Behind the scenes at the Research Repository

Behind the scenes teaser

If you have ever wondered what happens after you click ‘Deposit item now’ and log out of the Research Repository…

If you have ever thought about what happens to your item before it appears on the Research Repository and your staff profile…

If you have pondered about the difference between checking archiving and copyright conditions for a journal article versus a conference item (or just how long it can take)…

Then you will be interested in our latest poster, showing all the steps that your item has to go through between ‘Deposit Item Now’ and you seeing it on the Research Repository. You can see a teaser of the the full poster created by Lisa, the Repository Administrator, above, and the full poster can be viewed online here.

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Meet the team: Research and Open Access Librarian

The blog has been up and running for around eight months now and it’s about time we finally introduced the team behind it. Each person in the Library Research Support team will be writing an introduction in our ‘Meet the team’ series of blog posts. Today we feature…

 

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We are Anna Lawson and Jane Belger, and work as a job-share as the Research and Open Access Librarian with the Research Support Team at UWE Library.

Our role is to provide library-related support to researchers and postgraduate students with their research. This includes, amongst other things:

Anna also works once a month, on the first Thursday of the month, at Glenside Library – so do come and say hello! She runs a drop-in session between 10am and 1pm; do ask at the library help desk if you can’t find her.

Outside of work, we both enjoy travelling and a decent glass of wine, are married to statisticians, and have 5 children between us (ranging in ages from 10 months to 26). But we’re really not the same person!

If you’d like to learn more about open access or research support in the library more generally, do get in touch by e-mailing lib.rke@uwe.ac.uk. Jane will respond Monday to Wednesday, Anna will respond Wednesday through Friday.

Librarians on tour – Australian edition

On tour

Jane, one of the research librarians, spent some time in Australia this Christmas. She couldn’t resist visiting a couple of libraries!

The first one she visited was a little honesty library in a shopping mall in Melbourne. People can borrow the books and bring them back, or replace them with another book, and there is no formal checking out process.

The second library was slightly larger and grander – the state library of Victoria, complete with dedicated chess playing area!

You can see some pictures from Jane’s trip below – click to view them in full.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

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For the last post of the year we’re giving you a look at the Research Support Team Christmas decorations!

Our theme? Christmas songs.

Our mission? Make people guess from a series of clue and pun filled decorations what songs we are referencing.

Our medium? Paper, card, glue, knick-knacks, and a cuddly gorilla.

We’ve created decorations from the titles of 10 Christmas songs. Can you work out what they all are? Hover over each image to find out how many songs are shown in each picture. We’ll post the answers when we get back in January.

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Meet the team: Library Information Administrator (Repositories)

The blog has been up and running for around eight months now and it’s about time we finally introduced the team behind it. Each person in the Library Research Support team will be writing an introduction in our ‘Meet the team’ series of blog posts. Today we feature…

LisaHello, I’m Lisa! I’m the Repository Administrator for the Research Team, and I’ve been in this role for just under a year now.

My main responsibility is to check every item that comes into the Research Repository review area, before making them live. This involves checking that the metadata has been filled in correctly, and checking publisher’s archiving policies before making text live. I also check PhD theses that are uploaded to the repository, to ensure that there are no outstanding copyright issues.

Alongside Charley Vaughton (the Repository Manager), I monitor the eprints inbox and answer the Repository phone. Typical inquiries that I respond to include item amendment requests, thesis copyright queries, and questions about items not showing on staff profiles.

I am responsible for writing the termly statistics reports, which provide an insight into changes that have taken place within the Research Repository each term; for example, what are the top ten countries downloading material from the Repository?

Outside of work I like to keep fit by going to the gym, playing badminton, or going for a long walk with my partner.

Meet the team: Research Support Librarian (Repositories)

The blog has been up and running for around eight months now and it’s about time we finally introduced the team behind it. Each person in the Library Research Support team will be writing an introduction in our ‘Meet the team’ series of blog posts and first up we have…

Staff profile picI’m Charley Vaughton, the Research Support Librarian (Repositories) to give me my full title.

I have various responsibilities covering managing the Research Repository, outreach/advocacy, teaching and training, reporting, and social media. I run the blog – writing posts (or recruiting other members of the team to write them!) and creating graphics and posters to use on the blog and in other places. I’m also the research tweeter on the Library Twitter account.

I run one-to-one training sessions for researchers, going over how to use the Research Repository and how to comply with the HEFCE policy for REF 2021. I teach a ‘copyright and your thesis’ session for PhD students, and write accompanying guides for the repository webpages. I write monthly reports assessing compliance rates with the HEFCE policy, manage the Library Information Administrator (Research Repository), and answer researcher queries about open access and the repositories

DeskI work at Bower Ashton campus every month, please come over and say hi if you see me – I’m there to answer any questions and give training wherever possible!

I also like reading (there’s usually a book on my desk), collecting pretty stationary that I’m then reluctant to use, and playing video games (badly.)

Contact me about the HEFCE policy, the Research and Data repositories, open access, or if you would like to arrange a training session.