Read & Publish Open Access Agreements for 2022
Zachary Kendal, Scholarly Communications Consultant, discusses the new Read and Publish agreements allowing University of Melbourne researchers to make more of their work open access. A full list of these agreements can be found on the Open Scholarship website. As we begin 2022, the University of Melbourne now has 13 active Read and Publish (R&P) open access (OA) agreements available to …open research, ...
Research impact and engagement: a newbies guide to finding evidence for grants, reporting, promotions etc
Summary: This session is an introduction to how to find citation counts, FWCI, and more using Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science. Description This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of commonly used metrics that researchers may use as evidence of research impact in grant applications. Presenters: Peta Humphreys, Sarah Charing and Fransie Naude By the end of the webinar you will be able to: …webinar, Citati...
Keep up to date and accelerate your research over the summer!
Looking to keep up to date and accelerate your research over the summer? Before you visit a physical library please check the Library Opening Hours and current services pages for the most up to date information. Looking for online resources, check out: Getting Started with Library Research – A series of short videos for University of Melbourne researchers showcasing a range of …metrics, engage...
New Open Access Publishing Agreements
Dimity Flanagan, Manager, Scholarly Communications speaks about the new open access publishing agreements benefiting University of Melbourne researchers. A full list of these agreements can be found on the Open Scholarship website. While the campaign for open access to research has been in flight for decades, recent years have seen the movement gain significant momentum. With the introduction of stronger open …Open access, Sh...
New Research Data Services Directory and Research Data Management website
Managing your research data can be hard when you don't know where to go for help. Have you attended one of our Researcher@Library File Management training sessions and are now looking for more resources? To support you, the Petascale Campus Initiative (PCI) recently launched the Research Data Services Directory and a new Research Data Management (RDM) website on the Research Gateway. These …Electronic reso...
Library Hours and Operations from November 20th – December 24th 2021
It is nearing the end of the year, and that means that the University’s library hours and operations for the rest of 2021 will be a little different to usual. The Baillieu Library and Virtual Library Services will move to reduced Summer hours from Saturday November 20, and our other branches will remain closed until 2022. Please note that University staff and students can only attend campus if they meet the University’s COVID-19 vaccination …Libraries, Rese...
Sign up today for ‘An Editor’s Guide to The Conversation’ Webinar on 30th November 2021
Researchers are invited to attend a free one-hour session on how and why to write for The Conversation. The Conversation Australia attracts more than 20 million unique reads worldwide each month through its Creative Commons republications in outlets that include the ABC, IFL Science, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and many more. PhD candidates who have completed at least two years of …Sharing, Events...
Reference Management – November Sessions
In November we are offering sessions for existing users of the EndNote and Zotero reference management programs. If you are familiar with basics of EndNote and you are ready to use more features or you are working with long documents, you may be interested in the EndNote for Researchers session. Endnote for Researchers Webinar Tuesday 16th November 2021 from 1pm-2pm In this session we …EndNote, Zotero...
Baillieu Library will reopen daily from Monday 8 November 2021
The Baillieu Library will reopen daily from Monday 8 November to Friday 19 November to University staff and students who meet the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Our other libraries currently remain closed but our Virtual Library Service continues. What library services are available? Library service desk remains closed, but you can contact us via the Virtual Library Service for assistance. Access …Libraries
It’s World Digital Preservation Day on the 4th of November 2021!
It’s World Digital Preservation Day on the 4th of November 2021! To celebrate our university work in long-term digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Program team has crafted a video, expertly created by Eva Samaras (Records & Information). Take a look to see some things you can take part in during the week of World Digital Preservation Day. The university’s emerging digital preservation operations …Researching
It is that time of year already! Open Access Week 2021
Open Access Week (25-31 OCT 2021) is a great opportunity for researchers and research audiences alike to consider the challenges and opportunities of open access publishing, with content and events at the University of Melbourne and further afield. As part of the Researcher@Library program we will be hosting two Open Research Workshops this week: Public Access and Your Thesis (October) Tuesday 26 October 2021 11am-12pm Get an overview of everything you …engagement, Dig...
The Visualise Your Thesis 2021 International Awards – Winners announced at eResearch Australasia Conference!
Another Visualise Your Thesis competition year has come to an end – and what a year it’s been! This year saw the competition grow even more, with 25 universities from six countries competing in the 2021 competition. Winners were announced at last week’s eResearch Australasia conference with over 100 hundred people zooming in for the announcement. All finalists’ works are available to view on the Visualise Your Thesis figshare repository This …VYT, Visualise ...
New ‘Getting Started with Library Research’ Video Resources
Are you a graduate research student or academic new to the University of Melbourne? Are you looking for some introductory material about library research? A new series of 8 short videos to assist with getting started with library research have recently been published on the Researcher@Library webpage. Topics range from ‘Library Services and Spaces’ and ‘Searching for Academic Literature’ through to ‘Research Data Management’ and ‘Time Savers – …Electronic reso...
The future of peer review in a changing landscape (2021 Peer Review Series, part 3 of 3)
To end our series on peer review, we will be looking at some of the changes happening in the peer review space and reflect on what’s in store for the future of peer review. For a refresher, in part 1 we discussed why peer review is important and offered some advice for reviewers, then in part 2 we explored different kinds of peer review and offered advice for authors facing review. This week we’re …peer review, Op...
