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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…

Research Elevenses in July

New ‘Research Elevenses’ 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.

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:
Thursday 12th July 11am, Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite Room 3 Organising images with Tropy William Farrell
Tropy is free, open-source software that allows you to organise and describe photographs of research materi…

Research Support from the Library this Summer

The Research Services Team in the library don't run our usual courses over the summer, but we're still here to help.

We will be running Research Elevenses events and webinars in July - more news on that soon.

Online Help We have lots of online help available:

Our Researcher pages include advice on literature searching and requesting items for your research.Information and advice on conducting a systematic review.Making your publications open access (articles are required to be open access for REF).Managing your research data....and more
1to1 Appointments If you would like any help or advice on literature searching, systematic review search strategies, open access, data management or bibliometrics then please get in touch. We are happy to answer enquiries or provide 1to1 appointments (in person, via phone or webinar).

Email: 0116 252 2018 If you are a new PGR/PhD student and would like a library induction then just let us know.