Friday, 27 February 2015

Bodleian iSkills workshops in week 7

There are still places available on the following courses taking place next week. To book your place, click on the links below (Bodleian Reader's card holders who are not members of the University can book by emailing the Bodleian Libraries User Education team).

Bodleian iSkills:  Open Access Oxford – What’s Happening?
Tuesday 3 March, 14.00-15.00
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford's position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what's new (including an update on new HEFCE policy).
Who is this session for?  Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Clare Kavanagh.
Venue: Training Room, Radcliffe Science Library  > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Protecting your Work: What you need to know about copyright
Wednesday 4 March, 12.00-13.00
Intellectual property and copyright are key concerns for today's researchers. This event will raise your awareness of issues to look out for, both in using other people's work and in publishing your own work.
Who is this session for?  Postgraduate students, researchers, academics and staff.
Presenter: Tim Padfield.
Venue: Taylor Institution Library  > Book online

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Bodleian iSkills in Week 6

There are still places available on the following course, which takes place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. To book your place, click on the link below, or (if you have a Bodleian Reader's card but are not a member of the University) email the Bodleian Libraries user education team.

Bodleian iSkills:   Mendeley for Reference Management
Friday 27 February, 9.15-12.15

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introductory session will cover Mendeley's main features.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle and Sophie Staves.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Bodleian iSkills sessions in Week 5

Places are still available on the following Bodleian iSkills sessions taking place next week:

Bodleian iSkills: Finding Stuff – Scholarly Literature for your Research
Tuesday 17 February, 14.00-17.00
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, Angela Carritt and Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference Management
Wednesday 18 February, 14.15-17.00
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,  academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  > Book online

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences
Friday 20 February, 9.15-12.15
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or in-text 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.
Presenters: Nia Roberts and Gigi Horsfield
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

To book your place, click on the links above. (Bodleian Reader's cardholders who are not University members can book by contacting the Bodleian Libraries user education team.)

For more information about the Bodleian iSkills programme, including the full schedule for the term and handouts from previous sessions, visit the iSkills website.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Bodleian iSkills workshops in week 4

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning
Wednesday 11 February, 14.00-16.00
This course examines three major digital image collections subscribed to by the University - ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, Archivision (new and on trial) - and a fourth resource, free for educational use, VADS. All of these are geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images will also be covered.
Presenter: Clare Hills-Nova
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Finding and Converting Geospatial Data
Thursday 12 February, 14.00-17.00
This course covers how to find and convert geospatial data and prepare it for digital mapmaking in ArcGIS. This is the preliminary stage of GIS work - see ArcGIS Desktop for training in mapmaking itself.
Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers, academics and anyone else interested in finding and converting geospatial data.
Presenters: Kelly Schultz and Michael Athanson
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library   > Book online

Both these sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance, either by clicking on the links above (University members) or by contacting the Bodleian Libraries user education team (Bodleian Reader's card holders who are not members of the University).