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Friday, 19 June 2015

Research Elevenses in July


This July we are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers. There’s no need to book - just turn up!

If you are off-campus you can join in live via Adobe Connect. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.

7th July
11am, David Wilson Library Seminar Room
Distinguish yourself: Associate your research with you
ORCID is your free unique researcher identifier for life.  It allows you to unambiguously associate yourself with your research. Otherwise it can be difficult to know exactly who wrote a paper because many people have similar or identical names. ORCID is independent of any employer, funder or commercial concern. We will look at the benefits of ORCID and how simple it is to set up and maintain.
Watch the recording:  https://connect.le.ac.uk/p1eotfigrtr/

14th July
11am, David Wilson Library Seminar Room
Unlocking REF2014: Text mining to show your impact
The Library is building a searchable full text database of the papers submitted by Leicester for REF2014.  It has already been used to help support a business case for a piece of equipment, but there may be many other applications.  This session explains how you can undertake your own text mining projects using EndNote and how the Library can help with larger-scale projects using specialist software.
Watch the recording: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p79lknoeq43/

21st July
11am, David Wilson Library Seminar Room
Making an (online) exhibition of yourself with Omeka.net
Omeka.net is a web-publishing platform that allows anyone with an account to build digital exhibitions and online collections of photographs, audio, film and textual content. Researchers can publish digital essays, share primary source collections, and collaborate with others in the creation of digital scholarship. No technical knowledge is required, and it’s a simple and cost-effective way of presenting your research online. This session will provide a quick introduction using examples from Leicester and elsewhere. 
Watch the recording: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p33np52aee5/

28th July
11am, David Wilson Library Seminar Room
Measure the wider impact of your research
Non-traditional metrics (alt-metrics) have become widely available in recent years to help you understand the wider impact of your work.  These complement rather than replace traditional citations and measure very different things.  This session will explore some of the metrics available: including article-level downloads, social media mentions, social bookmarking counts and recommendations.  What do they mean, and how can you access them to follow the progress of your papers?


If you would like to participate in the webinars, simply click the link and choose ‘Enter as Guest’ on the day.


Please contact Selina if you have any questions



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