500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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Student leaping the ‘PH’ initials outside St Salvator’s Tower

Superstitious students in St Andrews will carefully avoid stepping on setts in the cobbled ground outside St Salvator’s Tower marking out the initials PH.… Read more

Your Open Access: In order to …

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Open Access Week 2017 has been busy, everywhere.   This year’s theme “Your Open Access: In order to …” has been about going beyond enabling OA and the team has continued engaging with many active researchers, learning how they’re shaping OA and how it in turn influences their work and practice.… Read more

Launch Event for the Marseille Middleton Holloway Collection

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A special event to mark the gift of the Marseille Middleton Holloway Collection was held on 24th October 2017.… Read more

‘Untangling Academic Publishing’ – OA Week event summary

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On Tuesday evening The University of St Andrews Library hosted an event titled ‘Untangling Academic Publishing: Launch and Discussion about the past and future of academic publishing’.… Read more

Software Carpentry

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Following the success of the two Software Carpentry workshops we ran last semester, we’ll be running another one on 4th-6th December in the Gateway, covering

  • The Unix Shell
  • Version Control with Git
  • Programming in R
  • Databases and SQL

Software Carpentry “has been teaching researchers the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain” since 1998.… Read more

Your Open Access – discovery

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It might be Open, but can you find it?

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The theme of this year’s Open Access Week ‘Open in order to…’ aims to recognise the concrete benefits of open access, encouraging examples of how openness can increase visibility of research and enable the widest possible audience to benefit from scholarship.… Read more

Customer Service Excellence award for Library Helpdesk Services

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The Library’s Graeme Hawes and Beth Andrews, leads on Customer Service Excellence project

The University Library is proud to announce that we have successfully achieved Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation, a government standard, for aspects of our service.… Read more

2017 Visiting Scholarship: women in the early history of photography

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In the third of our reports, Caroline Douglas, AHRC TECHNE funded doctoral student at the Royal College of Art, London, shares with us some of her findings during her University Library Visiting Scholarship 2017.Read more

Your Open Access – statistics and usage

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It’s Open Access Week again, and this year the theme is ‘Open in order to…’ This year’s theme is designed to shift discussion away from wider issues of ‘openness’, and instead direct attention to the tangible benefits of open access.… Read more

Have you got your ORCID iD yet?

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You can find out more about ORCID iDs and how to sign-up at the University’s ORCID pages.

“ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.” (… Read more