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Research Data Management portal

To improve the support for UM researchers in the management of research data, the University Library recently launched the Research Data Management (RDM) portal.

The portal brings together information concerning the management of research data in every research phase. It provides information on the available research data management infrastructure, practical solutions and where to find assistance.

New from the University Library: ‘Similarity check service’

The University Library launched a new service in their Research support portal: the Similarity Check Service. Whether you want to authenticate your own writing, that by your co-author, or by your PhD-student, the Similarity Check Service is the tool for you. The University Library’s Similarity Check Service can help all researchers to prevent sloppy referencing or plagiarism.

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Libsearch and Inter Library Loan workshop, on 24 May

Maastricht University Library offers a workshop on Libsearch and Inter Library Loan, on Friday 24 May from 13.30-15.30.

This course offers students and staff the opportunity to learn strategies that aim at increasing the likelihood of finding the book/article they need within LibSearch, and being able to make an Inter Library Loan request.

Limited spaces are available so register now.

Newspaper database LexisNexis will become Nexis Uni

As of 1 April 2019, the newspaper database Lexis Nexis (access is offered to students and staff by the Maastricht University Library) has been renewed and will continue under the name Nexis Uni.

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MABP 2019: Taboo out in the open, 15-17 March

The Maastricht Antiquarian Book and Print Fair (MABP) 2019 is back from 15 to 17 March, this year focusing on the theme Erotica. The booth of Center Céramique, the Regional Historic Center Limburg (RHCL) and the University Library will stand amidst notable antiquarians in the Sint Jans Church.

Come and take a look at the discoveries made by three Maastricht University students from FASoS in the treasure-trove of Maastricht institutional archives.

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Wooclap Live voting tool – demo sessions

Are you interested in joining a Wooclap demo session to inform you about educational applicability and functionalities of this audience response tool for live voting? Teachers and students of FASoS are welcome.

Sign up now! UM Library is organising two demo-sessions at the end of February. One will be held in the vicinity of FASoS; in the Inner City Library.

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UB Wiki Citation Challenge, on 4 February

Researchers and students often use Wikipedia as starting point. So why not make it better together?! You are in a perfect position to help improve Wikipedia and make it a better resource for everyone. So join the Wiki Citation Challenge as part of the #1Lib1Ref Wikipedia worldwide Campaign on Monday 4 February, from 12.00-14.00 @ Inner City Library.

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Renewed: Borrowing from another library

Do you use our service to borrow from other libraries when a title or article is not available in our collection? On 28 January we switched to a new tool for these requests.

What changed?
Have you found a title, chapter or article through the UM catalogue LibSearch that is not part of our collection? You can request the item(s) using the button in the search result to order the title, chapter and/or article from another library.

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Access publications anywhere with the Library Access browser extension

The Library Access browser extension makes it simple to access academic articles, journals and databases licensed by Maastricht University Library. Add the extension to your browser and you will experience the internet as if you were on campus, wherever you are. Read all about how this works on the Library Wall.

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Wooclap Pilot: A new live voting/audience response tool

To support teachers and students with the use of an audience response tool to facilitate live voting during classroom sessions, the Library has started an official pilot with the platform Wooclap. Therefore, the library is looking for participants to take part in this pilot.

On the Library Wall you will find more info on the tool (including two short videos), on the pilot and how to sign up.

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