For Artstor users

In case you are not on Artstor’s mailing list, here’s a message from them about some changes coming up this summer.

We’re writing to share some upcoming changes which may require you to save some of your work in the Artstor Digital Library.These changes are part of the release of an improved platform which will feature a redesigned interface, streamlined features, and which will run on the same backend technology that currently powers the ITHAKA service JSTOR. This represents a first step toward the longer-term goal of creating an integrated platform experience for users of both the Artstor Digital Library and JSTOR – now both allied services under the ITHAKA umbrella. Learn more about our upcoming release.

In order to help us facilitate these improvements, the citation generator and saved citations features will be temporarily disabled. If you have saved citations that you need, please log in to your Artstor Digital Library account and download them before June 1st this year.

Please reach out to us at support@artstor.org with any questions and thank you for your help in making these improvements to the Artstor Digital Library possible!

Bodleian iSkills: Images

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsteaching and learning Tuesday 19th May (Week 4) 14.00-16.00 – 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
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

In addition, please note that there are still places on our workshops on current awareness and African Studies both of which take place this Friday:

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you Friday 15th May (Week 3) 9.15-10.45 – Keeping up to date with new research is important but time consuming! This session will show you how to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified about new articles and other publications and additions to key web sites. 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: Helen Matthews and Ian Chilvers
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Information sources for African Studies Friday 15th May (Week 3) 11.00-12.30 – This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. We will cover key finding tools and how to use them effectively as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. The majority of the session will consist of a talk and demonstration but there will be time for a brief hands-on at the end.

Who is this session for? Researchers, academic staff, graduates and anyone interested in the topic.
Presenters: Lucy McCann, Sarah Rhodes
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

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 i-Skills: Digital Images/Finding and Converting Geospatial Information

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning (Wed 11 Feb 14.00-16.00) (wk 4) – This workshop 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. Finding, viewing, presenting and managing images will be covered.

Presenter: Clare Hills-Nova
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Finding and Converting Geospatial Data (Thurs 12 Feb 14.00-17.00) (wk 4) – A hands on workshop looking at 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

What’s coming up in the iSkills programme – 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/

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

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