Month: October 2018

Unlocking the knowledge contained in doctoral theses

In most cases, it takes anywhere between three and five years to write a doctoral thesis and a lot of the content is original research. But until recently, once finished, bound, and the degree has been awarded, the doctoral theses would end up inaccessible to most potential readers. So where are all the theses? At…Continue Reading Unlocking the knowledge contained in doctoral theses

Creative Commons licenses made easy

Creative Commons licenses enable sharing of, and access to, creative works, such as images, scholarly literature or music. Creative Commons in numbers The¬†American non-profit organisation providing Creative Commons licenses was founded in 2001 1.4 billion works were available under a Creative Commons license in 2017 56% of all works available under a Creative Commons license…Continue Reading Creative Commons licenses made easy

The benefits of open access

The principle benefits of open access were first enshrined within the visionary Budapest Open Access Initiative statement released on 14 February 2002 and are still very much alive 16 years later. The convergence of research sharing with technological distribution via the internet, it declared, would create an “unprecedented public good” by facilitating free, unrestricted access…Continue Reading The benefits of open access

New water fountains at Northampton Square

Following students’ feedback, we have worked with our colleagues in Property and Facilities to install two new water fountains in the Northampton Square Library. You can now refill your water bottle from the following locations: Level 2: in the lift/stairwell area near the window Level 3: in the lift/stairwell area near the window Level 5:…Continue Reading New water fountains at Northampton Square

Copyright training with a difference!

This session, on 2 November, 12-1.30pm, in AG08 (College Building) provides guidance in an innovative, interactive and fun way, to becoming more confident about copyright, and copying and re-using resources in the context of teaching. It is a team game which has been widely played at universities all over the world (including recently in Uruguay),…Continue Reading Copyright training with a difference!

Introducing Wordery

Library Services have teamed up with Wordery to provide City students and staff with access to their very own online bookshop.¬† Offering free standard worldwide delivery on over 10 million titles, Wordery is one of the fastest growing online bookshops. You will find links to Wordery within your Reading list; price and estimated delivery times…Continue Reading Introducing Wordery