Tuesday, 13 November 2012

WISER sessions in week 7

Places are available on the following courses, which take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. The sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance, either by clicking on the links below (University members) or by emailing the Bodleian Libraries User Education team (Bodleian Reader's card holders).

WISER: Social science data services
Tuesday 20 November, 2.00-4.00
Social science data services provide archives of data for use by researchers and students. The session will provide an overview of the available services and exercises with the Economic and Social Data Service and ICPSR.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenter: Mark Janes.   Book Now  

ARTstor and Bridgeman: using images in teaching and learning
Tuesday 20 November, 2.00-4.00
The course examines two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University - ARTstor and Bridgeman Education - geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images are also covered.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University.
Presenters: Clare Hills Nova and Vicky Brown.   Book Now

Friday, 9 November 2012

WISER sessions in 6th week

The following courses all take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, and are free to attend; however, 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 can book by emailing the Bodleian Libraries' User Education team.

More information about the WISER programme can be found on the Oxford LibGuides website.

WISER: E-Books
Tuesday 13 November, 2.00 – 3.00
How to find e-books and how to use and manipulate them, from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University
Presenters:  Hilla Wait and Jo Gardner.   Book Now


WISER: E-Book Readers
Tuesday 13 November 3.15 – 4.15
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.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers
Presenters:  Hilla Wait and Jo Gardner.  Book now


WISER: Searching online news sources
Friday 16 November, 10.15 – 12.15
News sources are primary resources for researching contemporary political and social issues. This session will provide an overview of the key resources and hands-on exercises with databases such as Nexis UK, Factiva, and Proquest.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics
Presenter: Mark Janes.  Book Now

Monday, 29 October 2012

WISER sessions coming up

This session will take place at IT Services, Banbury Road:

RefWorks for Humanities 
Tuesday 30 October, 2.00 – 5.00
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references and insert them into your work, automatically generate bibliographies, and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software
Presenters: Valerie Lawrence and Alice Nelson. Book Now

The following sessions will be held at the Radcliffe Science Library:

WISER: Bibliometrics I  Who's citing you?
Tuesday 6 November, 10.00 – 11.00
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.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker > Book Now

WISER: Bibliometrics II – Tools of the trade
Tuesday 6 November, 11.15 – 12.15
An introduction to tools such as Web of Science and Scopus for calculating research impact in the Sciences and Social Sciences. How to find journal Impact Factors, calculate your h-index, find ‘hot’ papers and authors, and compare research output of individuals, institutions and countries.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics, staff involved in the REF or measuring impact.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt > Book Now

All these courses are free to attend, but you must book a place in advance. University members can do so via the IT Services website by clicking on the links above. Holders of Bodleian Reader's Cards can book by emailing the Bodleian's User Education team.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Calling all first year Modern Linguists!

The Oxford University Language Centre Library has one of the largest collection of materials for language learning in the UK (covering around 150 languages), and it is now a lending library. It houses large stocks of DVDs in many languages, as well as the usual materials for language learning (audio, video, CALL, print) and past oral exam papers. While everyone at Oxford is entitled to use the Language Library, you do have to register as a user and take an induction tour before using or borrowing materials. There are library induction tours every weekday at 10.00am and 2.00pm - there is no need to book, just turn up five minutes before the start.

In order to encourage new Modern Languages students to visit the library and take an induction tour, the Language Centre is offering a £30 Blackwell’s voucher to the first year Modern Languages student whose name is drawn first from those who register and take an induction tour before the end of Week 3 (Friday, 26th October).

Friday, 2 March 2012

Professor of Poetry lecture

Professor of Poetry Geoffrey Hill (Keble 1950, and Honorary Fellow of Keble College) will give the his second lecture of the 2011-12 academic year on Tuesday 6 March 2012 (Week 8), at 5.30 p.m., in the South School of the Examination Schools. Everyone is welcome.

His title is ‘Poetry, Policing and Public Order (2)’.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

February's new books

A full list of books added to the Library's collections in February can be seen on our LibraryThing account; a selection is shown below.


The latest additions are always listed on the New Accessions page of the blog. In the Library itself, new books are displayed on the central bay in the main reading room.

We're always happy to receive recommendations of books for purchase from Keble members - Book Suggestion Forms are available to pick up from the Library service desk, or to download from the College website.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Vacation loans

The Easter vacation loan period, which applies to all items borrowed from Keble Library by undergraduates, will begin on Monday 5th March. Any books that you take out or renew on or after this date will be due back on Wednesday of 1st week of Trinity Term (i.e. Wednesday 25th April).

All items borrowed by undergraduates during Hilary Term are due back on Wednesday 7th March - please make sure you have returned or renewed your books by then. You can check your record and renew your books by signing on to your account on SOLO (instructions are available on LibGuides, should you need them), or by using the self-issue machine in the Library (please note that this facility lets you see and renew items from Keble Library only; it does not show any loans you may have from other Oxford libraries). If you have any questions or require any assistance, please ask a member of staff.

