What does ORCID actually ever do?

Academic librarians have weird manias, and one of them is spying on researchers on Twitter. We recently came across someone complaining about “having to create a stupid ORCID just to submit a paper”. Here is why it is not just another useless administrative task, how you can have a “smart ORCID”, and why you might want to join our online presentation on December 9.

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Zotero, an essential component of your academic toolbox

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Each semester our colleague Catherine Brendow gives training sessions on Zotero attended by dozens of students. She has also written a quite comprehensive web guide to help students to use this tool. But what is Zotero and is it worth investing some time to learn how to use it? Here is why it is a great tool for anyone writing essays and theses.

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Open access – a Cambridge webinar and news from Wiley

The Read & Publish agreements signed earlier this year already allowed several Graduate Institute researchers to publish articles in Open Access, and it is working smoothly so far. A new agreement with Wiley was signed last week to add many more titles to the list. If you are planning on publishing in a Cambridge University Press journal, you might also be interested in attending their upcoming webinar.

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Library trainings and workshops: choose your menu!

Check out our new guide for an overview of all the trainings, workshops and presentations the Library has to offer. Choose your menu depending on your profile and appetite!

  • For starters, we suggest introductions to better know the Library, its services and collections.
  • Continue with more substantial trainings to learn about Zotero – a bibliographic reference manager –, research data management, and open access.
  • For dessert, toppings are very short presentations on a specific subject such as Unpaywall or Creative Commons licenses.

Check out the calendar and register now!

We can also offer personalised support – make an appointment with a librarian through the “Tête-à-tête” form.

Enjoy your meal!


Our menu: https://libguides.graduateinstitute.ch/library_trainings

Illustration: Menu, by stokpic (Pixabay license)