Open scholarship training sessions

The Bodleian iSkills workshops develop your skills in information discovery and scholarly communications, covering a variety of resources across a wide range of disciplines. They are primarily aimed at University of Oxford students and staff and, for particular workshops, Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) staff. Single Sign-On (SSO) is required to book a course.


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Digital induction to open access (Medical Sciences Division)

Are you baffled by open, confused by embargoes? Does the mention of the colour gold or green catapult you into a realm of perplexed irritation? If so, this eLearning module will help you to understand the fundamentals of open access so that on completion you will know:

  • What open access is including key terms – Gold, Green, Article Processing Charges
  • Where to get more information and help
  • Where to look for open access material
  • How to find useful tools to assist you in publishing open access

Intended audience: Academic staff, administrative staff, library staff, Oxford University Hospitals staff and all other Oxford staff in the Medical Sciences research area.

 

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Are you baffled by open, confused by embargoes? Does the mention of the colour gold or green catapult you into a realm of perplexed irritation? Come to this session, where we’ll break down open access and all its many jargon terms, confusing publishing structures and hint at the advantages you can reap by publishing open.

  • What is open access? Key terms – Gold, Green, Article Processing Charges
  • Where to get more information and help
  • Where to look for open access material
  • Useful tools to assist you in publishing open access

 

Intended audience: Academic staff, administrative staff, library staff, Oxford University Hospitals staff and all other Oxford staff.

When and where: Online, bimonthly

The second in a duo of courses (attendees should attended the Fundamentals course prior to Logistics) that will cover the logistics of researching, publishing, and locating open scholarship resources and tools at Oxford . Subjects include:

  • What is the Oxford University Research Archive
  • Depositing work into ORA via Symplectic Elements
  • Depositing data into ORA-data
  • Applying for one of Oxford’s APC block grants
  • Registering or connecting your ORCID
  • How to be included in the rights retention pilot
  • Locating and checking funder policies

 

Intended audience: Academic staff, administrative staff, library staff, Oxford University Hospitals staff and all other Oxford staff.

When and where: Online, bimonthly

During this forum speakers from Bodleian Open Scholarship Support and across Oxford will discuss current changes in the field of open scholarship. Including subjects like data, open access, open monographs, copyright and more.

It is strongly advised that attendees of the forum attend the Fundamentals and Logistics courses prior to their first forum to improve understanding.

Intended audience: Academic staff, administrative staff, Oxford University Hospitals staff and all other Oxford staff.

When and where: Online, termly

NOTE: Library staff have an internal forum organised by Learning and Development.

For more information on the forum and to view past recordings please see our internal webpage (Oxford SSO required)

 

This workshop will cover the basics of copyright as they apply to researchers at the University of Oxford. It will explain the different types of copyright work that are used or generated in research and the rights and responsibilities for researchers and academic authors in an age of increasingly open scholarship.

We will discuss the practical implications of copyright law on the publication process, as well as the production and sharing of research data. This will include the licensing of research outputs and data and the use of open licences such as Creative Commons. We will also cover ownership of copyright, author agreements with publishers and the benefits of signing up to the University of Oxford rights retention pilot.

Finally, the session will cover the use of copyright content owned by others as part of the research process. This will involve looking at the role of rights clearance, copyright exceptions, due diligence and risk management in common research scenarios.

Intended Audience

Academics, researchers and postgraduate research students.

This workshop will cover the basics of copyright as they apply to lecturers and tutors at the University of Oxford. It will explain the different types of copyright work that are used or generated in teaching and the rights and responsibilities for teaching staff and students. By attending this session you will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify copyright works and usages in teaching contexts
  • Compare different types of licence available for teaching – proprietary and open
  • Follow the requirements of the CLA licence
  • Apply risk management principles to the use of copyright exceptions for teaching

Intended Audience

Academics, course convenors, course administrators, learning technologists, all University staff and students with responsibility for teaching.

Sessions held in-person once a term

Create content for your teaching or research with greater confidence by attending our session on Creative Commons (CC) licences. Learn how they work, how they interact with copyright and how to use them to best effect. The session will make special reference to images but is applicable to all media, including written works. The workshop is classroom-based. In this playful, interactive face-to-face session we will cover:

  • What Creative Commons Licences are
  • Where to find Creative Commons material
  • How to apply Creative Commons to your own work
  • How to reuse Creative Commons materials

And we’ll finish the session with a Creative Commons card game.

Intended audience: Anyone interested in using and sharing Creative Commons/Open Access materials.

When and where: In person, termly

Join Chris Morrison (Copyright & Licensing Specialist) and Rachel Scanlon (Subject Librarian for Physical and Applied Sciences) to play Copyright the Card Game. This interactive, games-based session introduces you to the key concepts of copyright law and allows you to apply them in practice. No prior knowledge is required, and the session caters for all whatever their level of experience with copyright. At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Explore how copyright really works in practice
  • Interpret the legislation and apply the relevant legal concepts to their own work
  • Practice using the exceptions and licences in sector-specific examples
  • Discuss the role of risk management in making decisions about the ethical creation and use of copyright material

Intended Audience

The session will be of benefit to anyone who works with copyright material on a regular basis including researchers, lecturers, students, librarians, learning technologists, research support staff and other professional services colleagues.

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). This session explains the copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.

Intended audience: All doctoral research students.

When and where: In person, termly