Date:   January 10, 2013

To:     All UF Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff

From:   UF Center for European Studies

RE:     Spring 2013 Scholarly Communications Workshops Offered by Smathers Libraries

The following scholarly communications workshops will be offered this semester at Library West (LW) and Marston Science Library (MSL). Registration is requested, but not required.

Please register at

For more information, contact Christine Fruin at [log in to unmask] or (352) 273-2710

(1) Copyright Essentials for the Graduate Researcher

Working on your thesis or dissertation and have questions about using copyrighted works in your research or about your rights as an author? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop will answer graduate and doctoral students' copyright questions they may encounter as they write and prepare to publish their own thesis or dissertation.

Library West, Room 211
Monday, January 14, 2 p.m. OR Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m.

Marston Science Library, Room 308
Tuesday, January 15, 9:30 a.m. OR Friday, March 22, 1 p.m.

Education Library, Room 1504
Wednesday, February 20, 3 p.m.

(2) The Open Access Option: How to Create, Locate and Publish in Open Access Journals

Over the last decade, open access publishing has exploded. In this workshop, participants will learn about how to locate high quality, peer-reviewed open access journals in their field and avoid vanity presses or predatory journals that are taking advantage of the open access business model. Participants will also learn about what to consider before publishing their own open access journal and how the Open Journal System at UF can be utilized to publish their own journal.  Finally, participants will learn about the UFOAP and other funding options for covering the cost of article processing charges assessed by open access journals.  This workshop is for faculty and graduate students.

Library West, Room 212
Monday, February 11, 11:30 a.m.

Marston Science Library, Room 107
Tuesday, February 12, 9:30 a.m.