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Workshops and Classes: Bodleian iSkills

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Bodleian iSkills

Upcoming workshops in Hilary Term 2019

Our courses are FREE, but booking online is essential - please click on the links to book online

Week 5  (11-15 February)
Week 6  (18-22 February)
Week 7  (25 February - 1 March)
Week 8  (4-8 March)

Week 8 (4-8 March) is Open Access Oxford Week, in the last week of the spring term. This year’s programme covers developments in a variety of areas: the convergence of open access, education, data & culture; academic books and open access; learned societies and the transition to open access. We’ll be watching ‘Paywall: the movie’ and playing the ‘Publishing Trap’ board game. We have speakers from around the university and from Wikimedia UK, Research England, Manchester University Press, Oxford University Press, UK Copyright Literacy and Universities UK.

All events are free and open to all current Oxford University staff and students, especially academics and researchers, research students, research administrators and librarians.

Click here to see the full OAO Week's programme of workshops and drop-in sessions.

Week 9  (11-15 March)

Workshops by Topic

Searching and finding scholarly materials (general)
Searching and finding scholarly materials (specific subjects)
Materials in special formats (images, manuscripts, maps etc.)
Reference management (RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley)
Research data management
Keeping up to date with the latest research
Measuring impact
Open Access

Handouts are uploaded to the Bodleian iSkills Handouts Page

About iSkills

Bodleian iSkills is a series of free information skills workshops designed to help postgraduates and researchers find and make effective use of scholarly publications and other materials.  We cover :

  • Information discovery and searching for scholarly materials
  • Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz and Papers for managing references and formatting footnotes and bibliographies
  • Keeping up to date with new research
  • Measuring research impact 
  • Understanding copyright and looking after your intellectual property
  • Open Access publishing and complying with funder mandates for open access
  • Managing your research data

Where can I view the timetable?  View the timetable by selecting the Workshops by Date tab above.

Who may attend? All members of the University and Bodleian Library Readers. Some individual workshops are designed for particular groups (e.g. postgraduates). Check the individual sessions in the Workshops by Date tab above.

Cost - all iSkills sessions are free.

Booking a place - Booking is essential. Use the online booking links for each session in the Workshops by Date tab above.  When you make your booking, you will be prompted to sign in with your Oxford single sign on (SSO) username.  All current members of Oxford University should have an SSO, but Bodleian Libraries readers who are not current members of Oxford University will not have an SSO.    If you do not have a SSO but would like to attend a course please contact User Education and we will book a place on your behalf.

Handouts - are available from the handouts page after each session.

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Open Access Oxford Week

Booking is open for Open Access Oxford Week 4-8 March 2019.  Come along to one of our talks or workshops to discover and discuss developments in  research dissemination and scholarly communication, policy and practice, all in the context of open access.

Contact us

Find out about iSkills (what it is, who may attend, timetables & booking)

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Telephone: (01865) (2)72841

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