Peer review processes and advice for authors (2021 Peer Review Series, part 2 of 3)
Welcome to the second installment in our three-part series on peer review. Last week we introduced peer review and shared some perspectives on its importance to scholarly research and what makes a good review. This week, we’re again joined by four lead editors of scholarly journals: Dr Esther Levy, Wiley (Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Materials Technologies) Prof William Locke, Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, UoM (Founding Joint Editor of Policy Reviews in Higher Education) Prof Norie Neumark, Honorary Principal Fellow at …peer review, Op...
Register now to secure your place! Research support workshops upcoming in October
The Researcher@Library team is presenting four fantastic webinars this October. Discover the details below and sign up today! Choosing Where to Publish (HASS) (October) Wednesday 6 October 2021 1pm-2pm Book here Choosing Where to Publish (STEMM) (October) Thursday 14 October 2021 11am-12pm Book here Public Access and Your Thesis (October) Tuesday 26 October 2021 11am-12pm Book here Including Open in your Research (October) Thursday 28 October 2021 1pm-2pm Book here These events are part of the …Events, Researc...
An introduction to peer review and some advice for reviewers (2021 Peer Review Series, part 1 of 3)
Welcome to Peer Review Week 2021! PRW is an annual event that highlights the importance of peer review in the scholarly ecosystem. The theme for PRW 2021 is ‘identity in peer review,’ encouraging us to reflect on the role of identity and diversity in the peer review process. This is our first post in a three-part series on peer review. Across this series we will feature the perspectives of four senior editors of academic journals in …peer review, Op...
The University of Melbourne’s 2021 Visualise Your Thesis Awards – We have our winners!
The University of Melbourne’s Visualise Your Thesis competition is now finished, and we have our winners! The 2021 Visualise Your Thesis Competition encouraged graduate researchers to develop essential digital communication skills to effectively convey their complex research to a general audience. It takes the amazing research of the world’s brightest and best graduate researchers and catapults it into the digital age. This …Visualise Your ...
Book Now for the File Management 101 Webinar on September 14
Using digital technologies effectively has become a mainstream requirement for the modern scholar. But how do you manage a tsunami of file formats, storage systems, metadata standards - not to mention the latest digital tools and cloud services - when all you want to do is focus on your research question? To find out, come along to the File Management 101 …Digital tools, ...
You’re Invited! Join us for the announcement of the 2021 University of Melbourne Visualise Your Thesis competition winners!
Visualise Your Thesis is a competition for University of Melbourne Graduate Researchers to present their research topic in a 60 second video, and this year’s winners are soon to be announced. There have been some fantastic entries this year, and you can watch all of them here. You are invited to join the announcement of the 2021 winners, with first prize going on to compete …Visualise Your ...
Kick Start Your Responsible Research with the Office of Research, Ethics and Integrity (OREI)
OREI provides support and advice so you can manage your research ethically and with integrity. OREI provides guidance and systems to support researchers. It plays a vital role in protecting and strengthening the University’s research reputation by: Managing research processes and systems that ensure we maintain the highest ethical and integrity standards Playing an educative role and assisting researchers with, for example: ethics application …Managing inform...
Register for Researcher Connect Tech-Travaganza – coming September 2021!
Dates: Monday 6th - Friday 10th September, 2021 Format: Online via Zoom, click here for more information and registration Researcher Connect Tech-travaganza is a week-long program of workshops, training and panel discussion events for researchers at all stages. Develop your digital research and data skills to expand your research capability, and explore the facilities and platforms available to you. We start the week with a bang on Monday at 10am, with a panel …Data management...
ERC Library Reopening Soon!
As part of the Student Precinct project, the ERC Library will be opening soon after extensive redevelopment. The refurbished library features the print book collection, study spaces, project rooms, chill-out pods, and much more. This is the second building to be completed (the 1888 Building was completed in late 2020) as part of the Student Precinct project, which encompasses seven new or refurbished buildings and reinvigorated …Libraries, Rese...
Upcoming Reference Management Support Sessions
Want to learn about Reference Management resources? Need to brush up on your skills? The University of Melbourne Library supports the use of the EndNote and Zotero reference management programs. To learn more about which may be right for you, check out the options for managing references guide, and then attend the upcoming RefMan webinars for University of Melbourne staff and students: Endnote for Beginners (Webinar) Monday 16th August …Reference Manag...
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- Managing Data @ Melbourne
Complete six short modules on good data management & to draft your Data Management Plan. Self-paced learning online via LMS Canvas for Unimelb users.Enrol Now
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- Researcher Connect
Explore webinar recordings & resources on digital tools, research strategies & support services to enhance your research.Explore
- Grad Space (LMS)
For all graduate researchers currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne. Explore workshop and training in your Calendar, and find links to key research support services.Visit now
- Thesis Writers’ Community (LMS)
Develop your writing skills from the outset to final submission alongside other thesis writers at the University. Facilitated by Academic Skills and offering online resources that you can use and interact with at different stages in your thesis writing.Join now
- Graduate Researcher Network
Hosted by the Gradate Student Association (GSA) the Graduate Researcher Network is a program designed to help graduate researchers succeed in their candidature while building new friendships and connections across disciplines.Join now
- Counselling & Psychological Services
For free, confidential, short-term professional counselling, as well as free workshops on a range of personal development, mental health and well-being topics each semester.Book now
- Research Gateway
Have a research question and not sure where to start? Get one-on-one support via online chat, a dedicated Research Helpline (+61 3 834 40999) or use this Directory of University research services and resources.Chat now
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