Showing posts from February, 2023

The Bookseller: online access to current issues now available

The Bookseller is the essential publication for the publishing industry and the book trade in the UK and Ireland. It started publication in 1858 and it is published weekly. Online access to current issues of  The Bookseller  including the latest published issue is now available  via the  library catalogue record .  A ccess includes articles, author profiles, bestseller charts, previews, rights deals etc.  Note that you will need to register at:  with your email address in order to access the current issues.   Collection Development

Scheduled maintenance on MedicinesComplete

Scheduled maintenance on MedicinesComplete 18th - 19th February, 07:00 - 19:00 (GMT) We would like to make you aware that during this window you may encounter brief periods of downtime, during which you might be unable to access MedicinesComplete. Essential infrastructure maintenance work will be undertaken during this time and appreciate your patience and understanding. Should you have any questions please go to

FAIR Data and Open Outputs

Open Scholarship is our staff development focus this month. It encompasses eight pillars one of which is FAIR data and Open Outputs. FAIR is the acronym used to describe data that is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. The move towards a culture of Open Scholarship and FAIR and Open Outputs is accelerating. An increasing number of funding bodies such as the European Commission, Science Foundation Ireland, the Health Research Board and the Irish Research Council require that funding recipients make their research data FAIR and open. They are required to submit a Data Management Plan demonstrating how they will do so as part of their funding applications. FAIR data and Open Outputs makes the verification and re-use of research data possible, ensures the continuity of research as staff/researchers change, facilitates collaboration and minimizes duplication of effort and waste of resources. The library provides information, advice and training related to FAIR and Open Output

Open Voices Interview on Rights Retention Strategy at the University of Aberdeen

Open Voices Interview with Emma Francis, University of Aberdeen Rights Retention is a tool to help academic authors retain rights over their manuscripts. It means that an institution or an author asserts copyright to the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) of a publication and informs the publisher of that fact when submitting a paper. This enables the sharing of an AAM in a repository without an embargo in a legal way. In the past months a number of UK universities have published such Rights Retention policies.  One of the early adopters is Aberdeen University . Today we speak with Emma Francis , Open Research Manager at the University of Aberdeen Library , about their institutional Rights Retention policy and other interesting Open developments in Aberdeen.   Hardy: Hi, Emma, thanks for talking to us! Before we get to the interesting things that you do at the University of Aberdeen can you please introduce yourself? Emma : I'm Emma Francis, the Open Research Manager. I man