#ShareMyThesis competition launched by the British Library

Posted on 01/26/2015 by Lynn Goodhew

The British Library has launched a new competition called #ShareMyThesis. The competition challenges both current and past PhD students to create a tweet summarising in 140 characters or less why their PhD research is important. The competition is open PhD students worldwide and from all subject areas. There will be prizes for the first, second Read moreabout #ShareMyThesis competition launched by the British Library


New RLUK agreement extends library access for staff and researchers

Posted on 01/06/2015 by Lynn Goodhew

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) has made it even easier for Cardiff University staff and researchers to use other libraries in the UK and Ireland. RLUK has developed a new Access Agreement where members have agreed to open up access to both their printed and online collections (where permissible) to staff and researchers from the RLUK Read moreabout New RLUK agreement extends library access for staff and researchers


Success at the Celebrating Excellence Awards 2014

Posted on 12/11/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

Congratulations to the ORCA and Open Access team from the University Library Service and IT who won an award at this year’s Celebrating Excellence Awards. The Celebrating Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognise staff who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to the University and acknowledge team and collaborative achievements. The ORCA and Read moreabout Success at the Celebrating Excellence Awards 2014



Events celebrating Open Access Week

Posted on 10/17/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

In celebration of the 7th annual Open Access week, the ORCA and Open Access teams extend an invitation to all research-active staff and students to attend a drop-in session in your local University Library. The aim of each session is to answer any queries about making best use of ORCA, uploading your research publications, developments Read moreabout Events celebrating Open Access Week



Working away from Cardiff this summer? Access resources and services while on the move…

Posted on 06/25/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

If you are travelling away from the University to attend a conference or undertake research during the summer, you can still access University resources and services while you are away. You could consider: Using the Cardiff University Mobile app. The app provides access to key services such as: email, your library account, the Library Catalogue and Read moreabout Working away from Cardiff this summer? Access resources and services while on the move…


New Open Access publishing decision chart

Posted on 06/05/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

If you would like to know more about Open Access (OA), the Open Access Team have created an interactive Decision Chart to help researchers identify the OA options and requirements for their publications. The pie chart, available via https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/openaccesschart, will guide authors through the steps to making their research available via Open Access. Additional information can Read moreabout New Open Access publishing decision chart


Trial to Essential Science Indicators and new Journal Citation Reports platform until September 30

Posted on 05/27/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

Thomson Reuters’ database for citation analysis, Essential Science Indicators, and the new platform for Journal Citation Reports are on free trial until the end of September. Features of Essential Science Indicators include: facility to benchmark an institution’s research activities, more easily comparing individuals, institutions, and publications; pinpointing of emerging trends and influential researchers; indicators based Read moreabout Trial to Essential Science Indicators and new Journal Citation Reports platform until September 30