Workshops: Video, Mendeley, Inbox mastery & Twitter

Have you been wondering what's happened to the Information Skills Training Programme? Well, it's back with 4 sessions in June and July before everyone heads off on their summer holidays. 7 June: Creating Video: Learn how to harness the power of video with PowToon or Adobe Spark.     21 June: Mendeley: An Introduction: Set … Continue reading Workshops: Video, Mendeley, Inbox mastery & Twitter

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New statistics books now available in the library

We have been developing our small collection of statistics books in the library with the help of the Stats Club. The new books are now on display in the new books area (in front of Lizzie’s desk). You’re welcome to borrow them from here if you have an immediate need – just borrow as normal. … Continue reading New statistics books now available in the library

Training resources for your CPD

Information Skills Training Programme 2018: Session 1 What skills do you want to develop in 2018? Are you looking for resources to develop a particular skill or area of knowledge? Or have you used a resource which you found useful? This session will be a group discussion and will focus on freely available resources. Lizzie … Continue reading Training resources for your CPD

What is an ORCID iD and why should I get one?

What is ORCID? Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier ORCID provides researchers with a 16-digit unique identifier (an ORCID iD) plus a mechanism for linking their research outputs and activities to their ORCID iD. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. Watch the What is ORCID? video to … Continue reading What is an ORCID iD and why should I get one?

Open access: Meeting your funder’s requirements

This is a brief overview of the topic discussed at the Information Skills Training Programme session on 26 October 2017, during International Open Access Week 2017. To receive notification of sessions and resources from the programme sign up to the mailing list. Seminar slides [PDF] Why? There are many reasons to make your research open … Continue reading Open access: Meeting your funder’s requirements

How are you getting on with the productivity tools we discussed?

As suggested by participants, I'm running a follow-up to the workshop held in September on productivity tools to make your working life easier. Attendance at the initial workshop is not a pre-requisite. Come together with colleagues from across CCI to discuss which tools you've tried out, how you've integrated them into your workflow and share what … Continue reading How are you getting on with the productivity tools we discussed?

Next information skills seminar – Open Access: Meeting your funder’s requirements

[Summary & slides from this session now available Open access: Meeting your funder’s requirements] 23rd - 29th October 2017 is the 10th International Open Access Week. Around the world people will be meeting to discuss open access – and in particular, why they choose open access. This year's theme is Open in order to ... … Continue reading Next information skills seminar – Open Access: Meeting your funder’s requirements

The private life of plants

by David Attenborough After just over a year and a half, our Book of the Week series is coming to a close. The Leventis Library is housed in the David Attenborough Building so this first edition of Attenborough's The Private Life of Plants, seemed an apt choice for the final Book of the Week. This book is full of … Continue reading The private life of plants

Power up your productivity: How to use free tools to make your working life easier

We are running a follow up session on productivity tools on 9th November. First things first It's all about you There isn't one solution that will work for everyone. You need to find something that works for you. Remember: they are meant to make your life easier, not harder! Examples of good options for each … Continue reading Power up your productivity: How to use free tools to make your working life easier