‘Do you need to submit an electronic thesis?’ recording now available

Thank you to Louise Tripp for delivering the session on eTheses at Lancaster earlier in July. If you missed it, you can now view a recording of the session.

You may wish to look back at earlier posts to see answers to some of the questions raised during the session.

What you need to know about Open Access

Thank you to Louise Tripp for delivering today’s Research Bites session on Open Access (OA). If you missed it, or would like to look at the slides again, we’ve made them available on SlideShare.

The detailed guide to Open Access is the first place to find out more about making your research Open Access. There’s comprehensive information about the two routes: Gold and Green, how to access funding for OA, where to self-archive, and more.

Research Bites sessions in August 2014

Join us for an informal 20 minute session. Bring your lunch, and a friend.

Just turn up, no need to book.

Social media for researchers – ResearchGate and Academia.edu Thursday 14th August, 12.00. Bowland North SR1
Get an introduction to how social media can work for you as a researcher. Focus on: ResearchGate and Academia.edu

Third party copyright and fair dealing Wednesday 20th August, 12.00. Furness LT3
What to do about third party copyright in your thesis or open access document, and how to navigate the grey area of ‘fair dealing’.

Choosing a Creative Commons licence Thursday 28th August, 12.00. Bowland North SR1
Creative Commons licences and how they communicate what others can do with your work.

If you have any questions about these sessions, or you’d like to suggest a future session, please contact Tanya Williamson t.williamson1@lancaster.ac.uk or 01524 594284

Patents and Intellectual Property

Thanks to those who came along to today’s session by Jenny Brine, ‘What about Patents?’. This was a great introduction to the topic, and prompted several questions about filing patents and protecting intellectual property.

Gavin Smith from the Research & Enterprise Service has agreed to deliver two sessions in September – details of dates to be arranged.


First series of Research Bites have started

The first six sessions in the Research Bites programme are now being delivered throughout July.

We’ve already delivered ‘Do you need to submit an electronic thesis?’ and ‘Impact factors and all that’ and will be using this blog to provide answers to questions raised during the sessions.

These sessions are all bring held in Bowland North SR 25 at 12pm.

Coming up next:

What about Patents? Thursday 17th July 2014
Learn about the unique nature of patents and how to find them.

What you need to know about Open Access Thursday 24th July 2014
Learn why Open Access is important and how the Library can support you through it.

Social media – tools and tips for researchers Friday 25th July 2014
Get an introduction to how social media can work for you as a researcher.

Open session Q&A Thursday 31st July 2014
We’ll aim to help you get past your research barriers and answer any Library-related questions you have.