Category Archives: impact

Open Access: How will we know if we’ve been successful?

To end Library Research Services week, I thought I might pose the question: ‘How will we know when – or if –  open access has been a success?’ For those who don’t know, open access is a publication process which … Continue reading

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Data management plans in collaborative research: you might own your data – but are you in control?

Data management plans are increasingly submitted as part of grant applications, and the University of Bath Research Data Policy requires that one be written for all new projects. Whilst this might seem, at times, like a bureaucratic headache, the reality … Continue reading

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Publish & flourish: presenting the strengths of your publishing track record

“Publish or perish” is a widely quoted academic maxim. For better or worse, researchers’ academic contribution is often judged on the basis of their publishing track record. When applying for research funding, jobs and/or promotion, you can’t assume that those … Continue reading

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Library Research Services Week

At the beginning of July, members of the Library Research Services Team are holding a series of events to draw attention to the support that we can offer researchers. If you want to find out more about how to manage … Continue reading

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While You Were Away – Space & Power

More study space… and e-journals We’ve removed rows of print journals which we now purchase electronically, freeing up space across the floors to improve our study areas We’ve increased our e-journals again, from c. 21,000 to 24,000 titles We’ve updated … Continue reading

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Celebrate International Women’s Day 2017

During this week we are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) which formally takes place on Wednesday 8 March 2017. The focus of this event is to raise awareness of the wide-ranging achievements of women. This year’s specific IWD theme is: #BeBoldForChange?, which is concerned with seeking … Continue reading

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Library helps to shape students of the future

During vacations, the University Library hosts visits for groups of local school students working towards their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Over the inter-semester break we met with around 70 students from three local schools. One of these was a link school … Continue reading

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