Did you know that Information Services offered a Marketing and Communications Internship this year? Read on to hear Emily talk about the project and how you might help:
I am absolutely loving my time working for QUB Information Services. I started in mid-June and I have learnt so much already. It wasn’t quite the situation I expected as I am currently working remotely from home in Liverpool due to COVID-19, but I am planning on returning to Belfast soon.
The purpose of the internship is to undertake an action research project as part of my final semester. The project I have chosen is to produce an internal communications plan for staff and students to enhance their knowledge of the current services that the Information Services offer.
I would be really grateful if you could take the time to fill in a quick survey about your understanding of the Information Services at Queen’s to help facilitate my research (Please see link here)
During my first three weeks I have already had Microsoft Teams meetings with all of the Information Services Assistant Directors to introduce myself and gain an insight into their division and upcoming projects. It really is fascinating what goes on behind the scenes in the ICT and Library departments. I have been extremely lucky to be invited to join the monthly social media meeting. I found it so valuable and interesting to see the planning and organisation behind the campaigns.
I cannot thank all of the staff enough for being so helpful and making me feel so welcome and part of the team from day one. I look forward to continuing my Internship and expanding my marketing knowledge further.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you have any questions regarding my research, internship or are seeking advice regarding a MSc programme please do not hesitate to get in touch my email is – firstname.lastname@example.org
University Press Scholarship Online is “a vast and rapidly-expanding online research library providing full-text access to the best scholarly publishing from around the world, making disparately-published scholarship easily accessible and fully searchable on a single online platform.”
In numbers … 31 subject modules 32,000+ books Thousands of authors from over 100 countries
Wiley Digital Archives restores, digitizes and catalogs the archives of some of the world’s most influential academic and scientific societies and universities, connecting the brilliant minds of the past with the researchers shaping the future.
Content includes the archives of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Royal Geographical Society, and the just launched British Association for the Advancement of Science, still on demo mode.
As part of the researcher development programme at Queen’s, staff and research students have access to Nature Masterclasses Online (NMO), which provides online training in writing and publishing for researchers, taught by editors from the Nature Research journals. The course contains 16 modules, taking users through the entire scientific publishing process.
What do I need to do? Login using the link below and follow the instructions
Comments from Queen’s researchers who have used the resource include:
“Very informative – gave good practical examples of what is expected and how to improve writing.”
“It was interesting. It helped me think about writing papers and showed me how to structure a papers and what editors are looking for which was very valuable. It was a nice balance of video, written guidance and interaction with questions. I could do this at my own pace which was also important to me.”
“Nature Masterclass provides hard and soft skills advice for journal article writing from the editors of a world leading journal. This is invaluable.”
The Library is running a trial of the Mass Observation Project archive from the 1980s. This content has just been released by Adam Matthew and covers topics ranging from the Falklands War to European elections and gardening and clothing. Read more on the Adam Matthew blog here.
Queen’s University Belfast has responded to UKRI’s Open Access (OA) Review consultation. UKRI is reviewing its OA policies for research articles and academic books that result from research supported by UKRI. The response was submitted by Professor Emma Flynn, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, with input from academic and professional support staff across the institution. Key messages in the University’s response include:
The new OA policy and REF-after-REF-2021 OA policy should be closely aligned to reduce complexity and administrative burden for researchers
Complying with the new OA policy will pose a number of challenges around funding and resources because of an increased demand for gold OA
1 January 2022 is a reasonable timescale for implementing the new OA policy but it may not be possible to commit to this at present until the full implications of the coronavirus pandemic is known
The new OA policy should permit the use of a CC BY-ND licence because a CC BY licence may not offer sufficient protection for some researchers
Many journals are not covered at present by transformative agreements, especially in arts, humanities and social sciences, therefore short-term of funding for OA in hybrid journals should be considered
The OA policy should apply to monographs, book chapters and edited collections from 1 January 2024 onwards but factors such as financial implications and embargoes require further investigation
Any queries can be directed to the Research Policy Office at email@example.com.
The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) is a partnership between six health research charities: VersusArthritis, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and the Wellcome Trust.
COAF relies on all partners sharing a common open access
(OA) policy. This will no longer be the case from January 2021 when the Wellcome
Trust implements its Plan
S-aligned OA policy. Consequently, COAF will end on 30 September 2020.