WUR Library News

Keep up to date with the latest developments for students and staff. The WUR Library newsletter is send by e-mail, approximately 8 times per year.

  • May 19, 2022
    Extended opening hours for exams
    Forum Library has extended its opening hours in the 6th self-study and exam period. We look forward to seeing you and we wish you good luck with your exams!
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  • May 17, 2022
    Irregular opening hours May - June 2022
    WUR Library has irregular opening hours during the spring holidays.
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  • May 16, 2022
    Discover the influence of your research with altmetrics
    Have you ever wondered whether policy makers are referring to your work? Or whether your research output was mentioned in the media? To find out who is talking about your work, you can use Altmetric Explorer, a tool to monitor the online activity on your research. WUR Library offers a webinar on Altmetric Explorer on 9 June.
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  • May 16, 2022
    How do I retain copyright when publishing a paper?
    Publishing a paper usually means transferring your copyright to the publisher. However, you may want to retain part of the copyright. To help you with this, the Dutch Universities have developed a model contract.
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  • May 16, 2022
    Time to get up: standing desks in the Library
    As everybody knows, a varied work posture enhances your focus and productivity. With this in mind, the Student Council took the initiative to place new ergonomic furniture in the Library. In Forum Library you now can find four height adjustable desks that allow you to work either sitting or standing.
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  • May 5, 2022
    New funding for Dutch popular-scientific books
    Do you want to bring your research to a wide public? The Lira Fund now offers four grants of €37,500 to write a Dutch, non-fiction book about your research for a broad public. Interested scientists can apply (individually or as a pair) before 1 July 2022.
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  • May 3, 2022
    Borrow or exchange WUR art
    Wageningen University & Research owns about 600 paintings, sculptures, and other works of art. The art works can be seen on campus and in the buildings. Some works are not on display and are stored in an art depot in the Forum. Departments can now borrow or exchange works of art in consultation with Special Collections.
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  • May 3, 2022
    Find the best data storage location
    WUR offers a range of IT solutions to host and manage research data, such as W:Drive, Yoda and MS Teams. The most appropriate storage solution depends on factors like the type of data, size, retention, performance, access rights, etc. The Data Storage Finder helps you find the best storage solution to meet your specific needs.
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  • April 15, 2022
    Online bookshelf: Inclusion and diversity
    Wageningen University & Research aims to create an inclusive culture in which all groups and individuals feel welcome. WUR Library has recently acquired several practical books to promote awareness of diversity and inclusion.
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  • April 14, 2022
    Almost 90,000 articles from natuurtijdschriften.nl in Groen Kennisnet
    Recently, almost 90,000 articles from 80 Dutch professional nature journals were added to Groen Kennisnet. This was made possible through a collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Center. The journals are a good addition to the scientific resources that WUR Library offers.
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  • April 8, 2022
    Updated citation scores in My Research Credits
    The bibliometric analysis in My Research Credits (previously known as Staff Publications) was updated. Citations scores were harvested from Web of Science on 30 March 2022 and the publication year 2020 was added. Related metrics like the Relative Impact and the number of Top10% publications were recalculated.
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  • March 31, 2022
    Exhibition Chef’s Special: A Taste of the Collections
    Chef’s Special: A Taste of the Collections is the new exhibition of Special Collections of WUR Library. It highlights six topics from the beautiful historical collections that coincide with a whole range of different tastes. The exhibition is on view from 12 April until 30 September 2022, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm.
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  • March 31, 2022
    Uploading copyright protected material to Brightspace
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) has created a flowchart to help you take Dutch copyright law and copyright agreements with publishers into consideration when uploading copyright protected material to Brightspace.
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  • March 29, 2022
    The SupHub: easy access to research support services
    Looking for research support services? In the newly launched Research Support Portal you can find all research support services that are available at WUR. Regardless of who offers the service and where the information is located. WUR Library developed the SupHub as part of the Easy service in research programme.
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  • March 29, 2022
    WUR joins 4TU.ResearchData
    WUR recently joined 4TU.ResearchData repository as a bronze member. WUR researchers can now benefit from several 4TU.ResearchData services, including publishing 100GB of research data (per researcher, per year) for free and consultancy and technical support.
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  • March 29, 2022
    Off-campus? Use Library Access!
