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


Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 2

iSkills: Open Access Oxford - What's happening?
Tuesday 21 October, 12.00-13.00

A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford's position, covering: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what's new - update on new HEFCE policy.
Who is this session for?  Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Craig Finlay
Venue: Training Room, Radcliffe Science Library  Book online

iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA

Thursday 23 October, 10.00-11.00

Digital theses are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). Find out how to deposit the digital copy of your thesis and what you need to know about rights and other issues.
Who is this session for? Doctoral research students.
Presenter: Sarah Barkla
Venue: Training Room, Radcliffe Science Library  Book online


Both these sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance via the IT Services website by clicking on the links above.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Welcome!

Welcome to all our new students, and welcome back to all our returning members.

Library staff will be running induction tours of the Library at 3.00pm on Wednesday 8th October, and 11.00am on Thursday 9th October - all new members of College are most welcome to attend one of these sessions. If you cannot make those times, induction tours for individuals or for small groups will also be offered on a drop-in basis between 5.00 and 7.00pm on Monday of 1st week and Monday of 2nd week - just turn up and ask at the Library service desk.

Short video tutorials on finding resources on SOLO and borrowing and returning books on Keble's self-issue system are available here.

Any books borrowed by undergraduates over the long vacation are due back on Wednesday of 1st week - please make sure you have returned or renewed your books by then. The Michaelmas Term loan period has now begun, so any books borrowed by undergraduates between now and the end of 7th week will be due back on Wednesday of 8th week.