Libraries schedules additional virtual workshops on copyright, open access

March 31, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright has scheduled another series of free virtual workshops for Penn State students, faculty and staff that cover Penn State’s new Open Access policy and copyright issues.

All workshops will be offered via Zoom. Participants should register via Penn State’s Learning Resource Network at the links provided.

For more information, contact Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, at aee32@psu.edu.

Following is a list of the workshops, with links for registration.

Open Access

Basics of the Open Access Movement, Wednesday, April 1, noon to 1 p.m.

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. Register: http://ow.ly/iwMY50ydtU1

Penn State's Open Access Policy, Wednesday, April 8, noon to 1 p.m.

Penn State’s new Open Access policy (AC02) applies to scholarly articles written by University researchers. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your articles open and how to get a waiver if you do not wish to make an article open. Participants will practice using SHERPA/RoMEO to check the default terms of journals’ copyright agreements and learn how to use the Penn State Author’s Addendum to modify those defaults. Register: http://ow.ly/oBzi50yap4U

Basics of the Open Access Movement, Wednesday, April 21, noon to 1 p.m.

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. Register: http://ow.ly/iwMY50ydtU1

Introduction to Copyright

Introduction to Copyright: What’s Protected? (Part 1 of 3), Monday, April 6, noon to 1 p.m.

Learn what kinds of works copyright covers, how works enter the public domain, and what rights copyright gives to copyright holders. Register: http://ow.ly/BdvL30qud4a

Introduction to Copyright: When You Don’t Need Permission (Part 2 of 3), Monday, April 13, noon to 1 p.m.

Learn about fair use and other rights that enable you to use copyrighted works without permission. Register: http://ow.ly/qQcX30qude5

Introduction to Copyright: Permission and Who Can Grant It (Part 3 of 3), Monday, April 20, noon to 1 p.m.

Learn how to identify a rights holder, how to take advantage of an existing license (including Creative Commons licenses), and how to seek permission. Register: http://ow.ly/TFkg30qudrg

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Last Updated April 28, 2020