    Working on your research off-campus? Looking for online articles you want to cite in your publication? Download the free Library Access browser extension and access WUR Library’s subscribed material anytime, anywhere. Are you already using this tool? You now have more possibilities to tweak it.
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  • March 28, 2022
    New read & publish deals with multiple publishers
    In early 2022, the UKB consortium renewed several 'read & publish' contracts with major publishers. These deals provide WUR students and researchers access to many thousands of scientific journals. The deals also allow researchers to publish open access at no extra cost in selected journals.
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  • March 28, 2022
    How to recognise fake news?
    When you're navigating the web or scrolling through social media, you may come across news stories that are fake. The last few years have seen an explosion of fake news around the world and it can be difficult to know what's true anymore.
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  • March 14, 2022
    WUR Library in Corona times: regular updates
    We are very happy that the corona measures have been eased. Below you can read what this means for studying in the Library and for visiting Special Collections.
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  • February 17, 2022
    Consider copyright when using images in surveys
    When you’re conducting surveys for your research, you may need to use visual materials. If you do, you need to consider copyright at the beginning of the process. This will avoid issues later on when you’re ready to publish your results.
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  • February 14, 2022
    New in the collection: Energeia, the Dutch energy news site
    Do you want to stay informed about the developments in the Dutch energy sector? WUR staff and students now have access to Energeia. Energeia is a news site that discusses and shares knowledge on the Dutch energy sector. It reports daily on financial-economic, political and technical developments.
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  • February 10, 2022
    Welcome to all new Master students!
    Are you starting your Masters in February? You're welcome at WUR Library! Getting to know the Library makes studying at WUR much easier. In this news item, you will find information on our main services & resources to get you off to a good start!
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  • February 9, 2022
    Travelling Tulips
    The Tulip Book of Pieter Cos from 1637 is undoubtedly one of Special Collections’ most important treasures. Until recently, the book was on display in the exhibition The Botanical Revolution in the Central Museum in Utrecht. It is currently on tour as part of the exhibition In Full Bloom in the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
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  • February 3, 2022
    New eBook in the Library: Rubrics - a tool for feedback and assessment
    WUR teachers and students now have access to Rubrics -- a tool for feedback and assessment viewed from different perspectives enhancing learning and assessment quality.
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  • February 1, 2022
    Relocation of the professor portraits
    The Aula next to Hotel De Wereld in Wageningen has been sold. This spring Omnia, the new auditorium, will be opened on Campus. The professor portraits from the Aula will be moved to Omnia. But before that, several of them will be restored and they will receive a new frame.
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  • January 31, 2022
    WUR is going strong with Open Access
    In 2021, 92% of the peer-reviewed articles by WUR corresponding authors was published Open Access. Compared to 55% in 2017, this is a huge increase over the last few years. You can find more Open Access statistics in the infographic over 2021.
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  • January 26, 2022
    Migrate from SciFinder to SciFinder-n before 4 March
    Last August the Library upgraded its subscription from SciFinder to SciFinder-n. Access to SciFinder will end on 4 March 2022. Please make sure you migrate your saved answer sets and alerts before this date.
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  • January 20, 2022
    Read & Publish deal for Thieme's journals
    Universiteiten van Nederland (UNL, formerly known as VSNU) has reached a Read & Publish agreement with Thieme for 2022-2024. The deal allows WUR corresponding authors to publish their articles Open Access without additional costs.
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  • January 13, 2022
    Alida Withoos' drawings on view in Museum Flehite
    Alida Withoos was one of the best Dutch female painters in the seventeenth century. Special Collections is contributing some of Withoos' botanical watercolours to the exhibition 'A Different Light on Withoos' at Museum Flehite in Amersfoort.
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  • January 11, 2022
    Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology
    WUR students and staff now have access to the online Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology.
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  • January 11, 2022
    Access to ebooks from the American Chemical Society
    WUR Library has started Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) of ebooks with the American Chemical Society (ACS). Through this win-win collaboration, WUR students and staff now have access to all ACS ebooks from the Symposium Series and the Advances in Chemistry Series for 12 months.
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  • January 11, 2022
    Choose the right journal with the WUR Journal Browser
    The WUR Journal Browser is a practical publishing tool for researchers. It contains data for more than 38,000 journals. You can use it to choose a high-quality journal for your research. The Journal Browser lists the Open Access publishing options and discounts for each journal. You can often publish Open Access for free.
