Open Access Week 2014

The School celebrated Open Access Week with two 90 minute seminars. The first was held at Keppel Street on Thursday, while the second took place on Friday.

Emma Golding, Research Online Administrator kicked off by presenting the Publishing Open Access webpages for staff and students at the School have recently…

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Instruction to Students in the Use of the Library from 1947

In 1947, the then Librarian, Cyril C. Barnard, wrote a history of the School’s Library. In it, he included a section on the information skills training offered to students over the years. As you can see from the transcript below, things haven’t changed very much.

Instruction to Students…

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Fresh Martian Impact Crater by Stuart Rankin

Explaining Altmetrics at LSHTM

Fresh Martian Impact Crater by Stuart Rankin (CC-BY)

As users of the School’s Publications Database and LSHTM Research Online may have noticed the Altmetrics plug-in which records social media mentions of research by our academic staff.

It’s an impressive tool which…

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Enter the Archives Great War Bake-Off

Could you bake an Eggless Fruit Cake, a Spiced Apple Sauce Cake, 1916 Gingerbread Sponge or even a First World War Trench Cake?

Now is your chance to show off your baking skills in LSHTM Archive’s Great War Bake-Off. As part of Explore Your Archive week, which runs…

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New Exhibition at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, ‘HIV/AIDS: Controlling and eradicating a modern epidemic’

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the new exhibition on the subject of HIV/AIDS has now been installed in the Keppel Street Foyer at the School. The exhibition, ‘HIV/AIDS: Controlling and eradicating a modern epidemic’ explores the history of the disease through the archive materials and…

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Missed our Foundation Skills training? Now available online!

We have now finished all our Foundation training sessions on finding and accessing the Library literature.  We had record attendance by our London-based students, and feedback for the sessions has been generally positive and constructive.  Many thanks to everyone who came along, the Library staff enjoyed meeting you!


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Women in Science: Hilda Phoebe Hudson

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a great chance to remind ourselves of all the women who have contributed to science, technology, engineering and maths throughout their various histories and who may have been forgotten somewhere along the way. We at the LSHTM archives have been researching…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – September 2014

Image caption: Count and Spell Color Recognition Beanbags – NUMBERS by Cheryl. License: some rights reserved_CC_BY_SA 2.0

Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 21,700 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month were Germany, US and France.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for…

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How do you say it?

How do you say it?


Borrow (verb)   “take and use something belonging to someone else with the intention of returning it”

“May I borrow this book?”

“May I take this book out?”

The emphasis is on removing the item from the custody of the library for the permitted period…

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Newly launched Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)

Arthritis Research UK Breast Cancer Campaign  British Heart Foundation  Cancer Research UK Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Wellcome Trust (including WELMEC) From today (October 1 2014), the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) provides the School with money to cover the cost of article processing charges (APCs) for peer reviewed research, funded wholly or partly by one or more of these UK medical research charities:

  • Arthritis Research UK
  • Breast Cancer Campaign
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
  • Wellcome Trust (including WELMEC)
COAF has been established for an initial two-year pilot period, beginning today (1 October 2014). The Wellcome Trust will administer COAF on behalf of the partners for the pilot phase. The partners hope that other Association of Medical Research Charities members will join the Fund over time. COAF funds may only be used to pay open access article processing charges, not to cover other charges that some journals may levy, such as page and colour charges. Where these apply, researchers must use other funds to meet these costs. Read more