It’s Energy Awareness Week!

Every year, at around this time, our friends at Greenspace organise ‘Energy Awareness Week‘, which is designed to encourage staff and students to help eliminate energy wastage.

You probably won’t be shocked to hear that The Bill Bryson Library uses a lot, and we mean a lot, of energy.  Being open 24/7 and often housing over 1500 users, tapping furiously away on energy sapping laptops or computers; studiously reading one of our many texts under the glow of one our well lit study areas; keeping warm with our central heating (OK, so a few students aren’t warm, we hear you – it is so hard to get it right for everyone but we are working on it!)

Now that the scene has been set, let’s reveal the figures…

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(Open Access Week) Telling the story of your research

Publishing research open access offers numerous potential benefits for researchers, for the University, and also for wider society. It opens up research outputs and makes them accessible to anyone anywhere with an internet connection. By opening up research in this way it could be argued that it is more important than ever that we try to understand the impact and reach of papers beyond citation counts limited to just academic and other research-specific publications.

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