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Fall 2017 Scholarly Communications Workshops

The following scholarly communications workshops will be offered in Library West Room 212 and Marston Science Library L136 during the Fall semester. Each workshop is one hour in length.

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If you have questions, contact Christine Fruin at or (352) 273-2710

Copyright for Online Teaching

Whether you are preparing an online course for UF students or getting ready to launch a course through Coursera, this workshop will assist faculty, instructional designers and others in navigating the copyright issues that arise when delivering course content online. The workshop will cover the law of fair use and the various alternatives available to delivering copyrighted content through the eLearning and Coursera platforms. Special focus will be on incorporating images, audio, and video in online courses. 

Marston Science Library L136: September 18th – 11:45 AM
Library West 212: September 19th – 2:00 PM

Copyright Essentials for the Graduate Researcher

Working on your thesis or dissertation and including copyrighted works of others in your paper? Confused about the publication and deposit options available to you for your dissertation and wondering what impact these options will have on later publication of your work? This workshop will answer these common copyright questions that graduate students encounter as they write and prepare to publish their own thesis or dissertation. This workshop is a must for all graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation.

Marston Science Library L136: October 4th – 2:00 PM
Library West 212: October 5th – 11:45 AM

Open Access: Myths, Facts, Actions (with April Hines)
Think open access equals low quality, that it is expensive for authors, or that it requires publishing in an open access journal? These are just some of the myths we will dispel in this workshop, where you will learn the facts about open access and actions you can take to maximize the reach and impact of your research.

Marston Science Library L136: October 24th – 2:00 PM
Library West 212: October 26th – 11:45 AM

IR@UF: Building your Scholarly Legacy (led by Christy Shorey)

The Institutional Repository (IR@UF) is a digital collection that acts as both an archive and a discovery tool for research and other intellectual output generated by the UF community. Learn more about the IR@UF, how to load your own work to make it available to the world.

Marston Science Library L136: September 25th – 2:00 PM
Library West 212: November 2nd – 10:30 AM

Status of the UFOAP Fund

The George A. Smathers Libraries are very pleased to announce the reinstatement of the University of Florida Open Access Publishing (UFOAP) Fund. Thanks to the financial commitment of the Office of the Provost and the endorsement of the Faculty Senate Research and Scholarship Council, funding of $120,000/year for four years has been committed to support open access publishing by UF faculty, staff and students.

The UFOAP Fund will begin accepting applications on January 1, 2017. Faculty, graduate students, staff, and post-doctoral researchers who are the first named or corresponding author of open access scholarly articles accepted for publication after November 15, 2016 and who do not have access to funding through grants or other financial means of support will be eligible to apply for financial assistance in paying article processing charges assessed by open access journals.

Applications may be submitted at Please review the eligibility criteria and other information regarding required documentation prior to submitting an application. See for more information. Questions about the UFOAP Fund and open access may be sent to Christine Fruin, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Christine Fruin
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