Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Forthcoming events at the RSL

Two events coming up at the RSL which will be of interest across many disciplines:

1. Introduction to the Electronic Enlightenment project: Wednesday 10 November, 10-11am, Radcliffe Science Library Training Room.

The e-Enlightenment Project is a research project of the Bodleian Libraries. With over 58,000 letters and 7,000 correspondents, Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century.

Find out more at a presentation by Robert McNamee, Director of the project. Open to all Oxford University students and staff. To book a place please contact juliet.ralph@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

2. ARTstor and Bridgeman Education: images for History of Science and Medicine:  Wednesday 17 November, 10am - 12 noon, Radcliffe Science Library Training Room.

ARTstor and Bridgeman Education, both accessible via OxLIP+, contain a million high-quality images suitable for use in papers and presentations. Both comprehensively cover locations, subjects, periods and media, but their content can be vastly different. Navigation and tools (eg Print, Save, Send) also differ.

Both resources include images relevant to many different disciplines, including history of science and medicine and the social sciences as well as archaeology, art and architecture, and the humanities. Find out more about the science-related content, searching and using images, at a presentation by Clare Hills-Nova (History of Art Librarian) and Vicky Brown (Visual Resources Curator, History of Art Department).

The second half of the session is a chance to practise using the resources; if you are unable to stay for the full two hours, you are still very welcome to attend. Open to all Oxford University students and staff.  To book a place please contact juliet.ralph@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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