Photocopier update III: the saga continues

The photocopier is stubbornly resisting all attempts by the Xerox engineer to fix it. He is now calling in the expert photocopier repair man, who will hopefully be here in the next couple of days to see if he can do any better.

We apologise for the continued interruption to the service (needless to say we are just as frustrated as you are!) and we will continue to copy for you if you have urgent photocopying requirements.

WISER: Remote access to databases

Because of exceptional demand we are running the following session twice on Thursday. Booking for the second session at:

WISER: Remote Access to Databases and Datasets
Thursday, 29 November 2007 2.00 – 3.00
OUCS, Banbury Road (week 8)
This session will help you to set up access to Oxford online resources from your home computer through passwords (Athens and Single-Sign On) and the Virtual Private Network.
Presenters: Peter Higginbotham (OUCS) and Judy Reading (OULS)

Information is also available in the guide “Access to online resources…” see (or collect from your library or request from You should hopefully find if you read through the guide that you would not need to come to the workshop but all very welcome.

Information about the full WISER programme at:
All enquiries to:

Photocopier update continued…

I’m sorry to have to report the photocopier is still not working. The engineer has been this morning with the new parts but the copier stubbornly refuses to come back to life, so he will be back tomorrow with more new parts. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and praying to the photocopying gods for mercy…

Photocopier update

Mixed news for all of you waiting with baited breath for the resurrection of our dead photocopier. The good news is the Xerox engineer has finally come to look at it. The bad news is it needs new parts and so will be out of action for another couple of days. If you have urgent photocopying requirements, please let staff know – we have made arrangements with the RAI to use their machine in the meantime.

I’m sure you will all be delighted to hear that we are in the home strait with this ancient and cranky machine, and will be getting a new copier in January.

What’s in the blog? You tell me!

One of the big advantages of having a blog like this one for library news is that it is so easy for me to post things. This means that I’ve been posting all sorts of different bits of information, but I have no way of knowing what you find useful or otherwise. So, in an attempt to find out, I’ve set up a quick poll on the sidebar of this page for you to vote on what kind of information you want to see here.

Please vote if you have a second, the feedback monster is hungry…

WISER sessions next week

WISER Humanities: Quality information on the Internet. Friday, 23 November 12.30 – 1.30 at OUCS, Banbury Road (week 7) This session will help you to develop effective web searching techniques for use with search engines and introduce you to strategies for evaluating resources. Some guidance on how to cite electronic resources will also be provided.
Johanneke Sytsema and Judy Reading
Book at:
Information about the full programme at