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OSC Librarian Training 2017-2018

Programme of events provided by Office of Scholarly Communication
(Tue 24 Oct 2017 - Mon 13 Aug 2018)

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Tue 24 Oct 2017 – Mon 13 Aug 2018

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October 2017

Tue 24
How to Spot a Predatory Publisher (Webinar for Librarians) new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar

'Dear esteemed author…'

So-called predatory publishers regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers. With the emphasis on publishing as a measure of academic success still strong it can be easy to give in to temptation and flattery but this can do more harm than good to a future career.

This session will look at the problem of predatory publishers using case studies. Attendees will be given tips on how to spot a predatory publisher or conference and the best advice to offer if one of their researchers has been approached.

February 2018

Tue 6
The Publishing Trap (for librarians) new Finished 10:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

The creators of the hugely successful Copyright Card Game bring their new board game to Cambridge. Looking at the world of scholarly communication this interactive game aims to offer librarians a better understanding of the implications of copyright on the publication process. Players will be guided through the different stages of a researchers career from PhD submission to Professorship, making decisions on a range of scenarios. The aim of the game is to develop an understanding of how money, copyright and publishing models will impact a career.

This session offers a chance to both play the game with the creators and learn how to guide your own researchers through the game.

March 2018

Tue 13
Managing Data Management: Getting Started with Data Management Plan Support new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Librarians are used to dealing with data in all its forms but sometimes researchers aren't so sure. Many funders now require evidence from the researcher of how they plan to manage the data they use and collect during the research process and this often has to be tailored to specific guidelines. This presents a great opportunity for library staff to work with the research community but how do they get started?

Join the OSC to learn more about what a data management plan is, why they are necessary, the different information needed, how to complete one and how to support someone in completing theirs. This interactive train-the-trainer workshop will include a mix of presentations and activities with a chance to put your new knowledge into practice.

Mon 19
Easter App Hunt: Twitter for Librarians new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Are you completely new to Twitter and struggling to start? Or are you already on Twitter but know you could be making better use of it to promote yourself and your library? Join Librarians In Training for an interactive workshop aimed at helping librarians to make the most of their time online.

Offered as part of the Librarians In Training Easter App Hunt this interactive session will give you the chance to enhance your Twitter skills. For those new to the platform there will be guidance on what Twitter can be used for and how to get started whilst those already using Twitter will benefit from learning how to engage library users, promote their service and enhance their own professional network.

The session will include both advice and practical exercises so you can put your new knowledge to the test.

Tue 20
Dimensions: A New Research Analysis Tool new Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

You know about Symplectic Elements as a way to gather the outputs of our research community but have you ever wanted to know more about the connections between funding and publications?

Digital Science, the makers of Symplectic Elements, have recently launched a new product called Dimensions. Dimensions integrates with Elements to link grants, publications, citations, clinical trials and patents and enables us to take a completely different view of what our research community is doing.

Join Dr Juergen Wastl from the Research Information Office for a demonstration of how the institutional instance of Dimensions works, ask any questions and get some hands on experience with the system.

For a sneak preview, the publication instance of Dimensions is available to all here.

April 2018

Thu 12
Text and Data Mining: One Year On new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Todd-Hamied

In February 2017, about 30 library staff met to discuss what University of Cambridge libraries could offer in the way of Text and Data Mining Services. Since then, various initiatives, discussions and events to move this issue forward have taken place. In this meeting a summary of the last year's activities, with particular emphasis on the main outcomes, will be presented, there will be an update on some initiatives currently in progress and there will be an opportunity to discuss the way ahead.

The session will take place at the Department of Chemistry in the Todd-Hamied Meeting Room.

May 2018

Thu 3
Open Access Update 2018 (Webinar for librarians) new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar

What's new in Open Access for 2018?

Open Access is a fast moving area but it can be hard to find the time to keep up. This webinar on Open Access offers a brief update on the biggest changes both within Cambridge and the wider world in the last year.

Mon 21
Research Data Management Recap (for librarians) new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Are you new to research data management or in need of a refresher? Join the OSC for a recap of all things RDM in an accessible one hour workshop.

