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Monday 20 November

10:00
Tour of the UL Music Department, including behind the scenes visit new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A tour of the University Library Music Department, including a visit of our closed access material behind the scenes.

10:15
ATLA for Undergraduates [Places] 10:15 - 10:45 Faculty of Divinity, Room 2

An introduction to the use of the specialist Theology and Religious studies bibliographic database ATLA for undergraduates, providing information on how to make the most effective use of this resource; of particular relevance to those preparing or working on a dissertation and wanting to acquire wider bibliographic information on a specific topic.

14:00
Managing your research data effectively and working reproducibly [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

This workshop will work through the challenges around managing research data as well as the benefits of working reproducibly. Participants will be provided with guidance and resources on how to effectively manage projects and avoid data loss throughout the research process.

You will hear of what can happen if researchers do not manage their data well as well as what happens to research data after the end of a project, such as how to share and store data in a long-term and sustainable way. It is never too early to start thinking about these things, so get a head start on your research data management practices now!

Tuesday 21 November

10:00
Medicine: Literature Searching for Allied Health Professionals new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session covering the Cinahl database, targeted at allied health professionals. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

11:15
Bibliographic Searching for TRS Researchers [Places] 11:15 - 11:45 Faculty of Divinity, Room 7

Introduction to Bibliographic Searching in Theology and Religious Studies will give a brief overview of the issues of searching for publications in general, and follow this up with searching the specialist Theology and Religious studies bibliographic database ATLA and Index Theologicus.

12:00
Getting recognition for your own research new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

This session will introduce participants to the wonderful world of open access, pre-prints, ORCiD, Symplectic and even Creative Commons licencing. All these tools and systems can help you gain recognition and keep ownership of your research, as well as sharing it widely with others raising your research profile all at the same time.

The session will open with a presentation and will then move into a 1-2-1 focused drop-in clinic where participants can explore individual tools with help from library staff.

Session structure:

12pm-1pm: Presentation overview of the tools and services covered in session

1pm-2pm: Drop-in clinic with 1-2-1 support from librarians looking at tools individually

While the session has a STEM focus, it is open to all University members. Booking not required but is strongly encouraged so we have an idea of numbers.

Wednesday 22 November

10:00
Publishing your research effectively [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

This session will cover the things you need to consider in order to reach your audience effectively through publication. It will introduce how you should decide which academic journal is most appropriate for your research, including considerations such as journal rankings, publication times, fees and your own publication history. It will also cover the concept of using pre-print servers before publication - when and where to post your work and the benefits it can bring.

11:30
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

12:15
Bibliographic Searching for TRS Researchers [Places] 12:15 - 12:45 Faculty of Divinity, Room 7

Introduction to Bibliographic Searching in Theology and Religious Studies will give a brief overview of the issues of searching for publications in general, and follow this up with searching the specialist Theology and Religious studies bibliographic database ATLA and Index Theologicus.

12:45

Presentation and Q&A discussion on all matters relating to image copyright. This will be an informal brown-bag session, so feel free to bring your lunch.

14:30
Tour of the UL Music Department, including behind the scenes visit new [Places] 14:30 - 15:30 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A tour of the University Library Music Department, including a visit of our closed access material behind the scenes.

Thursday 23 November

13:00
Tools to track the impact of your publications on social media new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Politics and International Studies, Alison Richard Building, S2

Collecting impact evidence from social media of publications, conference papers or any other scholarly output can be complicated and time-consuming. In this session, we'll introduce you to a number of tools that can help to streamline and simplify these processes: IFTTT, Storify, Twitter analytics, Altmetric and ImpactStory.

Friday 24 November

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

11:00
Tour of the UL Music Department, including behind the scenes visit new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Entrance Hall

A tour of the University Library Music Department, including a visit of our closed access material behind the scenes.

12:00
Medicine: Writing for Publication new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

A course designed to take you step-by-step through academic writing and publication, with tips and resources to make writing up as simple as possible. The course will demystify the peer-review process, and help you to improve the precision and clarity of your academic writing.

14:00
Making your research impactful [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

This session explores why you should share your all research as widely as possible and how you can go about doing so. It will demonstrate the potential that Open Research can have in maximising exposure for your work and how you can track and trace how your research is being shared online.

Monday 27 November

10:30
Orientation Tour [Places] 10:30 - 11:15 University Library

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

14:00
Divinity Faculty: UL Tour new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Faculty of Divinity, Lightfoot Room

We start with an orientation session at the Divinity Faculty (ca. 45 minutes), followed by a tour of the University Library (ca. 30 minutes) for Divinity Faculty members, led by members of the Divinity Faculty Library staff.

Tuesday 28 November

14:00
Medicine: Literature Searching for Doctors new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

One session covering the Medline database, targeted at doctors. Learn how to get the best out of your literature searches.

Wednesday 29 November

10:00
Managing your online presence new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

This session will introduce participants to the wide range of platforms and services that are available to help you manage your online presence as a researcher. We'll look at academic tools like ORCID, Google Scholar and ResearchGate/Academia.edu, as well as more social ones such as Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. We'll also have discussions around issues such as the risks of sharing research through these platforms and reaching wider audiences. We will also show participants how to flip these tools and use them to access research for their own work too.

11:30
Getting started with Non-Print Legal Deposit new Not bookable 11:30 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library: Reading Room

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library by its publishers, and to five other major libraries, including Cambridge University Library, that request it. Since April 2013 Legal Deposit has included material published digitally and online.

Non-print Legal Deposit material is accessed via designated PCs in the University Library and Affiliated Libraries.

With the amount of material now deposited electronically increasing, the University Library is offering informal training sessions with staff from the Reference Department. Whether you require a general overview or have specific enquiries, these sessions will be of help to you.

A member of staff will be available from 11.30-12.00 every Wednesday. There is no need to book a place; please make yourself known to staff at the enquiry desk in the main Reading Room.

Thursday 30 November

09:00

Cambridge University Library is one of the top research libraries in the world and holds over 8 million items. If you are a member of Library staff at a college, department or faculty library and would like to give your students introductory tours of the UL, then we would love to help you gain the knowledge and confidence to do that.

Email us today (research-skills@lib.cam.ac.uk) to organise a one-to-one tour with an experienced member of UL staff. We will guide you through the orientation tour route that we use for our own tours and can answer any questions that you may have.

14:00
Medicine: Managing Your Bibliography [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

How to take the bile out of your bibliography, and ensure that it's not the most time-consuming part of your work. A variety of tools will be showcased: EndNote, EndNoteWeb, Zotero, Mendeley.

Friday 1 December

09:00
iDiscover: Drop-in Surgery new Not bookable 09:00 - 10:15 Cambridge University Library: General Enquiries Helpdesk (Main landing above the Entrance Hall)

Need help with iDiscover? Call in at the General Enquiries Helpdesk (on the landing above the Entrance Hall) where a member of Library staff will be able to help you search our print and online collections, answer any questions you have, or give you a general overview.

Every Friday between 9.00 and 10.15.

15:00
Do you really own your research? Copyright, collaboration, and Creative Commons new [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

You own your own research right? Well it depends. In this session we will explore the sometimes very complicated world of copyright and what can happen when you publish your work. We'll also introduce you to concepts such as third party copyright, and how you can use existing licencing tools to maximise the reach of your research as well as using other peoples work to advance your own, but legally.