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The Library hosts regular trainings and workshops covering different aspects of scholarly communication and research support context. You are welcome to view the playbacks via this video collection page to enrich your knowledge and find information you need for your studies and research. 

About Open Access

Knowing Open Access The Path to Open Access in Springer Nature

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Speaker: Cindy Kot, Research Support Librarian, Research Support and Scholarly Communication, CityU Library Speaker: Johanna Kuhn, Institutional Engagement Manager, Springer Nature

Open Access (OA) is now a trend in the scholarly communication world and also a requirement from many research funding agencies such as the Research Grants Council in Hong Kong. The Library’s research support librarian will introduce the different fundamentals about OA to the participants. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Background and meaning of Open Access (OA)
  • Different ways to achieving OA,
  • How CityU Scholars can support OA
  • RGC’s OA requirements for funding application and reporting

Springer Nature Group (also known under its brands such as Springer, BMC, Nature Portfolio, Palgrave Macmillan, etc.) publishes more than 2,000 journal titles, including nearly 600 fully open access journals in all disciplines. The speaker will walk you through the path of open access in Springer Nature and answer your questions along the way.  

Topics to be covered: 

  • OA publishing in Springer Nature
  • Self-Archiving policy of Springer Nature
  • How to find OA journals/content in Springer Nature site
  • Research data policies of Springer Nature Journals 

 

Achieve an Inclusive, Collaborative and Transparent World of Research : Open Access and Open Data

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Speaker: Joan Yin, Solution Sales Manager, Research Intelligence, Elsevier

Elsevier is also known by its imprints such as Academic Press, Cell Press, Pergamon Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, etc. The speaker from Elsevier will provide insights on how an inclusive, collaborative and transparent world of research can be achieved through open access and open data. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Open access in Elsevier
  • Open data and transparent reporting
  • Open metrics and research evaluation
  • Inclusion and equity in publishing & access. 
 

 

About Research Impact

Tracking Policy Impact of Your Research Using Overton

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Speaker: Ms. Nathalie Cornée, Product Support Specialist (Research Impact), Overton

Overton is a searchable policy database that indexes millions of policy documents, guidelines, publications and working papers from national, regional and city governments, think tanks, policy-focused NGOs and IGOs, etc. all over the world. By tracking the citations and mentions of scholarly publications in policy documents, Overton is also an analytics tool that helps researchers (i) understand the reach and influence of their work in the policy space, (ii) identify potential funding and collaboration opportunities from the citing policy sources, and (iii) collect evidence to support research impact evaluation, grant reporting, professional advancement, and more.

While funders are requiring demonstrable evidence to assess how their grants have translated into benefits and impact beyond academia (e.g. UGC’s RAE 2026), Overton will help researchers track and demonstrate their policy impact.

Topics to be covered:

  • Impact in Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
  • Overton's data sources and coverage
  • Creating search queries to track and analyze the policy impact of individuals and scholarly articles
  • Library’s user support on Overton

 

About CityU Scholars

CityU Scholars ‚ÄčTraining Workshop – Session 1
CityU Scholars Research Profile and Content Management
CityU Scholars ‚ÄčTraining Workshop – Session 2
CityU Scholars Ongoing Content Update and Synchronization
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Speaker: Alice Tai, Head, Research Support and Scholarly Communication, CityU Library Speaker: Eliot Liu, Research Support Librarian, Research Support and Scholarly Communication, CityU Library

CityU Scholars is the University’s Integrated Research Information System for faculty members and research students to showcase their research output and achievement to the global audience through the public researcher profiles. Records collected in CityU Scholars will also be used by the University for reporting and appraisal purposes. The speaker will focus on researcher profile and content management in CityU Scholars.

Topics to be covered:
  • An overview of CityU Scholars’ Portal (public view) and Backend (EID login required)
  • Constructing your public Researcher Profile
  • Different types of records in CityU Scholars and how they are collected
  • Integrating your ORCID with CityU Scholars for auto-synchronization of publication records
  • Creating public and private CVs using CityU Scholars

CityU Scholars is the University’s Integrated Research Information System for faculty members and research students to showcase their research output and achievement to the global audience through the public researcher profiles. Records collected in CityU Scholars will also be used by the University for reporting and appraisal purposes. The speaker will focus on researcher profile and content management in CityU Scholars.

Topics to be covered:
  • Partnering with the Library to harvest your old and new publications
  • Manual input of research output records under the appropriate RGC categories
  • Getting help from trusted users/departmental administrators
  • Submission of electronic theses (for supervisors and research students)
  • Record synchronization to Research Degree Planner (for research students)

 

 

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