Created by Research & Innovation and UC Library, this portal brings together resources to support researchers at every stage of the research life cycle with a curated list of links to the people, resources and information.
An open-access database of original research authored by Canterbury academics, researchers and postgraduate students. The aim of the Repository is to expose UC-authored research to as wide an audience as possible, by providing free access to full-text research through common Internet search tools, such as Google Scholar and Scopus
“Web of Science Researcher Profiles help you raise your visibility in the worldwide research community. In a few easy steps you can share a complete view of your achievements to attract collaborators and funders.… Open to all researchers… no product subscription is required.”
Guidance for academics on negotiating ebook contracts with publishers
LEARN and Additional Content
In-Print Books: the Library can apply to Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) for a transactional licence when an additional 10% from any in-print book is required (up to 20% in total from the in-print book). For now the Library will pay for these transactional licences.
Out-of-Print Books: the Library can apply to CLNZ for OOP licences. The content used can be up to 100% of an out-of-print book if the application is accepted.
If the Library owns or can purchase an ebook version, no licences will be sought, unless the ebook access is limited to one or three users
Electronic Journal Articles
If the Library does not hold an article in print format or provide electronic access, the Library can apply to publishers to purchase specific articles, provided the publisher offers such a service, or seek to Interloan a copyright-licence-compliant copy (please do not request materials for LEARN through our Interloans system as extra steps are required by us):
○ Practise using and/or receive training in the use of the teaching technologies (lectern) found in UC teaching spaces.
○ Create teaching materials (video recordings, narrated PowerPoint presentations etc.).
○ Teach classes and conduct tutorials to students at a distance using web conferencing (Adobe Connect, Zoom).
Each academic department has a designated person to act as their Library Liaison Officer (LLO). It is a voluntary role, and the person selected to undertake the responsibilities is organised by the department.
Recommendations to purchase: email John Arnold (Subject Librarian for Physical and Chemical Sciences) for books, journals* and databases*
Journals and databases undergo an annual review process (normally in July) in which new resources with an ongoing financial commitment are considered. The Library considers new recommendations for subscription submitted at other times during the year on a case-by-case basis
Library Storage: by appointment only, UC academics and postgraduates can request to browse library materials that are shelved in storage. To make an appointment, please email library staff