Spotlight: SAM App

Today’s spotlight is SAM, the Self-help Anxiety Management app created at UWE Bristol. The app was developed as a tool to help students (and anyone around the world who suffers with anxiety) to manage and better support their anxiety. The app features different tools and activities to help users monitor their anxiety levels and reduce anxiety during an attack.

The Research Repository includes a project report and links to a video summarising the project. There is also a further project report available, which goes into further detail.

The app is available for free for Android and Apple devices, and was declared one of Healthline’s Best Anxiety App winners for 2016.

Using copyright material in your thesis

As a postgraduate researcher writing your thesis you may need or want to use third-party material for which you do not own the copyright. This can become a problem when you upload your thesis to the Research Repository – without permission to use the material, we will not be able to make your thesis visible and it can result in your award being delayed.

The Library Research Support team have written a guide to using copyright material in your thesis, covering different types of copyright material, what you need to do to get permission, what the alternatives are, and what your options are if permission is denied. View and download it on the Research Repository help pages.

And don’t forget – you can always contact us with questions.


Image: “Copyright help 5¢… the scholar is [IN]. #ala2013” by sylvar is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Spotlight: La Voisin

The spotlight today is an artist’s book, La Voisin by Sarah Bodman.

“But that doesn’t look like a book!” I hear you exclaim. Artist’s books come in all shapes and sizes. Some closely resemble traditional books, others are more abstract or even electronic. All are pieces of art usually produced in small print runs or as one-of-a-kind pieces.

La Voisin is “[t]he imaginary diary of Catherine Monvoisin; provider of potions, solutions and services to the court of Louis XIV.” It was produced in a limited edition of only three pieces, presented in a box including a bottle, a dried red rose, prints, and diary entries. The Research Repository record includes a photo of the book as well as further information about the exhibition it was presented at.

UWE Bristol holds several artist’s books in its library collection at Bower Ashton campus, including those produced by UWE Bristol researchers. More information about artist’s book can be found at the Book Arts website.

 

Spotlight: Mirage: A Spanish Summer

Today’s spotlight is a composition, Mirage: A Spanish Summer by Liz Lane. In Liz’s own words:

Mirage is a reflection on a Spanish summer at various times of day. The music is an image of events which, whilst not perhaps significant in themselves, together shape a lifestyle which necessarily revolves around the supremely hot weather.

You can view the sheet music for the piece on the Research Repository, which also includes a link to a performance of the piece in 2015.

Liz Lane has over twenty compositions on the Research Repository, most of which include the full sheet music.

 

 

Spotlight: Hedgewitch

The Research Repository has a huge variety of research outputs in all different forms. Journal articles and conference papers are obvious candidates for the repository, but it also holds videos, artefacts, compositions, patents, books and book chapters, and many other item types.

Spotlight is a series where we highlight some of the different research outputs that have been uploaded to the Research Repository to show that it isn’t just for journal articles and to comply with the REF.

The spotlight today is Hedgewitch a short film by Liz Banks. Hedgewitch was screened at several international film festivals and was uploaded to the Research Repository in 2011. It features friendship, magic and self-acceptance all in just over eight minutes. The record also includes a video of production stills. Watch the film on the Research Repository and then try searching yourself for other creative works.

How to Deposit Guide and Repository Training

We have recently updated the How to Deposit guide on the Research Repository help pages. The guide now features a step by step general guide at the top of the page, with more detailed information for different item types below. If you have been putting off adding something to the Research Repository, now is the perfect time to try.

Alternatively, you can contact us to arrange a training session. We offer one-to-one training sessions or group sessions by request, covering how to use the Research and Data Repositories, complying with the HEFCE policy, and how to update your staff profile. Get in touch and we can arrange a time and date to suit you.