Thursday, 16 December 2010

E-only scholarly journals: overcoming the barriers

Whilst at BU we have already expanded our e-provision of journals to the maximum possible given the titles to which we are subscribing, in the UK, we are still some way from a wholly electronic journal environment. A 2008 a survey of publishers found that 10% of all scholarly journals were still not available online, more in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Read about how librarians, suppliers and publishers are working together to achieve 100% e-access to journals.

>>E-only scholarly journals: overcoming the barriers - report

Thursday, 5 August 2010

BURO - how many times have your items been downloaded?

We have implemented some exciting new software in BURO called IRStats which allows researchers to see how many visitors have accessed each of their full text Open Access research outputs.

  • Select More Statistics for this Item to see how users are finding your research outputs and using which search terms.
The newly added BU e-theses are already proving popular as is the work of BU academics who have added full text open access copies of their research outputs. Contact your Subject Librarian for help and advice on how to add legal open access copies of your work and attract more citations.

BURO Upgrade Complete

The BURO upgrade to Eprints 3.2 is now complete!

There are some great new features to help you:

  • A-Z Author Browse - find yourself even more quickly
  • Tools that allow you to share your research e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Messenger
  • Tools that allow you to bookmark and share your research e.g. Delicious, Google, Digg
  • A vast array of export formats including Endnote
  • View and Edit items in your 'Manage deposits' area more easily

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

BURO Upgrade 28th July

We plan to upgrade the software that runs BURO, Bournemouth's institutional repository, on 28th July. This upgrade will mean between half and one day's downtime. In addition to this general upgrade we are also implementing some exciting new software called IRStats which will allow researchers to see how many visitors have accessed each of their full text Open Access research outputs.

New school name changes (School of Applied Sciences and School of Tourism) will be effected on thursday 29th July.

Monday, 12 July 2010

REF assessment postponed until 2014

David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, has announced the new timetable for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The assessment phase of the REF will now take place during 2014 to inform funding from 2015-16

This will allow HEFCE and other funding partners more time to gain feedback from universities and develop a robust method for assessing the impact of research.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Journal Citation Reports 2009 now available

The Journal Citation Reports 2009 are now available. Use the JCR to help you decide which journals you submit your articles to.

Included this year are 1000+ new titles with first journal impact factor. This list incorporates the following UK titles:

  • Accounting and Business Research
  • African Studies
  • Animal Cells and Systems
  • Applicable Analysis
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Education
  • Asian Businuss & Management
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
  • Avian Biology Research
  • Behavioral and Brain Functions
  • Bioinspiration and Biomimetics
  • Biotechnology for Biofuels
  • BMC Family Practice
  • BMC Medical Genomics
  • BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
  • BMC Medical Methodology
  • BMC Psychiatry
  • Cardiovascular Diabetology
  • Chemistry Education Research and Practice
  • Child & Family Social Work
  • CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics
  • Computer Aided Surgery
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Current Sociology
  • Developing World Bioethics
  • Disease Models & Mechanisms
  • Discourse & Communication
  • Educational Psychology
  • Enterprise Information Sustems
  • Environmental Communication - A Journal of Nature and Culture
  • European Early Childhood Education Research Journal
  • European Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • European Journal of Industrial Engineering
  • European Law Journal
  • European Review of Economic History
  • European Review of Social Psychology
  • Evolotionary Applications
  • Expert opinion on Drug Delivery
  • Expert Review on Ant-infective Therapy
  • Food Additives & Contaminents Part B - Surveillance
  • Fungal Ecology
  • German Economic Review
  • Health Education Journal
  • Hydrology Research
  • IET Renewable Power Gernation
  • Implementation Science
  • Informatics for Heath & Social Care
  • Innate Immunity
  • Innovation-the European Journal of Social Science Research
  • International Finance
  • InternationalJournal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
  • International Journal of Digital Earth
  • International Journal of Engine Research
  • International Journal of Health Geographics
  • International Journal of Law Crime and Justice
  • International Journal of Urological Nursing
  • International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
  • Irish Educational Studies
  • Journal of African Law
  • Journal of Applied Econometrics
  • Journal of the Asia-Pacific Ecomomy
  • Journal of Contemporary History
  • Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Journal of Estyetic and Restorative Dentistory
  • Journal of Grey System
  • Journal of Hematology & Oncology
  • Journal of Hospitality Leisure Sport & Tourism Education
  • Journal of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals
  • Journal of Industrial Relations
  • Journal of International Trade & Economic Development
  • Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
  • Journal of Israeli History
  • Journal of K-Theory
  • Journal of Maps
  • Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology
  • Journal of Mathematics and Music
  • Journal of Neuropsychology
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Journal of Operational Oceanography
  • Journal of Plant Ecology-UK
  • Journal of Quantative Linguistics
  • Journal of Refugee Studies
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Journal of Topology
  • Japanese Journal of Political Science
  • Labor History
  • Language Matters
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Management Decision
  • Mediterranean Historical Review
  • Mediterranean Politics
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Molecular Ecology Resources
  • Molecular Neurodegeneration
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Nature Geoscience
  • Nordic Journal of Linguistics
  • Obesity Research & Cliniacl Practice
  • Parasites & Vectors
  • Plant Methods
  • Psycho-oncology
  • South European Society and Politics
  • Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research
  • Scandinavian Journal of Management
  • Sensor Review
  • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Social Science Japan Journal
  • Strategic Organization
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention and Policy
Also included are 10 new ACM titles

