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This summer, the Library is organising a Library Summer School for lecturers who want to expand their IT or digital skills. A number of online workshops will be taught on Wednesday 1 September and Thursday 2 September. Have a look to see which workshops on Wednesday are of interest to you, and register.

Event details of Library Summer School day 1
Date 1 September 2021
Time 09:30 -15:20

Workshop: Search strategies in bibliographical databases

  • Wednesday, 1 September, 09:30 – 10:50.
  • Workshop in English.
  • How do you find relevant databases, and what practical strategy can you use to search them efficiently? The library has numerous databases of scientific publications. These include databases for specific fields of study as well as multidisciplinary databases. In the course of this workshop, you will discover which databases are relevant and practise a number of search strategies in SocINDEX, Web of Science and Scopus. Possible learning outcomes of search strategies for students will also be discussed.

Workshop: Searching for news sources in Nexis Uni 

  • Wednesday, 1 September, 11:00 – 12:20.
  • Workshop in English.
  • Nexis Uni is a large database of Dutch and international news sources. This workshop will give you tips for efficiently focusing your search on finding and storing relevant information.

Workshop: Searching for legal information

  • Wednesday, 1 September, 11:00 – 12:20.
  • Workshop in Dutch.
  • How do you find specific legislation, jurisprudence, official publications and other legal sources? In this workshop, you will search a range of legal databases for such information.

Workshop: The value and necessity of open sharing of teaching material 

  • Wednesday, 1 September, 12:30 – 13:50
  • Workshop in English.
  • How does sharing and reusing teaching material benefit us? What are the advantages and what are the drawbacks? What action may be needed to foment sharing? In this workshop, we will have an open discussion about this theme.

Workshop: The possibilities of open textbooks

  • Wednesday, 1 September, 14:00 – 15:20.
  • Workshop in English.
  • Lecturers can use the ‘Wikiwijs maken’ platform to collaborate on creating open textbooks; this is even possible in communications on the same course across institutions. An example (a book on toxicology) will show you how this works, how the book has a modular structure and how it can be integrated flexibly into Canvas.