Need advice on making that all important connection with businesses? Charlotte Patrick, Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager, will be on hand at our next Coffee Morning to offer her guidance and experience on working with businesses. The RSB team will also be joined by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS to answer any questions you may have on open access, research data management and of course, REF 2021 and Impact. This is a great opportunity to find out more on the kind of support and opportunities that are available.
Please drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday, 18th April in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus. Hot beverages along with lovely biscuits will also be on offer.
For those of you based at Avenue, you’ll be pleased to know we are hosting our next Coffee Morning in the Newton Café on Wednesday, 21st March.
Helen Backhouse from the RSB team will be joined by Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz, Research Leader for FAST and Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. They will be on hand to help with any specific research issues from the FAST academics and answer any questions you may have on REF 2021 and Impact. Or perhaps you need some advice on a funding application or guidance on our Gateway Haplo Funding system. Drop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm. Tea and coffee along with nice biscuits will be on offer.
Excited to announce that bookings are now open for our bi-annual LLS (Library and Learning Services) conference.
This year’s conference is entitled “Everyone a Researcher”
It will be LLS’s last conference at Park Campus where we hope to say goodbye in style, whilst also looking forward with anticipation, and welcoming in our new beginnings at Waterside.
LLS Conference 2018 will showcase the research undertaken by Library and Learning Services’ staff and demonstrate the inclusive and collaborative nature of the projects completed.
The theme for the LLS Conference 2018 is “Everyone a Researcher” and with this in mind, the conference will incorporate various formats such as traditional research papers, works in progress, a panel session and workshops as well as the now legendary minute madness. These will be delivered by staff members from across all LLS teams!
LLS Conference 2018 also welcomes on board our new Head of Research Support Dawn Hibbert, as well as our new visiting Professor, Professor Susannah Quinsee. We are extremely fortunate to have their additional professional input into our research community here in LLS, and of course, the University of Northampton as a whole.
So please do join us, for what looks to be our best conference yet. Help us to celebrate LLS research, present and future, as we begin to prepare for our Waterside adventure, and boldly go, where no Library and Learning Services department has gone before!
Full programme: http://bit.ly/llsconf18-prog-pdf
Further information: https://mypad.northampton.ac.uk/llsconferences/
Welcome to the February issue of our Research e-bulletin. Bringing all the Faculties and Institutes research news, upcoming events and information from across the RSB Office and The Graduate School.
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Our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 21st February will be hosted by Dawn Hibbert, Head of Research Support, LLS. Dawn and the RSB team will be on hand to help with any questions you may have on research data management, open access, funding applications, bidding or researcher development along with the topic of the moment, REF 2021 and Impact.
Please drop in between 10.30am-12pm in the Library and Learning Services meeting room on the ground floor, Park Campus Library. Warm refreshments and nice biscuits along with friendly advice will be on offer.
The Images of Research (IoR) exhibition, run by the University of Northampton Graduate School, will open in the Avenue Gallery corridor on January 31st 2018 from 5pm and will stay there until February 23rd. After this it will travel to Park Campus, to be displayed on the ground floor of Rockingham Library then at Avenue Library entrance until Easter.
The IoR competition offers researchers a chance to illustrate or represent their research using a unique image, along with an abstract of up to 150 words describing how the image reflects their research. An annual competition which started in 2013, IoR creatively showcases research at the University and the competition reflects a wide range of research projects as diverse as the images are creative. The images are the perfect medium for engaging non-specialists and capture the essence of even complex research projects in an accessible way.
If you don’t manage to see it in the flesh, so to speak, then why not vote online? Just take a look at the IOR catalogue and follow the guidelines below. Please use Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Voting closes on 13th April 2018.
Have you any questions about research, funding applications, bidding or researcher development? If yes, the Research Support Centre would like to invite you to drop in for a chat about all things research related at our next Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 17th January. No need to book, just pop in anytime between 10.30am-12pm in the Top Lodge Conservatory on Park Campus.
Warm refreshments, nice biscuits and friendly advice are always on offer.
The library has recently purchased the following e-books that can now be borrowed through Nelson;
Altmetrics: a practical guide for librarians……. Andy Tattersall.
The data librarian’s handbook by Robin Rice and John Southall.
Data management for researchers….. Kristin Briney.
Principles of data management and presentation….. John P. Hoffmann.
User experience in libraries (Applying Ethnography and Human-Centred Design)….. Andy Priestner.
The Altmetric Top 100 2017 is here! Check out this year’s list of the most talked about articles. http://altmetric.com/top100
What are Altmetrics?
- Attention to research outputs in non-traditional sources, e.g. policy documents, news, blogs and social media
- Indicators of research impact
- Help understand how research is being received and used
- Complementary to traditional citation-based analysis
- Provide a more coherent understanding of research attention
- Understand the broader reach and early impact of research
- Track attention to a broad range of research outputs, including articles, posters, data sets and working papers, etc.
- Help researchers get credit for impact activities
Advantages of Metrics for Single Research Outputs
- Real-time, immediate feedback on attention to scholarly content
- Useful for early career researchers whose work may not have accrued citations
- Showcase attention to a research output beyond academia
- Not biased by an over-arching metric
The Altmetric Bookmarklet
The free Bookmarklet lets you instantly retrieve altmetrics data for any article.
To install, go to: http://altmetric.it
Remember that the Numbers Don’t Tell You…
- Quality of the paper
- Quality of the researchers
- Whole story
Adapted from https://www.altmetric.com/