Love Data Week 2019

Love Open, Love Research, Love Data Monday 11th February – 15th February 2019

UoL Library in collaboration with LJMU Library have expanded the theme of International Love Data week to embrace research and open access as well as data.  Working together to support our research communities, we are pleased to announce a series of events being run over the week commencing 11th February. 

Tuesday 12th February

Liverpool University Press and the Manifold Project

1pm – 2pm

Seminar Room 4, The Management School

Come and learn about Manifold! A collaboration between The CUNY Graduate Centre, University of Minnesota Press and Cast Iron Coding, and funded by the Mellon Foundation, Manifold provides a new publishing platform allowing authors to produce iterative, media rich, Open Access publications.  This would be particularly interesting for those who are looking to make their work available in a new, innovative way.

No registration required.

Wednesday 13th February

Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, followed by panel discussion about publishing and Open Access.

2pm – 4.30pm

The Everyman Theatre

Tea, coffee and cake provided

Released in 2018, this documentary looks at the academic publishing industry and argues for a move to Open Access publishing. Discussing sometimes quite controversial issues, this is a film that is sure to spark debate! Register here

Thursday 14th February

Gale Digital Scholar Lab

Are you a researcher in Humanities? Come and find out more about digital humanities tools and how Gale’s digital Scholar lab can help you. This resource brings together some powerful Digital Humanities tools within a single platform.

Tom English and Carolyn Beckford from Gale will demo the Scholar Lab.

Find more information and register here

Research Café

2pm – 4pm

Gilmour Room, Liverpool Guild of Students

Refreshments provided

An opportunity for researchers, particularly PhD students and early career researchers to come together and share their research in an informal, safe environment. There will be three to four short presentations followed by plenty of time to meet and chat with new people from both LJMU and the University of Liverpool. Register here

Friday 15th February

How I learned to stop worrying and love Plan S

10am Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library

You may have heard whispers about Plan S from colleagues. You may have read hysterical over-reactions in emails from publishers who think the sky is falling. You may think Plan S is a once in a generation opportunity to take back control of the means of academic production.

But what exactly is Plan S, really? In this brief introduction you’ll learn what Plan S is and what it isn’t, and in the process cover ground such as retention of rights in your academic work, why funders are taking a stronger role in the distribution of outputs, and how national initiatives can help achieve the aim of greater freedom to access academic publications. Register here


Running throughout the week

Database Dating!

Fall in love with databases again or make a new connection. Join us at LJMU Redmonds Building or various UoL locations for some database dating. The following sessions are open to all staff, students, postgraduate researchers and research staff from LJMU and UoL. Sessions between 12 – 2 as indicated and free to attend. Bring your lunch and enjoy some database dating:

Monday 11th February

12 - 1pm, Redmonds Building 518 LJMU - Databases for News and Media enthusiasts, including Press Reader and BBC Monitoring. For further information and to book visit our Eventbrite page

12 - 2pm, Harold Cohen Library UoL - ClinicalKey Medical Education drop in session on the next generation medical learning platform.

Tuesday 12th February

Management School UoL - Passport the most up to date international resource giving you access to global economic, industry and consumer research.


10 - 11am Management School Atrium – drop in and Q&A

12 - 2pm Management School Foyer

14.30 - 15.30pm Management School Atrium – drop in and Q&A

Wednesday 13th February

12 - 1pm, Redmonds Building 314 LJMU - Databases for Film and TV buffs, including BoB and Kanopy. For further information and to book visit our Eventbrite page

12.30 - 2pm, Sydney Jones Library UoL - Lit Online get up to date resources re literary criticism and the best collection of full text journals on all aspects of literary studies

Thursday 14th February

12.30 – 2pm, Sydney Jones Library  UoL - Gale Primary Sources feast your eyes on thousands of primary sources, monographs, manuscripts, newspapers and maps

Friday 15th February

12 - 1pm, Redmonds Building 227 LJMU - Databases for Researchers, including Date Research Methods and Statista. For further information and to book visit our Eventbrite page

12 - 2pm, Sydney Jones Foyer UoL Psyc INFO the world’s largest resource devoted to research in behavioural Science and mental health.

Give us your data’s DOI

Calling all researchers who have shared their data in any research data repository to send their DOI to either the Liverpool Research Data team or Research Data at LJMU and the teams will create a records in their respective repositories linking to your data and any associated articles – increase your visibility and chance of discovery! Email research data at UoL or LJMU, copy in your DOI and press send!