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Open Access in Practice: Workshop

14 Dec 2017

The University of Malta Library in collaboration with OpenAIRE is organising a workshop entitled ‘Open Access in Practice: Dissemination, Visibility, Usage & Impact of Scholarly Research' on Friday 12 January 2018 at University of Malta Valletta Campus, St Paul Street, Valletta.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the concept of Open Access and to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas between key stakeholders for the adoption of Open Science practices in Malta.

Topics covered during the workshop include:
  • Open Access Policy Developments
  • Open Access Infrastructures
  • Practical Views on Open Access
  • Open Research Data
To view the Programme, click here.

Kindly confirm your attendance by filling in the online booking form found on the UM Library webpage by not later than Tuesday, 9 January at 10:00 hrs



December Opening Hours

29 Nov 2017

During the Christmas Recess (Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - Wednesday, 3 January 2018), the Main Library and its branches will open:

Mondays to Fridays: 0900 - 1700hrs 

On Saturdays the Library will be closed.

Please note changes in the opening hours on the following days:

Friday 8 December - Public Holiday - the Library will be closed all day 

Wednesday 13 December - Public Holiday - the Library will be closed all day

Friday 22 December - the Library will close at 1230

Monday 25 December - Public Holiday - the Library will be closed all day

Tuesday 26 December - the Library will be closed all day

Monday 1 January - Public Holiday - the Library will be closed all day

The Library Management and staff would like to wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!



British National Formulary (BNF)

28 Nov 2017

The University of Malta Library has recently licensed the BNF online and is accessible via MedicinesComplete.
  
The BNF is an essential reference work which provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. It is published jointly by the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and is continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide.

To access the BNF, you are kindly required to follow the steps below:
 
1. Go on the Library website (www.um.edu.mt/library)
2. Login via your UM IT Account (top right)
3. Click on HyDi
4. Click on E-Journal Search
5. Type British National Formulary or BNF in the Search field. 
6. Click on Online Access
7. Click on MedicinesComplete

Should you have any queries, please send an email on library@um.edu.mt



Web of Science

08 Nov 2017

The University of Malta Library in collaboration with Clarivate Analytics is organizing two identical seminars on Web of Science.

The seminar is going to be held on:

1. Monday, 27 November at 15:00- 17:00 - OH113 (Old Humanities Building)
2. Tuesday, 28 November at 10:00- 12:00 - GWHA (Gateway Hall A)

The main speaker for the seminar will be Mr Amine Triki, Education Specialist from Clarivate Analytics, and will cover the following topics:

  • Big Data in Research – Impactful papers Vs Impact Factor
  • The Research Malta
  • How to define your research subject area: ideas, hot subjects, literature?
  • What to Read and What to Cite?              
  • Citations Importance
  • Journal Selection Criteria
  • Publishing Challenges
  • Why to publish?
  • Where to publish?
  • When to publish?
  • How to publish?
  • With whom to publish?
  • The Impact Factor
  • Can the impact factor be used as the main evaluation tool ?
  • Citations and IF variations
  • When not to publish
Please register by email via reservations.lib@um.edu.mt or by phone on 2340 2541.



Information Literacy and Plagiarism Workshop

09 Nov 2017

The UM Library would like to invite you to participate in an Information Literacy Workshop on Monday, 27th November, from 12:00 hrs till 14:00 hrs at Gateway Building, Hall C. 

The workshop will help you understand the need for referencing and the importance of spotting fake news. You will also gain knowledge on how to use the UM's plagiarism-prevention software - Turnitin and learn what are the consequences of plagiarism! The agenda for the session is as follows:

12:00 hrs - 12:40 hrs: Consequences of plagiarism 
Ms Elisa Vella and Ms Carmen Mangion: Office of the Registrar

12:45 hrs - 13:05 hrs: Referencing (but be careful what you reference) 
Prof. Patrick J. Schembri: Department of Biology

13:10 hrs - 13:30 hrs: How to spot fake news? 
Ms Agata Derkowska: UM Library

13:35 hrs - 14:00 hrs: Turnitin Demonstration 
Ms Naomi Mifsud: UM IT Services

Make sure to book a place by sending an email on reservations.lib@um.edu.mt




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