The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).
iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.
All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.
Workshops taking place in 4th Week:
Bodleian iSkills: Data sources for research – discovery, access & use (Mon 8 Feb 14.00-16.00)
This workshop will provide a grounding in the different ways quantitative and qualitative data is being made available to benefit researchers. By the end of the session you will also have some insight into how your own future work could add to the process and become part of the research discourse.
The course aims to provide an overview of macro and micro data sources available at the University of Oxford, including national data archives, subscription services, business data, and offers some pointers for further searching.
Who is this session for? DPhil students and research staff (particularly in Social Sciences). This workshop will be most beneficial to those researchers planning to use secondary data sources (quantitative, qualitative and mixed) as part of their research or who wish to learn more about the potential of open data platforms and data archives.
Bodleian iSkills: Keeping up to date with research (Fri 12 Feb 10.00-11.30)
An online introduction to using alerts to keep up to date with new research and save you time. A combination of presenter-led instruction and the opportunity for participants to set up email alerts to receive notifications for publications in their field of research.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and anyone interested in the topic.
Open Access Oxford: what’s happening? (Multiple dates – click here for full list)
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; Act on Acceptance and OA policy for REF 2021; Open Access block grants including RCUK/UKRI and Wellcome Trust; OA website/ helpline; what’s new.
Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.
Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 21 Jan to 18 Feb) – ALL SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED. Please email the Official Papers team firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance with your research.
The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video. Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.
For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.