Libraries announces fall 2020 Scholarly Communications and Copyright workshops

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This fall, Penn State University Libraries will offer a virtual slate of scholarly communications and copyright workshops for students, faculty and staff. Scheduled for Oct. 26 through Dec. 8, the workshops include the Introduction to Copyright series and the Libraries’ popular training sessions on public access to research. Other topics include the Penn State open access policy, sharing research software with open source licenses, using video in courses, and thesis and dissertation copyright concerns.

Registration is free but required for all workshops. To register, please follow the links listed with each session, or contact Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, at enriquez@psu.edu.

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 access provided, please contact Ana Enriquez at enriquez@psu.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

Complying with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Public Access Policy

Monday, Oct. 26, noon–12:30 p.m.

Register via Zoom

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 Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, and Briana Ezray, research data librarian for STEM, for a brief overview of grant recipients’ obligations and a question-and-answer session.

Complying with the Department of Energy (DOE) Public Access Policy

Tuesday, Oct. 27, noon–12:30 p.m.

Register via Zoom

Do you understand the public access requirements for your DOE-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 Ana Enriquez and Briana Ezray for a brief overview of grant recipients’ obligations and a question-and-answer session.

Penn State’s Open Access Policy

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4–5 p.m.

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Penn State’s open access policy (AC02) applies to scholarly articles written by University researchers. In this workshop with Ana Enriquez, Penn State’s scholarly communications outreach librarian, you will learn how to make your articles open and how to get a waiver of the policy 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. 

Complying with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy

Thursday, Oct. 29, noon–12:30 p.m.

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Do you understand the public access requirements for your NIH-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 Ana Enriquez and Briana Ezray for a brief overview of grant recipients’ obligations and a question-and-answer session.

Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation

Thursday, Oct. 29, 4–5 p.m.

Register via 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? Join Ana Enriquez for a discussion of these and other questions. In this interactive workshop, participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions, then debrief as a full group.

Sharing Research Software with Open Source Licenses

Thursday, Nov. 5, noon–1 p.m.

Register via Zoom

Open source software development is increasingly common in many areas of academic work; however, researchers who write software must balance a host of disciplinary and institutional expectations to legally share their code. This workshop by Ana Enriquez and Seth Erickson, research data librarian for social sciences, provides an introduction to open source software licensing with particular focus on the needs of Penn State researchers. Topics include the importance of software licenses, common open source licenses used in scientific software projects, and recommendations for navigating relevant institutional policies. 

Introduction to Copyright: Two-Part Series

Thursday, Nov. 12, 10–11 a.m., and Thursday, Nov. 19, 10–11 a.m.

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Have you ever wondered how things enter the public domain? What rights do you have to control use of your work? To use someone else’s work? This workshop by Ana Enriquez will provide a general overview of copyright law and give participants practice applying copyright law to the kinds of research- and course-related scenarios that come up at Penn State. Two one-hour discussions on Zoom are accompanied by an hour of video content, which participants are expected to watch in advance. Videos will be sent to registered participants no later than a week before the first workshop.

Using Video in Courses

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 10–11 a.m.

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Have you ever run into course-related video copyright or licensing questions? Which of the Libraries’ licensed video resources can be used in courses, in person, on Zoom, or on Canvas? What about films on consumer-oriented platforms like Netflix or YouTube? During this interactive workshop by Ana Enriquez, participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions, then debrief as a full group.

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