Happy New Year, and welcome to a new term of iSkills and Referencing workshops. We kick off in Week 0 with a session addressing the difficulties of disseminating research in the current UK ‘Open Access’ environment. This is followed in Week 1 by our very popular series of Research Skills Toolkit workshops.
Bodleian iSkills: Help! I’m an author get me out of here (A discussion about evolving research dissemination for Oxford authors and journal editors) (Thu 11 Jan 13.00-14.00) Week 0
This presentation and discussion focuses on research dissemination difficulties encountered by Oxford researchers, and invites authors and journal editors of the collegiate University to contribute their views. The current UK open access (OA) environment is extremely complex, and the concept of OA as a ‘good thing’ is being lost. Inefficient processes are unavoidable; an astonishing amount of money is changing hands; numerous new journals are being produced; OA policies and funding are regularly reviewed and open to change; and all the while, research dissemination is evolving. Authors are caught in the middle of a complicated, and sometimes conflicting, mixture of requirements from funders and publishers. Many researchers want to use new models to distribute their findings and discuss them with peers. University research support staff attempt to filter policy requirements and simplify instructions and procedures for authors, whilst supporting them in using all forms of dissemination. The event will comprise a presentation followed by time for questions and discussion.
Who is this session for? Oxford University Researchers
Research Skills Toolkits in Week 1
Are you using the smartest tools and strategies to get your research organised? Need to brush up on your IT and information skills for research? Why not come to a Research Skills Toolkit? These free 2-hour workshops introduce key software and online tools for your research, hone your searching and information skills and introduce you to subject specialists. Topics on offer include: finding articles, papers, conferences and theses; keeping up to date and current awareness; using Endnote to manage your references; manipulating images using Gimp; managing your thesis with word; analyzising data with Excel pivot tables; podcasting with Audacity; plagiarism and how to avoid it; your thesis, copyright and ORA; finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact.
Each toolkit is subject specific to a Division. Choose one of the 2-hour sessions listed under your area of study, and book your place!
|Social Sciences||16th January 10.00-12.00||Book your place|
|18th January 14.00-16.00||Book your place|
|Humanities||15th January 14.00-16.00||Book your place|
|17th January 14.00-16.00||Book your place|
|19th January 10.00-12.00||Book your place|
Or visit https://ox.libguides.com/workshops/skills-toolkit for list of dates and times.