Thursday, 12 March 2015

Accessing resources during the vacation

When you're away from Oxford during the vacation, you can still access electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, bibliographic databases, reference works, etc.) from wherever you are by signing on to SOLO or OxLIP+ with your Single Sign On username and password before you start searching. More information on remote access to e-resources is available on the Bodleian Libraries website.

If you are revising for exams and need access to past papers, you can find these on OXAM (you will need to select 'Oxford Account Login' then enter your Single Sign On username and password to access the resource). OXAM provides access to formal examination papers set by the University of Oxford since the academic year 1999-2000; as well as Mods, Prelims and Finals, it also includes papers for taught postgraduate courses.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Bodleian iSkills workshops in week 7

There are still places available on the following courses taking place next week. To book your place, click on the links below (Bodleian Reader's card holders who are not members of the University can book by emailing the Bodleian Libraries User Education team).

Bodleian iSkills:  Open Access Oxford – What’s Happening?
Tuesday 3 March, 14.00-15.00
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford's position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what's new (including an update on new HEFCE policy).
Who is this session for?  Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Clare Kavanagh.
Venue: Training Room, Radcliffe Science Library  > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Protecting your Work: What you need to know about copyright
Wednesday 4 March, 12.00-13.00
Intellectual property and copyright are key concerns for today's researchers. This event will raise your awareness of issues to look out for, both in using other people's work and in publishing your own work.
Who is this session for?  Postgraduate students, researchers, academics and staff.
Presenter: Tim Padfield.
Venue: Taylor Institution Library  > Book online

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Bodleian iSkills in Week 6

There are still places available on the following course, which takes place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. To book your place, click on the link below, or (if you have a Bodleian Reader's card but are not a member of the University) email the Bodleian Libraries user education team.

Bodleian iSkills:   Mendeley for Reference Management
Friday 27 February, 9.15-12.15

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introductory session will cover Mendeley's main features.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle and Sophie Staves.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Bodleian iSkills sessions in Week 5

Places are still available on the following Bodleian iSkills sessions taking place next week:

Bodleian iSkills: Finding Stuff – Scholarly Literature for your Research
Tuesday 17 February, 14.00-17.00
A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics
Presenters: Joanne Edwards, Craig Finlay, Angela Carritt and Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference Management
Wednesday 18 February, 14.15-17.00
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, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  > Book online

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences
Friday 20 February, 9.15-12.15
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or in-text 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.
Presenters: Nia Roberts and Gigi Horsfield
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

To book your place, click on the links above. (Bodleian Reader's cardholders who are not University members can book by contacting the Bodleian Libraries user education team.)

For more information about the Bodleian iSkills programme, including the full schedule for the term and handouts from previous sessions, visit the iSkills website.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Bodleian iSkills workshops in week 4

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning
Wednesday 11 February, 14.00-16.00
This course examines three major digital image collections subscribed to by the University - ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, Archivision (new and on trial) - and a fourth resource, free for educational use, VADS. All of these are geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images will also be covered.
Presenter: Clare Hills-Nova
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Finding and Converting Geospatial Data
Thursday 12 February, 14.00-17.00
This course covers how to find and convert geospatial data and prepare it for digital mapmaking in ArcGIS. This is the preliminary stage of GIS work - see ArcGIS Desktop for training in mapmaking itself.
Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers, academics and anyone else interested in finding and converting geospatial data.
Presenters: Kelly Schultz and Michael Athanson
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library   > Book online

Both these sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance, either by clicking on the links above (University members) or by contacting the Bodleian Libraries user education team (Bodleian Reader's card holders who are not members of the University).

Friday, 23 January 2015

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 3

Bodleian iSkills: E-Books
Tuesday 3 February, 14.00-15.15

An overview of what e-books currently available and how to access them, from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, Researchers, Academics, Library Staff and anyone interested in the topic.
Presenter: Hilla Wait
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: E-Book Readers 
Tuesday 3 February, 15.30-17.00

How useful are e-book readers in academic work? Can they be used for accessing library materials? What are the features to look out for when considering purchase? These and similar questions will be considered with reference to the i-Pad, the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers, and smart phones.
Presenters: Hilla Wait and Ian Chilvers
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference Management
Wednesday 4 February, 9.30-12.15
(Repeated on Wednesday 18 February, 14.15-17.00)

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 the software 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, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  > Book online

All these sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance, either by clicking on the links above or (if you have a Bodleian Reader's card but are not a member of the University) by emailing the Bodleian Libraries user education team.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Information for the end of term

Vacation loans begin on Monday 1 December - any Keble Library books borrowed or renewed by undergraduates on or after this date will be due back on Wednesday 21 January 2015 (i.e. Wednesday of 1st week of Hilary Term).

Books borrowed by undergraduates during Michaelmas Term are due back on Wednesday 3 December - please make sure you have returned or renewed your books by this date.

Don't forget that you can still access Oxford University e-resources while you are away for the vacation by logging into SOLO or OxLIP+ with your Single Sign On username and password. Further information on remote access to resources is available on the Bodleian Libraries website here.

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