Express Scribe

Just a quick blog post to say that I recently discovered an interesting piece of software that might help in the data collection process. It is called Express Scribe and I find it greatly speeds up the transcription process. Essentially it is a piece of software through which you play the audio recording that is to be transcribed. You can then turn certain keys on your keyboard into hot keys or use a foot pedal so that you don’t have to move away from the word processing programme in order to pause and rewind the recording. I’m sure the pro version has many other features but I find the free version does everything I need it to.

On a related note, I’m very pleased I had the Echo Smart Pen with me today when conducting an interview as the battery of my digital audio recorder ran out. It turns out two bars just isn’t enough to get through an interview. I will need to make sure it is fully charged in future. Fortunately I was also recording the audio on my Smart Pen and although the audio isn’t as good as the Olympus digital recorder it is still perfectly audible.

Posted under Data management tools, Follow the Data, PGR students

This post was written by Philip Bremner on May 8, 2013

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Open Research Exeter on Twitter and Facebook!

Just a quick note to let you know that our Twitter account is now called “Open Research Exeter” – Follow us here: @OpenResearchExe

Our Facebook page has also been rebranded, so please like us to find out about the latest Open Exeter events, laugh at our photos and more!  www.facebook.com/openresearchexeter

Thanks and keep in touch!

Posted under Advocacy and Governance

This post was written by Hannah Lloyd-Jones on May 2, 2013

Open Exeter: Outstanding Project of the Year Finalist!

We are very pleased to announce that the Open Exeter Project (http://as.exeter.ac.uk/library/resources/openaccess/openexeter/) has been chosen as a finalist for a Professional Services Recognition Award in the Outstanding Project of the Year category at the University of Exeter.  You can see more about the awards here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/staff/benefits/excellence/

We’d like to thank Senior Management for nominating us and for recognising the important work that the project has carried out in the areas of research data management, open access and research support.  The team has worked incredibly hard over the past eighteen months, achieving a huge amount in terms of outputs and kick-starting a slow but steady cultural change in the way research is shared, stored and managed around the University. It’s often been a struggle to get our messages across to the right people so the fact that we have received this nomination is fantastic.

The nomination includes members of the wider team from IT and RKT – a model for successful cross-departmental collaboration has been one of the strengths of the project and something we hope to build on in the future.

Keep your fingers crossed for us on 26th June – at least we get to attend a drinks reception, a three-course dinner and hob-nob with the high and mighty even if we don’t win!

Jill Evans

Open Access & Data Curation Manager & Project Manager, Open Exeter

 

 

Posted under Advocacy and Governance, News

This post was written by Hannah Lloyd-Jones on May 2, 2013

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