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Chasing you up?

Google Scholar is now chasing up the availability of scholarly works it considers should be open. The change is explained in one of their blog posts from last year about public access mandates.

If your work is grant-funded, with a mandate to make the work open within a specific time frame, Google Scholar may email you to alert you that you need to take action. Some Griffith academics have already been contacted that way.

Library staff have written an explanatory blog post to help you understand what is happening. Feel free to reach out to Library staff for help if you are unsure about what you need to do.

Photo by Mark Galer on Unsplash.

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Data Viz of the Month

Doing a PhD has many, many rewards.

Data Viz of the week

What's New

  • Coding for Economists
    This self-paced guide for economists explains what programming is, why it is useful for economists, and how to write and run code in Python. It is suitable for complete beginners who have never programmed before, though the later chapters provide tips for researchers with some coding experience. Step-by-step instructions on setting up a Python environment are provided.Read the book.

  • Accentuate the positive!
    So much writing about the PhD process stresses the difficulties research students must surmount. This article, Research Culture: Highlighting the positive aspects of being a PhD student, focuses instead on the benefits, such as the development of expertise, the ability to work in a collaborative environment and improved communication skills through the sharing of knowledge.

  • Preprints as a pathway to universal open access
    This short paper presents its arguments as a series of images to make it quick to grasp. Check it out.

  • Putting the digital into humanities
    "Digital humanities has been transforming into a hybrid community of practice, with its own critical questions revolving around the use, development and interrogation of big data, software, computational techniques and digital cultures ... Addressing those challenges is the responsibility of not just those who call themselves "digital humanists" but of everyone who contributes to the development of digital knowledge and artefacts, a group that also includes social scientists, librarians, archivists, computer scientists, data scientists, software engineers, designers, managers and funders." The author makes a case for greater valuing of technical and software contributions. Read the full article.

  • Scaling up future industries
    Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, has released a paper that charts Australia's success in quantum technologies, and highlights lessons for helping scale up other sectors, critical to shaping Australia's industries over the next two decades. Read the full paper, Growing Australia's STEM industries: Lessons from Quantum.

Tweet of the Month

Tweet of the week

What you might have missed on the blog

  • Tame your stress with the Library’s relaxation stations!
    From Monday 10 October to Friday 28 October, you can take a break and check out the relaxation stations at all campus libraries. Discover the stress-relieving activities on offer.

  • Good news! One woman’s remarkable sense of smell brings hope of an earlier diagnosis for Parkinson’s disease
    Currently Parkinson’s disease can only be diagnosed after a neurological consultation, which leaves patients waiting months - or even years - after the onset of symptoms for treatment to begin. However one woman’s unique talent has led to a scientific breakthrough for earlier diagnosis of the disease. Read about the earlier detection of Parkinson's disease.

  • Start harnessing the benefits of open research
    Sharing protocols, methodology, code, data and findings in a way that enables free access and reuse by others through open research offers many benefits to you and your research career. Read how to get started.

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