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  • January 10, 2022
    WUR Library & Recognition and Rewards
    In recent years, both a national and global movement has emerged to improve how academic staff are recognized and valued. In this article, Theo Jetten from the Wageningen ‘Recognition and Rewards’ committee reflects on the role of WUR Library in the current recognition and rewards process and its transition.
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  • December 9, 2021
    Quota for free Open Access publishing with Emerald is reached
    This month we have reached the maximum number of free open access publications with Emerald for 2021. For the remainder of 2021, authors will have to pay Article Processing Charges to publish open access in an Emerald journal. In 2022, you can use new vouchers for free open access publishing.
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  • December 9, 2021
    Drawings of forest trees in the Root Systems Collection
    One hundred and eighty drawings of European forest trees and shrubs have been added to the WUR Image Collection Root System Drawings. The drawings depict 40 years of root system excavations in Europe.
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  • December 8, 2021
    Pilot Information Literacy Learning Trajectory at Teachers Day 2021
    WUR Library presented the project “Pilot Information Literacy Learning Trajectory in the BSc Forest and Nature Conservation” at the 2021 Teachers Day.
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  • December 8, 2021
    Use of copyright protected material to create new (art)work
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and upcoming WUR Library Newsletters, we will highlight some of these because they’re too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today’s question is about the reuse of copyright protected material to create new (art)work.
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  • December 7, 2021
    New subscription: Nature Food
    The Library has added a new Springer Nature journal to its collection: Nature Food. WUR students and staff now have access to all Nature Food articles since the first volume in 2020.
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  • December 3, 2021
    Open up your paywalled publications
    WUR Library has developed an easy tool to make paywalled scientific publications available in Research@WUR: the Taverne tool. This tool has recently been extended. In addition to sharing peer-reviewed articles, you can now share your peer-reviewed book chapters and conference proceedings published from 2020 onwards.
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  • December 3, 2021
    Research@WUR reaches milestone
    Research@WUR recently reached a milestone. WUR has now more than 285,000 publications in its repository. This covers a variety of research outputs, including articles, conference papers, books, chapters, and dissertations. Over 115,000 items are Open Access and completely free and available to anyone to read. That’s a great accomplishment.
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  • November 8, 2021
    Using copyright protected materials in my data set
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and upcoming WUR Library Newsletters, we will highlight some of these because they’re too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today’s question is about the publication of a data set containing copyright protected materials with a Creative Commons (CC) licence in a public repository.
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  • November 5, 2021
    Sharing education materials: pilot Edusources Boundary Crossing
    Dean of Education Arnold Bregt recently commissioned a pilot to look at a handy link between the national Edusources sharing platform and WURs Library for Learning portal. The goal is to create a sustainable infrastructural connection so that WUR teachers can share learning materials from a professional community without much hassle ánd with national reach.
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  • November 3, 2021
    SciFinder-n
    SciFinder-n is the most comprehensive database for chemistry and chemical engineering. Last August we upgraded our subscription from SciFinder to SciFinder-n.
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  • November 2, 2021
    Take a stroll along the artworks on Wageningen Campus
    Wageningen University & Research has always been interested in and committed to the visual arts. Many of the artworks on Campus relate to one or more of the domains of WUR. A number of the art objects can be seen in an online exhibition or in the WUR Image Collections. We hope you'll enjoy your online walk on Wageningen Campus.
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  • November 1, 2021
    Improved Groen Kennisnet platform
    News, hands-on information, dossiers and course material: Groen Kennisnet is the most comprehensive knowledge platform for the green professional sector in the Netherlands. For WUR students, teachers and researchers it is a good addition to the scientific resources that the Library offers. Groen Kennisnet recently launched its new platform.
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  • October 29, 2021
    Practical guide to preprints
    In Open Science and academic publishing, the preprint is increasingly becoming an important element in academic communication. By publishing a preprint you can quickly announce your results and receive feedback from fellow researchers to further develop your work. The NWO has published a practical guide to help you decide if posting a preprint is appropriate for your work.
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  • October 27, 2021
    Springer Nature Open Access quota has been reached
    Springer Nature and the VSNU agreed that Dutch researchers can publish up to 2,080 articles Open Access without extra costs in 2021. The quota has been reached in October. This means that further WUR articles cannot be published OA in Springer Nature journals without having to pay the Article Processing Charges (APCs) in the remaining months of 2021.
