LGBT History month: Thanks for your support

As LGBT History month draws to a close, we wanted to thank you for stopping by our display of LGBT books and DVDs and for your positive comments.

Just because the display is coming down doesn’t mean you can’t still access some of our latest additions to stock.

Why not borrow one of our DVDs?

Milk tells the story of American activist Harvey Milk, while Before Stonewall examines the gay community before the Stonewall riot in New York.

Pride brings to life the experiences of a group of London-based LGBT activists who provided support to miners during the strike in the 1980s.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.26 – February 2019)

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

Service Updates

The Publications Team have now begun the preparation for migrating our internal records and repository records to the Worktribe research information system. We will not be adding any new research outputs to our internal records or to the repository until Monday 11th March. This should not cause any problems in terms of our compliance with the REF Open Access requirements, as long as all researchers send us the accepted versions of their journal articles and conference papers as soon as possible after they have been accepted for publication.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this transition period and we will continue to keep you updated of our progress. If you have any questions, please contact the Publications Team.

Content

The repository currently contains 3,176 links between Schools and outputs (some records are linked to multiple Schools and therefore included in this figure more than once). Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/3309 = SREERAMAREDDYGARI, M., KEMPAHANUMAKKAGARI, S., MAHESH, P., THIPPESWAMY, R., DEVARAMANI, S., MARDI, R.R., CARLOS, F. and GOVINDAPPA, B. 2019. A novel mixed matrix membrane of phenolphthalein hydrazide and polysulfone for the detection of copper ions in environmental water samples. Environmental progress and sustainable energy [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13167.

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

Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 13,852 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • 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.. (235 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/234 = CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (187 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (182 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (26.02.2019).

LGBT History Month: Good as You

If you haven’t visited our display of books and DVDs for LGBT History Month there is still time. We look forward to seeing you in the welcome area of the library.

Why not have a look at one of our latest editions to stock? Good As You by Paul Flynn covers 30 years of gay life in Britain and includes “candid interviews from major protagonists, such as Kylie, Russell T Davies, Will Young, Holly Johnson and Lord Chris Smith, as well as the relative unknowns crucial to the gay community”.

REMINDER: Temporary freeze on additions to OpenAIR from late February

This is a reminder that the Publications Team will not be adding any new research outputs to our internal records or to the repository from 5pm on Tuesday 26th February until 9am on Monday 11th March.

This is an essential step in our implementation of Worktribe’s Outputs module and will ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. This should not cause any problems in terms of our compliance with the REF Open Access requirements, as long as all researchers send us the accepted versions of their journal articles and conference papers as soon as possible after they have been accepted for publication.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this transition period and will let you know if there are any adjustments to the dates stated above. If you have any questions, please contact the repository librarian at g.r.bray@rgu.ac.uk

LGBT History month: Icons & everyday heroes

 

 

 

 

 

February is LGBT history month and during the month we will be highlighting some of our LGBT themed books and DVDs.

Among our recent additions to stock is Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas’s autobiography Proud.  Described by The Guardian as “achingly honest” it tells the story of Gareth’s struggle with his sexuality and what it was like to come out as a famous sportsman.

Pride & Joy: LGBTQ activists, icons and everyday heroes tells the stories of writers such as Emma Donoghue (author of Room which was subsequently made into an Oscar winning film) and everyday heroes like firefighters, scientists and business people being true to themselves and living their lives openly in the community.

If you haven’t had a chance already why not stop by our display of LGBT books and DVDs in the welcome area of the library or view our online list of recent LGBT eBooks.