ACIT Newsletter Week 4 #dhoxss #free #courses #visual #digial #educause

1. Registration is now open for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

2. ITLP courses in June

3. Upcoming Bodleian workshops

4. From Educause: 7 things you should know about visual literacy

1. Registration is now open for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, and cultural heritage. Delegates follow one of the 8 workshops throughout the week, supplementing their training with expert guest lectures.

Bed and breakfast, en-suite accommodation is available at St Anne’s College, Oxford, on a first-come-first-served basis. Delegates can also join events each evening.

To register, go to: <>.  Registration closes on 29 June 2015.

More information about the programme: <>.

2.  ITLP courses in June 

Web publishing: An introduction to CSS
Monday 01 June 09:15-12:15

Make: Using Raspberry Pi’s for teaching in schools in Rural India
Monday 01 June 12:30-13:30

Databases: An introduction to Oxford’s Online Research Database Service (ORDS)
Monday 01 June 14:00-17:00

Digital media: An introduction to podcasting for education
Monday 01 June 14:00-17:00

Digital images: Photoshop – further techniques (Mac)
Tuesday 02 June 09:15-12:15

Make: 3D – The story of a map
Tuesday 02 June 12:30-13:30

InDesign: Further techniques (Mac)
Tuesday 02 June 14:00-17:00

Spreadsheets: An introduction to working with statistics
Tuesday 02 June 14:00-17:00

Data Visualisation: Processing – What is it and what it can do for you
Thursday 04 June 12:30-13:30

Online Presence: Introductory workshop
Thursday 04 June 14:00-17:00

Modelling in 3-D: An introduction to Blender
Friday 05 June 09:15-12:15

Apple Mac: Test drive a Mac
Friday 05 June 09:15-10:15

Apple Mac: iPhoto – organising and displaying your photos
Friday 05 June

LaTeX: An introduction to document preparation
Friday 05 June 14:00-17:00

3. Upcoming Bodleian workshops

Bodleian iSkills: Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th-20th centuries
Tuesday 26th May (Week 5) 14.00-15.30

Newspapers are a valuable resource for researching, not only news but also many other aspects of society. In this session we will introduce key historical and contemporary sources of news and how to make best use of them.
Who is the session for? Students, researchers and anyone else who is interested.
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
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Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for reference management
Tuesday 2nd June (Week 6) 9.30-12.15
Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophia Staves
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
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Bodleian iSkills:  Research impact – citation analysis tools
Wednesday 3rd June  (Week 6)  10.30-12 noon

An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics for calculating research impact. During the workshop we will introduce a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers.  The workshops will cover the Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, h-index and more.
Who is this session for? Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.
Presenters:  Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph and Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road
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RefWorks for Humanities
Wednesday 3rd June  (Week 6)  14.00-17.00

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 Humanities examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researcher
Presenters:  Bethan Jenkins, Helen Maththews, Angela Carritt
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
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Bodleian iSkills: E-books
Friday 5th June  (Week 6)  9.15-10.30

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them?    This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them.
Presenters:  Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
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Bodleian iSkills: E-book Readers
Friday 5th June  (Week 6) 10.45-12.15

Reading on E-Book Readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.
Presenters:  Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
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Science:  Patent Information
Friday 5th June  (Week 6) 9.20-11.00

An introduction to identifying, gathering, evaluating and managing patent information as part of your research
Presenter: Ljilja Ristic
Venue: RSL Training Room
Book online:

If you have any questions about the workshops, contact

4. From Educause: 7 things you should know about visual literacy

Visual literacy is the ability to recognize and critically appreciate meaning in visual content and to use visual elements to create effective communication. Visualizations often provide better ways to tell a story or understand data. As the prevalence of visual communication expands, so does the need to develop a critical eye to evaluate visual content for its accuracy and validity.

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