4 August 2016

Library Go Green Team are Winners!

Library Staff enjoyed a selection of Fair Trade treats courtesy of the The Library Go Green Team.  Why?  The Team were awarded GOLD at the Go Green Awards winning a number of goodies including T-Shirts, Fair trade Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and Cake.  Congratulations to all the other winners including The Disability Team, The Hub and The MLK.  Well Done everyone.

2 August 2016

28 July 2016

ABS Postgraduate Dissertations - Library Collection

The Library ABS Postgraduate Dissertation Collection is now held in the Library Short Loan Collection on the Ground Floor of the Building.  The sample dissertations for PG students to view are located at the end of the run of shelving in red boxes.  Students can find examples of disserations from the MBA programme and the MSc IB programme.  All example disserations have academic comments and mark awarded included at the front.

If you would like to view an example dissertation for your individual degree programme please see your Student Support Office for advice. 

25 July 2016

Research Bite 2016 - Open Access Publishing

Do you publish research?  If “yes”, you need to embrace Open Access (OA) publishing – OA publishing is about making research openly & freely available to all users online, which not only benefits research communities & the general public but also individual researchers & their institution. As important, specific HE funder requirements now have to be met in terms of meeting levels of OA compliance and these increased in April 2016 when HEFCE rolled-out their REF benchmarking criteria.   At this session you can learn about HEFCE’s, RCUK’s, Aston’s own and other OA publishing policies, the various obligations they contain and how using PURE, Aston’s research repository, means you & we can achieve OA compliance