Don't forget that you can access electronic resources, including databases, e-journals, and e-books, while you are away from Oxford by signing on to SOLO or OxLIP+ with your Single Sign On username and password before you start searching.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Exhibitions and events at the Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is marking World Book Day on 1 March with a display and a lecture on Jane Austen and her writings.

Jane Austen: a literary genius at work
A one-day display of Jane Austen’s manuscripts from the Bodleian Library collections showing the newly acquired handwritten manuscript of her unfinished novel The Watsons. Also included in the display will be Volume the First, a manuscript of Austen’s juvenilia.
10.00 - 16.00, Divinity School, Bodleian Library

The Watsons: Jane Austen practising
Professor Kathryn Sutherland (Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism, St. Anne’s College, Oxford).
1.00-1.30, Convocation House, Bodleian Library

All are welcome to these events, and admission is free.

The Bodleian's current main exhibition is The Romance of the Middle Ages, which showcases the library’s outstanding collection of manuscripts and early printed books containing medieval romance. The exhibition is open now in the Bodleian's Exhibition Room, and will run until 13 May 2012. Lots more information, including audio recordings of extracts from selected texts and a documentary on the ways in which medieval romance has inspired writers and artists across the centuries, is available on the exhibition's website.

Monday, 20 February 2012

WISER sessions this week

There are still places available on the following WISER sessions taking place this Wednesday at OUCS, 13 Banbury Road:

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books etc on SOLO [Wednedsay 22 February 2.00 - 2.45]
An introduction to SOLO for finding books, journal titles and other materials in Oxford libraries. The session will cover effective search techniques, placing hold requests for items in the stacks, reservations and using the SOLO eshelf and saved searches.   Presenters: Angela Carritt and Isabel McMann
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WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences [Wednedsay 22 February 4.00 - 5.00]
Conference papers can be difficult to find but they are valuable because they describe cutting-edge research. This session will enable you to find out about forthcoming conferences and also to locate the published papers of proceedings which have taken place.  Presenters: Sue Bird and James Shaw
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Although the workshops are free, booking is essential.  If you have a University Card, you can book via the OUCS website by clicking on the links above. If you do not have a University card but would like to attend a course please contact User Education.

Further information about the WISER programme, including the timetable for the rest of the term and handouts from previous presentations, is available on the WISER website.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Calling all modern languages finalists!

The Language Centre Library has the official examinations for:
  • Listening comprehension with our in-house recordings for French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (videos for the Italian examination)
  • Discourse topics
These exams are not available on OXAM. Making copies of the audio documents is forbidden.

The Language Centre Library is open from 8.45 am to 8 pm Monday-Thursday, 8.45 am-7 pm Friday, and 10 am-1 pm on Saturdays during term time. Please note that it will be closed for Easter from 2-9 April, reopening on Tuesday 10 April.

These exam papers are just one of the many resources provided by the Language Centre Library, which has the one of the largest collections of materials for language learning in the UK, currently covering 140 languages. You can keep up to date with news, new acquisitions and useful links via the Library's blog.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

WISER sessions on bibliometrics, Wednesday 15 February

There are still places available on the two WISER sessions on bibliometrics that are taking place tomorrow (Wednesday) at OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. The courses are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance. University Card holders can book via the OUCS website by clicking on the links below; if you do not have a University Card but would like to attend a course, please contact the Bodleian Libraries User Education team.

WISER: Bibliometrics I - Who's citing you? [Wednesday 15 February 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. Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker
>Book Now

WISER: Bibliometrics II – tools of the trade [Wednesday 15 February 3.15-4.15]
An introduction to tools such as Web of Science and Scopus for calculating research impact in the Sciences and Social Sciences. How to find journal Impact Factors, calculate your h-index, find ‘hot’ papers and authors, and compare research output of individuals, institutions and countries. Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt
>Book Now

Monday, 13 February 2012

Research Skills Toolkit for graduate students

An invitation to graduate students from the Bodleian Libraries:


Need to brush up on your IT and information skills?  Why not come to a Research Skills Toolkit in 8th week? These free 2 hour workshops introduce key software and online tools to streamline your research, hone your searching and information skills, and provide opportunities to  meet subject specialists. Topics on offer include:

  • Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses
  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Using Endnote to manage your references
  • Manipulating images using Gimp
  • Managing your thesis with word
  • Analyzising data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Your thesis, copyright and ORA
  • Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact

These workshops are open to Oxford graduate researchers in week 8 of Hilary Term. Please attend the session for your division or subject area. Find out more and book your place (you will need to log into Weblearn with your Single Sign On username and password).

Toolkits take place at Oxford University Computing Services and are run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and Computing Services.
 

Friday, 3 February 2012

New books

Here are just a few of the books added to the Library's collections in January:


A full list of last month's accessions can be seen on our LibraryThing account.

We welcome recommendations of books for purchase from members of College; you can pick up a Book Suggestion Form in the Library, or download one from the College website.