OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.3 – March 2017)

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Welcome to the third monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service

We would like to remind researchers of our online guides, which give guidance on a variety of topics around Open Access, including:

Content

The repository currently contains 2,068 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2246 = CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. In the Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX 2015), 3-5 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2244 = BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., RAHMAN, S.A.S.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS’UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and ARDILLA REY, J.A. 2016. Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. Presented at the International Conference on Electrical, Electronic, Communication and Control Engineering 2016 [ICEECC2016], 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 6,472 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (132 downloads)

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (336 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (142 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (54 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (28.03.2017).

Using Data from the Internet

Workshop: Collecting and storing data from Internet based sources. Tuesday 9 May 2017, 10.00 – 13.00 Williamson Building, University of Manchester.

Many websites allow researchers and developers to download data from them using their Application Programming Interface (API). This data is often in formats that social scientists are unfamiliar with (e.g. JSON). Downloaded data can be processed immediately or stored in a database for later processing in a package like R or Stata. Data can be collected at regular intervals over a period of time, using the built-in functionality of the Windows or Linux operating systems.  This free introductory workshop, organised by the UK Data Service, is aimed at anyone interested in collecting data from the internet via APIs. Some previous knowledge of programming may assist in understanding the examples.

  • Level: Introductory
  • Experience/knowledge required: Some previous knowledge of programming
  • Target audience: Anyone interested in collecting data from the internet via APIs

Booking

UK Data Service – Data on themes

The UK Data Service has web pages to aid researchers looking specifically for data on particular themes:

Ageing Crime Economics Education Environment and energy Ethnicity Food and food security Health and health behaviour Housing and the local environment Information and communication Labour market Politics Poverty and social exclusion

Webinar – Putting data on maps

A free webinar, organised by the UK Data Service, provides an introduction to using mapping libraries in R to create simple geographical visualisations of your data.  The data can be represented on the map in a variety of ways, using pop-ups or colour shading. However before you can do this you need to be able to create the map with appropriate geographical boundaries and to be able to associate your data with the available geographical information of the map. We will look at different data formats such as using longitude and latitude values as well as using shape files. We will use R libraries which generate static maps (essentially an image file) such as ggmap and those which produce more dynamic maps which can be displayed in a web browser such as leaflet.  This webinar is intended for researchers who are familiar with using statistics packages like R or Stata and who would like an introduction to mapping data containing geographical information using the packages available in R.  Date: 4 April 2017, 15.00 – 16.00  Level: Introductory.  Experience/knowledge required: Familiar with using statistics packages like R or Stata.   Target audience: Researchers interested in mapping data

 

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.2 – February 2017)

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Welcome to the second monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service

We have made two improvements to the repository service this month:

  • In response to requests from RGU staff, we will now send out e-mails to notify when an item on OpenAIR comes out of embargo.
  • The OpenAIR policy has been updated. The full document is available to view here.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,017 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2181 = GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2016. A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In the Proceedings of the 5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG), 21 -23 September 2016, London, UK. New York: IET [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558.
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2180 = TODD, N. and EZEANI, E.C. 2016. Adjudication costs under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: the attractions of Singapore’s Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004. Juridical Review [online], 2016(4), pages 315-336. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk.
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2179 = CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R., PARSJÖ, E., CAJANDER, Å., DANIELS, M. and LAGERQVIST, N. 2016. A framework for writing learning agreements. In the Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education 2016 Conference (FIE 2016): the Crossroads of Engineering and Business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], 8 pages. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757718.

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 8,145 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (79 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1969 = GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S. and MALINS, J. 2013. Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs. In Crafting the Future. Proceedings of the 10th European Academy of Design Conference [EAD 10]. 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Lancaster: European Academy of Design [online]. Available from: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67134.pdf (74 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (308 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (126 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (65 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (21.02.2017).

Urban Big Data Centre: Expressions of Interest

ubdc_logoWould you like to investigate an urban policy, planning, or research problem using big, complex, or administrative data? If so, the Urban Big Data Centre is here to help. We provide access to a range of UK urban-related data, support in working with controlled (or personal) data and data sourcing services for your research

If you’re a UK-based academic you’re eligible for UBDC support. Some of our data is also available for non-UK users, and we are happy to hear ideas for international collaborations too. Submit an Expression of Interest to use our data collections or other data services by 31 March 2017! 

  • iMCD Project data (Household survey, travel diary, GPS and Twitter data)
  • Geospatial data (Spatial Urban Indicators and LiDAR Earth Images)
  • Transport data (Strava Metro cycling app data)
  • Housing data (Nestoria and Zoopla housing advertisement data)
  • Education data
  • Health and social care data
  • Physical data (British Geological Survey ASK data – Greater Glasgow and the Clyde estuary and catchment areas from the CUSP project)

You can also apply to use our Data Sourcing Service – we can source and acquire data not already held in our Data Collections for researchers.

International Women’s Day @ RGU

RGU Women’s Network has organised some events to mark International Women’s Day 2017. Please join us!!

  • Meet RGU’s new female Vice Principals – Jan Cutting and Vicki Nairn on Monday 6th March 12.00 – 1pm (bring your lunch) Room H230, Health & Social Care building
  • Keynote speech – Prof. Alice Brown, Chair of the Scottish Funding Council – ‘Be Bold for Change – making a difference in higher education’ on Tuesday 7th March 6pm – 7.30pm rear atrium Sir Ian Wood Building, followed by light refreshments. This event is open to all staff and students.  To help with planning please register your interest at rguwomen@rgu.ac.uk and bring a colleague!

 

 

There will also be an exhibition continuing the “Celebrating Women at RGU” series, based in the Sir Ian Wood Building outside the Scott Sutherland School entrance.