What’s on during International Open Access Week? (23rd-29th October 2017)

International Open Access Week this year runs from the 23rd – 29th October. The theme this year is “open in order to…” , and is “an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available.” Join the online discussion on the benefits of open research with the hashtag #OpenInOrder, and download the poster here.

To mark Open Access Week at Oxford, why not check out our new OA leaflet or come to a training session:

Open Access Oxford – What’s Happening

Our regular iSkills session on OA publishing, ‘Act on Acceptance’ at Oxford, and how ORA makes Oxford research open access. Plus funder mandates and HEFCE policy for post-2014 REF.

Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017, 12:00 – 13:00

Location: Radcliffe Science Library, IT Training Room.

Further details and booking here.

 

Altmetrics: Beyond Bibliometrics

Moving beyond the traditional bibliometrics of Journal Impact Factor and the author H Index, this 1 hour session discusses alternative metrics used to analyse and inform publishing researchers which draw on online social communication tools. Many scholarly papers are stored online in reference management software, or discussed online via mediums such as Twitter or blogs – learn how to mine this rich source of impact data for metrics on your papers and the papers of key researchers in your field. You will have spotted Altmetric information within our library catalogue, SOLO. We welcome Natalia Madjarevic, Head of Implementations and Support at Altmetric.com for this fascinating update.

Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017, 14:00-15:00.

Location: Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building.

Book a place here. (The session is open to members of all divisions and will not just focus on Social Sciences.)

 

Open Access Drop-in

Judith Ames from the Open Access enquiry team will be in the Atrium to answer questions on Act on Acceptance, HEFCE policy for the next REF, and funder requirements for Open Access.

Date: Thursday 26th October 2017, 12:30-2pm

Location: Old Road Campus Research Building

SSL eReadings: save time by accessing essential course readings online, anywhere, anytime

The SSL has made studying easier, by scanning and uploading the book chapters and articles you need to WebLearn.

All you have to do is read them!

SSL eReadings is hosted on the SSL WebLearn site. Simply log on with your SSO (Single-Sign On).

Take a look at the selection of book chapters and articles available, sourced from reading lists that we support.

Next week in Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences (Thu 19 Oct, 10:00-12:00)

Your introduction to the Bodleian Libraries

This term the Bodleian are running FREE iSkills workshops to help you navigate the Oxford library system. Book online now for handy hints and tips – all are welcome!

Workshops in Information Discovery and Scholarly Communications

Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences

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.

  • Build a successful search strategy
  • Use a range of bibliographic databases and search tools in the Social Sciences
  • Work effectively with large result sets
  • Source highly cited papers relevant to your research

Intended Audience: All DPhil students and research staff in the Social Sciences

When: Thursday 19th October, 10:00-12:00

Where: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Click here to book a place

Next week in Bodleian iSkills: UK Parliamentary and government materials, an introduction (Wed 18 Oct, 10:00-11:30)

Your introduction to the Bodleian Libraries

This term the Bodleian are running FREE iSkills workshops to help you navigate the Oxford library system. Book online now for handy hints and tips – all are welcome!

Workshops in Information Discovery and Scholarly Communications

UK Parliamentary and government materials – an introduction

Of vital help to all history, politics and social science students is this general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800. We look at sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format, including: Parliamentary proceedings – Hansard, Journals of the House of Commons and Lords; Legislation; Government and departmental papers.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Parliamentary proceedings
  • Legislation
  • Government and departmental papers

Intended Audience: History, Politics and other Social Science students, particularly new postgraduates

When: Wednesday 18th October, 10:00-11:30

Where: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Click here to book a place

Next week: Referencing, Choosing and using software (Tue 17 Oct, 09:15-12:15)

Your introduction to Referencing and Reference Management

This term the Bodleian and IT Services are running FREE workshops to help you navigate different referencing systems. Book online now for handy hints and tips – all are welcome!

Workshops in Information Discovery and Scholarly Communications

Referencing – Choosing and using software

Formatting your in text citations, footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of software packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages (RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and Papers) so that you can work out which one is best for you.

  • Understand how reference management software works and what it does
  • Understand the pros and cons of a range of reference management packages
  • Add, edit and organise references using a number of different tools
  • Add citations to documents and create bibliographies using a number of different tools
  • Make an informed decision about which reference management package works best for you

Intended Audience: Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff

When: Tuesday 17th October, 09:15-12:15

Where: IT Services – 13 Banbury Road, Isis Room

Click here to book a place

Binding Machine unavailable for use on Tues 10th Oct (10am to 1pm)

Our binding machine will be unavailable for use on Tuesday 10th October between 10am to 1pm.

During this period we will be using it to create a video, to show all our readers how to use it. We will publicise the video once it becomes available, we hope you will find it useful.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Next week in Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright & ORA (Tue 10 Oct, 10:00-11:00)

Your introduction to the Bodleian Libraries

This term the Bodleian are running FREE iSkills workshops to help you navigate the Oxford library system. Book online now for handy hints and tips – all are welcome!

Workshops in Information Discovery and Scholarly Communications

Your thesis, copyright & ORA

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). 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.

  • Deposit your thesis in ORA
  • Observe relevant rights and permissions
  • Access help with depositing your thesis in ORA

Intended Audience: All doctoral research students

When: Tuesday 10th October, 10:00-11:00

Where: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Click here to book a place

New Undergraduates: All the key things you need to know about the SSL in one infographic

New Picture

Social Science Undergraduates – If you prefer your information in a more pictorial format then you might want to take a look at our ‘Essential Guide to the Bodleian Social Science Library for Undergraduates‘ infographic.

We also have a new video which takes you through all the key things you need to know about the SSL. You can watch it by clicking on the image below:

Next week in Bodleian iSkills: Getting Started in Oxford Libraries (Thu 12 Oct, 09:30-13:30)

Your introduction to the Bodleian Libraries

Feeling flustered by Freshers’ Week? This term the Bodleian are running FREE iSkills workshops to help you navigate the Oxford library system. Come along to the first session for handy hints and tips – all are welcome!

Workshops in Information Discovery and Scholarly Communications

Getting Started in Oxford Libraries

An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use; finding and using books, journals and other materials in print and online; and making the most of Library services. This workshop will help you settle into searching for literature at Oxford with confidence.

  •  Find out which libraries are most relevant to your topic and study requirements
  • Use SOLO to find printed and online books, journals and other materials
  • Use OxLIP+ to access databases
  • Use LibGuides to find key resources for your subject
  • Access help and advice from the libraries on searching, current awareness, reference management, open access, research data management and more.

Intended Audience: All Oxford Library users

When: Thursday 12th October, 09:30-13:30

Where: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Click here to book a place