Date:     January 8, 2015


To:          All UF Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff


From:    UF George A. Smathers Libraries


RE:          Sign Up Today: Upcoming Scholarly Communications Workshops!


Scholarly Communications Workshops

The following scholarly communications workshops will be offered in Library West Room 212 and online via Adobe Connect. Registration at least 24 hours in advance is REQUIRED for online workshops. Registration is requested, but not required, for in person workshops.

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

Copyright for Online Teaching

Whether you are preparing an online course for UF students or getting ready to launch a course through Coursera, this workshop will assist faculty, instructional designers and others in navigating the copyright issues that arise when delivering course content online. The workshop will cover the law of fair use and the various alternatives available to delivering copyrighted content through the eLearning and Coursera platforms. Special focus will be on incorporating images, audio, and video in online courses. 

Library West 212: Wednesday, January 14, 11:45am-12:45pm
Online (Adobe Connect): Thursday, January 15, 10:30-11:30am

How to Use the IR@UF: Uploading Content and Rights Management (with Christy Shorey, IR Manager)

The Institutional Repository (IR@UF) is a library sponsored digital archive for the scholarly works generated at the University of Florida by faculty, staff and students. This workshop will introduce the kinds of materials housed in IR@UF and demonstrate the process for uploading content into the IR via the self-submittal tool. Further, this workshop will explain the use and application of the new rights management statements incorporated into the IR@UF as well as UF’s greater Digital Library. Usage of appropriate rights management statements better inform users of UF’s digital collections of the copyright status of items that have been uploaded and shared as well as inform uses as to how that content may be reused.

Library West 212: Friday, January 30, 1:30-3:00pm

Sharing Scholarship and Reaching Research: Open Access 101

Traditionally, scholarly research has been available only through expensive journal subscriptions. However, the open access movement promotes that high quality, peer-reviewed research and journals should be available to everyone online for free immediately after publication. In this workshop, participants will learn more about the ideals of open access, the major statements of open access, the varieties of open access, and legislation for public access to federally funded research. This workshop is for anyone at UF who has never heard of or knows very little about the open access initiative and wishes to learn more.

Library West 212: Tuesday, February 24, 11:45am-12:45pm
Online (Adobe Connect): Thursday, February 26, 11:45-12:45

Copyright Essentials for the Graduate Researcher

Working on your thesis or dissertation and including copyrighted works of others in your paper? Confused about the publication and deposit options available to you for your dissertation and wondering what impact these options will have on later publication of your work? This workshop will answer these common copyright questions that graduate students encounter as they write and prepare to publish their own thesis or dissertation. This workshop is a must for all graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation!

Library West 212: Wednesday, April 8, 11:45am-12:45pm
Online (Adobe Connect): Thursday, April 9, 10:30-11:30am