Open Access Week

Open Access Week: October 22-28. 

The theme for 2018 is “Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge”.

International Open Access Week is an opportunity to hear more about open access and engage with events that are happening at a QUT campus near you.

This year we are doing things a little differently. We are bringing this message directly to the researchers by taking our Open Access Bike on the road to faculties, institutes, across both campuses to meet with research staff and students and chat with them about the benefits of open access.

Researchers are invited to pop by to our open access pop-up trailer, find out more about open access, win some open access goodies, and make their own open access badges.

For academics who publish openly, the benefits include:

  • increased readership for open articles
  • increased academic usage through more citations.
  • depositing in an OA repository for free – such as QUT’s ePrints appears the best way to boost citations
  • open articles are better connected into global systems for sharing information, which means ultimately they can have wider societal impact.

See the flyer for events coming to a campus near you.

DMRC Friday Seminar and Book Launch

The Digital Media Research Centre Fridays Seminar Series 2018 continues on June 22 at 1 – 3pm with four exciting presentations! Join us to hear about the latest research being generated by Centre members and research students.

Please register to attend at the Eventbrite site.

After the seminar, all are welcome to stay for the launch of DMRC member Terry Flew’s new book, recently published by Palgrave: Understanding Global Media (second edition). More information is available on the DMRC website.

Event details:
Friday 22 June, 1-3pm
Room 607, Building Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Contact us at dmrc@qut.edu.au for further information.

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Research Data Training – a course for HDRs & Early Career Researchers

A new, free training course for QUT researchers (including doctoral students, recent graduates and early career researchers).

In this 2 hour session, you’ll consider your data across the whole research lifecycle – from planning and collecting, to curating and publishing. At every stage, we’ll point you to resources, tools, and opportunities to learn more.

The session will be delivered as a series of lightning talks and multimedia. You’ll hear from a range of experts and academics. We’ll provide you with an introduction – the big picture – of research data at QUT.

Places are limited so sign up now.
Session 1: Monday 14 May 1pm-3pm, Gardens Point (P419)
Session 2: Tuesday 15 May 1pm-3pm, Kelvin Grove (IHBI seminar room – Q430)

A light afternoon tea will be provided.

This training was developed by QUT Library, the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, and eResearch.

Time to publish?

Thinking about publishing a paper or scholarly item?  QUT Library has a huge number of resources available to help QMomentum members get that article written!

Writing tips for Early Career Researchers is a collection of interviews with five QUT researchers who share their wisdom and experiences on scholarly writing.  In just three minutes (and nine seconds) Professor Jonathan Roberts, Professor Robert Schweitzer, Dr Shane Matthews, Professor Michael Collins and Associate Professor Kirsten Spann give their top tips on how to get organised for effective writing.

Assorted Writing Tips is a snappy collection of tips on how to get the most out of your writing that is sure to get you in the mood for writing plus get your feet tapping.  QUT’s Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) gathered these tips as part of the Authorship and Publication series

Now is a good time to revisit Advanced Information Research Skills (AIRS: IFN001).  It is likely that you undertook AIRS at the beginning of your research degree, but the resources will still be relevant.  Module 10, Publish, provides a host of material on selecting what and where to publish, authorship, copyright and intellectual property, and a brief guide to the process of academic journal publishing and how to make use of social media.

Don’t forget to follow @qutlibrary on Twitter for tips and news on support for your research activities and check the QUT Library Researchers webpage for more information that can support your research activities.