Thursday, 27 November 2014

Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management

There are still places available at the last iSkills workshop of the term, which takes place on Friday 28 November, 9.15-12.15, at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. 

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.

Presenters: Oliver Bridle and Angela Carritt


The course is free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance via the IT Services website.

Research Skills Toolkit workshops

Run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services, these free hands-on workshops for research students offer the opportunity to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session. The workshops take place in 8th week of Michaelmas Term and 1st week of Hilary Term.

Each two-hour session focuses on the skills and tools that will streamline your academic work. You will encounter a variety of online tools and services to support your research. Relevant software, online services and libraries techniques are on offer for you to try out. You will also meet with subject specialists for help and guidance on further training. Further information is available on the Research Skills Toolkit website.

Booking for these workshops is open - book your place now by clicking on the links below.

Research Skills Toolkit for Medical Sciences Division
Tue 02 Dec
10:00-12:00
or
Wed 03 Dec
14:00-16:00
or
Wed 21 Jan
10:00-12:00
or
Thu 22 Jan
14:00-16:00
Booking at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/STQA

Research Skills Toolkit for Humanities Division
Wed 03 Dec
10:00-12:00
or
Mon 19 Jan
14:00-16:00
Booking at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/STNA

Research Skills Toolkit for Social Sciences Division
Thu 04 Dec
14:00-16:00
or
Fri 05 Dec
10:00-12:00
or
Tue 20 Jan
10:00-12:00

Research Skills Toolkit for MPLS Division
Tue 20 Jan
14:00-16:00
or
Fri 23 Jan
10:00-12:00
Booking at:  http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/STRA

Research Skills Toolkit for Oriental Studies
Thu 04 Dec
10:00-12:00
Booking at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/STX


Research Skills Toolkit for History, Archaeology and Classics
Wed 21 Jan
14:00-16:00
Booking at:  http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/STMA

Research Skills Toolkit for English
Thu 22 Jan
10:00-12:00
Booking at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/STK

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

University of Oxford Open Access Week 2014

In addition to the iSkills sessions listed in the previous post, the Bodleian Libraries will be running the following events as part of Open Access Week. To find out more and to book a place at any of these events, visit the Open Access at Oxford website.

Open Access: The rise of open data-centric research and publication enterprises - exemplars in the life sciences
Monday 20 October, 14.00-15.00

Dr Susanna-Assunta Sansone (Associate Director, Oxford e-Research Centre and Honorary Academic Editor, NPG Scientific Data) will speak on the rise of open data-centric research and publication enterprises.   Data sharing practices in life sciences and the importance of making yours more easily reusable will also be covered.   Susanna is a co-founder of BioSharing (reproducible research) and blogs about Open Data on the Guardian Higher Education Network.

Who is this session for?   Postgraduates, academics, research staff and anyone else interested in Open Access.
Presenter:   Susanna-Assunta Sansone (Oxford e-Research Centre)
Venue: Training Room, Radcliffe Science Library

Open Access:  How can the Wellcome Trust help you with Open Access?
Tuesday 21 October, 15.00-16.00

A drop-in session for researchers, with tea. Chat to Pamela Reid from the Wellcome Trust and Eli Harriss from Bodleian Libraries.
Venue: The Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus

Open Access: The Open Library of Humanities - Gold Open Access for the humanities without author-facing charges
Wednesday 22 October, 14.00-15.00

Dr Martin Eve (Lecturer in English, University of Lincoln and OLH Co-Founder) will speak about OLH, 'a project exploring a PLOS-style model for the humanities and social sciences'. Martin is on the JISC OAPEN-UK project committee, chief editor of Orbit, and writes about Open Access for the Guardian Higher Education Network.

Who is this session for?   Postgraduates, academics, research staff and anyone else interested in Open Access.
Presenter:   Martin Eve (OLH co-founder)
Venue:   Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road

Open Access: The Charity Open Access Fund - what researchers need to know
Friday 24 October, 11.30-12.30

This talk by Margaret Hurley (Wellcome Trust) is for researchers funded by Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Wellcome Trust.

Who is this sesson for?   Postgraduates, academics, research staff and anyone else interested in Open Access.
Presenter: Margaret Hurley (Wellcome Trust)
Venue: Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital


Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 2

iSkills: Open Access Oxford - What's happening?
Tuesday 21 October, 12.00-13.00

A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford's position, covering: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what's new - update on new HEFCE policy.
Who is this session for?  Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Craig Finlay
Venue: Training Room, Radcliffe Science Library  Book online

iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA

Thursday 23 October, 10.00-11.00

Digital theses are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). Find out how to deposit the digital copy of your thesis and what you need to know about rights and other issues.
Who is this session for? Doctoral research students.
Presenter: Sarah Barkla
Venue: Training Room, Radcliffe Science Library  Book online


Both these sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance via the IT Services website by clicking on the links above.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Welcome!

