Wednesday, 1 May 2013

WISER coming up: Images, Open Access, and Finding Stuff

During weeks 3 and 4 Bodleian Libraries will be running the following workshops:

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education and VADS for teaching and learning  (Tue 07 May 14:00-16:00) - The course examines two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University - ARTstor and Bridgeman Education - and a third resource, free for educational use, VADS. All of these are geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images will be covered.
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WISER: Open Access Oxford - what's happening? (Thursday 16 May 11.00-12.00 and repeated Wednesday 29 May 11.00-12.00) -   As of 1st April, researchers funded by RCUK funding councils are required to make their research papers open access.   Come along to a briefing on open access for research publications and Oxford’s position. We will be covering: Green vs. Gold open access publishing; funder mandates and publisher policies; the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; and how to find more information and help.
Who is this session for?  This session is op en to current members of Oxford University only and is designed for research support staff, administrators, librarians and researchers
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Also don't forget that this Friday we have workshops on finding materials on SOLO and on finding theses and dissertations to support your research:

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Friday 3 May 9.30-10.30)  – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop will also cover placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  We will also talk about the new Electronic Legal Deposit service.  This session is designed for all Oxford Libraries readers.  Please book your place online at

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations  (Friday 3 May 10.45 – 12.15) – An introduction to finding theses in Oxford and from Universities around the World. The session will cover SOLO for theses, EThOS and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses.  This session is designed for Oxford postgraduates and researchers but is open to all members of Bodleian Libraries. Please book your place at

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