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    Information@Oxford for undergraduates Roger Mills Information@Oxford for undergraduates Roger Mills Presentation Transcript

    • [email_address] for undergraduates Roger Mills OULS Bio- & Environmental Sciences Librarian October 2008
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    • Image © Macmillan http://www.geocities.com/glennccc@sbcglobal.net/xradcli1.jpg /
    • WHY AM I HERE?
      • YOU ARE HERE TO READ
    • THEN
      • The three R’s
    • NOW
      • The three B’s
      • BED
      • BEER
      • BLUFF
    • Helping you excel in the 3 B’s
      • Bedroom service – online 24/7
      • Save time in the library = more drinking time
      • The information you need to bluff your way, when you want it and where you want it
    • What a lot we’ve got
      • More than them
      • fewer than them
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    • Actually
      • 10M+ books
      • 28K+ e-journals
      • 800+ databases
      • 600+ staff
      • 100+ sites
      • £30M+ budget
      • ALL FOR YOU!
    • It can get on top of you
    • Master it , and the world is your oyster Image © http://www.primeline.com/images/world_inside.jpg /
    • What is the world?
      • It’s a library
      • A complex, inter-related information store
    • Seeing the detail
    • We provide the optics
    • Remember
      • You are not an albatross
    • Libraries without walls
    • Thought police
      • Walls hold things in
      • A library is a selected, edited, controlled [censored?] set of materials collected to serve a particular audience
      • The WWW isn’t. Or is it?
    • The truth isn’t out there
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    • Generation Y
      • 97% own a computer
      • 97% have downloaded music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
      • 94% own a cell phone
      • 76% use instant messaging and social networking sites
      • 66.6% of college students use Facebook
      • 60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod
      • 49% regularly download music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
      • 34% use websites as their primary source of news
      • 28% author a blog and 44% read blogs
      • 15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week
      • Junco, Reynol; Mastrodicasa, Jeanna ( 2007 - 03-29 ). Connecting to the Net.Generation : What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today's Students , 1st, NASPA. ISBN 0-931654-48-3 . Retrieved on 2008 - 07-19
      • From Wikipedia
    • We have the technology
      • What about the content?
    • Google
      • Can there be more to life?
      Image © Google
    • Don’t be evil
      • ‘ Thou shalt not kill; but need not strive
      • Officiously to keep alive.’
      • Arthur Hugh Clough The Last Decalogue 1862
      • ‘ No graven images may be
      • Worshipped, except the currency’
    • What happens when you press return
      • Think about it!
      • We just don’t know…
    • Networks matter
      • Need help with IT matters? Connecting to the network, fixing your computer, WiFi, etc – see your college IT officer or go to Help Desk at OUCS
      • See http://welcometoit.ox.ac.uk/
      • Networked resources accessible from outside Oxford using your SSO (= Herald e-mail username/password)
    • Words matter Image © RSC : source http://s3.amazonaws.com/rscmedia01/explore/multimedia/photos/ham_0604_01009.jpg /
    • What’s this?
      • Flash drive
      • Pen drive
      • Memory stick
      • USB stick
      • USB drive
      • USB flash drive
      • USB pen drive
      • Flash pen drive
      • USB memory drive
      • USB pen
      • USB flash drives are also known as "pen drives", "flash drives", "USB drives", "USB sticks" and a wide variety of other names. They are also sometimes incorrectly called memory sticks, which is a Sony trademark describing their type of memory card. A USB flash drive is essentially NAND-type flash memory integrated with a USB 1.1 or 2.0 interface used as a small, lightweight, removable data storage device currently available in sizes: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB & 8GB ©http://www.picstop.co.uk/USB-Flash-Drive
      Image © legitreviews.com
    • Context and definition
      • Control your language
      • Be aware what is indexed and what isn’t
      • If it’s not there, you won’t find it!
      • First: decide what it is you’re looking for
    • Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
      • No, it’s a periodical article
      • Or is it a book?
      • Or a map?
      • Or a video?
    • Always read the question!
      • Maynard Smith J. (1998). Evolutionary Genetics . (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.
      • Ridley M. (1996). Evolution (2nd Edition). Blackwell Science Inc. [Chapters 11-13].
      • Bell, G (1997). Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution. Chapman & Hall
      • Craig A. Stockwell, Andrew P. Hendry and Michael T. Kinnison (2003) Contemporary evolution meets conservation biology, Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 1: 94-101.
    • Always read the question!
      • Maynard Smith J. (1998). Evolutionary Genetics . (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.
      • Ridley M. (1996). Evolution (2nd Edition). Blackwell Science Inc. [Chapters 11-13].
      • Bell, G (1997). Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution. Chapman & Hall
      • Craig A. Stockwell, Andrew P. Hendry and Michael T. Kinnison (2003) Contemporary evolution meets conservation biology, Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 1: 94-101.
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    • Always read the question!
      • Maynard Smith J. (1998). Evolutionary Genetics . (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.
