A warm welcome from the Radcliffe Science Library to all new students. The RSL is Oxford’s main library for science subjects and pre-clinical medicine. Please don’t hesitate to ask library staff for help. Here are a few pointers to get you started:
- Your Subject Librarian is to person to contact with any questions you have about library services and resources. Contact details for the RSL’s Subject Librarians can be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/contact/radcliffe-science-library-staff.
- The RSL website (www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science) gives full details of our services.
- Training. We run a lot of orientation and information skills sessions for new students in Michaelmas term – they are listed at:
– Undergraduates: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/training/rsl-undergraduate-induction
– Postgraduates: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/training/rsl-graduate-induction
The Bodleian Libraries also provides the iSkills programme, covering such topics as reference management, Open Access and e-books – details are at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate.
- Library Assistant. This is a web-based tool optimised for viewing on smaller screens which gives you essential information about Oxford’s libraries. Access it on your phone or tablet at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/assistant.
- LibGuides. These are online guides written by Subject Librarians to get you started with the key resources in your subject area. The full list of Bodleian Libraries Libguides is at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/.
- News from us: We’re on Twitter as @radcliffescilib and Facebook as Radcliffe Science Library. There is also a monthly newsletter, Science and Medicine Dispatch, which features news from the RSL and other science libraries and also from the Bodleian Health Care Libraries. It’s distributed via email and in print, and also online at
www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/about/science-and-medicine-dispatch. The October issue is out soon!
The Radcliffe Science Library will be open to the public as part of Oxford Open Doors (organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust) on Saturday 9 September 2017, 10am – 1.45pm. Details are at http://www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk/events/open-public-radsci-0.
Please note that we will be open to readers as normal 10am to 2pm.
RSL staff have now completed more than 1000 print jobs since the launch of the our 3D printing service in December 2014. This amounts to over 3500 hours of 3D printing. Congratulations to Richard Smith, Ollie Bridle and their team of helpers for making a great success of this very popular service! Full details of the 3D printing and scanning service can be found in the 3D printing LibGuide (http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/3dprintingscanning).
Insight, an Art/Science collaboration between Arts University Bournemouth and SGC Oxford, will launch an exhibition in the RSL Entrance Hall on Thursday 30th March – details are at https://www.facebook.com/events/410057399340503/.
See https://twitter.com/insightaub and https://www.instagram.com/insight_aub/ for updates!
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Many thanks to all the entrants, judges and others involved in organising the Edible Book Festival. Photos: Ollie Bridle and Catherine Dockerty
There will be a delectable selection on display in the RSL Lounge on Thursday 2 March for the Radcliffe Science Library’s 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival to mark World Book Day.
This event is free and open to any member of University – students, staff (including Bodleian Libraries staff) – and external readers. Everyone is invited to enter their book-themed culinary creations by bringing them to the RSL Lounge between 9am and 11am on Thursday 2 March.
What is an edible book?
Edible Books are art pieces composed of food that are ‘bookish’, i.e. based on and represent a book title, a book cover, a character, a plot element or theme, or any other attribute or characteristic directly associated with a book, including its form.
What will happen at the event?
All entries will be exhibited, documented, then eaten!
Here’s the plan for the day:
- 9-11am Drop off entries
- 11am-1pm Viewing and voting
- 1pm Awards and refreshments
Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories:
- Most Creative
- Most Fun
- Most Bookish
- People’s Choice
If you don’t have time to make your own edible entry, join us in admiring the delicious creations. Everyone who attends will be able to vote for their favorite – the entry with the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice award.
At 1pm everyone will grab forks and we will “eat our own words”!
Take a look at last year’s entries (www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/edible-book-festival/) or simply Google ‘edible book festival’ and you will find dozens of wonderful examples.
Remember, you don’t need to be a good cook. If you’ve got a great idea for an entry, we want to see it!
For more information or to register an entry contact email@example.com
The rules and an entry form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/EBF17rules.