Open Access Week 2019

By Library & Learning Services

We have a series of great events for Open Access Week this year. All are welcome!

Monday 21st October, 9:30-10:30am
Open Book Publishers webinar
Learn about the work of this award-winning, non-profit, academic-led publisher that releases 20+ open access books a year and doesn’t charge its authors any fees!

Tuesday 22nd October, 9:30-10:30am | Room H2, Ormskirk campus
Research Cafe: Open Access and My Research
Researchers from all three faculties to share why they make their work open and what doing so means for collaborations, impact and society.

Wednesday 23rd October, 12-1pm | Willow room, Catalyst
Board Games & Pizza
Enjoy free pizza while playing ‘The Game of Open Access’ or, if you’re really up for the challenge you could try ‘The Publishing Trap’. We’re trialling these games to start conversations and help demystify the world of open access.
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Friday 25th October, 9:30-10:30am | Willow room, Catalyst
Figshare: making research open and easy to find
Learn about Figshare, a great new place to share research data, practice research, academic posters, conference presentations and more. Figshare is open, has a global reach and makes your work discoverable.

About International Open Access Week
International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organisations across the world, and is is led by a global advisory committee.

For More Information about Open Access Week please visit: http://www.openaccessweek.org/

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic

Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic

Thursday 31 October 2019, 12:00 – 13:00

This session covers the strengths and limitations of these two academic search engines. We cover search strategies, following the citation trail of items and people, saving to reference managers, managing alerts and creating your academic profile.

The session involves hands-on activities and creating a profile on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic

After attending, you gain a deeper appreciation of these tools, including an understanding of why they should not be used in isolation. In addition, you will know how to make the most of the full functionality they offer, including how to create and use your academic profile.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Pure: General User Training

Pure: General User Training

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 14:00-16:00

Learn how to update, create and relate your content in Pure, including:

  • Review your account settings
  • Maintain your academic staff profile
  • Apply for research funding
  • Monitor your funding awards
  • Combine your content to create a `project’
  • Propose an output for REF2021
  • Generate a CV from all your content
  • Navigate the research information repository

This practical session is for academic staff, known as ‘personal users’ in Pure.

For the first hour, you will be logged in to your own Pure account while the facilitator explains the different screens and functions, such as updating your profile, creating and relating content. The rest of the session is time for you to ask additional detailed questions, or just put what you have learnt into practice

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Research and external funding workshop: Academic Writing for Beginners

ISR & the Business School present:

Academic Writing for Beginners

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 13:15-15:15

Delivered by Prof Jo Crotty, Director: ISR

Adapted from the work of Professor Rowena Murray, this session will take an honest look at the key blockages and difficulties academics face when writing – and look at different tips and techniques that can be employed to become a successful academic writer. This session is particularly targeted at new academics/ECRs, but also to those who are interested in learning new approaches to academic writing.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact Danny Harkness

The Institute for Social Responsibility

Edge Hill University’s cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative. Established in 2013, as the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice, the Institute’s remit has grown to critically examine broad conceptualisations of social responsibility across the social sciences, arts and humanities. The Institute is committed to exploring the opportunities for cross sector collaboration and co-operation and to draw on the experience of practitioners as well as academic researchers to inform new ways of working and learning.

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): General User Training for Pure

General User Training for Pure

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 14:00-16:00

This practical session is for academic staff, known as ‘personal users’ in Pure. Learn how to update, create and relate your content in Pure, including:

  • Review your account settings
  • Maintain your academic staff profile
  • Apply for research funding
  • Monitor your funding awards
  • Combine your content to create a `project’
  • Propose an output for REF2021
  • Generate a CV from all your content
  • Navigate the research information repository

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Reference management with EndNote

Reference management with EndNote

Thursday 24 October 2019, 12:00-13:00

Learn how to use software to manage your reading and automatically generate citations and references.

This session focuses on EndNote and covers how to import sources, manage your library and use the Microsoft Word plugin to quickly insert citations, adding them to your bibliography as you go.

You will be asked to register for a EndNote account and work with a partner to complete practical activities

The session provides you with the techniques to use EndNote to manage your reading and referencing and also to troubleshoot if any errors occur. Session outcomes are transferrable and can be applied to any reference management software, eg RefWorks or Mendeley.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): Reference management with RefWorks

Reference management with RefWorks

Thursday 17 October 2019, 12:00-13:00

Learn how to use software to manage your reading and automatically generate citations and references.

This session focuses on RefWorks and covers how to import sources, manage your library and use the Write-N-Cite Microsoft Word plugin to quickly insert citations, adding them to your bibliography as you go.

You will be asked to register for a RefWorks account and work with a partner to complete practical activities

The session provides you with the techniques to use RefWorks to manage your reading and referencing and also to troubleshoot if any errors occur. Session outcomes are transferrable and can be applied to any reference management software, eg EndNote, Mendeley.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): SPSS 1 – Introduction

SPSS 1 – Introduction

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 10:00-12:00

SPSS is a powerful tool for analysing quantitative data.  This session will help colleagues understand when and how to use it.  It is an introduction to the package and assumes no prior knowledge. 

On completion of this session attendees will be able to:

  • Manage SPSS data and output files, including the inputting of data.
  • Perform basic descriptive analyses on numerical data using SPSS.

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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Pure: External Source-ery

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Learning Services has recently opened a subscription to Scopus so the Research Office has connected it to Pure.

What does this mean for researchers (personal users)?

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Researcher Development Programme (RDP): British Academy Small grants workshop

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British Academy Small Grants Workshop

Wednesday 9 October 2019, 14:00-15:30

Information session on British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme to include a brief overview, scheme details and guidance, how to apply and best practice.

  • Develop an understanding of the British Academy Small Grants scheme
  • Learn how to apply for the scheme
  • Understand best practice

Please visit My View to book a place or contact the Research Office

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