Tuesday, 8 March 2011

End of term reminders

Just a few things to note as Hilary Term draws to a close:

  • All undergraduate loans are due back tomorrow, Wednesday 9th March - please make sure that you have returned or renewed your books by then. You can easily check what you have on loan and renew your books online via OLIS.
  • Books can now be taken out for the vacation; all vacation loans will be due back on Wednesday 4th May. 

  • Please check the shelves next to the photocopier for any possessions you may have left in the library over the course of the term, and take away what belongs to you.

  • If you need to use any of Oxford's electronic resources - databases, e-journals, e-books - while you are away for the vacation, you can do so simply by signing in to SOLO or OXLIP+ (using your Single Sign On username and password) before you start searching. Further information about remote access is available on the Bodleian Libraries website.

How to renew your books online

You can check what books you have on loan and renew your books online via OLIS. On the OLIS homepage, click on Start, then choose Patron Functions from the left-hand menu.

Log in using your University card barcode number and OLIS password (the default password is your date of birth in the format 01jan1980) and choose Item list to see a list of all your current loans.

To renew books, click on Renew Items. You can then either renew everything by clicking on Renew All Items, or select individual books for renewal by ticking the appropriate box(es) and clicking on Renew Selected Items. The new due date(s) will then be displayed.
N.B. If your books are overdue or have already had the maximum number of renewals allowed (four, for Keble Library), you will not be able to renew your books online, but library staff will be happy to help you - please ask.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

WISER sessions next week: bibliometrics

Would you like to know more about bibliometrics? Two WISER sessions next week will introduce citation searching and show you how to use bibliometrics to calculate your research impact. (Please note that the second session is aimed primarily at those working in the sciences or social sciences.)

WISER: Bibliometrics I - Who's citing you?

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. 
Presenters:   Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt
Wednesday 9 March 2.00-3.00 (week 8)  Book Now
(This session is currently full, but you can still add your name to the waiting list.)

WISER: Bibliometrics II - The Black Art of Citation Ranking

An introduction to using bibliometrics to calculate research impact. Using Web of Science & Scopus discover the pitfalls of impact factors for individual and departments, how to calculate your h-index and view journal impact factors to find the most influential journals.  Intended audience: science and social science. If you are unfamiliar with citation tracking please attend "WISER: Who's citing you?" before this course.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt
Wednesday 9 March 3.15-4.15 (week 8)  Book Now

The sessions take place at OUCS on Banbury Road and are free to attend, but you do need to book a place in advance, either by clicking on the links above (University members), or by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk (holders of Bodleian reader's cards who are not members of the University).

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Second Professor of Poetry lecture

Professor of Poetry Geoffrey Hill (Keble 1950, and Honorary Fellow of Keble College) will give his second lecture in the role at 8.00pm on Tuesday 8th March in the South School of the Examination Schools. Everyone is welcome.

The lecture is entitled 'Eccentrique to the endes of his Master or State.'