Open Access Week Coming Soon!

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From Monday 23rd through Friday 27th October, the Library will be doing a variety of activities to celebrate Open Access Week – an international event about open access to research.

To find out more about Open Access and our plans for Open Access Week, check out our researcher guide: http://libguides.rgu.ac.uk/openaccess/OAweek

If you have any questions not answered by our guide, feel free to contact us at publications@rgu.ac.uk

We hope to see you at one of our stands or drop-ins!

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.8 – August 2017)

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Welcome to the eighth 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 2,316 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2476 = ANDERSON, A.R. and LENT, M. [2017]. Enterprising the rural: creating a social value chain. Journal of Rural Studies, (accepted).
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2474 = BAXTER, G. 2014. Local heroes or village idiots? Press portrayal of opponents of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Presented at the Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association annual conference (MeCCSA 2014), 8-10 January 2014, Bournemouth, UK.

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 4,683 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. (91 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. (152 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. (58 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1021 = ADAM, I.S. 2014. An Empirical Investigation of the Efficiency, Effectiveness and Economy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s Management of Nigeria’s Upstream Petroleum Sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (52 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (29.08.2017).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.6 – June 2017)

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Welcome to the sixth 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 2,223 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2388 = BREMNER, P.A.M. 2017. From fourth year to the outside world: are we making our fashion graduates ‘work ready’ – are their skills transferable into the workplace? Presented at the 3rd International enhancement in higher education conference: inspiring excellence, transforming the student experience, 6-8 June 2017, Glasgow, UK.

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 6,360 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. (121 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (404 downloads)
  • 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. (153 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. (89 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (22.06.2017).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.5 – May 2017)

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Welcome to the fifth 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 2,168 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2335 = ALSAAD, D., ALOBAIDLY, S., ABDULROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AHMED, A., ALHAIL, M. 2017. Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management [online], 13, pages 625-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S132294

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 6,817 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. (128 downloads)

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (445 downloads)
  • 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. (170 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. (94 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (30.05.2017).

OpenAIR resources now on the library catalogue

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In order to expand the number of ways in which people can discover the open access resources archived on OpenAIR (a database of research produced by RGU’s own academics), we have now enabled searches on the library catalogue to display results from OpenAIR.

When searching for material exclusively from OpenAIR through the library catalogue, simply do the following:

1. Enter your search term in the ‘Find Books and Articles’ search on the catalogue.

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2. Select the ‘Articles’ tab on the results page (this will display all material from OpenAIR, not just journal articles).

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3. Locate the ‘Content Provider’ filter on the right-hand side of the screen (it’s near the bottom). Select ‘OpenAIR@RGU’ from the list of content providers.

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4. Now the only results displayed for your search will be those available on OpenAIR. Clicking on ‘View Content’ will take you through to the record on OpenAIR, where you can view the full text.