Training sessions

Welcome back, and Happy New Year!

We begin Hilary Term 2017 with our series of Research Skills Toolkits sessions in Week 1.

Research Skills Toolkit  (Daily workshops 16th – 20th January) Week 1

2-hour workshops to 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 workshop will be tailored to one of the following subject areas:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Maths, Physical and Life Sciences.

All sessions will be at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. Go to http://ox.libguides.com/workshops/skills-toolkit for the full list of dates and to book online.

Also in Week 1 we have: Open Access Publishing: Papers and Peer-review (Fri 20 January 10.30-16.00) Week 1

There are many changes afoot in academic publishing. We therefore invite you to attend a series of short talks, panel discussions and opportunities for conversation around the subjects of open access publishing, peer review, publishing metrics, and the role and requirements of the University. Speakers and panel members will include Oxford academics, and representatives from PLoS, BioRxiv, the Wellcome Trust, F1000, eLife, Publons, Oxford University IT, Bodleian Libraries and Oxford University Press. The meeting will focus predominantly on biomedical sciences, but attendees from other disciplines are also welcome. Please go to Open Access Publishing event for further information and to book online.

In addition we are running the following: Weekly drop-in sessions to provide face-to-face support and answer all your queries on Open Access, Act on Acceptance and ORA. Weeks 1-8.

Tuesdays 14.30-15.30 – Cairns Library, ask for Judith Ames

Wednesdays 14.00-15.00 – Social Science Library, ask for Kate Beeby

Thursdays 11.00-12.00 – Radcliffe Science Library, ask for Juliet Ralph

Fridays 14.00-15.00 – Radcliffe Humanities Building, ask for Hilla Wait.

 Also from the Centre for Digital Scholarship:

By popular demand after the workshop in Michaelmas term, we are delighted to offer another opportunity to learn about digital editing and the Text Encoding Initiative. Research Technology Consultation, IT Services and the Centre for Digital Scholarship offer a course introducing the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative for creating digital texts. The workshop uses materials developed for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. If you’re interested in learning about markup and encoding digital editions, this course is for you.

What: How to make a digital edition: an introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative

Who: James Cummings and Pip Willcox

When: 09:30–16:30, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February 2017

Where: Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library

Access: open to members of the University of Oxford

Admission: free

Booking is required: to reserve a place on this workshop, please email Pip Willcox, pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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