Invitation: Seminar on Research data management + EndNote Workshop

Seminar on Research data management

The seminar will provide advice for anyone who is at the beginning of a research project (or supervises one) on how to manage research data for increased efficiency and sustainability.

“Data management” covers a number of activities that are, or should be, part of any research process which relies to a significant extent on empirical material. From the planning and funding stages, through data collection, analysis, publication and archiving, well-considered data management makes the research process more efficient and makes it easier for the research group as well as other researchers to access the archived material in the future.

The seminar will explore some key aspects of data management, including data management plans, technological considerations, and ethical and legal perspectives. It will provide ample opportunity for discussions.

The seminar will be open for all researchers (incl. PhD students) at the University of Borås. It is arranged as part of the PhD course “Information seeking for doctoral students” and will pay particular attention to the concerns of PhD students, but we do have plenty of room for additional participants.

Time: 29 October 2013, 10.30-12.00
Place: D513
Seminar leader: Stefan Ekman, PhD, from the Swedish National Data Service (SND), http://www.snd.gu.se

Please sign up for the seminar by e-mailing Helena Francke, (helena.francke@hb.se) no later than 8 am, 28 October 2013.

Reference management/EndNote

On the same afternoon, there will be a workshop on reference management and the software End Note which is also open for participation by researchers outside the course.

Time: 29 October 2013, 13.00-16.00
Place: C506
Seminar leader: Martin Borg, BLR
Please sign up for the seminar by e-mailing Martin Borg, (martin.borg@hb.se) no later than 8 am, 28 October 2013.

Helena Francke

Endnote news

EndNote is the reference management program that the University of Borås provide for their students and researchers. The program simplifies your reference management and can help you manage your bibliographic references and create the right type of reference for you. Most databases and our library discovery system Summon supports an export of references to EndNote. It’s then easy to connect Endnote to Word so that you can export references into your working document and create a proper reading list. Be sure to select the correct format for your references, the most common are Harvard and APA, and you will find information and guides to both on the library website. But be sure to read the instructions of your particular teacher and institution for which referencesystem that should be used.

We’ve made two short guides, they are in swedish but it’s easy to follow them just by looking at the instructions. How to export from Summon to Endnote and How to export from Google Scholar to Endnote. Otherwise you are welcome to the informationdesk, and we will show you how to make it work.

A novelty is that Endnote is soon updated to Endnote X6, then a sync function between desktop Endnote and WebEndnote will work, this was not previously possible. There is also an app for iPad that can be downloaded from iTunes, which also can sync to your Endnote account. But importantly, this applies only when the X6 version is in place, which will take a couple of weeks yet, and we will have to return to it.

First published in Biblioteksbloggen 2013-02-20

By: Lisa Carlson