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New Collections Available in Digimap

As part of the University of Leicester Library subscriptions we subscribe to Digimap, an online map and data delivery service.

We now have two more collections available via Digimap:

Marine Digimap Marine Digimap offers two types of data.

Firstly, raster nautical charts are derived from UK Hydrographic Office paper charts and chart panels. This chart dataset comes in two versions: Raster Charts and Raster Charts XL, which excludes land-based features so you can add your own.

Secondly, Marine Themes vector data covers all UK waters and is a feature rich dataset derived from authoritative material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Offices, as well as comprehensive source data where available. Marine Themes Vector is engineered into logical data layers for easy loading and efficient use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Data attributes have been designed with analysis and querying in mind.

All data is licensed by OceanWise.

Marine data is extensively used in offshore engineering …
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Listen again: Altmetric Explorer

Last week's talk on how to use Altmetric Explorer to track online engagement with research is now available on YouTube:



Altmetrics are web-based metrics that track engagement with research outputs. For example, recording how an article been tweeted, cited in Wikipedia or picked up by news outlets. This session looks at how the Altmetric Explorer database can be used to analysis online engagement with research.

If you have any questions about using Altmetric Explorer, please email us on: librarians@le.ac.uk




Elevenses: Managing and sharing your research data outputs: what do you do with your research data?

30 minute updates on key information issues for Leicester researchers.
There’s no need to book - just turn up! Refreshments provided too!
Or you can join in the webinar. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.

Friday 20th July 11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library Managing and sharing your research data outputs: what do you do with your research data? Laurian Williamson
Discover best practice in planning, managing, storing, and sharing your research data outputs. The University of Leicester will soon be launching a Figshare-powered digital data repository and this session will demonstrate how you can deposit and share your research data outputs.
Link to webinar: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/ca065d0673c84b06812b84af43769fe6
Listen Again to our 2018 Elevenses: Funder Requirement to share your publications via Europe PMC: https://youtu.be/-2NBPWcAcVQ
Catalogue your personal library: https://youtu.be/TB8VB3NdSFE
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Listen Again: Funder requirements to share publications with Europe PMC

If you missed Grant Denkinson's talk on funder requirements to share publications with Europe PMC, it is now available on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/-2NBPWcAcVQ


Many funders require researchers to make their publications available via Europe Pubmed Central (Europe PMC).
The talks covers:
-How to find out what your funder requires
-How to either have your publisher submit your work to Europe PMC or do it yourself.
If you have any questions, please email the Library Research Services team: librarians@le.ac.uk




Elevenses: Funder requirements to share publications with Europe PMC

There’s no need to book - just turn up! Refreshments provided too!
Or you can join in the webinar. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.

Thursday 5th July 11am, Consultation Room, Doctoral College Reading Room, 1st Floor, David Wilson Library Funder requirements to share publications with Europe PMCGrant Denkinson & Tom Moore
Many funders require researchers to make their publications available via Europe Pubmed Central (Europe PMC). This session will cover: -How to find out what your funder requires -How to either have your publisher submit your work to Europe PMC or do it yourself
Link to webinar:  https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/383a17b9462b45d0a943209c60a67f27

Celebrating local history publishing

Next month we will be celebrating local history publishing. As part of the CILIP Local Studies conference hosted at the David Wilson Library, we will be presenting the winners of the Alan Ball Award 2017 with their prizes. The Alan Ball Award rewards excellence in local history publishing. The award is open to publications produced by local authority organisations and heritage/community groups who have received public funding. 

The judges choose one print and one electronic publication every year from the nominations received. The award is named after Alan W. Ball, former Chief Librarian of the London Borough of Harrow, and author of many local history publications. The award is now run by the Local Studies Group of CILIP.



I have created an online reading list of the recent winners. Also included are books by Alan Ball, that we have in the local history collections. Our holdings reflect Alan Ball's specialism in topographical illustrations. 

The 2017 winners are:
Spratton Local Histor…