Are you a new Postgraduate? To help you get started using the SSL we’ve created a short video which provides you with all the key things you need to know. Click on the image below to view:
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Ask one of our friendly staff at our Library Issue Desk for assistance, phone us on 271093, or email us.
More detailed information on how to get started using our library can be found here.
In order to make it clearer to our readers which of our books can be borrowed, we have recently made a couple of changes to the terminology you will see in SOLO.
You can now easily see on SOLO which books are “Normal Loan”, “Short Loan” and “Library Use Only” in the Type/Status column on SOLO:
Previously, “Library Use Only” books were referred to as “Reference” or “Confined” books but we think this new terminology makes their status clearer.
You can see whether, and for how long, you are entitled to borrow each category of book on our Borrowing Books web page.
Three new online resources have been purchased for our readers. All are now available on SOLO:
- Polling the Nations [available at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/OXVU1:LSCOP_OX:OXFORDOXF05482] – a compilation of full-text questions and responses from over 14,000 national, state, and local surveys conducted since 1986 by more than 1,400 polling organisations in 100 countries. It is described by Choice as “a resource beyond compare in the polling field”.
- NK Pro [available at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/OXVU1:LSCOP_OX:OXFORDOXF05512 ] – an independent news, information and data platform that concentrates uniquely on North Korea. NK Pro features daily news, high level analysis, opinions and interviews from a range of scholars, diplomats, experts and North Korean defectors.
- NK News [available at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/OXVU1:LSCOP_OX:OXFORDOXF05513 ] – an independent, privately-owned specialist information source that focuses on North Korea. The site intends to provide authoritative news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data and subject specialists.
Next week, Bodleian Libraries will be running the following FREE workshop. Please follow the link below to book your place:
Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Tue 22 August 14.00-15.00)
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.
- what is open access?
- key terms – Gold, Green, Article Processing Charges
- Act on Acceptance and fulfilling REF requirements
- How to find out about research council or funder requirements
- How to find out your publisher’s Open Access policy
- Funds for the payment of APCs and how to apply
- Oxford policy for payment of APCs for RCUK funded research
- Where to get more information & help;
Who is this session for: Current Oxford University academics, researchers, postgraduate research students, research support staff and librarians
Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room E
Some Bodleian Digital Services will be unavailable from 1pm 4 August to 1 pm 7 August due to planned maintenance.
The following services will not be available from Friday afternoon to Monday morning:
Digital Miscellanies Index
British Book Trade Index
Maps and Music – Digitised Card Catalogue
Force Migration Online
London Book Trades
Apologies for the inconvenience caused.
The SSL would like to thank all students who recently participated in our 2017 student survey. We received 263 responses and some really useful feedback. Over the next few months we will be hard at work analysing the results to identify ways we can further improve our services to students.
The lucky winner of our £50 Blackwell’s voucher was Alessio Cuozzo from the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Congratulations!
Stack request deliveries from the Book Storage Facility will continue this week until Thursday 13 April. There will be no deliveries on Easter Monday 17 April and normal service will resume on Tuesday 18 April.
Due to maintenance work being carried out on the Manor Road Building roof, the west side of the library facing the St Cross Building will be closed for a short time on Tuesday 11 April. The Building Facilities Team will place barriers around the affected closed areas for the duration of the work, which is expected to be completed by 12 noon.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Central Graduate Study Room will be inaccessible on Tuesday 17 January from 9:00 until 12:00 for repair to the access control system. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Open Access Oxford: Publishing, Papers and Peer-review.
Booking is now open for this one-day event organised by Dr Philippa Matthews (Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Medicine) with members of the Open Access team. One item of particular interest to Wellcome-funded researchers is the Wellcome Trust’s presentation of their new publishing platform, Wellcome Open Research.
Date: Friday 20th January 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Nuffield Department of Medicine Research Building, Old Road Campus.
Programme: There are many changes afoot in academic publishing. We therefore invite you to attend a series of short talks, panel discussions and opportunities for conversation around the subjects of open access publishing, peer review, publishing metrics, and the role and requirements of the University. Speakers and panel members will include Oxford academics, and representatives from the Wellcome Trust, F1000, eLife, PLoS, BioRxiv, Publons, Oxford University Press, University IT Services and Bodleian Libraries.
Further details and booking: OAOxford website.