IS Oxford Open Days

"An awesome day, a great environment, amazing staff and lunch – already looking to the next one!!

Ian Harbour, The College of West Anglia (Oct 2016)

We have been hosting regular Open Days since 2009. They are a great opportunity to meet IS Oxford staff, look at latest developments in Heritage Cirqa and visit some notable sites in Oxford city centre. In short, a great day out!

This year we will be taking some of the content of our Open Days out on the road around the UK. Further details can be found on the Regional Events page.  

"It was lovely to meet you and the rest of the team at the open day last week. I hadn’t anticipated enjoying a day dedicated to the intricacies of a library system so much – it was really relaxed, great hospitality and I met some very nice Heritage customers too. Long after I’ve forgotten about ‘lost on loan’, I’ll remember that amazing lunch!"

Helen Bradley, All Hallows College (Aug 2013)

"As always, the organisation of the event was superb, with an informative morning session (we are in the process of upgrading to 5.1A and 3.6 right now!), excellent refreshments, and the wonderful trip to the Bodleian. I had never visited before, and have always wanted to go there; the guide was lovely, and the tour a worthwhile treat. Such consideration of your customers helps explain the loyalty of so many Heritage customers, including us!"

Emma Casey, Farnborough Sixth Form College (Oct 2014)

What about Open Days this year?


We can't run our usual Open Days this year so we’re going to do our best to deliver a similar experience virtually.

The good news is that online events are more available to our users from further afield, including our international Heritage Cirqa users, where travel to an Oxford event has always been out of the question.

We can’t offer you one of Craig’s delicious lunches, but we are going to do our best to bring you some useful sessions. As usual it is all completely free of charge.

Our next Virtual Open Day will be held on Thursday 1st October, with two live sessions (10am - 11am and 2pm - 3pm). It will NOT be recorded. 

The theme for the day is ‘Managing eresources with Heritage Cirqa’. The session in the morning will cover how to catalogue resources such as ebooks, websites, PDFs and podcasts, how to make them discoverable and how to promote and display them on Heritage Online. The afternoon session may continue the morning’s theme if we still have content to cover, but we will also have a Q&A with Neville Jones, our Development Manager, as it was so popular during our Open Week.


How do I register?

Heritage Cirqa users can register using one of the links below. If you don't use Heritage Cirqa but are interested in viewing the sessions please email Emma Duffield at and she can arrange access.


IS Oxford Virtual Open Day Session 1

When: Oct 1, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below:


IS Oxford Virtual Open Day Session 2

When: Oct 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below:


We hope to see lots of you there.



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