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Fall 2015 Scholarly Communications Workshops

Scholarly Communications Workshops – Fall 2015

The following scholarly communications workshops will be offered in Library West Room 212 and online via Adobe Connect. Registration at least 24 hours in advance is REQUIRED for online workshops. Registration is requested, but not required, for in person workshops. Register at

For more information, 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. 

Library West 212: September 9th - 12:45-1:45
Online (Adobe Connect): September 10th – 12:45-1:45

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.

Library West 212: September 23rd – 12:45-1:45
Online (Adobe Connect): September 24th – 12:45-1:45

Sharing Scholarship and Reaching Research through Open and Public Access
Traditionally, scholarly research has been available only through expensive journal subscriptions. For more than a decade, open access proponents have encouraged and enabled free and unrestricted access to high quality, peer-reviewed scholarly works immediately upon publication. More recently, government and private funders have mandated open access to funded research through publicly accessible repositories. In this workshop, participants will learn more about open access principles and methods and about federal and private funder mandates requiring public access to scholarly research. Persons who currently receive or are considering applying for government or private grants to fund their research are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about the forthcoming requirements of public access.

Library West 212: October 7th – 12:45-1:45
Online (Adobe Connect): October 8th – 12:45-1:45

Opening up Copyright with Creative Commons (NEW for 2015)
If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons (CC) license. CC gives you flexibility and protects the people who use your work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions you have specified. If you’re looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed creativity available to you. There are hundreds of millions of works — from songs and videos to scientific and academic material — available to the public for free and legal use under the terms of our copyright licenses, with more being contributed every day. This workshop will inform attendees about the various CC licenses available and how to select a license for their own work and how to locate CC licensed works for reuse.

Library West 212: November 18th - 12:45-1:45     
Adobe Connect: November 19th – 12:45-1:45 

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Christine Fruin
522 Library West
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This guide is designed to provide basic, general information about copyright, and does not constitute legal advice.  The links to third party sites in this guide are provided for your convenience.  The University of Florida does not take responsibility for the content of these other sites. 

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