*What's New* - WoK 5 and Intro to Bib Metrics - UK Regional Courses.

Date of news item: 9 March 2010

Access to the prototype version of Web of Knowledge new version 5 was made available in the new year with with many exciting enhancements (and more to follow in 2010). Previous announcement at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/news/2010/20100128.html.

Mimas, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, are offering a series of *FREE* training sessions for library and support staff. *All class attendees will be entered into a free draw for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle at each course.*

The training sessions will include an update on new features added to Web of Knowledge and in addition, participants will be able to find out about the new version, Web of Knowledge 5.0 which is currently still in development. The training will also include an introduction to the Biosis Citation Index through WoK 5 and an introduction to Bibliometrics.

Course Schedule.

  • Monday 19 April 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, The University of Manchester (FULLY BOOKED).
  • Tuesday 20 April 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, The University of Glasgow *new date* (FULLY BOOKED).
  • Wednesday 21 April 2010, 10.00 - 13.00, Queens University Belfast (note morning session) (CANCELLED DUE TO FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. RE-SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY 7 MAY 2010, 13.30 - 16.30).
  • Thursday 22 April 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, Northumbria University (FULLY BOOKED).
  • Monday 26 April 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, Cardiff University.
  • Tuesday 27 April 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, Aston University *new date* (FULLY BOOKED).
  • Wednesday 28 April 2010, 09.30 - 12.30, Kings College London (note morning session) *new date* (FULLY BOOKED).
  • Wednesday 28 April 2010, 13.30 - 16.30, Kings College London *new date* (A FEW PLACES STILL AVAILABLE).
  • Thursday 29 April 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, The University of Manchester.
  • Friday 30 April 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, Oxford University.
  • Tuesday 4 May 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, Liverpool John Moores University *new date*.
  • Wednesday 5 May 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, Newcastle University *new date*.
  • Thursday 6 May 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, London School of Economics *new date* (FULLY BOOKED).
  • Friday 7 May 2010, 13.00 - 16.00, The University of Manchester *new date* (MANCHESTER COURSE CANCELLED. THIS COURSE WILL NOW BE HELD AT QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST, 13.30 - 16.30, FRIDAY 7 MAY 2010).

Programme.

A full programme can be found at: http://support.mimas.ac.uk/courses/content/

Brief Programme:

  • New Features of Web of Knowledge.
  • Biosis Citation Index in Web of Knowledge 5.0.
  • Web of Science in Web of Knowledge 5.
  • Introduction to using Bibliometrics for Research Evaluation.

Who is this course for?

These courses are for library and support staff. As this is not an introductory course previous experience of the databases is advised.

Course materials and format.

The workshops will combine a mixture of presentations and structured hands-on practical sessions; in addition there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback.

When and where.

For full details of venues and dates available please go the Mimas Course Calendar. Places can be booked online directly using the Mimas booking page or alternatively email the helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk Please remember to include the following details:

  • Full name
  • Institution
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Course date and Venue

If you require any further information or assistance please contact the Web of Knowledge helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk