Tuesday, 25 October 2011

WISER: E-book training sessions

WISER: E-Books (Wednesday 2 November 14.00 - 15.00) - An overview of what is currently available and how to access them from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic. Presenter: Hilla Wait. Book your place online at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZC4

WISER: E-Book Readers (Wednesday 2 November 15.15 - 16.15) - How useful are e-book readers in academic work? Can they be used for accessing library materials? What are the features to look out for when considering purchase? These and similar questions will be considered with particular reference to the i-Pad, the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers and smartphones. Presenter: Hilla Wait.
Book your place online at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZE11

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

WISER Skills workshops

Forthcoming WISER workshops for images in teaching and learning, and finding books on SOLO (for those who would like a refresher!)

ARTstor and Bridgeman: Using images in teaching and learning (Thursday, 27 October 2.00-3.00) - This introductory session examines two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University - ARTstor and Bridgeman Education - geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images are also covered. The focus of this session will be on images for Medieval & Modern Languages, but members of other faculties are welcome to attend. Please note that this session will not include hands on. This session will take place at the Taylor Institution, Room 10b. There is no need to book - please just turn up.

WISER Finding Stuff - Books etc on SOLO (Friday 28 October 9.30-10.30 and repeated Monday 14 November 10.00-10.45). This session introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and focuses on effective ways of searching SOLO for books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online. It also includes placing "hold requests" for materials in the remote store / bookstacks and for items which are out to other readers, how to use your SOLO "MyAccount" for book renewals and other administration and using the SOLO e-shelf and alerts. Please book your place online.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Blackwell's discount evenings - Sunday and Monday

Join Blackwell's for their student discount evenings on Sunday 9th October 6pm-10pm and Monday 10th October 7pm-10pm

Taking place at Blackwell's Bookshop, Art and Poster and Music shops on Broad Street.
Blackwell's invites Oxford University Students to our exclusive student evenings packed with give aways, great offers on books, food, drink, entertainment and much more!

*For more details visit www.facebook.com/blackwellsoffers