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  • October 26, 2021
    Tool to create your DMP online
    Good data management is intrinsic to doing research. WUR Library provides you with a free and easy-to-use tool to help write your Data Management Plan (DMP). DMPonline helps you to create, edit, and share your DMP online.
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  • September 27, 2021
    Using publications on Brightspace
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and upcoming WUR Library Newsletters, we will highlight some of these because they are too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today's question is about using publications on Brightspace.
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  • September 21, 2021
    Increase your visibility and impact with an ORCID iD!
    Do you already have an ORCID iD to showcase your work? An ORCID iD is a persistent unique identifier linking researchers to their work. You can register now and use our step-by-step manual to complete your ORCID iD via Pure.
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  • September 20, 2021
    Bugs in Science: astonishing photos in the WUR Image Collections
    Bugs in Science shows detailed and surprising photos of insects. The photographer and researcher at the Laboratory of Entomology, Hans Smid, uses different techniques, such as focus stacking and time lapse, to capture the insects.
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  • September 20, 2021
    How to print on campus: everything you need to know
    Only 15 minutes until the start of class and you just realized you haven’t printed an assignment... No worries, you can easily print from any mobile device to any printer on campus. In this article, we explain all the different printing services and facilities you can use.
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  • September 12, 2021
    'On Campus', a photo exhibition by Guy Ackermans
    Guy Ackermans is a well-known photographer in Wageningen. He has selected his most beautiful photos of the Wageningen campus for a photo exhibition in Forum Library. To give all students and staff the opportunity to see the photos, the exhibition has been extended until at least the end of October 2021.
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  • September 9, 2021
    Emerald article quota almost reached
    In October 2021, the article quota with Emerald will be reached. It will then no longer be possible to publish Open Access in any of the Emerald journals without additional costs. You can request new vouchers in 2022.
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  • September 8, 2021
    Read & Publish deal with the Company of Biologists
    WUR has a Read & Publish agreement with the Company of Biologists until 31 December 2023. Corresponding authors can publish fee-free Open Access articles in three journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology.
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  • September 6, 2021
    Crossing Boundaries: Maria Sybilla Merian, where science meets heritage
    The theme of the Opening of the Academic year 2021-2022 is Crossing Boundaries, or: how Science and Art can reinforce and inspire each other. The work of 17th-century artist and ecologist Maria Sybilla Merian, can be seen as an excellent example of this mutual reinforcement.
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  • August 19, 2021
    Beware of phishing e-mails: think before you click!
    Every September, a hacking group, called ‘Silent Librarian’ targets university libraries worldwide. This group attempts to steal login credentials using university and library themed phishing emails and fake library login pages. Stop further spreading and learn how to recognise and avoid phishing scams.
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  • August 18, 2021
    My article has been plagiarised
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and upcoming WUR Library Newsletters, we will highlight some of these because they're too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today's question is about plagiarism.
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  • August 11, 2021
    Greetings from Wageningen
    To welcome the new students to Wageningen University, Special Collections had a postcard made of a Wageningen city map from 1698. The card was distributed at several locations during the Annual Introduction Days (AID). What's the story behind this Wageningen map? Who made and published it?
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  • August 11, 2021
    Get started @ WUR Library!
    Welcome to Wageningen and welcome to WUR Library! Getting to know the Library makes studying at WUR much easier. In this news item, you will find information on our main services & resources to get you off to a good start!
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  • August 4, 2021
    Open Access agreement with Royal Society
    Wageningen University & Research agreed on a standard membership with the Royal Society Publishing. The membership includes publishing Open Access, with a 25% APC discount for all journals of the Royal Society.
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  • August 4, 2021
    Three new Elsevier encyclopaedias
    You now have access to three new reference works: the Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology and the Encyclopedia of Virology.
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  • August 2, 2021
    Makeover WUR Library Search
    WUR Library Search has a new layout. We hope the new design will make it easier to find the books and journals you need for your education or research.
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  • July 27, 2021
    EndNote 20
    You can now download EndNote 20 from the software centre. EndNote 20 is the latest version and includes a few new handy features.
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  • July 16, 2021
    How to find your course books in WUR Library
    All required books and readers related to WUR courses are available in the course reserves of WUR Library. You may copy small sections of the books for your study or use them in the Library if you left yours at home.
