Friday, 24 May 2019

Research4Life newsletter

New resources in Research4Life

In the latest edition of the newsletter from Research4Life, there was information about e-resources which have been made available via Research4Life this year.

SPIE - optics and photonics

Since the first quarter of 2019 the SPIE Digital Library has been included with content like journals, books and conference proceedings from the SPIE Digital Library, covering applied research in optics and photonics.

CAB Abstracts - agriculture

The CAB Abstracts database, an important resource for agriculture and the applied life sciences.

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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Open Science Training Handbook and courses

With the EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) yearly report came a reminder of the FOSTER Open Science Training Handbook, developed by EIFL and partners in a EU project and shared through creative commons. Open science can be seen as a process of making scientific research results, publications and data accessible, shareable and transparent. The Open Science Training Handbook is a useful toolkit for those who wish to know more, and develop skills and organisations for open science.

Even though more developed for the researchers rather than librarians, the Open Science Toolkit, is a collection on free online courses on open science related areas, where courses such as Open Access Publishing and Open Licensing, could be of interest to librarians within our project as well.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science

For master's and PhD students as well as other researchers connected with our project, there's a potential opportunity to join a summer school in Addis Ababa on Research Data Science (RDS).

It seems that useful research data methods and tools will be shared and you are advised to take look at the African Open Science Platform for more information. Deadline is on the 10th of May.