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1 You Oxford University Computing Services Us

2 OUCS is at 13 Banbury Road

3 Is there more to IT than Google? A day in the life…

4 Main map page Courses Citation software

5 Is that the scene where Scarlett: My files are all gone! What shall I do? Rhett: Frankly my dear, I dont give a damn Dave

6 Help Centre IT Learning Programme OUCS Help pages Webmail Sophos WiFi OWLS VPN Backup service TSM Shop Maintenance service Personal web space Do you have any questions?

7 Thank You

8 Webmail is free to all University members Web-based (use it anywhere) Built in spam filter We filter 1.5million spam messages a day Vacation replies Automatically backed up

9 Use OLIS on line to order library books Oxford Libraries Information Service Check a book is available – and where!

10 Personal IT advice is available from the OUCS Help Centre OUCS 13 Banbury Road Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:30pm Call in Phone(2)73200 Email But first: get your computer fully patched and updated

11 OUCS help pages provide 24/7 computer advice Setup instructions Anti-virus advice Courses Data backup service … and much more

12 Sophos is one of the worlds leading anti-virus solutions Free Easy to install Self-updating Free technical support through OUCS But first: get your computer fully patched and updated

13 IT Learning Programme will develop your IT skills Courses for your research, work and future career Lively teacher-led sessions (nearly) free Over 100 different courses Office skills Web design and build Programming Book online:

14 The ECDL is a recognised IT qualification for your CV European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Seven modules Web-based training on your own computer Test each module as you are ready FREE ECDL in 2006-7!!

15 Memory sticks have all but replaced floppy disks Cheap and robust Can hold as much as 1000 floppy disks Work on PCs and Macs Or/and use the University Backup service

16 Make the most of open source software Can save you £100s OpenOffice Word-processing Presentation, imaging… The OpenCD from OUCS shop or internet download Lots more useful tools online Shareware, freeware

17 PDAs and MP3 players can help with your studies Diary, addresses, notes Read PDFs Office applications Wireless (WiFi and Bluetooth) … Or use your phone

18 WiFi enables you to use your laptop (almost) anywhere Some locations have WiFi (OUCS, coffee shops) Laptops need a wireless connection and VPN software PDAs generally not compatible (yet)

19 Scanning pens are an example of a useful gadget Copy lines of text directly from a book or document Transfer to Word or EndNote etc Cost about £90 Can now be used in the Bodleian Libraries

20 Build up your own library of sources to cite Citation software EndNote, RefWorks Your list of references is local or web-based Formatting is automatic within word-processor Courses at OUCS - save time and frustration

21 OxLIP gives access to important electronic resources Resources for research and study Available in Oxford Libraries or via VPN WISER training sessions at OUCS: on-line databases

22 We provide you with your own web space 15MB free web space Use for anything covered by University Web Code of Practice Advice and instructions at the OUCS Help pages Courses at OUCS: xHTML DreamWeaver FrontPage

23 Make full use of free web services Flickr your photos Furl your bookmarks Social-networking software?

24 What if your own equipment fails? OUCS Breakdown service for your own equipment: PCs and Apples Desktops and laptops Printers, modems & scanners Cost: Standard desktop - £19 Laptop (most makes) - £28 New for 2006 iPods

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