Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 7

The Bodleian iSkills programme for Week 7 includes sessions on open access, getting started in Oxford libraries, finding scholarly literature, and e-books and e-readers. All the workshops are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. To book, click on the relevant title link below (Single Sign On username and password required). If you encounter any problems with the online booking system, or if you are a Bodleian Reader's Card holder without an SSO, please email the User Education team to reserve your place.

These are the final iSkills workshops for this term. Handouts and presentations from previous sessions can be found on the iSkills website.

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Open Access Oxford - what's happening?
Tuesday 22 November, 10.00-11.00 (Week 7)

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.

Who is this session for? Research support staff, administrators and librarians, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Judith Ames.
Venue: Beeson Room, Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital.

Key topics:

  • Introduction - What is open access?
  • Key terms - Gold, Green, APCs
  • How to find out about research council or funder requirements
  • How to find out what your publisher will allow
  • Green route - how to deposit in ORA
  • Gold route and how to claim for APCs
  • HEFCE policy for next REF
  • New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
  • Where to get more help

Getting started in Oxford Libraries
Tuesday 22 November, 14.00-17.00 (Week 7)

An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use; accessing e-journals and other online resources; SOLO and other finding aids; and making the most of Library services.

Who is this session for? Anyone who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.
Presenters: Angela Carritt and Cathy Scutt.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room.

Finding stuff - scholarly literature for your research
Thursday 24 November, 14.00-17.00 (Week 7)

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: Kate Beeby, Angela Carritt, and Isabel McMann.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Friday 25 November, 09.15-11.15 (Week 7)

The Bodleian Libraries have over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them.

Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested.
Presenters: Hilla Wait and Kat Steiner.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

E-book readers
Friday 25 November, 11.15-12.15 (Week 7)

Reading on e-book readers such as Kindle or Nook, and using apps for iPad and Android devices, is increasingly popular, but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.

Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested.
Presenters: Hilla Wait and Kat Steiner.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

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