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Open Access @OSU Libraries: Summer 2020 Scholarly Communications workshop series

Join the Edmon Low Library for a series of online workshops on a wide variety of topics pertaining to scholarly communication.

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Identifying quality journals and avoiding predatory publishers

Learn a variety of strategies for assessing journal quality. Includes a review of journal lists, and impact metrics (Impact Factor, CiteScore, h-index). We will also discuss the research on predatory publishing and its consequences, and ways to identify predatory publishers.

Friday, June 12, 12:00 PM Register Here
Open Access: An Overview
The Coronavirus pandemic is only the most recent and high profile incident highlighting the importance of open access to scholarship. Find out how you can leverage your rights as an author and utilize SHAREOK, the OSU repository, to increase the visibility and impact of your scholarship.
Friday, June 26, 12:00 PM Register Here

Copyright in Higher Education

A wide-ranging overview of copyright as it pertains to teaching, authoring, and publishing. Topics include determining what content is protectable by copyright, conducting a fair use analysis, statutory exemptions (educational use, TEACH Act), joint authorship, Creative Commons, copyright transfer, and author rights retention.

Friday, July 3, 12:00 PM Register Here

Using Open Science Framework for Project Management

Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free web application developed to help researchers of all disciplines (not just science) manage their workflows. OSF provides a highly customizable user interface, allowing users to create modules for housing data, research materials, communication, analysis files, and anything else they need to keep the ability to upload any file type under 5GB, with automatic, built-in version control for all files integration with tools researchers already use, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and GitHub the means to add contributors with various levels of read/write permissions

Friday, July 10, 12:00 PM Register Here

Building your Online Research Profile

Learn about platforms for establishing your professional identity online, including an overview of the pros and cons of various online profile tools, alternative methods for disseminating your research findings, an analysis of research on sharing pre-prints, and the benefits of sharing other products of your scholarship such as data, conference slides, and posters.
Friday, July 17, 12:00 PM Register Here

Creating, populating, and using an ORCiD identifier

This interactive workshop will introduce you to ORCiD and how it can help you. Learn how to create an ORCiD identifier and populate it with your publications, patents, and scholarly activity.

Friday, July 24, 12:00 PM Register Here

Understanding Citation Metrics

This workshop will provide an overview of the many citation and engagement metrics, such as Journal Impact Factor, CiteScore, h-index, and altmetrics. Focus will be on appropriate use and interpretation of these metrics, including criticism and alternatives.

Friday, July 31, 12:00 PM Register Here