Summer 2019 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered by University Libraries

June 04, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This summer, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as open access, copyright and fair-use policies.

The workshops, which take place through Aug. 13, are coordinated by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and will take place via Zoom and in various locations across Penn State's campuses. Registration is free but required for all workshops by clicking on the links listed below.  

A complete list of workshops follows, with links for registration.

Workshops on Zoom

Introduction to Copyright (three-part series), 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 4, June 25 and July 9 (Zoom)

Have you ever wondered how things enter the public domain? What rights you have to control use of your work? What rights you have to use someone else’s work? Learn more about copyright law at this interactive workshop. Throughout it, participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Using Creative Commons Licensed Material (with Amanda Larson), 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 (Zoom)

Have you ever wondered whether you can use material licensed under one of the Creative Commons licenses? Have you had trouble finding licensed material? Join Ana Enriquez and Amanda Larson, open education librarian, for a workshop on using material licensed under one of the Creative Commons licenses. Enriquez will provide an overview of what the licenses mean, while Larson will provide tips on searching for licensed content. Participants will have the opportunity to practice determining which licenses are suitable for particular needs and finding content.

Open Access Basics, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 (Zoom)

Learn the history and current directions of the open access movement. Ask your questions. Get prepared to advocate for open access at Penn State and beyond.

Copyright for Scholarly Authors, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, July 11 (Zoom)

Have you ever run into copyright questions when publishing your scholarship? How can you obtain permission to use someone else's images or figures? When can you use those images or figures without permission? What permission is necessary for use of archival or museum materials? This interactive workshop will address these and other questions. After an overview, workshop participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 (Zoom)

Do you have copyright questions related to your thesis or dissertation? How can you obtain permission to use someone else's images or figures? When can you use those images or figures without permission? What permission is necessary for use of archival or museum materials? What's the relationship between copyright and academic honesty? This interactive workshop will address these and other questions. After an overview, workshop participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Negotiating Publishing Contracts, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 (Zoom)

Which terms of your publishing agreement might you want to negotiate? How? When you’re working on behalf of a publisher, what terms do you seek? Explore these and other questions about publishing contracts in this interactive workshop. After a brief overview of negotiation techniques and the law in this area, participants will negotiate mock publishing contracts. Participants will be able to choose between a mock contract for a journal article and one for a scholarly monograph. The group will then reconvene to debrief those negotiations.

Copyright and Accessibility, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 (Zoom)

How does copyright law interact with making copyrighted works accessible to people with disabilities? Learn more at this interactive workshop. After an overview, workshop participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Predatory Publishing, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug, 1 (Zoom)

We've all seen publishing opportunities that seem too good to be true. How can you avoid falling for an offer from a predatory publisher and damaging your scholarly reputation? Join this workshop on avoiding predatory publishers. After an overview, participants will practice evaluating publishing offers and other solicitations sent to researchers (conference invites, editorial board nominations, etc.) to determine whether they are predatory. Participants are encouraged to submit examples to Ana Enriquez in advance for evaluation during the workshop.

Trainings on Public Access to Research, on Zoom

Complying with the NSF Public Access Policy, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 (Zoom)

Do you understand the public access requirements for your National Science Foundation-funded research? Under NSF's public access policy, publications based on NSF-supported research must be deposited in the NSF Public Access Repository. Join this training for a brief overview of grant recipients' obligations, with time for questions.

Complying with the Department of Energy Public Access Policy, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 (Zoom)

Do you understand the public access requirements for your U.S. Department of Energy-funded research? Under DOE's public access policy, publications based on DOE-supported research must be deposited in the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES). Join this training for a brief overview of grant recipients' obligations, with time for questions.

Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 20 (Zoom)

Do you understand the public access requirements for your National Institutes of Health-funded research? Under NIH's public access policy, publications based on NIH-supported research must be deposited in PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. Join this training for a brief overview of grant recipients' obligations, with time for questions.

Who Owns What, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Monday, June 24 (Zoom)

What does Penn State policy have to say about the ownership of scholarly IP? Who gets to sign publishing agreements and make copyright decisions about published research? How does this interact with public access mandates from research funders? Join this training for a brief overview of Penn State policy in this area, with time for questions.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Community Outreach Workshop

Copyright for Artists and Art Lovers, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, July 12 (University Park, Mann Assembly Room)

What's the line between building on someone else's work and ripping them off? Copyright law gives us one answer. Join this discussion of art copyright, including cases involving Shepard Fairey, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and Super Bowl XLIX's very own Left Shark. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

Penn State University Park Workshop Day, July 17

Penn State Harrisburg Workshop Day, July 18

Schedule to be announced.

Eastern PA Workshop Day (at Penn State Brandywine), Aug. 5

Western PA Workshop Day (at Penn State Greater Allegheny), Aug. 13

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Ana Enriquez at 814-865-1758 or enriquez@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

Last Updated June 25, 2019