Our Research Elevenses for January have now finished. Thanks to all the speakers, and to all of you who attended, whether in person or online. Recordings of the talks are available below. If you have questions or comments about what's been covered please email us.
Discover Archives and Special Collections
Link to recording: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p92gtpnn0w8/
Electronic PhD theses: our “best sellers”
Electronic theses are the most popular downloads from Leicester Research Archive (LRA) and form a huge body of knowledge which is often only available from the LRA. All doctoral theses are now submitted in electronic form and we’ve scanned older printed theses right back to the founding of the University. Apart from embargoed works, most Leicester theses are now available to the world.
LRA Manager Grant Denkinson will share some highlights of our collection and his hopes for the future of open scholarship.
Open Access CountdownHEFCE's open access policy comes into force on the 1st April 2016 as an absolute condition for papers entered for the next REF. Find out more about the benefits of making your papers open access, as well as how you can comply - easily - with HEFCE's new requirements.
Link to recording: https://connect.le.ac.uk/p1x4dwzc4um/
Previous Elevenses recordings:
Distinguish yourself: Associate your research with you (ORCID)
Unlocking REF2014: Text mining to show your impact
Making an (online) exhibition of yourself with Omeka.net
Measure the wider impact of your research (alt-metrics)
Keeping up to date with new research
Simple ways to maximise your citation count
Publishing Open Access from a researcher point of view