Researchers: briefings on open access and best practice in managing research data

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Wednesday 25 April 14.00-15.00, Beeson Room, John Radcliffe Hospital  OR Thursday 31st May 11.00-12.00 Manor Road Building, Seminar Room A)
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position: Green vs. Gold open access; REF requirements and University staff;  funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline.
Who is this session for? Oxford University research support staff, administrators, librarians, researchers and academics.

Bodleian iSkills: Managing research data and Data Management Planning (DMPs) (Thu 26 April 10.00-12.00, Social Science Library)
Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should be effectively stored and managed during a project, preserved for the future and – where possible – shared with other academics. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on your work. The services available at Oxford to assist you will be outlined. This session is not only essential during your current studies but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in research as a career.
Who is this session for? All DPhil students and research staff

Bodleian iSkills: For researchers

Free workshops coming up

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Tue 20 Feb 11.00-12.00)
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position including guidance on how to comply with the Open Access requirements for the REF and mandates from key funding bodies whilst respecting your publisher’s rights and policies.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Wed 21 Feb 14.00-15.30)
During this introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics we will use a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers.

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

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Interested but can’t come to a course? Presentations and handouts are available online at http://ox.libguides.com/workshops/handouts

Bodleian iSkills: for researchers

Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences (Mon 30 January 14.00-16.00) Week 3

This 2 hour workshop will be invaluable for researchers hoping to find suitable literature for their literature review, for which a well-constructed set of search terms and an understanding of online search engines are prerequisites. This workshop will allow researchers to use their own research questions to build a search and apply it to a range of databases. Techniques for structuring a search will be explained, an overview of key online resources for the social sciences will be given , major search tools will be explored, and strategies for approaching large results sets and sourcing papers will be discussed. This practical workshop will involve paper exercises and online activities using attendees own research topics.

Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff in the Social Sciences

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Tue 31 January 14.00-15.00) Week 3

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.

Bodleian iSkills: For researchers

Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Tue 25 Oct 14:00-15:00) Week 3

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.

Who is this session for? Doctoral research students
Presenters: David Watson; Jason Partridge
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Wed 26 Oct 11.00-12.00) Week 3

A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position, including: Key terms – Gold, Green, APCs; how to find out about research council or funder requirements; how to find out what your publisher will allow; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; HEFCE policy for next REF; new developments, including ORCID researcher IDs; where to get more help.

Who is this session for? Research support staff, administrators and librarians, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph, Owen Coxall, Kate Beeby
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Authors, copyright and open access – making it work for you (Thu 27 Oct 14.00-15.00) Week 3

Authors are often unsure what rights they retain when signing the publisher agreement for a journal article. Your choices affect what you and others can do with your work. This introductory workshop deciphers the jargon and explains the pitfalls so you can understand your options and make informed decisions. It covers benefits of retaining copyright, Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTA) compared with other Licence types (inc. Creative Commons), author rights and sharing permissions, subscription and open access articles, uploading to the web or repositories, University and funder policies (inc. REF), and the support available. Participants are asked to bring along an example of a publisher copyright agreement that they have signed in the past or from a journal they publish in regularly. There will be time for Q and A but if you wish to send questions in advance please email openaccess@bodleian.ox.ac.uk using subject line: August Copyright session.

Who is this session for: Academics, researchers, postgraduate research students
Presenters: Sarah Barkla, Kate Beeby, Juliet Ralph, Sally Rumsey
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

For Researchers

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Wednesday 25th May 12:00-13:00)

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

Who is this session for? Research support staff, administrators and librarians, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Kate Beeby
Venue: Taylor Institution, Room 2

 Bodleian iSkills: ORCID IDs and the ‘ORCID at Oxford’ service (Thurs 26 May 14.15-14.45)

Find out more about how ORCID works at Oxford, and how to get an ID.
An ORCID iD is a unique researcher identifier, used worldwide, that you keep throughout your life and retain even if you move institution. ORCIDs link researchers with their publications and grants, and are increasingly used by funders and publishers.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, research staff, academics and any University and library staff
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library

In addition we are running the following:

Weekly Open Access & ORA drop-in sessions to provide face-to-face support and answer all your queries on Open Access and ORA.
11:30-13:30 every Monday (except Bank Holidays) until 8th Week – Digital Scholarship Centre, Weston Library
16.00-17.00 every Tuesday until 8th Week – The Lounge, Radcliffe Science Library

Digital Scholarship Centre (Weston Library) weekly drop-in sessions every Monday from 25th April to 13th June, except Bank Holiday

  • Digital projects drop-in session 9.30–11.30
  • ORA and ORA Data drop-in session 11.30–13.30
  • Digital coffee afternoons, held in the Visiting Scholars’ Centre 14.00–15.00

 Also at the Centre for Digital Scholarship:

 Digital Wildfires: the challenge of provocative content on social media (24th May 13:00-14:00)

(Part of the Research Uncovered – free lunchtime talks 13.00–14.00, Tuesdays of Trinity term 2016)

Venue: Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library
Speaker: Helena Webb

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: Open Access

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Thursday 21st January 11.00-12.00; repeated Thursday 18th February 14.00-15.00; Tuesday 1st March 11.00-12.00) Weeks 1, 5 & 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.
Presenter: Juliet Ralph
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library

Bodleian Libraries workshops week beginning 2nd November: for researchers

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsBodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?(Tuesday 3rd November 11.00-12 noon) Week 4 – A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position. During the session we will cover “Green” and “Gold” routes to open access; funder mandates and publisher policies; the HEFCE policy on Open Access and the REF; the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; how to get help via the Open Access web site and helpline.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Hilla Wait
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road > Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research questions to literature review in the Social Sciences (Tuesday 3rd November 14.00-16.00) Week 4 – Get ready to undertake your literature review using your own research questions to build a successful search and apply it to a range of library resources.

Presenter: Cathy Scutt
Venue: Social Science Library, Manor Road >Book a place

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 iSkills: For researchers

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Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright & ORA – Tuesday 9th June (Week 7) 10.00-11.00 – Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA  (Oxford University Research Archive). This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.

Presenters: David Watson, Jason Partridge and Sarah Barkla
Venue: Jesus College, Ship Street Centre (next to the News Café) >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford: what’s happening? – Wednesday 10th June (Week 7) 12.00 noon-13.00 A briefing on open access for research publications and Oxford’s position including: green vs gold open access routes; how to check funder mandates and publisher policies; Author Processing Charges (APCs) and how to apply for them to be paid from the University’s block grant; the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; open access and the new HEFCE policy and how to get help.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Andy Kernot
Venue: Jesus College, Ship Street Centre (next to the News Cafe) >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

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