Spring 2019 Scholarly Communications Workshops offered by University Libraries

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

The workshops, which will take place Feb. 21 through April 2, 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.edu, or 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, Feb. 7, 12:15-1:15 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE.

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? Join us for a workshop on these and other questions. This is an interactive workshop. After an overview from Enriquez, workshop participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Complying with NSF Public Access Policy, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 12:15-12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Register 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 us for a brief overview of grant recipients' obligations, with time for questions.

Open Access Basics, Monday, Feb. 18, 12:15-1 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno and via Zoom. Register HERE.

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.

Complying with Department of Energy Public Access Policy, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 12:15-12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE.

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 us for a brief overview of grant recipients' obligations, with time for questions.

Negotiating Publishing Contracts, Thursday, Feb. 21, noon-1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register 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 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.

Open Access Basics, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12:15-1 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE.

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.

Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 12:20-1:10 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE.

The language of fair use factors has changed very little since the 19th century, but the doctrine of fair use has changed a great deal. Understanding the history of the factors, particularly their changing importance, is crucial to making accurate fair use decisions today. This workshop will focus on fair-use cases from the last 40 years, tracing the relative importance of the four statutory factors and their subfactors. Participants will be asked to practice applying current fair use law to a series of hypothetical fact patterns.

Complying with NIH Public Access Policy, Tuesday, March 12, 12:15-12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE.

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 us for a brief overview of grant recipients' obligations, with time for questions.  

Introduction to Copyright: What's Protected? Wednesday, March 13, 12:20-1:10 p.m. via Zoom. Register 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 workshop by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian. This is an interactive workshop. Throughout it, 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, Monday, March 18, 4-5 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno. Register HERE.

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 us for a workshop on these and other questions. This is an interactive workshop wherein participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Who Owns What, Tuesday, March 19, 12:15-12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE.

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 Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian, for a brief overview of Penn State policy in this area, with time for questions. This session will take place via Zoom.

Introduction to Copyright: When You Don't Need Permission, Wednesday, March 20, 12:20-1:10 p.m. via Zoom. Register 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 workshop by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian. This is an interactive workshop. Throughout it, participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

International and Foreign Copyright: A U.S. Perspective, Monday, March 25, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno. Register HERE.

How does copyright law vary around the world? When you're working across borders, which laws apply? Join us for a workshop on these and other questions. This is an interactive workshop wherein participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

Introduction to Copyright: Permission and Who Can Grant It, Wednesday, March 27, 12:20-1:10 p.m. via Zoom. Register 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 workshop by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian. This is an interactive workshop. Throughout it, participants will work in small groups to address hypothetical copyright questions and then debrief their responses as a full group.

International and Foreign Copyright: A U.S. Perspective, Tuesday, April 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. via Zoom. Register HERE.

How does copyright law vary around the world? When you're working across borders, which laws apply? Join us for a workshop on these and other questions. This is an interactive workshop wherein 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.