Category Archives: Moulton College

Wikipedia Email Requesting Articles

Dear All

A number of academics within Universities accross the United Kingdom have this week received emails with the subject heading of “I found your work on Wikipedia but it could be more accessible” from a wikimedia association member.  These emails are requesting articles, that have been referenced in Wikipedia, but which currently do not have the full text available.  Whilst making our research as widely avaialble as possible, the means through which they are requesting that you do this may lead you to be in breach of copyright.

Therefore, if you do have the article’s accepted manuscript that is being requested, and it’s not already uploaded to NECTAR (and it was created whilst you were an employee of the University of Northampton), then please do upload it to NECTAR and we will make it avaiable if we are able after checking publisher’s policies.  If the research output was the result of research done at another institution, we will be able to upload this to our CRIS (Current Research Information System) when we get it (hopefully in the new year!)

External PhD Student… Need Resources?

Not based at Northampton and been frustrated that you can’t access that book that you so desparately need to complete your studies?

Go to https://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access and fill in the online form using the drop down options.

  • to state the type of student you are (e.g. PhD full-time, PhD part-time)
  • where you’re a student (i.e. University of Northampton)
  • it will then ask you to select an institution local to you where they’d like to access resources (it only lists those institutions in the scheme)
  • a window then pops up with an “apply for access” button
  • click it, fill in the rest of the information and the university at the other end will processes your application and allow you to borrow resources from their library.

A large number of Universities are part of this scheme.

In regards to inter library loans, the British Library will send journal articles anywhere, because they can send them via email via secure electronic delivery.  Unfortunately, British Library inter library loan books have to be collected from the University of Northampton.

Research Gate – Attn All Researchers

If you use Research Gate – Please ensure that you have uploaded the accepted manuscript to NECTAR… STM (International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers) are taking on Research Gate with regards to copyright infringment…

By all means use Research Gate – but rather than uploading the full text, please provide a link to your article that’s in NECTAR.

What is made public through NECTAR has had the copyright checked by professional staff, and the University is also covered by a takedown notice.  We cannot cover you for your use of Research Gate.

More info at https://t.co/bdD2wjCYmn

 

New Yammer Research Support Group

All staff have access to Yammer… Kind of like facebook for work… In order to give Researcher’s at our University a dedicated space for interaction, helpful files, presentations, links etc, a Research Support group has been created, including information on the REF and RDM. Feel free to join & access these resources! (https://www.yammer.com (log in with your Uni username and password)).

 

IT issues – Library Database A-Z down

We are aware that there is a problem with the A – Z List of Library databases today (3 June) .  IT Services staff have been notified and the server has been rebooted.  We are waiting to see if the list comes back up.

A workaround in the meantime is to Google the name of the database that you want to access, along with ‘login’, and you will usually get a hit with a link to the database login screen. Look for the ‘UK Federation’ login option and then you should be able to login with your UoN login.

Whilst this isn’t ideal, it should keep you going for now.

 

Save the date! Moulton’s Postgraduate Research Symposium, 15th December

Submitted by Dr Wanda McCormick

Moulton College logoMoulton’s Postgraduate Research Symposium will take place on Thursday 15th December 2016 in P9, the Lecture Theatre, Pitsford Centre, from 1pm to 4:15pm with a buffet lunch beforehand. All students and staff at the University of Northampton are welcome to attend.

After an opening address by Steve Davies, Principal at Moulton College, 11 presentations by postgraduate research students will follow. Research topics will include exotic pet welfare, lameness detection in sheep, tree health and the effects of cryotherapy for sports recovery. At 4:15pm coffee, tea and mince pies will be served. For more information, and to register your interest in attending, please contact Dr Wanda McCormick.

Moulton Research reaches Global Audience in the National Geographic!

Submitted by Wanda McCormick
NG screen shotIf you pop down to your local newsagents today and flick through the latest August edition of the National Geographic magazine, you will find a striking image linked to one of our ongoing research projects here at the College. The image was taken by a professional photographer who visited the College last summer to document our ongoing conservation work with the photogenic but incredibly elusive harvest mouse! We have been investigating the ecological habits of this most charismatic of creatures as a means of prescribing pro-active conservation measures to ensure its survival in our green and pleasant countryside.

With a global circulation of around 7 million, this truly puts Moulton’s research on a global stage! To find out more about this and other research activities we undertake, why not check out: https://twitter.com/MoultonResearch

Developing a tool for temperament and personality assessment in rabbits: Transfer seminar invitation

You are cordially invited to the Clare Ellis’s transfer seminar at Moulton College on Friday 20th May 9am (9:15 start).

Please email Clare by Thursday 15th May if you wish to attend so she can arrange visitor passes. Full details below. Read the rest of this entry

Transfer seminar “The Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals in Improving Captive Animal Welfare”

You are invited to Lauren Samet’s transfer viva on Friday, 18th March at 9am (Moulton College, Main site, M11). The title is “The Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals in Improving Captive Animal Welfare”.

All are welcome. If you are travelling from the University, email Lauren in advance so that she can book parking.

 

Update: Companion Animal Nutrition Conference

Submitted by Dr Wanda McCormick

Companion Animal Nutrition Conference

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker at the Companion Animal Nutrition Conference 2016 will be Dr Cecilia Villaverde Haro.
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