Fall 2018 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered by University Libraries

This November, students, faculty and staff can participate in communications workshops that cover topics such as copyright, publishing, and National Science Foundation public access policy. The workshops, which will take place Nov. 1-15, are coordinated and led by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and will take place either in Pattee Library on the University Park campus, or via Zoom. Registration is free but required for all workshops via Penn State’s Learning Resource Network, by contacting Enriquez at enriquez@psu.eduor through the links listed below.  

“The library is running these workshops to help share scholarly work within the broader community,” Enriquez said. “Some of these workshops will be very interactive with me answering hypothetical questions.”

A complete list of workshops is as follows, with links for registration:

Copyright for Scholarly Authors

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m., Pattee W-315. Register for session HERE.

Monday, Nov. 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register for session HERE.

Have you ever had 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? Join Enriquez for a workshop on these and other questions. This is an interactive workshop. Workshop participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Complying with the NSF Public Access Policy

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 12:30-1 p.m. via Zoom. Register for session HERE.

Do you understand the public access requirements for your NSF-funded research? Under NSF's public access policy, publications based on NSF-supported research must be deposited in the NSF Public Access Repository no later than 12 months after initial publication. Join Enriquez for a brief overview of grant recipients' obligations, with time for questions.

Negotiating Publishing Contracts

Thursday, Nov. 8, 3-4:30 p.m., Pattee W315. Register for session HERE.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 3-4:30 p.m., via Zoom. Register for session HERE.

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 a workshop hosted by Enriquez. This is an 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.

Introduction to Copyright

Thursday, Nov. 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Pattee W-315. Register for session HERE.

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 hosted by Enriquez. Participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

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, contact Enriquez at 814-865-1758 or enriquez@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.