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Open Access Week workshops

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Explore the worlds of publishing and Creative Commons in UD Library workshops

International Open Access Week calls for free, immediate and online access to scholarly research — and the right to use and re-use that research as needed. “Open access” to such information could increase access to knowledge, facilitate collaboration, raise visibility of research and scholarship, as well as other positive impacts.

To celebrate this community-driven week of action, which runs from Oct. 23-29, the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press will hold two workshops centered around the subject.

Start off the week with Julia Oestreich, director of the University of Delaware Press, for “Publishing: Navigating the Confusing World of Copyright, Authors’ Rights and Open Access.”

During this workshop, scholars who are actively publishing or interested in publishing will discover the pros and cons of publishing open access, including impact factor, effects on career advancement and publisher embargoes.

In addition, participants will explore the difference between copyright and owning rights to their scholarship, the permissions process for using images and previously published material in their work and how to assert fair use in pursuing those permissions.

The workshop will be held from 2-3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, in Room 114 of Morris Library.

Those who would like to attend should register here.

Graduate students and faculty can also discover the types of resources available for use in their graphic presentations during “Open Access Week: Creative Commons Licenses.”

Creative Commons is an organization created to help people legally share, repurpose and alter one another’s works through various licenses. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to find Creative Commons materials — think photographs, audio and video—online, and how to incorporate those materials into projects like presentations or short videos.

To encourage open access to UD projects, participants also will contribute to the Commons by uploading a creative work of their own with a Creative Commons license attached, and determine how those licenses fit in with existing U.S. copyright law and fair use.

The workshop will be held from 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Room 114 of Morris Library. Nico Carver, coordinator, Student Multimedia Design Center Services, and John Stevenson, interim head, Multimedia Collections and Services Department, will lead the workshop.

Those who would like to attend should register here.

While workshops are free of charge, registration is required as seating is limited. For a complete listing of Library workshops, visit library.udel.edu/workshops.

The Open Textbook Workshop for faculty will also be held during Open Access Week from 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 26, in Room 116A of Morris Library. During the workshop, faculty can learn more about open textbook resources that can help lessen total costs students spend on course materials.

To apply, please visit udel.edu/004149.

All Morris Library visitors need photo identification to enter. Visitors with UD ONEcards can use those at the turnstiles for easy access to the Library. If you do not have a UD ONEcard, you will need a state-issued ID (a driver’s license, a government-issued or school-issued photo ID, etc.) to enter.

Please call 302-831-2432 or email lib-workshops@udel.edu with questions regarding workshops.

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