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


Doctoral student Open Days at the British Library

Posted on 12/04/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

The British Library will be holding a series of Open Days for doctoral students in January and February 2015. The Open Days aim to introduce new PhD students to the British Library. Students will learn about the British Library’s collections, how to access them and meet the British Library’s expert staff as well as other Read moreabout Doctoral student Open Days at the British Library


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


A new way to reach research participants…

Posted on 09/18/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

Call For Participants is a new website where you can advertise your active and upcoming research studies and find research participants for free. You can create your own landing page to highlight your research, explain the tasks you would like potential participants to undertake and set customised screening questions. Call For Participants is not discipline Read moreabout A new way to reach research participants…


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



Trial access to the Research Methods database from Sage until March 16

Posted on 02/11/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

The University is currently undertaking a trial of the database Research Methods from Sage until March 16, 2014. Research Methods: includes over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s book, journal and reference content alongside search and discovery tools; allows researchers to explore methods concepts to help design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method; Read moreabout Trial access to the Research Methods database from Sage until March 16


Seven Elsevier Journals Moved From Subscription Access to Open Access

Posted on 01/17/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

From January 1st 2014 the STM publisher Elsevier has moved seven of its established journal titles to the gold Open Access (OA) publishing model. The titles are: Physics Letters B Nuclear Physics B Stem Cell Research The International Journal of Infectious Diseases Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Epidemics EJC Supplements Physics Letters B and Nuclear Physics B have Read moreabout Seven Elsevier Journals Moved From Subscription Access to Open Access