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

The good news is that the event will be more available to our users from further afield, including our international Heritage Cirqa users, where travel to such an 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 Open Week will run from 8th to 12th June, 10-11am each day. The programme is as follows:


Monday 8th June 10.00amIcebreaker

We’ll be discussing the different approaches to reopening libraries after the lockdown and sharing advice and tips. User participation will be encouraged (but not compulsory, don’t worry!).


Tuesday 9th June 10.00am – Tidying your Reader data & the Reader Import (Tom Knightley)


Wednesday 10th June 10.00am – Catalogue data healthcheck (including stocktake & weeding advice) (Eoin Garland)


Thursday 11th June 10.00am – Improving your overdues process (Tom Knightley)


Friday 12th June 10.00am – Ask Nev!  

Send in questions on any aspect of Heritage Cirqa and Nev will answer them. He’ll also show a few of his top tips and shortcuts. (Neville Jones)


How do I register?


Simply email Emma Duffield at to register your interest and we’ll send you further details of the sessions and format. It’s as simple as that!

We hope to see lots of you there.



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