Register your research data in DiVA

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Did you know that you can register your open research data in DiVA, LiU’s institutional repository? When uploading research data in a repository such as Zenodo and Figshare, you can also register metadata about your data sets in DiVA.

Registration is easy, and the Library can help you if you need advice. By registering your research data in DiVA, information about your data sets will be visible next to your publications, which will increase both the visibility and searchability of your research data.

If you have any questions about registering data sets in DiVA, you are welcome to email us at

By: Elisavet Koutzamani, bibliometric analyst, Linköping University Library

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What is open science?

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Open science is a buzzword – especially among policymakers. We read about it it in the two latest government bills on research, we read about it it in UNESCO’s declaration on open science. We also see open science in everyday life, but we usually don’t refer to it as “open science”: researchers publish articles and books open access and share research data for scrutiny and reuse. Already today, open science is (partly) something we do, not just talk about.

Open science is an umbrella term that often includes components such as open access, open data, open educational resources, and citizen science. Step by step, universities and other public authorities facilitate the opening of these components so that researchers can open up their research processes. But open science can also be seen as something larger, where the goal is a society characterized by open science. A society with open science could lead to benefits. Researchers could benefit from increased collaboration and more swiftly building upon each other’s work (as it becomes easier and more efficient to stand on the shoulders of giants).

However, even if it research is open, this does not entail that it is usable and possible to understand. Eliminiating paywalls is far from enough. Other conditions must be met for research to be actually reusable. The dream of open science is beautiful, but it also places demands on us—whether we are researchers or not. Open Access Week can be a way to go beyond the nice words in policy documents and everyday openness to reflect on what is needed for science to lead to real benefits outside academia.

Written by Johanna Nählinder, research support coordinator Linköping University Library

Use ORCID and verify it in MinIT

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To disseminate research and make it accessible, identifiers such as doi-links for publications and ORCID for researchers are indispensable. By specifying doi-link and ORCID when you describe your research, it becomes easier to create a common thread that links different types of research results in your research process. You simply become clearer as a researcher. Today, more than 1,700 LiU researchers have an ORCID and more and more journals and research funding bodies use ORCID to identify you as a researcher.

Make sure to verify your ORCID so that you are more clearly linked to LiU! LiU now has better support to facilitate those who want to use ORCID. On the page My profile in the MinIT system you can verify your ORCID. If you do not already have an ORCID, you will have the opportunity to create one in the process. The university library will automatically be able to use your ORCID in DiVA so that you are more easily linked to your publications.

Go to MinIT to verify your ORCID – it only takes two minutes

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Open Access Week – programme, Linköping University Library 2023

UniSearch interface upgrade

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The library search engine UniSearch has received a new interface. Filters have been moved to directly below the search box. To find out how you can access each item, click the “Access options” button.

The new interface is fully adapted to mobile phones and tablets. Another improvement is that URLs are no longer session-specific, making it possible to save and share a record by simply copying the URL.

In UniSearch, a Discovery system provided by EBSCO, you can search for all types of material, for example scholarly articles and books in the library collections (print and electronic). You can limit your search according to categories such as peer review material and full texts. The “Concept map” feature, found via the left-hand menu, allows you to explore specific research topics.

As a student or employee at LiU, sign in with your LiU-ID to access library e-books and e-journals via UniSearch.

In the left-hand menu, there are also links to My Loans, where you manage your loans and reservations, and “Publications”, the Library’s journal’s list where you can search for journals and e-books.

En sökruta med två träffresultat.

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Coinciding with the launch of the new interface, the search box at the library web has also been given a new design:

A search box with the text "Search articles, books and more".

Test the new interface


Guest blogger Dominik Maiński about his Erasmus+ visit to Linköping University Library

In April 2023, we had the pleasure to host Dominik Maiński for a five-day visit as part of the Erasmus+ program. Dominik is a colleague at the University Library at John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin, Poland. After his visit, Dominik very kindly sent us the following impressions from his stay with us.

Erasmus+ visit in the Library

My name is Dominik Maiński and I work at the University Library at John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin, Poland. My city is located near the border with Ukraine, so we have hosted a lot of refugees from there since the beginning of the war. In addition, I am a historian and an art historian researching contemporary Polish art. My job is also tourist guiding and traveling. In my institution, I specialize mainly in manuscripts, working on a daily basis in the Special Collections Department. My unit deals with the collecting, sharing with users and promotion of our collections, which have over 50,000 items, among which, apart from manuscripts, there are also valuable incunabula, old prints, maps and graphics.

My stay at Linköping University Library lasted 5 days ‒ from 24th to 28th April 2023. I had meetings on the Valla Campus, the Medical Campus and the Campus in Norrköping. It was my seventh trip within the Erasmus+ program. So far, I have had trainings in Iceland, Norway, Finland, Greece, Turkey and Portugal. The work of Scandinavian libraries made the greatest impression on me. Among my trainings so far, the one in the Linköping Library was the most professional and best organized. I would like to thank David Lawrence and Emma Burman, as well as other librarians and employees of the University Library, for hosting me. It was very nice to meet you.

Three people standing at a library enquiry desk.
Dominik Maiński, together with Jenny Aspling Rydgren and Emma Burman during his visit to Campus Norrköping Library.

The work of the Linköping Library and mine are very similar. We also try to base our activity primarily on electronic materials. The Library in Lublin is a more than 100-year-old institution whose headquarters, unfortunately, do not give the possibility of organizing an open access to most collections. We hope it can change in the future. It is impressive that on the Linköping campus, the Library is not only a library but also a place for meetings of employees and students, which makes it the heart of the University. The situation is similar at other Scandinavian universities. In Lublin the main Library is located in the city center, but outside the main academic campus. In addition, we have about 20 departmental libraries.

Besides Linköping and Norrköping, I also visited Uppsala with Carolina Rediviva, Stockholm, Lund and Malmö. It was my first trip to Sweden, but certainly not the last one. I met great people and visited beautiful places. Swedish art galleries and museums, among which the ABBA Museum was most impressive for me, are especially interesting and worth to visit. Swedes are very well organized, nice and playful people 🙂

By: Dominik Maiński, PhD