Research Staff – Training session- Analysing Research Publications data

This introductory session to the SciVal database shows you how to track research publications performance, identify institutional strengths and compare Cardiff University to peers around the world. You can analyse citations by team, department or institution, compare outputs with other institutions and analyse collaboration data. SciVal draws citation data from Scopus to provide several different metrics for any grouping of people or publications. The data can be filtered by more than 330 journal subject categories. You can also analyse publication sets you have created, for example from a search in Scopus or from an ORCA list.

When: 27 June 2017, 12:30-14:00

Where: Health Library, Cochrane Building. UHW

Book your place via the intranet here or search the intranet for library training.

Meet the staff- Matt Harvey

What’s your name and job title?

I’m Matt Harvey, and I’m providing maternity cover for the role of Subject Librarian for Dental. I’m also a Learning Resource Officer for the library service.

Matt Harvey

What are your qualifications?

BA English Literature and Cultural Criticism, and MA Critical and Cultural Theory, from Cardiff University. Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University.

Where did you work before?

My part-time jobs have ranged from hosing down a salad factory in full hazmat gear, to making computer games for the Trading Standards Institute. Which seems odd in hindsight.

My first library job was in my local library, during sixth form. I really liked working in such a positive environment, where the purpose was to help people find information and books for pleasure: not to sell them things.

At university, I taught students as a postgraduate tutor, and got an evening and weekend job at the Arts and Social Studies Library. After graduating, I worked in Student Support at Cardiff University and the University of South Wales, helping students finance their studies.

I returned to the Arts and Social Studies Library as a Senior Library Assistant, mainly working as an IT Support Assistant. During that time I got to set up this new thing called ‘social media’ for the library service, and also for the Journal of Information Literacy. I also completed my librarianship qualification at Aberystwyth.

Over the last few years, I have set up and run a digitisation service for the library service: checking copyright and providing scans of course readings for students. If you have anything you’d like scanned for your modules, let me know: http://bit.ly/ulslrss

I’ve just started a new post, providing maternity cover for the role of Subject Librarian for Dental. This means joining the teams at the Health Library and the Dental Library, which is very exciting! I’ll continue to run the digitisation service, with the help of a new team member. In my new role, I’m looking forward to leading workshops and teaching students: mainly information and digital literacy, with hopefully not too many questions about teeth.

Where did you live as a child?

A small village in Worcestershire.

What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?

asterix

Asterix. Instilled a lasting appreciation of history, cartoons, and excruciating puns!

 

 

What do you do in your spare time?

I’ve never given up on playing boardgames and, I might as well admit, toy soldiers. Fortunately, the geeks have inherited the earth, and this is now the height of cool. It won’t last.

My reading interests are science fiction, mythology and history, preferably medieval or earlier. I spend too much time on Wikipedia. My specialist subject is probably Tolkien.

Unpaywall Browser extension


unpaywallUnpaywall
is a browser extension which adds an icon to your screen that lets you know if the full text of the article you are trying to view is available Open Access.  You can add the extension to Google Chrome or Firefox and click on the icon to check for a link to an Open Access version – it’ll add an open padlock icon to the right of the screen, which will take you to the full text.

The extension works using DOI’s – so if there is no DOI- the plugin won’t work.

Read more about Unpaywall and its origins here

Is this a game changer in the way that people access free full-text versions of research articles? Let us know what you think of it in comments below!

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Citations Count! Understanding and tracking your citations – April 26 14:00-15:30 Training session for researchers

Citations Count! Understanding and tracking your citations- training session for researchers  26 April 2017, 14:00-15:30

pen and paperCitations and related bibliometric data are now a part of REF for a number of subject areas and are included in a range of measures that are widely used to compare research performance. This is an introductory session covering: what is bibliometric data and what is it used for; how to find and evaluate it; and techniques and resources to track your own citations. We will look at managing your research identity, in particular the role of ORCID and Scopus author profiles. Participants will also be given a workbook with examples and databases to explore.

Booking

To book:
– Follow the link to Core HR from the intranet
– If you are a line manager, ensure you choose your employee dashboard
– Select Development from your options on the left
– Find the “Citations Count! Understanding and tracking your citations” course by typing in “citations” as a keyword in the search box on the right
– Click on the green plus sign to request to attend this course
– Then select the date you are interested in
– Click on submit