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Round-up of Elevenses Recordings

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.
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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.
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Research Elevenses: Research Data Management

The last Elevenses of July will be on Research Data Management, presented by Laurian Williamson, our Open Access and Research Data Manager. Please join us on Wednesday for a 30 minute briefing on this important issue for researchers. 
Research Data Management: looking after and managing your research data 11am, Bennett Lower Ground 5 Managing the data you produce during your research activity is becoming increasingly important, for your own personal use, in order to meet funders’ data management requirements, and journals are increasingly requiring submission of data underpinning peer-reviewed publications. Whatever your area of research is, you will be dealing with data in one form or another and this session will explore how to organize and describe your data, data storage and security, and sharing and publishing your data. Join the webinar Please contact Selina Lock if you have any questions.

Research Elevenses Recording: Finding datasets

The recording of our Elevenses talk on Finding Datasets for Research is now available. William Farrell provides advice on finding data, and also looks at the specialist resources the Library provides access to. 

Our guide to sources of data and statistics is here. If you would like help finding datasets, please email us at:

The next Elevenses is 

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Research Elevenses - Finding datasets for research

Research Elevenses Recording: Exploring the University's archives

A recording of the Research Elevenses on the University's archives is now available.

In this talk Caroline Sampson, the University's archivist, gives an overview of the archives held by the Library. Caroline explains what archives are and how to find archival sources for teaching and research.

If you have any questions about this talk, or the University's archives, please email:

The next Elevenses is on how to publish your own Open Access journal.
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