University Libraries offers workshops for Open Access policy, copyright issues

January 31, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State students, faculty and staff can participate in free online workshops that cover Penn State’s new Open Access policy as well as copyright issues and funder policies for public access to research.

The workshops, which will take place Feb. 12 through April 15, are offered by the University Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright. All workshops will be offered via Zoom except where indicated. Advance registration is encouraged but not required. Participants may register via Penn State’s Learning Resource Network at the links provided.  

Members of the Penn State community may also contact or make an appointment with a librarian to get assistance with copyright or scholarly communications issues, including publishing agreements and fair use.

A complete list of spring 2020 workshops follows, with links for registration:

OPEN ACCESS

— Penn State’s Open Access Policy — Tuesday, Feb. 25, noon to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, April 8, noon to 1 p.m.; register HERE. — Tuesday, March 17, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; Lares Banquet Room, Penn State Abington; RSVP to Christina Riehman-Murphy, cer20@psu.edu.

— Basics of the Open Access Movement — Wednesday, April 1, noon to 1 p.m.; register HERE.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO RESEARCH

— Complying with the NSF Public Access Policy — Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12:15–12:45 p.m.; register HERE.

— Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy — Thursday, Feb. 20, 12:15–12:45 p.m.; register HERE.

— Complying with the Department of Energy Public Access Policy — Wednesday, March 4, 12:15–12:45 p.m.; register HERE.

COPYRIGHT AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS

— Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation: Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences — Wednesday, Feb. 12, 3–4 p.m.; register HERE.

— Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3–4 p.m.; register HERE.

— Fair Use: You Be the Judge — Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2–3 p.m.; register HERE.

— Predatory Publishing: Avoiding Academic Scams — Tuesday, March 17, noon to 1 p.m.; Lares Banquet Room, Penn State Abington; lunch included; RSVP by March 12 to Kim Birch, kmb38@psu.edu.

— Introduction to Copyright — Tuesday, March 17, 1–3 p.m.; Lares Banquet Room, Penn State Abington; RSVP to Christina Riehman-Murphy, cer20@psu.edu.

— Introduction to Copyright: What’s Protected? (Part 1 of 3) — Wednesday, April 1, 3 to 4 p.m.; register HERE.

— Introduction to Copyright: When You Don’t Need Permission (Part 2 of 3) — Wednesday, April 8, 3–4 p.m.; register HERE.

— Introduction to Copyright: Permission and Who Can Grant It (Part 3 of 3) — Wednesday, April 15, 3–4 p.m.; register HERE.

— Video Copyright and Licensing for Instructional Designers — Thursday, Feb. 13, 1–3 p.m.; register HERE.

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Last Updated January 31, 2020