Scholarly Communications Workshops -- Spring 2016

The following scholarly communications workshops will be offered in Marston Science Library 136.


Registration is requested. Register at

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


Copyright Essentials for the Graduate Researcher
Thursday, January 14, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

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.

Sharing Scholarship and Reaching Research through Open and Public Access
Friday, February 5, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will learn more about open access principles and methods and about federal and private funder mandates requiring public access to scholarly research. Persons who currently receive or are considering applying for government or private grants to fund their research are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about the forthcoming requirements of public access.

Can I Use That? Fair Use for Teaching
Wednesday, February 24, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Can you show a movie in class? Can you distribute copies of an article? What are you allowed to post on your Canvas site? This workshop focuses on the application of the copyright exception of fair use to teaching activities. Participants will learn about the four factors of fair use, application of fair use to various types and uses of materials, and how the library can help with electronic reserves and links to subscription materials. This workshop is intended for teaching faculty, instructors and graduate assistants.

Authors' Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Copyright & Open Access in Modern Scholarly Publishing
Friday, March 18, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

In this workshop, attendees will learn about the legal relationships between author, publisher and reader in order to understand how to protect one’s own intellectual property rights as authors, to respect others’ rights, and to interpret common.