Welcome to all our new students, and welcome back to all our returning members.

Library staff will be running induction tours of the Library at 3.00pm on Wednesday 8th October, and 11.00am on Thursday 9th October - all new members of College are most welcome to attend one of these sessions. If you cannot make those times, induction tours for individuals or for small groups will also be offered on a drop-in basis between 5.00 and 7.00pm on Monday of 1st week and Monday of 2nd week - just turn up and ask at the Library service desk.

Short video tutorials on finding resources on SOLO and borrowing and returning books on Keble's self-issue system are available here.

Any books borrowed by undergraduates over the long vacation are due back on Wednesday of 1st week - please make sure you have returned or renewed your books by then. The Michaelmas Term loan period has now begun, so any books borrowed by undergraduates between now and the end of 7th week will be due back on Wednesday of 8th week.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

WISER sessions for historians and medievalists

WISER: Online Resources for Historians
Monday 12 May, 9.30-10.45
A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British and West European history: bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.
Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Isabel Holowaty
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library > Book your place

WISER: Sources for US History
Monday 12 May, 11.00-12.30
An introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history up to 1990. Starting with finding tools to locate material, examples of source materials will then be shown including archival, microform, printed/online collections and useful web portals and audiovisual collections.
Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library > Book your place

WISER: Sources for Medievalists
Friday 16 May, 2.00-4.00
A general overview of a range of e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies: bibliographical databases, biographical/reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters and literary works.
Who is this session for? Researchers, students, academics, staff e.g. Classicists, Historians, Philosophers, Theologians etc.
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Sue Usher, Hilla Wait, Charlotte Goodall and Eva Oledzka
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book your place

These sessions are all free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the links above (Single Sign On required). Holders of Bodleian Reader's cards who are not members of the University can book by contacting the Bodleian Libraries User Education team directly.

Monday, 28 April 2014

WISER sessions in Week 2

WISER: Tech Tools - Reference Management
Tuesday 6 May, 9.15-12.15
Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers,  academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Pamela Stanworth, Kelly Schultz and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book your place


WISER: Information Sources for African Studies
Thursday 8 May, 10.00-11.30
This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. You will be shown useful finding tools to locate relevant material via SOLO and how to search them, as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. There will be time for a brief hands-on.
Who is this session for? Researchers, academic staff, graduates and anyone interested in the topic.
Presenters: Lucy McCann and Sarah Rhodes
Venue: Social Science Library, Manor Road > Book your place


WISER: Getting information to come to you
Thursday 8 May, 2.00-3.30
Keeping up to date with new research is important but time consuming!  This session will show you how to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified about new articles and other publications and when key web sites are updated.    Participants will have the opportunity to set up RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters:  Jane Rawson and Helen Matthews
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library > Book your place

All of these sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the links above (Single Sign On required). Holders of Bodleian Reader's cards who are not members of the University can book by contacting the Bodleian Libraries user education team directly.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Reminders for the end of term

All books borrowed by undergraduates during Michaelmas Term are due back on Wednesday 4th December 2013. The Christmas vacation loan period begins on Monday 2nd December - any books borrowed or renewed by undergraduates on or after this date will be due back on Wednesday 22nd January (i.e. Wednesday of 1st Week of Hilary Term).

Don't forget that loans from Keble Library can be renewed using the self-issue machine or online via SOLO - further information is available here.

If you need to use e-journals, databases or other subscription e-resources while you are away from Oxford, you can do so easily by logging into SOLO or OxLIP+ with your Single Sign On username and password before you start searching. Further information is available on the Bodleian Libraries website.

Professor of Poetry lecture

Professor of Poetry Geoffrey Hill (Keble 1950, and Honorary Fellow of the College) will deliver his first lecture of the 2013-14 academic year on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at 5.30 pm, in the South School of the Examination Schools. His title will be 'Poetry and "the Democracy of the Dead"'. All are welcome.

Further information, including links to podcasts of some of Professor Hill's previous lectures, can be found on the English Faculty's website.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Notable Works

The Notable Works project brings together a collection of literary and other works nominated by 46 members of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. As Ruth Bird, Bodleian Law Librarian, explains in her introduction to the project, the works selected have 'had an impact, helped shape [the contributors'] thoughts, perhaps provoked controversy or humour, or even guided them through the ceaseless flow of ideas and influences faced on a daily basis.' Among those nominating works are Keble Fellows Dr James Goudkamp and Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

A similar project, Critical Thinking, was undertaken last year by members of the Saïd Business School.