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.

WISER: Web archiving - time travel on the web

Friday 22 November, 10.30-12.00
A basic introduction to the world of web archives. This session describes how web archives came into being, and introduces selected web archives and their potential uses.
Who is this session for?  Anyone new to the idea of archiving web sites, wishing to obtain an overview of current provision. Postgraduate students, researchers, academics and university staff.
Venue: Please note – this session will take place at the Radcliffe Science Library.
Presenter:  Susan Thomas  > Book Now

This session is free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance. University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the link above; 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, 11 November 2013

Bodleian Libraries Open Access Programme events

The following events are taking place as part of the Bodleian Libraries Open Access Programme, and are free to attend. To book your place, click on the links below.

eLife: a new OA journal by scientists for scientists
Wednesday 27 November, 11.00-12.00
eLife launched in December 2012 as a funder-researcher collaborative and open-access journal for outstanding research in life sciences. Prof Chris Ponting (DPAG), Senior Editor, reports one year on.
Venue:  Radcliffe Science Library

Open Access:  Altmetrics - How do I rate thee? Let me count the tweets!
Wednesday 11 December, 14.00-15.00
Mike Taylor of Elsevier Labs discusses altmetrics and how it plays with open access, social impact, Orcid and why it's got a long journey to become truly significant
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library

Why is Oxford driving Open Access in Drug Discovery?
Tuesday 28 January, 15.00 - 16.00
Professor Chas Bountra of the Nuffield Department of Medicine discusses the important of open access in drug discovery.
Venue: Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road.

WISER: Reference Management

Places are still available at the following sessions on reference management. Both events take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, and are free to attend, but you must book a place in advance. University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the links below; holders of Bodleian Reader's cards who are not members of the University can book by contacting the Bodleian Libraries user education team directly.

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences
Wednesday 20 November, 2.00 - 5.00
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.
Presenters: Nia Roberts, Cathy Scutt and Angela Carritt > Book Now

WISER: Mendeley for reference management
Wednesday 27 November, 2.00 - 5.00
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.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.
Presenter: Oliver Bridle and Owen Coxall  > Book Now

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

New books


These are just some of the new books added to the Library's collections in October. You can see a full list on LibraryThing, or check the New Accessions page of the blog to see the latest additions to stock.

Recommendations from Keble members of books for purchase are always welcome - a book suggestion form is available to download, or to pick up at the Library service desk.

WISER: Research Impact

WISER: Research impact I: Who’s citing you?
Tuesday 12 November, 2.00-3.00
An introduction to citation tracking as a tool for finding out who has cited your work. We will cover citation tracking using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar and will include time for you to use each tool to find citations to your own work.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics, staff involved in the REF or measuring impact.
Please note – this session will take place at the Radcliffe Science Library.
Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker  > Book now

WISER: Research impact II: Tools of the trade
Tuesday 12 November, 3.15-4.15
An introduction to tools such as Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, Scopus and Essential Science Indicators for calculating research impact in the Sciences and Social Sciences.  We cover: finding journal Impact Factors, calculating your h-index, finding  ‘hot’ papers and authors,  comparing the research output of institutions and countries, and the emerging area of altmetrics.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics, staff involved in the REF or measuring impact.
Please note – this session will take place at the Radcliffe Science Library.
Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker  > Book now

Both these sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance. Oxford University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the links below. Holders of Bodleian Reader's cards who are not members of the University can book by emailing the Bodleian Libraries user education team