If you require help, advice or training in the use of JCR or any of the Library Database products contact your School's Subject Librarian.

>>Contact your Subject Librarian

Thomson Reuters also provide both live and recorded web-based training

>> Live web-based training

>>Recorded training

Thursday, 4 March 2010

BURO crashes through 9000 items barrier

With increasing numbers of academic staff becoming autonomous users BURO (BU Research Online) continues to grow rapidly. BURO is Bournemouth University's institutional repository and now includes in excess of 9000 items.

Authors self archiving more open access copies of their research outputs (post-prints or pre-prints) is now a big challenge. The SHERPA RoMEO web site is an excellent source for authors to use when checking copyright issues for journal articles.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Citations for British and Irish PG Dissertations and Theses now searchable on Proquest

You now have access to the citations for British and Irish postgraduate dissertations and theses as part of the University's licence to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Proquest's collection of British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses is published by Expert Information and currently comprises over half a million records, with some additional 15,000 citations added annually.

The collection offers:

  • A comprehensive listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716;
  • Access to bibliographic coverage of theses produced by British and Irish universities;
  • Bibliographic listings for content for 1950-1986;
  • Abstracts for content since 1986.

>>Go to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

The UK and Ireland data also remains available at Index to Theses

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

UK Government data available for re-use

Advised by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Nigel Shadbolt and others, government are opening up data for reuse. There is great potential for academics, researchers and students. seeks to give a way into the wealth of government data and is under constant development. Feedback and reuse of data in innovative applications is very much encouraged.



ProQuest has designed a new social network for researchers, academics, librarians and students in the atmospheric science community. AtmosPeer connects atmospheric scientists with colleagues, emerging research trends, current news feeds, conference information, and funding opportunities. It allows scholars to identify peers doing similar research and creates a simple method for document sharing and collaboration. It also includes background on current and upcoming conferences and a deep indexing tool that uncovers data and findings not only in the text, but in the tables and figures, too.

>>>Go to AtmosPeer

Friday, 29 January 2010

BURO now ranks amongst the World's top 200 institutional repositories

BURO (Bournemouth University Research Online) has risen to an impressive 195th in the Ranking Web of World Institutional Repositories - a rise of 86 places since January 2009!

BURO now contains more than 8950 research outputs by 815 BU academics, research students and professional staff. This reflects BURO's excellent growth, visability and the increasing commitment of academic staff to autonomous contribution as part of their research processes.

The Subject Librarians continue to offer high quality help, training and advice to all members of staff.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Temporary BURO Editing Problem now resolved

If you experience any problems whilst editing you documents in BURO or require any other BURO-related help please contact your School Subject Librarian

>>>Subject Librarians

*****NOW RESOLVED*****
We have discovered an intermittent error that seems to be occurring when editing items in BURO. ePrints are currently trying to resolve this. Please refrain from editing items for the moment until you are notified that this problem has been resolved.

Monday, 4 January 2010

EndNoteWeb - authenticate every 12months for continuous use.

Staff/students/researchers may freely use EndNote Web for 12 months after they leave BU. Current users need to login via an on-campus pc at least once every year to authenicate their roaming EndNote Web for use off-campus.

>>>EndNote Web - roaming advice

Create an EndNote Web account to manage your references both on and off-campus and output them in the Harvard(BourneU) style. You must be on-campus to create an account.