      • Ridley M. (1996). Evolution (2nd Edition). Blackwell Science Inc. [Chapters 11-13].
      • Bell, G (1997). Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution. Chapman & Hall
      • Craig A. Stockwell, Andrew P. Hendry and Michael T. Kinnison (2003) Contemporary evolution meets conservation biology, Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 1: 94-101.
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    • Always read the question!
      • Maynard Smith J. (1998). Evolutionary Genetics . (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.
      • Ridley M. (1996). Evolution (2nd Edition). Blackwell Science Inc. [Chapters 11-13].
      • Bell, G (1997). Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution . Chapman & Hall
      • Craig A. Stockwell, Andrew P. Hendry and Michael T. Kinnison (2003) Contemporary evolution meets conservation biology, Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 1: 94-101.
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    • Always read the question!
      • Maynard Smith J. (1998). Evolutionary Genetics . (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press.
      • Ridley M. (1996). Evolution (2nd Edition). Blackwell Science Inc. [Chapters 11-13].
      • Bell, G (1997). Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution . Chapman & Hall
      • Craig A. Stockwell, Andrew P. Hendry and Michael T. Kinnison (2003) Contemporary evolution meets conservation biology, Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 1: 94-101.
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    • Always read the question!
      • But don’t necessarily believe it!
      • There is a typo in this reference
        • Craig A. Stockwell, Andrew P. Hendry and Michael T. Kinnison (2003) Contemporary evolution meets conservation biology, Trends in Ecology & Evolution , 1 : 94-101.
      • Actually volume 18:
        • Contemporary evolution meets conservation biology Trends in Ecology & Evolution ,  Volume 18, Issue 2 ,  February 2003 , Pages 94-101 Craig A. Stockwell, Andrew P. Hendry, Michael T. Kinnison
    • OK, now where is it?
      • If it’s a book: search SOLO ; it will tell you which libraries have copies and if they are on loan
      • If it’s a journal article: search OU e-Journals to see if we have the journal on-line
      • If we don’t, check SOLO to see if we have a print copy
      • SOLO tells you which libraries have copies, but to find out which are available click through to the library catalogue, OLIS
      • From here you can place reservations or stack requests, and renew books on loan
    • Books and pizza
      • No home delivery service for books (yet!)
      • You have to go to the library
      • College library – just for college members
      • Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) & Social Science Library (SSL): reference and lending for all
      • Maps: New Bodleian Library, Map Room
      • Departmental libraries: Plant Sciences and Zoology
      • 1: RSL
      • 2: Bod Map Room
      • 3: Plant Sciences
      • 4: Zoology
      • 5: Social Sciences
      1 2 3 4 5
    • Open all hours
      • College: 24hrs
      • RSL: till 10pm in term, daytime Sat/Sun
      • Depts: office hours (when dept is open)
      • Details: www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/libraries or printed Guide to Libraries in Oxford
    • Borrowing
      • Most books borrowable; should be one reference copy at least for all course texts
      • Loan periods and no. of books vary; check at the library: typically 15 items for 7 days
      • Fines generally 20p/day (£1 day/50p hour overnight items)
      • Use your university card for borrowing
    • Get it. Copy it
      • Watch it!
      • Copyright regulations
        • 70 years after author’s death
      • Legal limits: you can only copy or download:
      • One article per periodical issue
      • 5% of total work
      • Policed by Copyright Licensing Agency
    • We have legal deposit
      • At least we did until you came along…
      • Right to a free copy of every book and journal published in the UK
      • Since 1632
      • Could lose it if found to be infringing copyright laws
      • That’s why we want you to observe them!
    • Avoiding plagiarism
      • Growing problem
      • Do not pass off other people’s work as your own
      • Make it clear when you are quoting and always give the full source
      • Keep good records of all your sources as you find them
    • Other regulations
      • Regulations relating to the use of the facilities of the Oxford University Library Services
      • Made by the Curators of the University Libraries on 12 June 2006. Approved by Council on10 July 2006.
      • Explanatory note:
      • These regulations embody the Bodleian Library declaration, to which all readers admitted to Oxford University Library Services’ libraries and facilities are deemed to have subscribed, and to which they must adhere. The declaration reads:
      • “ I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, or to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document, or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library or kindle therein any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I promise to obey all rules of the Library.”
          • Application
      • 1. These regulations shall apply to all facilities within the Oxford University Library Services.
      • 2. In these regulations “material” means any material, including electronic material, owned by or in the possession or custody of a library or library service and “issued” means legitimately in a reader’s possession either as a loan, an intended loan or for consultation or use within a library, and including material and equipment legitimately taken directly by a reader without the intermediation of library staff.
          • Admission
      • 3. A person may use a library only after being formally registered as a reader in it. With the exception of short-term readers admitted on day passes, all readers must have a valid University or Library Card.
      • 4. Readers may bring visitors into a library only with the express permission of library staff.
