Bite Size Open Access Training – HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the REF

Open Access is now a requirement for REF eligibility. To make sure you comply with the policy come along to one of our short, bite size thirty minute courses. There will be time after to answer any specific questions you have.

We are running two bite size sessions on the following dates:

  • How to comply with HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the REF – Tuesday 28th June 2.30-3.00 pm McClay Library, Meeting Room 3, Floor 2
  • How to comply with HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the REF – Wednesday 27th July 2.30-3.00 pm McClay Library, Gillespie Room

To register, login to Queen’s Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section. Alternatively email Open Access and we can book the course(s) on your behalf.

The full training schedule is available on the Open Access LibGuide

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Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences Literature Searches

If you are studying, or working within, medicine, dentistry or biomedical sciences at Queen’s, you can now request literature searches from your subject librarian, Richard Fallis.

Ultimately, it is best if you carry out your own searches. But, if you are short on time, or struggling to find results, Richard is happy to carry out searches for you, in the databases of your choice.

To request a literature search, simply fill in this on-line form.

Please note: this form can only be used by QUB Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences students and staff.

If you have any questions about requesting or carrying out a literature search, please email Richard.

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Medical and Biomedical Libraries Summer Vacation Hours

Please see below for the summer opening hours for the Medical and HSC Library (RVH site) and the Biomedical Library (MBC site).

Medical and HSC Library

From 6th June 2016 – 30th July 2016
Monday – Friday    8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday                   9.30am – 1.00pm
Sunday                      closed

From 1st August 2016 – 24th September 2016
Monday – Friday    8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday                  9.30am – 1.00pm
Sunday                     closed

Biomedical Library

From 6th June 2016 – 24th September 2016
Monday – Friday    9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday                  9.30am – 1.00pm
Sunday                     closed

Both libraries are closed on 12th and 13th July 2016, and normal term-time opening hours resume on Monday 26th September 2016. A full display of the opening hours can be viewed here.

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Open Access: Green or Gold Route?

The new HEFCE policy is now in effect. Journal articles and conference papers (published in conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number) accepted for publication after 1st April 2016 must be made open access in order to be eligible for submission to the post-2014 REF. There are two ways in which you can do this: via the Green route or via the Gold route.

Green Open Access

Green open access means publishing in a subscription journal and depositing the final accepted version (post-print) in an institutional repository, such as Pure. To be compliant with the HEFCE policy, researchers need to do this within 3 months of publication. The Library Open Access Team will make the paper open access on the Research Portal, usually after an embargo period. The advantage to this route is that the publisher requires no payment.

Gold Open Access

Gold open access means that the published version of the research paper is freely available online in an open access journal. There is no embargo period, so access to the full article is immediate upon publication. Journals often require the researcher to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) and this cost can be prohibitive. However, the library can potentially help with the payment of APCs, via various funds and membership schemes. This route is compliant with most funders, including HEFCE (it is seen as a viable exception to the policy).

As you can see, there are benefits to both options. The most important thing is to make your work open access.

For further help please look at our Open Access LibGuide or contact the Open Access team.

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Guidance on publication states for research presented at a conference

Pure offers the option to record the different stages of publication for research being presented at a conference. More than one date can be added and we encourage you to enter all the dates you have.

The following are some guidelines to use when selecting dates to add to your Pure record.

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In the publication state section there are a number of options:

  • In Preparation – this is when you are preparing research for submission to a conference. When an article is marked as ‘In Preparation’ it is not checked or validated by the Open Access Team and does not appear on the Research Portal.
  • Submitted – the date you submitted your research to a conference for consideration. This publication state does not appear on the Research Portal
  • Accepted – the date a paper, poster or abstract is accepted for presentation at a conference
  • Early online – Not usually used for presentations of research at a conference
  • Published – Once a paper, poster or abstract has been delivered it can be marked as ‘Published’ in Pure OR if a conference paper is to be published in a Proceedings then it is marked as ‘Published’ once the Proceedings are available either in paper, online or electronically.
  • Unpublished – We don’t use the ‘Unpublished’ option even though the research hasn’t been published in a formal sense

All these dates can now be added to the Pure record. Click on the Add Publication status and date.. button to add a further entry:

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For more information see our blog ‘Uploading research presented at a conference to Pure’.

If you have any further queries please contact the Open Access team.

For further information or assistance check out our Open Access LibGuide or visit our Twitter account.

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Trial access to the Gerritsen Collection now available

gerritsenQUB staff and students have access to the Gerritsen Collection until 8th June 2016.  Please follow this link to access: https://trials.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=0X9DEN5066Y8U7N2T6MT

In the late 1800′s, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights. The Gerritsen Collection has since become the greatest single source for the study of women’s history in the world.