This session will feature a whistle stop tour through the dos and don'ts of RDM in order to give attendees a brief overview of some of the major issues.

This session is being offered in conjunction with the new course Managing Data Management: Getting Started with Data Management Plan Support. The courses may be taken separately or as a pair to suit the needs of the individual learner.

June 2018

Thu 7
Managing Data Management: Getting Started with Data Management Plan Support (for librarians) new Finished 14:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Librarians are used to dealing with data in all its forms but sometimes researchers aren't so sure. Many funders now require evidence from the researcher of how they plan to manage the data they use and collect during the research process and this often has to be tailored to specific guidelines. This presents a great opportunity for library staff to work with the research community but how do they get started?

Join the OSC to learn more about what a data management plan is, why they are necessary, the different information needed, how to complete one and how to support someone in completing theirs. This interactive train-the-trainer workshop will include a mix of presentations and activities with a chance to put your new knowledge into practice.

July 2018

Thu 12
How to help researchers navigate Open Access requirements (for librarians and administrators) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Are the researchers in your department confused about what they need to do about Open Access?

This support session will equip you to help them understand:

  • what Open Access policies actually mean for researchers across the disciplines
  • what they are required to do in order for their research to be eligible for REF 2021

Dr Arthur Smith of the Office of Scholarly Communication will discuss everything you need to know to guide researchers through the process of making research Open Access, and will demonstrate how to manage key tasks in Symplectic Elements.

Fri 20
How to help researchers navigate Open Access requirements (for librarians and administrators) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Are the researchers in your department confused about what they need to do about Open Access?

This support session will equip you to help them understand:

  • what Open Access policies actually mean for researchers across the disciplines
  • what they are required to do in order for their research to be eligible for REF 2021

Dr Arthur Smith of the Office of Scholarly Communication will discuss everything you need to know to guide researchers through the process of making research Open Access, and will demonstrate how to manage key tasks in Symplectic Elements.

Tue 24
How to help researchers navigate Open Access requirements (for librarians and administrators) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Are the researchers in your department confused about what they need to do about Open Access?

This support session will equip you to help them understand:

  • what Open Access policies actually mean for researchers across the disciplines
  • what they are required to do in order for their research to be eligible for REF 2021

Dr Arthur Smith of the Office of Scholarly Communication will discuss everything you need to know to guide researchers through the process of making research Open Access, and will demonstrate how to manage key tasks in Symplectic Elements.

August 2018

Wed 1
How to help researchers navigate Open Access requirements (for librarians and administrators) new Finished 14:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Are the researchers in your department confused about what they need to do about Open Access?

This support session will equip you to help them understand:

  • what Open Access policies actually mean for researchers across the disciplines
  • what they are required to do in order for their research to be eligible for REF 2021

Dr Arthur Smith of the Office of Scholarly Communication will discuss everything you need to know to guide researchers through the process of making research Open Access, and will demonstrate how to manage key tasks in Symplectic Elements.

Tue 7
How to help researchers navigate Open Access requirements (for librarians and administrators) new Finished 14:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Are the researchers in your department confused about what they need to do about Open Access?

This support session will equip you to help them understand:

  • what Open Access policies actually mean for researchers across the disciplines
  • what they are required to do in order for their research to be eligible for REF 2021

Dr Arthur Smith of the Office of Scholarly Communication will discuss everything you need to know to guide researchers through the process of making research Open Access, and will demonstrate how to manage key tasks in Symplectic Elements.

Mon 13
How to help researchers navigate Open Access requirements (for librarians and administrators) new Finished 14:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Are the researchers in your department confused about what they need to do about Open Access?

This support session will equip you to help them understand:

  • what Open Access policies actually mean for researchers across the disciplines
  • what they are required to do in order for their research to be eligible for REF 2021

Dr Arthur Smith of the Office of Scholarly Communication will discuss everything you need to know to guide researchers through the process of making research Open Access, and will demonstrate how to manage key tasks in Symplectic Elements.