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Sharing your research outputs

Making your publications Open Access, makes them available to a wider audience and guarantees the long-term preservation of your outputs so that future generations can access them.  This raises your profile and also helps you to meet your funder and the REF Open Access requirements

In addition, you may wish to share your outputs through other routes.

Caution should be applied regarding what is revealed about research before publication. Many academic publishers will not accept pre-published work, including work that has been posted on the internet via blogs, social networks, etc.  

Sharing your published works

Before sharing your work, check what your publisher allows you to do. Many publishers offer information about their sharing policies, but please be aware that your publisher may restrict where you can share your work and which version you can use. 

Find out about how to retain your rights to your papers, so that you can more easily share your work.

Always deposit your outputs in SHURA using Elements.  SHURA guarantees long-term Open Access to your research outputs, supports harvesting of your metadata and publications and supports the long-term preservation of your work.

The Hallam authors book collection

The Hallam authors book collection is an initiative from the library to collect, preserve and promote books authored or edited by SHU academic staff.  

The Hallam authors book collection catalogue brings the books by SHU authors and editors together in a searchable catalogue. The books themselves can be found in either the Adsetts Library or Collegiate Library with the other books on the same subject area or they may be available online.  The intention is that the printed resources in the collection will be preserved indefinitely in the Library.

If you are member of staff at SHU and a book you have authored or edited has recently been published, you may have a copy that you would be willing to donate to the SHU Library.  For example, if you have a spare complimentary copy that the publisher provided.   Your donated copy will become part of the Hallam authors book collection. 

If you have a copy that you can donate, please contact us for more details on how to do this:

Call: (0114) 225 3852

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