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  • July 15, 2021
    New Web of Science interface
    Web of Science is a multidisciplinary citation database covering more than 20,000 scientific, peer reviewed journals from over 250 disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Since 7 July Web of Science has a new interface. We highlight the most important changes.
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  • July 5, 2021
    A look back on the Elsevier-WUR event
    On June 4, the WUR and Elsevier organised an online panel discussion ‘Quality control in Open Science publishing: Challenges, solutions and way forward’. It brought together 80 WUR researchers to discuss opportunities and challenges that arise during the transition to Open Science.
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  • July 2, 2021
    Search tip #20: Connected papers
    Connected papers is an online tool you can use to search for additional literature, to complement a systematic literature search. It is comparable to searching by following a thread.
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  • June 30, 2021
    Training artificial intelligence with copyright-protected images
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and upcoming WUR Library Newsletters, we will highlight some of these because they're too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today's question is about training artificial intelligence and text and data mining.
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  • June 29, 2021
    Blog series: WUR shares data on global yield gap and water productivity atlas
    In science there is an increasing focus on sharing research data and code. The oft-used slogan for data sharing by research institutions and funders is 'as open as possible, as closed as necessary'. WUR has also included this principle in its strategic plan 2019-2022.
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  • June 29, 2021
    Hofstee's puzzle: a socio-geographic innovation from the 1950s
    In the 1950s Professor E.W. Hofstee from the former department Sociology and Sociography developed a tool to create maps with statistical data of the Netherlands. You could consider this technique as a predecessor to today's GIS. The original puzzle frame and drawers with the puzzle pieces are still on display in the Leeuwenborch.
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  • June 29, 2021
    How to order a new book for your research, lectures or study
    We welcome recommendations for new publications. If you would like to recommend a journal, book or database for purchase by WUR Library, please use the 'Request a purchase' form. We look forward to your suggestions!
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  • June 24, 2021
    Light on Campus: New photos in the WUR Image Collections
    In 2020 António Valente published the photobook Light on Campus in cooperation with the University Fund Wageningen. The photos from this book and additional photos are now on view in the WUR Image Collections. Have a look at the beautiful collection by photographer António Valente. He takes you to interesting places on campus.
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  • May 28, 2021
    Graduating this summer? Please return your Library books!
    Congratulations to everyone who is graduating this summer! We wish you all the very best for the future. Before you leave Wageningen, please make sure you've returned your Library books!
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  • May 21, 2021
    Online bookshelf: Well-being
    Studying and preparing for exams can be quite stressful as any student knows. WUR Library has recently acquired some encouraging books to help boost your happiness and well-being. The books are all chosen and recommended by the Surf your Stress team. You are welcome to borrow them from the Library!
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  • May 20, 2021
    Curator Liesbeth Missel leaves WUR
    Curator Special Collections, Heritage & Art, Liesbeth Missel, left WUR after a career at the Library's Special Collections department of almost 40 years.
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  • May 19, 2021
    Online WUR-Elsevier event. Quality control in Open Science publishing
    Are you puzzled by Open Access publishing? Is your mailbox constantly being spammed by predatory journal requests? How should you select a journal to publish in? Maybe it is time to learn how to navigate the world of Open Science! Wageningen University and Research and Elsevier will co-host a panel discussion on Quality Control in Open Science publishing. The online event will take place on 4 June 2021. Join this free WUR-Elsevier event for the opportunity to discuss with the panellists, ask your questions and bring in ideas!
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  • May 18, 2021
    New Open Access deal with Cambridge University Press
    The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and Cambridge University Press have agreed on an Open Access deal from 2021 to 2023, to publish Open Access without any costs in more than 370 hybrid and full Open Access journals. Search in the WUR Journal Browser to find out if a journal is part of the agreement.
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  • May 18, 2021
    New: BioCyc database collection
    BioCyc is a collection of organism specific genome and metabolic pathway databases. BioCyc provides data for sequenced genomes and bioinformatics software tools.
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  • May 17, 2021
    JoVE videos for education
    The Journal of Visualised Experiments (JoVE) is used more and more for educational purposes. Instead of reading about an experiment in your textbook, you can watch a video. Just have look at the JoVE subscriptions.
