OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.69 – September 2022)

OpenAIR logo.

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. As usual, please get in touch with the Publications Team if you have any questions about this update, or if you would like to speak to us about your research outputs.

Open Access Week

We’ll be celebrating Open Access Week 2022 at the end of October! Our plans for this year include some special blog posts and a pop-up stand that will appear at various locations across campus. You can find out more about the event and what we are doing in our online guide.

Training

We run monthly online training sessions for staff, where we demonstrate how new outputs are added to Worktribe and to OpenAIR. Our forthcoming sessions are as follows:

  • October – Tuesday 18th October, 09:00-10:00
  • November – Wednesday 16th November, 11:00-12:00
  • December – Thursday 15th December, 15:00-16:00

If you would like to register for any of these sessions, please contact the Publications Team.

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 5810 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

Pie chart showing the distribution of outputs among various schools. See the caption for details.
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Aberdeen Business School – 736
Gray’s School of Art – 331
Law School – 247
School of Applied Social Studies – 244
School of Computing – 881
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 574
School of Engineering – 891
School of Health Sciences – 308
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 429
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 912
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 377
National Subsea Centre – 150
Other departments – 86

Downloads

Last month, in July, there were a total of 6649 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 28.09.2022.

Food and drink

At the end of academic year 2021-2022 we had a trial allowing any lidded drinks and cold food into the library.  We were pleased to find this was a welcome development that students seemed to appreciate and respect.  We had been worried about spills and excess rubbish but everyone seems to have taken care of whatever they have brought in, so there was not a problem, thank you all!

We did a survey of student opinions about the trial and out of over a hundred responses only eight had any negative comments.  These were sensible issues like people having allergies, cultural issues such as fasting, and just not liking hearing someone nibbling away in your ear when you are trying to study! 

Taking into account all the feedback we now permit cold food and lidded drinks throughout the library.  The only exception is Floor 8 where we only allow bottled water.  This is partly to give people with allergies or people who are fasting a “safe place” to go; and partly to protect our lovely new sockets that can take a plug and a USB cable.  We are sure everyone will want to keep those fully operational for all your studying gadgets!

Food for thought poster

We have cleaning stations on all floors if you do make a mess and there’s plenty of bins and recycling points too.  So please come to study with whatever brain fodder snacks you find help you!  Keeping hydrated is good for the brain too so no need to go thirsty whilst you’re in the library, just keep it lidded whenever possible to protect our books and computers. 

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.68 – August 2022)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. As usual, please get in touch with the Publications Team if you have any questions about this update, or if you would like to speak to us about your research outputs.

Support for Gold Open Access

The library has deals with a variety of publishers, which help to offset the costs of publishing Gold Open Access. In many cases, these costs are completely waived, allowing RGU researchers to publish Gold Open Access in certain journals without payment. There is also a block grant available for authors whose research is funded by UKRI, one of the research councils, or Innovate UK. You can find out more about the available offset deals and the UKRI block grant in our online guide.

Training

We run monthly online training sessions for staff, where we demonstrate how new outputs are added to Worktribe and to OpenAIR. Our forthcoming sessions are as follows:

  • September – Monday 19th September, 15:00-16:00
  • October – Tuesday 18th October, 09:00-10:00
  • November – Wednesday 16th November, 11:00-12:00

If you would like to register for any of these sessions, please contact the Publications Team.

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 5742 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 742
Gray’s School of Art – 331
Law School – 245
School of Applied Social Studies – 242
School of Computing – 874
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 557
School of Engineering – 888
School of Health Sciences – 302
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 421
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 890
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 374
National Subsea Centre – 140
Other departments – 86

Downloads

Last month, in July, there were a total of 5142 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 25.08.2022.

CINAHL Complete now available

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to CINAHL Complete, an upgrade from our previous database CINAHL Full Text.

This upgrade increases the amount of full text journals available to you in nursing and allied health subject areas.

The database is available on the A-Z database list but if you would like to take a look now simply follow the link below and log in with your RGU username and password when prompted.

CINAHL Complete

And if you have any queries please contact the library at library@rgu.ac.uk.

 

Encyclopedia of Social Work now available

The library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the Encyclopedia of Social Work.

This is a collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press and content includes over 800 articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, over 200 biographies of key figures in social work history, and more.

The database is available on the A-Z database list but if you would like to take a look now simply follow the link below and log in with your RGU username and password when prompted.

Encyclopedia of Social Work

And if you have any queries please contact the library at library@rgu.ac.uk.