Finding things in the Library : prototype improvements Part 2: let us know what you think!

The Social Science Library is currently taking part in a Navigating & Wayfinding project along with other sites in the Bodleian Libraries. In response to feedback from readers, we are experimenting with new ways to make it easier to find things in and near the Library. Over a period of two weeks we will be trialling four new prototype improvements.

Did you see the prototypes while using the library today?

1) Some new signs showing where the beginning of each category of shelfmarks begins in our books collection.

2) Some “hiking trails” of directional signs for various locations.

Let us know what you think!

Write your thoughts on the flipchart opposite the issue desk, email ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk or contact us using the details at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ssl/contact.

Finding things in the Library : prototype improvements : let us know what you think!

The Social Science Library is currently taking part in a Navigating & Wayfinding project along with other sites in the Bodleian Libraries. In response to feedback from readers, we are experimenting with new ways to make it easier to find things in the Library. For the next two weeks we will be trialling four new prototype improvements: two each week.

Did you see the prototypes while using the library today?

1) A new sign directing readers to books with shelfmarks beginning with J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and Z

2) Maps of the whole Library displayed in two additional locations

librarymap

Let us know what you think!

Write your thoughts on the flipchart opposite the issue desk, email ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk or contact us using the details at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ssl/contact.

Brief interruption to wireless network access: 10:00-10:30 on Thursday 26 September

The Network Team in IT Services needs to carry out an enhancement to the network connectivity for the Bodleian Libraries wireless and reader PC networks. The disruption is expected to last only a few minutes whilst connections are moved during the period 10:00-10:30 on Thursday 26 September.

IT Services apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work.

Coming up this week: Bodleian iSkills: UK Parliamentary and Government Materials, EBooks & more

Need advice on research metrics and citation analysis tools? Would you like some guidance on working with sensitive research data? Make sure you sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up this week! Free Bodleian iSkills: MANTRA, Newspapers and other online resources and more

Need advice on using MANTRA? Want to make the most out of all the online resources available to members of the university? Make sure you sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Photography taking place in the SSL on Friday 3 May: RESCHEDULED

The promotional photography originally scheduled to take place in the Social Science Library this Friday for Bodleian Libraries promotional purposes has been cancelled.

The photography will be rescheduled for a date to be confirmed in late May / early June.

All close-up photography will exclusively feature volunteer models.

Please contact us at ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you would like to appear in our photographs.

If you would prefer not to be shown in the photographs, please make yourself known to a member of staff while the photography is under way.

 

 

In addition, the Central Graduate Study Room will be designated a “Camera Free Zone” accessible to all readers who would like an alternative study space during this time.

 

Coming up this week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Open Access, Mendeley and more!

Unsure on how to make your thesis Open Access? Would you like some guidance on using Mendeley Referencing software? Make sure you sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

 

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Referencing, E-books and more!

Need help navigating the many referencing software options? Want to learn more about E-Books? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

 

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Google for Academic Research and more

Want to know how to reliably use Google for your Academic Research? Feel confident using UK Parliamentary and Government Material in your work? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops. Click on the image below for further details and booking links:

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills workshops: Getting Started in Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Library system can be overwhelming and confusing! Sign up for the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops which will guide you through using the catalogue, finding the materials you need and ensure you are making the most of all the resources the library offers!

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.