Open Access Week Events / Digwyddiad Wythnos Mynediad Agored: Aberystwyth a Bangor

Bydd y siaradwyr gwadd yn y ddau ddigwyddiad yn cynnwys:

  • Ben Johnson o HEFCE a fydd yn siarad am y gofynion REF ar gyfer Mynediad Agored
  • Roger Tritton o JISC Collections a fydd yn siarad am eu gwaith yn archwilio modelau busnes potensial ar gyfer monograffau mynediad agored i’r dyniaethau a’r gwyddorau cymdeithasol
  • Dr Nicola Stead, Golygydd Cyswllt, PLOS One, rhan o Public Library of Sciences (PLOS)
  • Eva-Maria Scheer, Uwch Reolwr Gwerthiant Mynediad Agored Wiley
  • Daniel Wilkinson, Swyddog Gwerthiant BioMed Central

Dydd Iau 23ain Hydref. 12-4pm. Prifysgol Bangor. I archebu lle cysylltwch â c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk <mailto:c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk>

Dydd Gwener 24ain Hydref. 09:30-13:00. Prifysgol Aberystwyth. I archebu lle cysylltwch â openaccess@aber.ac.uk

Mae’r rhain yn ddigwyddiadau rhad ac am ddim. Bydd manylion pellach yn cael eu hanfon atoch ar gadarnhad o’ch archeb.

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OPEN ACCESS WEEK EVENTS: ABERYSTWYTH AND BANGOR UNIVERSITIES

Guest Speakers who will be attending both events include:

  • Ben Johnson from HEFCE who will talk about REF requirements for Open Access
  • Roger Tritton from JISC Collections who will talk about their work in exploring potential business models for humanities and social sciences (HSS) open access monographs
  • Dr Nicola Stead, Associate Editor, PLOS ONE at Public Library of Sciences (PLOS)
  • Eva-Maria Scheer, Open Access Senior Sales Manager at Wiley
  • Daniel Wilkinson, Sales Executive at BioMed Central

Thursday 23rd October.  12-4pm. Bangor University. To book a place please contact c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk

Friday 24th October.  9:30am-1pm.  Aberystwyth University.  To book a place please contact openaccess@aber.ac.uk

These are free events.  Further details will be sent to you on confirmation of booking.

Further information regarding open access week can be accessed here.

Why I #LoveLibraries and #CaruLlyfrgelloedd

rachael whitfield:

Thanks to Alyson Tyler for this blog post. The #LoveLibraries#CaruLlyfrgelloedd campaign is an all Wales libraries cross-sectoral campaign.

Originally posted on Alyson's Welsh libraries blog:

LoveLibrariesAquaIn Wales the #LoveLibraries (or in Welsh #CaruLlyfrgelloedd) campaign has just started (mid Oct 2014). This, mostly social media, campaign is seeking to promote fantastic library services, activities and staff, and also to increase membership by getting existing members to encourage someone else to join.

By using the hashtags, bilingual Twibbon and joining the Thunderclap (yep, the latter two were new to me too, shame on me!) recently, it made me think about why I love libraries. Here’s some of my reasons, in no particular order:

  • access to more books than I could possibly read, ever
  • all types of fiction to suit all tastes
  • friendly, neutral, non-invasive, welcoming spaces, with no hidden agenda
  • lovely helpful, friendly staff
  • free
  • always trying new things
  • socially equalising
  • community information – the place to go to find something out
  • the opportunties – through all that they do.

As I’ve aged (gracefully?), libraries have always…

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Originally posted on 23 (more) Librarians:
23 Librarians will be relaunching next week – and this time we have a partner! 23 Llyfrgellydd is Welsh for 23 Librarians, and here Kristine Chapman, the new blog’s editor introduces herself.  Next week, in…

Event: Digital and Information Literacies and the Researcher @ Cardiff Uni 28-11-14

Venue: Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University, Cathays Park, Cardiff, 10.00– 16.00, Friday November 28th 2014.

We are pleased to invite you to attend this event organised by librarians from Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) and the Great Western 4 libraries. This will be an ideal opportunity to share ideas and expertise on the theme of research support with colleagues from across Wales, the South-West and further afield.

The keynote speaker will be the distinguished IL researcher and practitioner Moira Bent from Newcastle University. Moira is a National Teaching Fellow and is co-author of the SCONUL 7 Pillars and the research lens for HE. She is also co-author of numerous articles and monographs in the field of research support including ‘Providing Effective Library Services for Research’ (Facet 2007).

Other speakers include Kate Bradbury (Cardiff University) on supporting the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Sam Oakley & Claire Boucher who will discuss innovative research support initiatives at Swansea University.

