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  • ItemPublished versionOpen Access
    Know Moore About: Research Data Management
    (2020-02-27) Sewell, Claire; Theobald, Amy; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]; Theobald, Amy [0000-0002-8581-3670]
    Data management is a vital part of all research projects. Done well it can save time and stress as well as making the research process more efficient. This session will introduce participants to the basic elements of managing the information they use and create as part of their projects including how information can be backed up, stored and shared.
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    Know Moore About: Predatory Publishers
    (2020-02-13) Sewell, Claire; Theobald, Amy; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]; Theobald, Amy [0000-0002-8581-3670]
    This session will look at the 'problem' of so-called predatory publishers. These firms regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers and with the increased emphasis on publishing as a measure of success it can be easy to give into temptation. This session will look at whether these publishers are a problem, how to spot a potential predatory publisher or conference and the best action to take if you are approached.
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    Which Way Now? Supporting Librarians' Skills in an Ever-Changing Landscape
    (2019-12-02) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Presentation given at the CILIP Information Literacy Group Event "Exploring the Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communications". This presentation looks at the range of job roles available to librarians in scholarly communication and the skills they need to work in these roles. It also contains an activity designed to encourage the mapping of known information literacy skills on to existing scholarly communication job advertisements.
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    Publish and Perish? How to Spot a Predatory Publisher
    (2019-09-18) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    So-called predatory publishers regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers. With the emphasis on publishing as a measure of academic success still strong it can be easy to give in to temptation and flattery but this can do more harm than good to a future career. looks at whether these publishers are a problem, how to spot a potential problem publisher or conference and the best advice to offer researchers if they are approached.
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    Creating the Perfect Recipe: Creative Commons Cookbook
    (2019-08-21) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Creative Commons licenses sit alongside existing copyright regulations as a way to help researchers use existing creations and share their own work with others. This webinar will explore the history of the Creative Commons movement, explore how the licenses can be put together and how librarians can encourage their researchers to use them to their best advantage.
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    Open Access Update 2019
    (2019-07-17) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    What’s new in Open Access for 2019? Open Access is a fast moving area but it can be hard to find time to keep up with the latest developments. This session offers a brief update on the biggest changes both within Cambridge and the wider world in the last year.
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    Mirror, Mirror: the Growth of Mirror Journals
    (2019-06-19) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Open Access can be hard to understand at the best of times but one term that causes particular confusion is ‘mirror journals’. Promoted as one way of solving the problem of a lack of publisher interest in Open Access, these titles are appearing in every discipline but what are they? This webinar will outline mirror journals, their history, the problems they can solve and those that they can potentially cause!
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    Getting started with peer review
    Gini, Beatrice; Mayville, Louise; Gini, Beatrice [0000-0001-5658-2407]
    This is the slide deck for a training session titled 'Getting started with peer review (for early career researchers and third and fourth year PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)', which was delivered for the first time on 11th June 2019 at the University of Cambridge.
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    Research Support Handy Guides: RDM Recap
    (2019-05-30) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Accessible guide to data management from the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Libraries.
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    REF 2021 open access requirements: a practical introduction to uploading publications
    (2019-06-10) Angelaki, Maria; Garnier, M; Gini, B; Grimstone, P; Hansen, Debbie; Sartori, A; Sewell, Claire; Varela Fuentes, Elena; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    This presentation has been created for a course which covers the practical steps you need to take in order to ensure that work submitted for publication by University of Cambridge researchers is compliant for REF2021. It includes the principles of open access and open research, and guides the reader through the necessary steps to meet the open access requirements of REF2021. It highlights the key processes for uploading work to Symplectic, including choosing the right version of a work to upload (activity). It is of particular benefit to those who administer the uploading of research outputs to Symplectic Elements to make them open access.
  • ItemAccepted versionOpen Access
    The Scholarly Communications Librarian: Unicorn, Dodo or Phoenix?
    (2019-06-04) Sewell, Claire; Blanchett, Helen; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Presentation given at the CILIP Academic and Research Libraries (ARLG) Group Conference 2019 looking at the skills needed to work as a scholarly communications librarian.
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    Open Science: What's in it for me?
    (2019-05-29) Teperek, M; Cadwallader, Lauren; Cadwallader, Lauren [0000-0002-7571-3502]
    Presentation made to PhD students from the Life Sciences in Cambridge. The presentation focused on why open science is important, the support offered at Cambridge and open science as a career option.
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    Open research training for the Faculty of Education
    Gini, Beatrice; Gini, Beatrice [0000-0001-5658-2407]
    These presentations were produced in collaboration with the Faculty of Education to train researchers on Open Research.
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    With Great Power Comes the Responsible Use of Metrics
    (2019-04-17) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Metrics have long been used as an indicator of academic success and as a way to make key decisions. As the measurement of impact becomes increasingly important within academia there has been something of a backlash against trusting purely quantitative methods of assessment. The Responsible Metrics movement aims to ensure that metrics are used fairly alongside other measures to gather a true assessment of impact. This webinar will discuss what the Responsible Metrics movement is, why it was developed, its importance and how library staff can best educate their research staff.
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    Zendesk Macros: A Crash Course for OSC Staff
    (2019-03-27) Sartori, Andre; Sartori, Andre [0000-0003-0682-1646]
    An introductory course on creating, editing and working with macros in Zendesk.
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    Research Support Handy Guides: Basics of Open Access
    (2019-03-27) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
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    Research Support Handy Guides: Decoding Publication Agreements
    (2019-03-27) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Accessible guide to decoding publication agreements from the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Libraries.
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    Research Support Handy Guides: Plan S
    Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Accessible guide to Plan S from the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Libraries.
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    The Future of Open Access: What's the Plan (S)?
    (2019-03-20) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Since it was announced in September 2018 there has been a great deal of coverage around Plan S – the new initiative for Open Access publishing. The plan calls for all scientific publications resulting from grants funded by public research to be made available on compliant journals or platforms. This decision has drawn both praise and alarm from the research community but what does it all mean? This webinar will discuss the history of Plan S, the principles that make up the plan and the arguments both in favour and against.
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    Research Support Handy Guides: Fair Dealing Fact Sheet
    (2019-02-26) Sewell, Claire; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Accessible guide to fair dealing and copyright from the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Libraries.