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Bodleian TikTok Needs You!

Students! The Bodleian Libraries is looking for student volunteers to take part in TikTok videos (as students) over the next few months. What it involves:

  • Taking part in day to day student activities in the libraries 
  • We want to accurately depict the Libraries and our readers as accurately as possible - so that's why would love to find some students who would be interested in taking part, and essentially be the star of the show!!

What we'd need from you:

  • Contact information
  • A signed consent form 
  • No judgement for being on TikTok in the first place (ha!)

When a filming opportunity arises, we will get in touch with you. For anyone who wants to get involved, please do let us know and contact


Google Scholar

As part of the change in library system over the summer we have had to change some of the links to our electronic resources. Google Scholar is unfortunately one of the resources which has been affected. Anyone who has previously signed into Google Scholar to see all the articles available at Oxford, will need to reactivate their account.

Step by step instructions are available on the eresources blog.


Open Scholarship

OxFOS 2024 save the date and call for submissions

What in the world is going on with open access and open research?

Come along and hear from an array of exciting national and international speakers – and find out!

Organised by the Bodleian Libraries, for Oxford staff and students and beyond, the online Oxford Forum of Open Scholarship (OxFOS) covers a range of topical issues for a fortnight each year. The third OxFOS will run between the 4 to the 15 of March 2024. This is an opportunity to explore and debate issues, and jointly look for solutions. We hope to interest and inspire you!

Please save the dates 4-15 March 2024

Details on the call for submission and joining the mailing list are available on the OxFOS website.



Face to Face taught courses

Playing in the open: Getting familiar with Creative Commons licences - Tue, 21 Nov 23, 11:30- 13:00 - Radcliffe Science Library, Seminar Room, Parks Road, OX2 3QP

Copyright the Card Game - Tue, 28 Nov 23, 14:00-17:00 - Radcliffe Science Library, Seminar Room, Parks Road, OX2 3QP


Digital online taught courses

Your thesis, copyright & ORA - Tue, 07 Nov 23, 15:00-16:00

Forum of Open Scholarship - Mon, 13 Nov 23, 14:00-15:30

Fundamentals of Open Access - Tue, 12 Dec 23, 10:30-12:00

Foundations of Copyright for Researchers - Thu, 01 Feb 24, 14:30-16:00


Digital anytime training

Digital induction to open access (Medical Sciences Division)


RSL Tours

After over three years of refurbishments the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) has reopened. All members of the University are welcome to use the RSL including our group study rooms, reading rooms and Wellbeing Room. If you would like a tour of the RSL we have arranged guided tours of the RSL in November. Please share this information with students and staff in your departments.

Tours will take place on 8, 9 and 10 November at 10.30, 12.30 and 3pm

Book your free place via the webstore.


New copyright resource

We are pleased to announce that Chris Morrison has updated the copyright guidance on the Bodleian website. This has replaced the previous FAQ approach that had developed organically and wasn’t very accessible. It’s based on guidance I created with a User Experience colleague when at the University of Kent and is written in plain English. Chris is happy to receive any feedback. He can be contacted via Teams or by emailing