The day will also feature a lively TeachMeet covering an array of topics relating to assisting researchers acquire knowledge and skills in fields such as social media, data management and open access publishing.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an informative and enjoyable day. You can book your place by contacting Caroline Huxtable (Caroline.M.Huxtable@exeter.ac.uk). Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first -come first-served’ basis.

Regards,

Nigel Morgan

http://cardiffteachmeet.wordpress.com

Research Libraries UK new Strategy document 2014-17

Research Libraries UK has launched a new strategy for 2014-17 entitled Powering Scholarship. The Strategy focuses on 5 major areas:

1. A Collective Approach: Re-shaping the modern research library
A Collective Approach: Re-shaping the modern research library collection
• Work towards a shared approach to the management of print, manuscript and
archive collections across RLUK
• Campaign for an ethical and effective market for subscribed and purchased
material
• Coordinate and rationalise digital collections across RLUK
2. Open Scholarship: Creating a new environment for the communication of research outputs
• Promote innovative models for open access journals, monographs and textbooks
• Explore new forms of scholarly communication
• Encourage innovation in research data management (RDM)
3. Nothing Hidden, Nothing Lost: Exposing and exploiting our collections
• Uncover hidden collections
• Develop and support services to facilitate seamless and frictionless resource
discovery
• Encourage greater engagement of RLUK libraries in the wider cultural landscape
4. Mapping a changing research landscape: the role of libraries in research and researcher training
• Map trends in research processes and researcher behaviour
• Identify key areas where libraries can add value
• Promote the role of libraries to contribute more actively to research training
5. A Creative Community: Nurturing leadership, innovation and skills throughout our libraries
• Provide thought leadership through debate and discussion, promoting ‘bestpractice’,
creative thinking and innovation in all aspects of research library activity
• Engage RLUK members in measuring and demonstrating the value of their libraries
• Nurture new skills and competences within member libraries”

The full report can be accessed from the RLUK website

The National Library of Wales and Cardiff University Information Services are both members of RLUK

HEW relaunches itself as Universities Wales

From 22 September 2014 Higher Education Wales (HEW) is re-launching as ‘Universities Wales’. The purpose of the new name is to help make it clear that they represent universities in Wales rather than higher education in a more general sense. The name also signals a new focus in their work – both at home and abroad – raising awareness of the ground-breaking work taking place at campuses across the country, and the vital contribution the sector makes to the nation’s economy and future prosperity.

Further information about changes to the website address and staff contact details can be found on the Universities Wales website

Aberystwyth & Bangor open access events

Digwyddiad Wythnos Mynediad Agored: Prifysgolion ABERYSTWYTH a BANGOR

Bydd y siaradwyr gwadd yn y ddau ddigwyddiad yn cynnwys:

  • Ben Johnson o HEFCE a fydd yn siarad am y gofynion REF ar gyfer Mynediad Agored
  • Roger Tritton o JISC Collections a fydd yn siarad am eu gwaith yn archwilio modelau busnes potensial ar gyfer monograffau mynediad agored i’r dyniaethau a’r gwyddorau cymdeithasol
  • Dr Nicola Stead, Golygydd Cyswllt, PLOS One, rhan o Public Library of Sciences (PLOS)
  • Eva-Maria Scheer, Uwch Reolwr Gwerthiant Mynediad Agored Wiley
  • Daniel Wilkinson, Swyddog Gwerthiant BioMed Central

 

Dydd Iau, 23 Hydref. 12-4pm. Prifysgol Bangor. I archebu lle cysylltwch â

 

Dydd Iau 23ain Hydref. 12-4pm. Prifysgol Bangor. I archebu lle cysylltwch â c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk <mailto:c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk>

Dydd Gwener 24ain Hydref. 09:30-13:00. Prifysgol Aberystwyth. I archebu lle cysylltwch â openaccess@aber.ac.uk
Mae’r rhain yn ddigwyddiadau rhad ac am ddim. Bydd manylion pellach yn cael eu hanfon atoch ar gadarnhad o’ch archeb.

 

 OPEN ACCESS WEEK EVENTS: ABERYSTWYTH AND BANGOR UNIVERSITIES

Guest Speakers who will be attending both events include:

  • Ben Johnson from HEFCE who will talk about REF requirements for Open Access
  • Roger Tritton from JISC Collections who will talk about their work in exploring potential business models for humanities and social sciences (HSS) open access monographs
  • Dr Nicola Stead, Associate Editor, PLOS ONE at Public Library of Sciences (PLOS)
  • Eva-Maria Scheer, Open Access Senior Sales Manager at Wiley
  • Daniel Wilkinson, Sales Executive at BioMed Central

 

Thursday 23rd October.  12-4pm. Bangor University. To book a place please contact c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk

Friday 24th October.  9:30am-1pm.  Aberystwyth University.  To book a place please contact openaccess@aber.ac.uk

These are free events.  Further details will be sent to you on confirmation of booking