Please let us know what you think about this resource: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JVBPH5X

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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences – Expert Searching for Masters Students

Beyond Google – Law
Wednesday 18th May, 1800-1930
Auditorium, McClay Library
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-google-law-tickets-25027040552

Google and Google Scholar
Thursday 19th May, 1000-1100
Training Room 5, The Graduate School
Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/google-and-google-scholar-tickets-25022575196

Beyond Google – Arts and Humanities
Friday 20th May, 1000-1100
Training Room 2, McClay Library
Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-google-arts-humanities-tickets-25022801874

Beyond Google – Arts and Humanities
Tuesday 24th May, 1000-1200
Auditorium, McClay Library
Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-google-arts-humanities-tickets-25022862054

Beyond Google – Social Sciences
Tuesday 24th May, 1400-1600
Auditorium, McClay Library
Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-google-social-sciences-tickets-25023004480

Beyond Google – Law
Wednesday 25th May, 1400-1600
Auditorium, McClay Library
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-google-law-tickets-25028053582

Beyond Google – Social Sciences
Thursday 26th May, 1400-1600
Auditorium, McClay Library
Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-google-social-sciences-tickets-25023092744

Google and Google Scholar
Thursday 26th May, 1000-1100
Training Room 5, The Graduate School
Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/google-and-google-scholar-tickets-25022768775

Early Printed Sources Online
Wednesday 1st June, 1000-1100
Training Room 5, The Graduate School
Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/early-printed-sources-online-ecco-eebo-etc-tickets-25025291320

Historic Newspapers and Periodicals Online
Friday 3rd June, 1000-1100
Training Room 1, The Graduate School
Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/finding-using-online-historic-newspapers-and-journals-tickets-25025425722

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Extended Trial Access to Mass Observation Online now available

massobservationQUB staff and students have extended trial access to Mass Observation Online until 01/07/2016.  To access this resource go to http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk/

Please note access to this trial is only available from on-campus and PDF download options are not available.

Your opinions on this resource are welcome: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LTCQPPB

 

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Trial Access to the UNiLibrary

logo_unpQUB staff and students can access this trial until 30th June 2016 from the following link: http://queens.ezp1.qub.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.un-ilibrary.org/

The United Nations iLibrary provides a single online destination for seamlessly accessing knowledge products created by the United Nations Secretariat, and it’s funds and programs. The material in the UN iLibrary covers a broad spectrum of subject areas including economic and social development, international trade and finance, environment and climate change, migration, democracy and governance, human rights and refugees, women and gender issues, international law and public health.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by completing the following short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HX7FBNL

 

 

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Library Ambassador Vacancies

LIBRARY AMBASSADOR VACANCIES

3 weeks of voluntary work in the McClay Library from 19 September 2016

 

We are recruiting a small number of Library Ambassadors to work in the McClay Library during Welcome Week and the first two weeks of term.

It is a voluntary, unpaid, temporary post for students who would like to help new students find their way around the Library.

The time commitment is 18 hours spread over a three week period. The experience may be used to contribute towards the Degree Plus Award (Category B).

Role of the Library Ambassador

  1. To help and encourage students to use the Library  by showing them the self service facilities, explaining how to print and, showing them how and where to find books etc. etc.
  2.  To provide guided tours of the Library.
  3.  To assist with “Welcome Week” events in the Library.

Requirements

  1.  A Queen’s student who will be re-enrolling in September 2016.
  2. Friendly, approachable, outgoing and reliable
  3.  Interested in library work and keen to help other students.
  4. Available to attend a couple of training sessions. (Provisionally week beginning 12 September 2016
  5. Available to work:-
  • 2 hours per day (between 11am and 4pm) on 3 days during week beginning 19 September
  • 2 hours per day (between 11am and 4pm) on 3 days during week beginning 26 September
  • 2 hours per day (between 11am and 4pm) on 3 days during week beginning 03 October

Applications

Send an A4 page as an email attachment to the library@qub.ac.uk with                                “Library Ambassador Volunteer” in the subject heading.

Include the following information:

  1.  Your name, student number and Queen’s email address.
  2. What you are studying and at what level.
  3. An outline of any relevant experience or aptitude.
  4. The reasons why you want to work as a volunteer in the Library.
  5.  A summary of what you could contribute if selected.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13th May 2016.

 Selection            

On the basis of this application, a small number of students will be invited for an informal chat. (Provisionally 3 June or 6 June).

It will be a chance for you to decide if you are interested in committing and, for us to decide if you would be suitable for the role.

It will also be an opportunity for you to bring forward ideas for supporting new students in the library.

 

 

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