Bodleian iSkills courses: images

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Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning (Thurs 6 Nov 14.00-16.00) (wk 4)
The 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 are also covered.
Presenters: Clare Hills-Nova and Vicky Brown
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  Book online

What’s coming up in the iSkills programme – Later this term we have workshops on E-books and E-book readers, RefWorks and Mendeley. To see what’s coming up see the iSkills timetable

Keeping up with Bodleian Libraries training opportunities: Why not follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bodleianskills or visit the Bodleian iSkills blog at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/skills/

Interested but can’t come to a course?
Course materials can be found on the Bodleian iSkills site

Questions? – Please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Bodleian iSkills courses: for researchers

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iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools (Thurs 6 Nov 14.00 – 15.30) (wk 4) – Being able to demonstrate the impact of your research is increasingly important when applying for research grants and other funding and even research posts. In this workshop we will look at the use of citation tracking and bibliometrics to demonstrate impact. We will cover a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We explain their strengths and weaknesses, and how to access them. We cover: Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, and more.

Who is this session for? Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.

Presenters: Juliet Ralph, Karine Barker and Kelly Schultz
Venue: Training room, Radcliffe Science Library  Book online

iSkills: Finding stuff – Scholarly literature for your Research (Fri 7 Nov 10.00 – 13.00) (wk 4)

A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers and theses.

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
What’s coming up in the iSkills programme – Later this term we have workshops on E-books and E-book readers, RefWorks and Mendeley. To see what’s coming up see the iSkills timetable

Keeping up with Bodleian Libraries training opportunities: Why not follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bodleianskills or visit the Bodleian iSkills blog at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/skills/

Interested but can’t come to a course?
Course materials can be found on the Bodleian iSkills site

Questions? – Please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Open Access Week 20th-24th October

Bodleian Libraries are running a programme of events as part of the 7th international Open Access Week.

You can find the list of events together with booking information at  http://openaccess.ox.ac.uk/open-access-week-2014-at-oxford/. Some highlights include:

Open Access Oxford — What’s Happening? (iSkills).
Craig Finlay and Juliet Ralph (Bodleian Libraries).
A briefing on OA publishing and Oxford’s position: how to comply with funder mandates inc. new HECFE policy for post-2014 REF.
Tuesday 21st October 2014, 12-1pm, Radcliffe Science Library. Book a place

Your Thesis, Copyright and ORA (iSkills).
Sarah Barkla and Jason Partridge (Bodleian Libraries). How to deposit your thesis in ORA without infringing third-party copyright : essential guidance for DPhil students.
Thursday 23rd October 2014, 10-11am, Manor Road Building (Seminar Room C). Book a place.

To find out more about Open Access at Oxford, visit http://openaccess.ox.ac.uk/

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Bodleian iSkills workshops for Michaelmas Term

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsBodleian iSkills is a series of free workshops run by Bodleian Libraries designed to help you make effective use of scholarly publications and other materials in print and online. The workshops cover: searching for scholarly materials, using e-books and e-book readers, reference management, keeping up to date, measuring impact, and submitting your thesis to the Oxford Research Archive.

View the full timetable for Michaelmas term

Find out more about iSkills. If you are unable to attend sessions, you can view some of the presentations and handouts by going to this site and selecting the link to the handouts page.

Follow the iSkills blog and Twitter