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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!)

RSS tips #3: Mac options, and subcribing by email

I’ve had some feedback on our post about subscribing  to the blog in Outlook, which has led me to discover that Microsoft Office for Mac doesn’t currently offer RSS support – so the post isn’t much use to Mac users.

This is disappointing, and is compounded by Apple removing RSS support from Safari and Mail apps in the latest version of OSX. A good solution is subscribing using a web-based, cross-platform service such as Google Reader, which I’ll look at in an upcoming post.

I’ve also added the option to subscribe by email. This uses Google’s Feedburner service, which will send you a daily digest of new posts. You’ll see the link in the new Subscribe widget on the right of the page.

Redirect your university email to a personal address

FAQ: How do I redirect my university email to a personal address?

In this post I’ll demonstrate how to use Outlook to redirect emails from your university email address to a personal email account. All you’ll need for this is a web browser. Once this is set up, any email to your @northampton.ac.uk address will be sent on to the address you enter (a copy will remain in your university inbox). Redirection can be turned off and on easily.

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