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  • May 7, 2021
    Edubadges
    WUR and WUR Library are experimenting with Edubadges: a form of recognition for achieved learning outcomes. Some students are already being awarded Edubadges for information literacy.
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  • May 7, 2021
    A predatory journal has published my article
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and upcoming WUR Library Newsletters, we will highlight some of these because they're too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today's question is about predatory journals.
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  • April 30, 2021
    Bring Your Own Device in Forum Library
    At WUR using your own laptop (Bring Your Own Device, BYOD) is becoming the standard in education and for self-study. In the Forum Library, many students already bring their laptops with them and we’re in the process of creating more study places for laptop use. On 28 May and 4 June the current PCs will be removed from all floors. Twenty new PCs will be installed on the second floor.
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  • March 31, 2021
    WUR Literature: novels, popular science and poetry
    Did you know WUR Library collects literary and non-fiction books written by WUR employees and students, in addition to the regular scientific collection? We have poetry, children’s books, autobiographies and crime novels. Please let us know if you have published a book yourself. We’d like to add it to our WURLIT collection.
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  • March 31, 2021
    Birds, birds, birds: resources for ornithologists
    Thanks to your positive response to the trial, we’ve decided to acquire the resource Birds of the World. Birds of the World contains life history information on more than 10,000 bird species. We also offer access to more databases on ornithology. Please check Databases & Collections for more information.
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  • March 29, 2021
    E-learning modules information literacy
    Information literacy is an essential skill during your study. We have recently expanded our collection of e-learning modules on publishing and copyright. We've also added an introductory module.
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  • March 29, 2021
    Copyright - How do I fill in a publisher form?
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and coming WUR Library Newsletters, we'll highlight some questions because these questions are too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today's question is about publishers forms.
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  • March 24, 2021
    Mendeley: mobile app is no longer available
    The Mendeley mobile app is discontinued. You can use the Mendeley Reference Manager web application instead.
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  • March 18, 2021
    A Milestone: Over 100,000 WUR Open Access publications in NARCIS
    Last month the 100,000th Open Access publication by a WUR author was made available in NARCIS. WUR maintains a strong Open Access policy and it’s now the first university in the Netherlands with more than 100,000 Open Access publications in NARCIS.
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  • March 15, 2021
    WUR is doing great on Open Access!
    In 2020, 84% of the peer-reviewed articles by WUR corresponding authors were published Open Access. Taking all WUR peer-reviewed articles into consideration, this percentage was 71%. Compared to 44% in 2016, this is a huge increase over the few last years. This brings the national goal of 100% Open Access considerably closer.
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  • March 2, 2021
    The first National Open Science Festival online
    The first National Open Science Festival took place on 11 February 2021 in an online setting, instead of at Wageningen campus. We look back on an inspiring day in which over 500 scientists from different universities shared their knowledge and experience.
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  • February 19, 2021
    What to do if you can't install the Mendeley Cite add-in?
    If you have recently upgraded your Mendeley reference manager software, you may have experienced some issues with the Mendeley cite add-in. Read here what you can do about it.
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  • February 19, 2021
    WUR Open Access pages updated
    Open Access publishing is becoming more and more relevant within the academic world. The Executive Board updated the WUR Open Access policy at the end of 2020.The WUR Open Access pages have been updated with this and other new information.
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  • February 17, 2021
    Search tip #19: Beeld en Geluid op school
    Finding good quality audio and visual materials to enrich your studies and projects can sometimes be challenging. You can use the website "Beeld en Geluid op school" to find photographs and audiovisual materials.
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  • February 17, 2021
    Can I use a figure of a patent in my PhD thesis?
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and coming WUR Library Newsletters, we will highlight some questions because these questions are too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today's question is about copyright on patent applications and specifically about (re)using a figure from a patent.
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  • February 15, 2021
    Spotlight publication: Light on Campus
    In these extraordinary times, we all dearly miss the Wageningen Campus. Browse the beautiful book ‘Light on Campus’ for a trip down memory lane. Photographer António Valente, also IT specialist at Wageningen University & Research, takes you to the most beautiful places on campus.
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  • February 8, 2021
    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) supports Open Access books
    Open Access has become an established practice for scientific articles. But this is not yet the case for scientific books. NWO has recently launched a funding instrument for NWO researchers who wish to publish their books Open Access. WUR researchers Bernice Bovenkerk and Jozef Keulartz have already received funding.
