through some of the main funder Open Access requirements and how you can meet them.
Link to webinar:  https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/0806bd04816e4176ae8d81ae8fec8b30

Research Elevenses

30 minute updates on key information issues for Leicester researchers
Library Research Services are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers. There’s no need to book - just turn up! Refreshments provided too!
If you are off-campus you can join in the webinar. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.
Satisfying Your Funder’s Open Access Requirements Wednesday 24th January 11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library
Grant Denkinson
If you have research funding from a funding council, charity or elsewhere they may require you make your publications Open Access in particular ways. You might have to do extra things as well as meeting the HEFCE / REF and university policy which applies to all research staff. It is usually relatively simple to comply and not doing so may jeopardise your funding. Open Access and Research Data Advisor Grant Denkinson will go through some of the main funder Op…

Gavin Stamp in the David Wilson Library

Gavin Stamp, the architectural historian and journalist, sadly died over Christmas. Through his work as a scholar, columnist for Private Eye and campaigner he did a huge amount to restore the reputation of Victorian architecture and helped to save several important buildings from being demolished. He was part of generation of writers who changed attitudes in Britain towards its built heritage.  

The David Wilson Library has at least sixteen books written or edited by Stamp, reflecting the University's strengths in urban and local history, and Victorian Studies. These include ephemera in our specialist print collections. One of Stamp's specialisms was the architecture of Edward Lutyens, who designed the war memorial in Victoria Park next to our main campus. He was also interested in memorials more widely, and had strong opinions on how the dead should be remembered in built form. These arguments will be particularly interesting to think about as we approach the centenary of the …

Shut Up & Write! for Spring

Make a date with your writing and join us for distraction-free writing sessions in person or online.
Working on a thesis, journal article or book chapter?
Need to set some time aside for writing?
Library Research Services are running Shut Up & Write! sessions for researchers once a month during Spring Term and once a week during the Easter Holidays.
WHEN: Spring Term Friday 12th January, Friday 9th February & Friday 9th March - 10am-12noon.
Easter HolidaysFriday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th April - 10am-12noon.
WHERE:
Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library

Session outline: 10am: Arrival & Prep 10.15am: Write 11am: Break & Refreshments 11.15am: Write 12noon: End
There is no need to book, just bring your laptop, pad & pen, or preferred writing tools! 
You can also borrow a library laptop.
If you can’t join us in person then join us online via Twitter - follow @DWLResearch and use the hastag #suwleic
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