Courses of interest

Next week Bodleian libraries will be holding the following talks and workshops:

Altmetrics: beyond bibliometrics in the Social Sciences (Wed 5th March 12.30-13.30) (wk 7) – Researchers in the UK are increasingly encouraged to look for evidence of impact beyond scholarly citations. Altmetrics (the alt being ‘alternative’) seek to pull together other signals, like online discussions and social media traffic directed at your academic work. Euan Adie, founder of Altmetric.com returns to Oxford following a sell out visit during Michaelmas term.   Euan will introduce the concept of altmetrics and explore how his company is looking at impact beyond citations.

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B   > book your place online.

Open Access: MOOCS and Open Educational Resources (Thu 6 Mar 14.00-15.00)
In his October Oration 2013 the Vice Chancellor mentioned that Oxford University was keeping a watching eye on the emerging global phenomenon of massive open online courses (MOOCs). In this session Melissa Highton, Director of Academic IT, will give an overview of MOOCs: What they are; why they may be of interest; how they relate to what we already do at Oxford and opportunities they offer with regard to openness.
Who is this session for? Teaching staff, librarians and postgraduates
Presenter:  Melissa Highton
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library > Book your place online


WISER: Open Access Oxford – What’s happening? (Wed 5 Mar 12 – 1) (wk 7)

A briefing on open access for research publications and Oxford’s position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; new OA website/ helpline.
Who is this session for?  Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters:  Juliet Ralph and Johanneke Sytsema
Venue: Taylor Institution  > Book your place online


RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Fri 7 Mar 9.15 – 12.15) (wk 7)
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 Science/Social Science examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Nia Roberts, Gigi Horsfield and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. > Book your place

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