OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.9 – September 2017)

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Welcome to the ninth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,353 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

Additionally, we have recently added the following new project collections:

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 5,094 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (77 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1302 = ROYLE, J. and LAING, A. 2014. The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. International Journal of Information Management [online], 34(2), pages 65-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2013.11.008 (68 downloads)

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (131 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2403 = CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (62 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/850 = BRYANT, M. 2013. The nature and processes of internationalisation at a French Grande Ecole de Management. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (46 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.09.2017).

New semester, new workshops

We’d like to let you know that our new Library KnowHOW workshops and drop-in sessions have started for this semester. You can view and sign up for them here. 

If you’d like to ‘KnowHOW to SearchSMART’ to find books and articles for your assignments or ‘KnowHOW to Reference’ using RGU Harvard then check out our timetable and sign up by clicking on the event you want to attend.

You don’t need to sign up for drop-in sessions – just come to the library at the drop-in times and someone will be on hand to help. And if you’re studying at Gray’s we’ll be on site in GA49 between 9.30-11am tomorrow. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Library and Learning Centre Student Ambassadors Vacancies

AmbassadorThe University Library is recruiting a small team of Student Ambassadors to help with the day-to-day activities in the Library, the Georgina Scott Suth­erland Learning Centre and to assist in on going engagement with students.

Ambassadors will be expected to work for around four hours each week, at an hourly rate of £8.45. If you are interested in joining the Library team as a Student Ambassador, please email your CV together with a short covering letter (approx. 200 words) outlining why you think you would be suitable for the role by midnight on Friday 13th October.

Find out more here

ASPIRE@RGU resource lists for semester 1

The library’s online resource lists service, ASPIRE@RGU, has lots of benefits for students and staff. They:

  • Let you add lots of different material to your list e.g. books, chapters, journal articles, web pages etc.
  • Include easy access to online resources with links on the list that work on and off campus
  • Link in to CampusMoodle modules so the list can be easily located.
  • Provide digitised content in a way that meets the Copyright Licensing Agency’s legal requirements.

So if you are a member of academic staff and would like to find out more about ASPIRE@RGU, how to digitise material and submit a new list or remind yourself about the service and update an exisiting list then please explore the staff guide and contact libaspire@rgu.ac.uk with any questions.