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  • February 3, 2021
    Blog series: WUR shares data on land use, carbon & emission
    There is no way to deny it: in science there is an increasing focus on sharing research data and code. The guiding principle for data sharing by both scientific institutions and research funders, such as NWO, is increasingly “as open as possible, as closed as needed”. WUR also included this principle in its strategic plan.
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  • February 2, 2021
    Dutch historical agricultural newspapers in Delpher
    Ten Dutch agricultural newspapers from 1847 until 1934 have been added to the database Delpher. Delpher is a wonderful resource for Dutch historical books, journals, magazines and newspapers. The newly added newspapers are part of the collection of WUR Library's Special Collections.
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  • January 26, 2021
    New image collection: Historic Fruit
    Have you ever heard of the Pomme Rose, the Enkelde Griet and the Frontignac pear? These are examples of old apple and pear varieties from the famous book by Johann Hermann Knoop, Pomologia (1758). The engraved and hand-coloured drawings and texts from the book have been added to the WUR Image Collections.
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  • January 25, 2021
    Archiving your research records
    As a WUR researcher, you have to deal with many different departments when it comes to research information. It's sometimes difficult to navigate this tangle of departments, information channels and storage possibilities. To help you, the department Document Management & Logistics (DML) has created a Factsheet Research Information in collaboration with WUR Library and Data Management Support.
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  • January 19, 2021
    Workaround ‘View eBook’ in Chrome
    At the moment you may experience problems with opening eBooks in WUR Library Search when you're using the internet browser Google Chrome. We are working on a solution. You can use a different browser when searching in WUR Library Search. If you wish to use Google Chrome, there's an easy workaround.
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  • January 18, 2021
    Plan S – making full and immediate Open Access a reality
    Plan S is an Open Access publishing initiative by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. From 2021 all research publications ensuing from research grants by cOAlition S partners must be published Open Access fully and immediately. Which consequences does Plan S have for researchers at WUR?
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  • January 18, 2021
    National Open Science Festival – 11 February 2021 – Register now!
    On 11 February 2021, the first national Open Science Festival will be held (online)! This Festival provides researchers the opportunity to learn about the benefits of different Open Science practices.
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  • January 14, 2021
    Trial on 'Birds of the World'
    Until 16 February 2021, WUR staff and students can access the resource Birds of the World. Birds of the World contains life history information on more than 10,000 bird species. It also offers a taxonomy explorer, illustrations and photos, videos and sound recordings, and animated maps. Let us know if you think this is a useful resource by filling in the poll!
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  • January 14, 2021
    Online bookshelf: Academic writing
    Are you writing an academic text such as a thesis, assignment or research report? You may face common challenges regarding the structure, tone of voice, style and spelling of your text. Academic writing is one of the most important skills you will have to master at university. Luckily it is a skill that can be learned and trained! WUR Library has a stack of resources to support your writing process.
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  • January 12, 2021
    Renewed Open Access policy at WUR
    On 12 October 2020, the Executive Board updated the WUR Open Access policy. All WUR authors are either required or encouraged to publish all types of scientific work Open Access whenever possible.
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  • January 12, 2021
    Search tip #18: Groenekennis
    Are you familiar with the database Groenekennis? It’s a database offered by WUR Library, mostly created for professionals in the green sector as well as food and nutrition. But it can also be useful to WUR students.
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  • January 12, 2021
    Agricultural engineering photo collection completed
    WUR Library added a large photo collection on agricultural engineering to the WUR Image Collections. The photos document the development of mechanisation processes in the Dutch agricultural and horticultural sectors from 1950 to 1990.
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  • January 11, 2021
    Can a drawing of the Orion building infringe copyright?
    The Copyright Information Point (CIP) receives many interesting questions that could easily be on an exam about Dutch Copyright Law. In the current and coming WUR Library Newsletters, we will highlight some questions, because these questions are too interesting to keep to ourselves. Today's question is about a drawing of the Orion building.
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  • January 8, 2021
    Updated citation scores in My Research Credits
    The bibliometric analysis in My Research Credits (previously given in Staff Publications) has been updated and the publication year 2019 has been added. Citation scores were harvested from Web of Science on 24 November 2020. Related metrics like the Relative Impact and the number of Top10% publications have also been calculated.
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