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

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

WISER session in week 2

The WISER (Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources) programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials. The following session is coming up this week:

WISER: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research 
Friday 25 October, 9.15-12.15 (repeated Friday 8 November, 2.00-5.00)

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, Sue Bird and Angela Carritt > Book your place

This session takes place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, and is free to attend, although you do need to book a place in advance. Oxford University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the link above. Holders of Bodleian Reader's Cards who do not have a Single Sign On username can book a place by contacting the Bodleian's User Education team

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Research Skills Toolkit workshops

The Bodleian Libraries and IT Services are offering free, hands-on workshops for first- and second-year graduate researchers, introducing key tools, techniques and resources for different subject areas. Topics covered in the two-hour session include:

  • Reference management software
  • Literature searching and advanced search techniques
  • Keeping up to date with emerging research
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity and Weblearn
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Measuring research impact
  • Your thesis, copyright and submitting to ORA.

During the session, you will also meet with subject specialists who can provide help and guidance on further training.

These events take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, during week 8 of Michaelmas Term and week 1 of Hilary Term. Workshops will be offered in the following subject areas:

  • Medical sciences
  • Mathematical, physical, and life sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Humanities (general)
  • History, archaeology, and classics
  • English
  • Oriental Studies.

You can find out more and book a place by visiting the Research Skills Toolkit website (on Weblearn - SSO log in required).

Monday, 11 February 2013

WISER in weeks 6 and 7: reference management

WISER: Tech Tools - Reference Management
Wednesday 20 February, 14.00-17.00
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 and academics.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Ljilja Ristic and Angela Carritt > Book Now

WISER: Mendeley for Reference Management
Wednesday 27 February, 14.00-16.00
Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.
Presenter: Oliver Bridle  > Book Now

These sessions take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, and is free to attend. University members can book by clicking the link above; holders of Bodleian reader's cards can book by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, quoting the barcode number from their card.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

WISER sessions in week 5

WISER workshops coming up in week 5 will cover RefWorks reference management software and using RSS and email notifications to keep up-to-date with new content in journals, databases and websites.

RefWorks for Humanities  
Wednesday 13 February, 14.00 – 17.00
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, 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

WISER: Getting information to come to you
Friday 15 February, 15.30-17.00
This session will show you how to set up alerts to journals, databases and websites, so that you receive notifications when new content is added. 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 Sonya Adams > Book Now

Both these sessions take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, and are free to attend, but you must book a place in advance. Oxford University members can do so by clicking on the links above; holders of Bodleian Reader's cards should email usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, quoting the barcode number on their card.

New books


Here are just a few of the new books added to Library stock during the past month; a full list is available to view on LibraryThing. You can see the latest additions to the collection at any time on the New Accessions page of the blog.

We are always happy to receive recommendations of books for purchase from Keble members. Book suggestion forms are available to pick up in the Library or to download from the Library website.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

WISER sessions coming up in Week 4


During week 4 the Bodleian Libraries will be running workshops on RefWorks, measuring impact using bibliometrics, and finding books and journals:

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences 
Monday 4 February, 9.15-12.15
This session is repeated (with examples from the Humanities) on Wednesday 13 February, 14.00-17.00. 
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references/citations, 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 Science/Social Science examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Shona McLean and Nia Roberts > Book Now

WISER: Bibliometrics I - Who's citing you? 
Tuesday 5 February, 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. 
Please note – this session will take place at the Radcliffe Science Library. 
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker > Book Now

WISER: Bibliometrics II – Tools of the trade 
Tuesday 5 February, 11.15-12.15 
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  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

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books etc on SOLO 
Friday 8 February, 14.00-15.00
This is a repeat of the session which takes place on 30 January. 
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.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers.
Presenters: Joanne Edwards and Angela Carritt > Book Now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Journal Articles 
Friday 8 February, 15.00-16.15
This is a repeat of the session which took place on 28 January. 
This session will focus on finding journal articles for your research using a wide range of databases as well as developing effective search strategies. There will be plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches using databases for their subject.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Kerry Webb, Isabel McMann and Angela Carritt > Book Now

All these courses are free to attend (though you must book a place in advance) and, with the exception of the Bibliometrics courses, take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury. University members can book by clicking on the links above; Bodleian Reader’s card holders can book by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, quoting the barcode number on their card.

Monday, 21 January 2013

WISER sessions in week 3


The following courses will all take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. The sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. Members of the University can do so by clicking on the links below; holders of Bodleian Reader's Cards can do so by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, quoting their Reader's Card barcode number. 

WISER: Finding Stuff – Journal Articles
Monday 28 January, 9.30-10.45
(Repeated Friday 8 February, 15.00-16.15)
An introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as the SOLO ‘Journal Articles’ services. The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.  Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Kerry Webb, Isabel McMann and Angela Carritt > Book Now 

WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences
Monday 28 January, 10.45-11.45 
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.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: James Shaw and Sue Bird > Book Now 

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books, etc. on SOLO
Wednesday 30 January, 14.00-15.00
(Repeated Friday 8 February, 14.00-15.00)
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.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers.
Presenters: Joanne Edwards and Angela Carritt > Book Now 

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations
Wednesday 30 January, 15.15 – 16.30
 An introduction to finding theses in Oxford and from universities around the world. The session will cover SOLO for theses, EThOS and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses. 
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenter: Craig Finlay and Angela Carritt > Book Now 

WISER: Your thesis, copyright and ORA
Friday 1 February, 15.45 – 16.45
Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing and writing their thesis so that they do not encounter problems when they deposit. DPhils are encouraged to attend this session early so that they can make sensible decisions regarding rights from the start of their research.
Who is this session for? Research Postgraduates who are required to write a thesis.
Presenter: Catherine Goudie > Book Now