Monday, 16 November 2009

EThOS - Update

EThOS, the British Library's thesis digitisation service launched in January and has so far made over 24,000 theses available for immediate download. It allows researchers to access theses online and showcases the quality of UK postgraduate research.

The service has been extremely popular with researchers and digitisation times for theses not already available electronically have dramatically reduced.

Already Bournemouth University has 142 digitised theses in EThOS, which are also being added to BURO.

Early Career Researchers - New Guide

Elsevier has published a guide that helps Early Career Researchers make informed decisions about their direction following completion of their doctorates.

In two parts, Professor Alan Johnson's booklet explains how to create a career plan, select a research discipline, supervisor/mentor and the importance of collaboration and networking

The second half of the guide discusses ethics, how to publish research, where to publish, funding, collaborating with industry and academia etc.

>>>Charting a Course for a Successful Research Career: A Guide for Early Career Researchers