iSkills coming up: Referencing, Open Access, Altmetrics, Ebooks, Getting information to come to you

iSkills logoWeek 3 is International Open Access Week, and included in the Bodleian Libraries iSkills programme for the week are updates on Open Access publishing at Oxford and measuring research impact with ‘Altmetrics’.

Below we list the FREE workshops offered by Bodleian iSkills for Week 3.  Please follow the links below to book your place on any of these:

Workshops in Week 3

Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Monday 23 October 14.00-17.00)
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers.

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Tuesday 24th October 12.00-13.00)
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what’s new.
Who is this session for? Research support staff, administrators and librarians, researchers and academics.

Bodleian iSkills: Altmetrics – beyond bibliometrics (Tue 24 October 14.00-15.00)
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 for this fascinating update.
Who is this session for? Doctoral Students, Post-docs & Early Career Researchers in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Wednesday 25 October 14.00-16.00)
The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them.
Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested

Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Wednesday 25 October 16.00-17.00)
Reading on E-Book Readers such as Kindle, Kobo or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular, but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices including i-Pad; Samsung Galaxy; a range of Amazon Kindles; Kobo; Nook; Smart Phones.
Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested.

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Thursday 26 October)
Keeping up to date with new research is important but time consuming! This session will show you how to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified about new articles and other publications and when key web sites are updated. Participants will have the opportunity to set up RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.

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