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Book professional training and researcher consultations

The service is available to researchers and employees affiliated with Umeå university, and can also be performed via tools for distance communications.

Specialist competences available at the library

The library provides supplementary training within our fields of expertise. Book a specialist for a visit to your institution, a lecture or workshop at an APT or for other meetings and skills development occasions. We also offer consultations for individual researchers and groups. We adjust the content according to your needs and context.

At the library there are specialists within several of the general competence areas that researchers make use of - regardless of research domain. For example qualified information search, scholarly publishing and communications, as well as analysis/evaluation of publishing patterns.

We teach as part of the Research and leadership programme (ReaL) and at courses for research students and their supervisors, mainly in cooperation with The Centre for Educational Development (UPL), as well as in several other contexts. The library also support DiVA administrators.

Example of subject areas to book

Information searching and retrieval

  • set up a personal information coverage of scholarly output within your field
  • literature search for literary surveys
  • find your way in our archives and collections

Scholarly publishing and research data management

  • research data management, curation and access
  • formulating strategies for publishing scientific output
  • reference management and software for managing references
  • dealing with copyrighted materials
  • finding the right publishing channels for your output
  • open access and open science
  • fullfilling open access obligations toward external financiers
  • routes to open access publishing - including financing and discounts
  • registration of research output in Digitala vetenskapliga arkivet (DiVA) and information about how DiVA disseminate your research through other channels
  • how to publish your thesis or dissertation
  • start a scholarly online journal

Analysis and evaluation of scholarly output

  • ways to analyse and increase dissemination of your research output
  • bibliometrics and analysis of publication metadata patterns
  • under the hood - bibliometrics as a tool for evaluation and decision making
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