      • 5. The only animals which readers may bring into a library are guide dogs.
      • 6. Readers are responsible for keeping libraries informed of changes in the personal data kept by the libraries, including their address and email address.
          • Use of Libraries and Library Material
      • 7. Readers are responsible for material or equipment issued to them until they have returned it in accordance with library procedures, and must at all times protect material or equipment issued to them and must not damage it or expose it to hazardous conditions.
      • 8. Readers must not write in, mark, or otherwise deface or damage library material or equipment in any way.
      • 9. Readers must use only library-approved facilities to photocopy, photograph, or scan material in the library.
      • 10. Readers must not eat or chew anything (including sweets or gum) or drink anything (including water) in any part of a library, unless allowed by a local library regulation.
      • 11. Readers may use portable computers or other electrical equipment of their own only in accordance with the instructions of library staff.
      • 12. Readers may take material from the shelves, call it up from bookstacks, or borrow it only in accordance with library procedures.
      • 13. Readers must observe all regulations and instructions relating to the introduction, deposit, and inspection of bags and cases.
      • 14. Readers must familiarise themselves with and observe the regulations and procedures of each library they use, and must leave the library immediately in the event of a fire alarm or if instructed to do so in any other emergency.
      • 15. Readers must leave library premises by the stated closing time unless permission for after-hours access has been granted.
      • 16. Readers must carry their Readers’ or University Cards with them at all times in a library and show their cards if a member of staff requests them to do so.
      • 17. Readers must follow all other reasonable requests of library staff.
      • 18. Readers must return promptly any library material or equipment issued to them if they are requested to do so.
      • 19. Readers must treat as confidential any information which may become available to them through the use of library facilities which is not clearly intended for unrestricted dissemination (such as information about other readers); such information must not be copied, modified, disseminated, or used either in whole or in part without the permission of the library or other person or body entitled to give it.
      • 20. Readers may make copies from library material only as allowed by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended by subsequent legislation.
      • 21. Readers must not engage in conduct which infringes in any way the regulations of the University governing the use of the property of or in the possession or custody of the University, or the facilities and services provided by or on behalf of the University, including the Regulations relating to the Use of Information Technology Facilities.
      • 22. Readers must not pass their Readers' or University Cards, , or passwords for accessing electronic resources, or other items issued to them by a library, to another person for library use, or use them for the benefit of another person.
      • 23. Readers must not hold conversations or engage in other conduct in a library which causes or is likely to cause inconvenience, annoyance, or offence to other readers or members of staff.
      • 24. When using a computer or other equipment readers must do so as quietly as possible so as to avoid causing disturbance to others.
      • 25. Readers must not use mobile telephones, radios, cassette recorders, cameras, or similar equipment in a library, even with headphones, unless specific provision has been made for such use.
      • 26. Readers must not engage in the harassment of any other reader or member of library staff.
      • 27. Readers must not smoke in any part of a library.
      • 28. Readers must not prejudice the safety or well-being of any other reader or member of library staff by engaging in disorderly, threatening or offensive behaviour.
      • 29. Readers must show due regard for their own safety and that of other readers and staff.
      • Discipline
      • 30. Where breach or attempted breach of Regulations 7-12 above results in the late return of material borrowed, readers will be liable to pay fines in accordance with a tariff to be published by the Curators of the University Libraries from time to time.
      • 31. Where breach or attempted breach of Regulations 7-12 above results in damage to or loss of materials issued to them, readers will be liable for the costs of making good the damage or loss, including administrative and replacement costs.
      • 32. Unless otherwise dealt with by these or by local regulations, infringement or attempted infringement of these Regulations by members of the University as defined in Statute II Section 1 will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedures of the University as set out in Statute XI and associated Regulations.
      • 33. Unless otherwise dealt with by these or by local regulations, infringement or attempted infringement of these Regulations by persons who are not members of the University will be dealt with under the Section 42(7) of Statute XI and associated Regulations.
      • [Note: Statutes and Regulations may be consulted at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/ . Amendments may be published in Oxford University Gazette ( http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/ ) from time to time.]
      • [From Oxford University Gazette, 27 July 2006: University Acts , http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/2005-6/weekly/270706/acts.htm ]
    • Main points
      • Please do not eat or drink in libraries
      • Please do not steal or deface library materials
      • Please be considerate towards other users
      • Turn off your mobile phone!
      • OR
      • We can withhold your degree…
    • When in need
      • We are here to help
        • Please ask!
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address] (earth sciences)
      • [email_address] (geography/environment)
      • [email_address] (plant sciences)
      • [email_address] (zoology)
    • It’s all too much
      • Tell us about it!
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    • Don’t worry - it’ll all end well Image ©http://www.jamrecordings.com/catalog.php?inventory_id=1310
    • But first
      • Get down and dirty in your practical session
      • Top tips for searching databases
      • The better you get at bluffing, the more time for bed & beer
    • Up, up and away!
    • Happy bluffing!
      • Any questions?