We are the David Wilson Library Research Services Team. Helping researchers with everything from literature searching to open research to publication impact. Blogging items of interest to PGRs, ECRs and researchers.
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?
Our final session for July 2015 is in the Library Seminar Room or online at 11am (BST) on:
The Library offers several services to help you publish and disseminate your research. We can help you publish reports, journals and conference proceedings. We also support the publishing of digital collections.
Research publications The Library can help you to publish one-off reports in an open access format. See this example from the SAPPHIRE Group in Health Sciences. If you want to start a new open access journal or conference proceedings, we have our own version of Open Journal Systems (OJS). This is journal management and publishing platform for academic publications. Articles published through this system are free to any reader, and no APCs are charged to authors. Please contact Library Research Services for more information: email@example.com
Digital collections Some researchers will be collecting materials as part of a project, and may want to publish them online. The Library supports two platforms to do this:
Omeka.net.This is an easy to use platform for creating websites to d…
Throughout July we ran a series of short talks about issues of interest to researchers. If you missed them you can now watch the recordings:
Discovering the University’s unique archives
An overview of what archives are and give an overview of the archives held by the University of Leicester library.Watch the webinar
Publishing your own Open Access journal
The Library has developed an online publishing platform (Open Journals System) that enables researchers at Leicester to set up and run their own open access journals. This session offers an overview of the platform and what you need to consider before launching your own title. Watch the webinar
Finding datasets for research
One of the most common enquiries from researchers is “Where can I find data on my topic?” This session provides advice on how to find datasets for your research. We will cover a range of subject areas, and also look at the specialist resources to which the Library provides access. Watch the webinar