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A visit opens new avenues for research: the House of Commons Library

Wednesday was a pretty special day for me as I managed to get on the Annual Open Day for Librarians and Information officers at the House of Commons Library which is offered to members of the M25 Consortium of Academic … Continue reading

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What’s all the huha about? ‘Altmetrics’: uncovering the invisible in research

There’s been a lot of debate about the validity of impact factors over the years (and there have been many attempts to measure impact but none wholly accurate).  Just this week on Twitter, the discussion took off again after the … Continue reading

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How digitally literate are you?

How digitally literate are researchers and researcher development professionals? How is digital technology being used for research and to develop researchers? At what rate are higher education institutions embedding digital literacies in researcher development? In order to answer some of … Continue reading

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RSS: Keeping up with research

I am often asked by students how to keep current with new research output and my advice is to set up alerts using some of the new (RSS) and not so new (Email) technologies available to us.  Before I begin … Continue reading

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“Research supervisors and information literacy”

A report commissioned by the Research Information Network (RIN) on the role of research supervisors in information literacy has just been published. I hope to highlight the findings of this report at the first research supervisors training session in mid-November.  … Continue reading

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Twitter for researchers

This Friday, on the ‘Information and Literature Searching’ course, we will be discussing ways in which the micro-blogging site Twitter can help PhD students keep abreast of research in their area.  It is for this reason that the blog post … Continue reading

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Introducing the Research Support & Special Collections Librarian

This is my first blog post on Newsam News as Research Support and Special Collections Librarian since joining the IOE’s Newsam Library in August this year. Let me begin by introducing myself . . . . I was born in … Continue reading

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