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On August 1st, 2012, OUCS merged with the other central IT departments to become IT Services which provides high-quality cost-effective services, support, and training to Oxford University staff and students, enabling excellence, innovation and best practice in teaching, learning and research. Read more

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Stata: Data manipulation and analysis
WebLearn: Fundamentals
Stata: Statistical, survey and graphical analyses
Databases: Concepts of database design
Project 2010: An introduction
Word: Managing your thesis
Excel: Fundamentals
EndNote: An introduction
Digital images: Photoshop - an introduction
Nexus: SharePoint 2010 - a guide for site owners


Oxford Nexus
Oxford Nexus is a central Oxford service used for email, calendaring, contacts and much more. Nexus is the replacement for the previous email system known as Herald, and also offers new features, such as calendars, to-do lists and access to a University-wide address list. You can access Nexus using a web browser, via a program installed on your computer and even on your mobile phone. To access all the new features we recommend that you use a program installed on your computer (aka a "client") such as Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003 for Windows users and Entourage 2008 if you are a Mac user. However, if you already use an email client on your computer such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook Express, MacMail, or Eudora you can still access your emails in the same way that you did on Herald. And remember, using a client to access Nexus on your own computer does not exclude you from also accessing Nexus using a web bowser via the Outlook Web Access (OWA) login page, for example when you want to check your email or to use your calendar when you are away from your own computer.

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Latest collaboration with Bodleian on Shakespeare's First Folio project now completed
A new phase has been completed in the Bodleian First Folio project. Drawing on the research of Emma Smith from Hertford College, and in collaboration with IT Services and the University of Oxford e-Research Centre, the digital facsimile is being enriched by the serial publication of digital texts of each play. This second, textual phase, with a redeveloped website, was brought about by Monica Messaggi-Kaya from the Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services and John Pybus from Oxford e-Research Centre, with TEI XML consultation from James Cummings, from IT Services. The First Folio project was conceived and led by Pip Willcox from BDLSS.
Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus now available to students for free download
Thanks to the work of IT Services and funding from the Divisional Software Licensing Group, the Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus software download, including the major office products is now available for free to all current students of Oxford University. Click the title of this item to go to the webstore.