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Give yourself the gift of new skills and a little laughter this holiday season! Check out the OSU Libraries Graduate Student & Faculty Winter Academy running from December 13–17. Treat yourself to a little time to learn how to use Web of Science to its full advantage, or how to use Google Docs to collaborate with fellow researchers or co-author, or how to use EndNote or Zotero to make formatting the references for your next article much easier. Want to just have fun and learn a bit about OSU's History? Then "Unexpected Stories & Histories University Archives Can Tell" may be the session for you. For registration and complete session descriptions, visit http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656

Questions? Contact Hannah Gascho Rempel, hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

Give yourself the gift of new skills and a little laughter this holiday season! Check out the OSU Libraries Graduate Student & Faculty Winter Academy running from December 13–17. Treat yourself to a little time to learn how to use Web of Science to its full advantage, or how to use Google Docs to collaborate with fellow researchers or co-author, or how to use EndNote or Zotero to make formatting the references for your next article much easier. Want to just have fun and learn a bit about OSU's History? Then "Unexpected Stories & Histories University Archives Can Tell" may be the session for you. For registration and complete session descriptions, visit http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656

Questions? Contact Hannah Gascho Rempel, hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

Renovations to the southern section of the Learning Commons are complete! Designed to help students succeed in their studies, the space is very flexible to accommodate a variety of work and groups of all sizes. Specific features include movable furniture, comfortable furniture and café seating for more laid back meeting space, technology that allows students to work collaboratively with laptops by projecting up to 6 laptops on large flat-screen TVs, and more than 161,000 square inches of dry erase surfaces in the form of walls, transportable boards and tables.

Please come check out the new space in the Learning Commons!

The new year is here and so is the Winter 2011 Graduate and Faculty Workshop Series. Committed to lifelong learning? Want to upgrade or develop new skills? Then join us for one or more of the dozen learning opportunities brought to you by OSU Libraries. Several new workshops make their debut this term, including Advanced Zotero and Into to BibTeX. Register now, and we'll save you a seat!

Check out the workshop offerings and register to attend here: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656

In celebration of Black History Month, the Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view a small exhibit documenting the Black Student Union Walkout of 1969.

Location: 3rd Floor of the Valley Library, University Archives, Display Case

Dates: February 1st – February 24th

Find out more on the OSU Archives Blog Post

Check out the Digital Collection in Flickr!

Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA):

The OSU Libraries’ Oregon Multicultural Archives mission is to acquire, preserve and make available collections that document the lives of African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities of Oregon.

Exhibit co-curated by: Ingrid Ockert, Kelsey Ockert, and Daniel Pearson, OSU University Archives Student Workers.

For more information, contact:

Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian

natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

In celebration of Black History Month, the Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view a small exhibit documenting the Black Student Union Walkout of 1969.

Location: 3rd Floor of the Valley Library, University Archives, Display Case

Dates: February 1st – February 24th

Find out more on the OSU Archives Blog Post

Check out the Digital Collection in Flickr!

Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA):

The OSU Libraries’ Oregon Multicultural Archives mission is to acquire, preserve and make available collections that document the lives of African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities of Oregon.

Exhibit co-curated by: Ingrid Ockert, Kelsey Ockert, and Daniel Pearson, OSU University Archives Student Workers.

For more information, contact:

Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian

natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

In celebration of Black History Month, the Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view a small exhibit documenting the Black Student Union Walkout of 1969.

Location: 3rd Floor of the Valley Library, University Archives, Display Case

Dates: February 1st – February 24th

Find out more on the OSU Archives Blog Post

Check out the Digital Collection in Flickr!

Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA):

The OSU Libraries’ Oregon Multicultural Archives mission is to acquire, preserve and make available collections that document the lives of African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities of Oregon.

Exhibit co-curated by: Ingrid Ockert, Kelsey Ockert, and Daniel Pearson, OSU University Archives Student Workers.

For more information, contact:

Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian

natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Many of you have just published something or are about to publish. Do you know your rights as an author?

One of the best introductions to this subject is “Author’s Rights, Tout de Suite,” by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. http://www.digital-scholarship.org/ts/authorrights.pdf

As an author, you should protect your right to archive your work (especially the .pdf of the published paper). Self-archiving can be done on a personal or departmental web page, or in an institutional repository like OSU's Scholars Archive
( http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/ ).

Things to consider:
● Protect your right to archive a .pdf file of your paper when you sign your copyright transfer agreement (more on this next time)
● Save those manuscripts! Some publishers will only allow you to archive a pre-print( manuscript submitted before peer review) or a post-print (a manuscript revised after peer review but before final publication). We'd rather archive the publisher's .pdf, but would be glad to have the manuscripts, especially the post-prints.

Want to know more?
This report describes the differences between the rights authors think they have, the rights they want to have, and the rights publishers are willing to grant them. Morris, Sally. "Journal authors’ rights: perception and reality." (2009) (Publishing Research Consortium. PRC Summary Paper no.5) http://www.publishingresearch.net/documents/JournalAuthorsRights.pdf
Another reader-friendly summary of your rights as an author is found in an article by Heather Leary and Preston Parker, “Academic Author Rights: Knowing is More Than Half the Battle.” Tech Trends v.54 no.3, p.23-25 (May/June, 2010) (can be accessed online through the OSU catalog).

There are a lot of good reasons to archive your works. You’re proud of them; you want them to be permanently available. You may want others to be able to access your writings free of charge. Or perhaps you know that open-access works tend to be cited more often, and can have higher “impact factors.” Whatever your reasons, you decide that you want to archive.

The moment of truth is when you sign the copyright transfer agreement with the publisher.

If your publisher doesn’t usually let its authors do what you want to do, you can ask the publisher to allow you to modify the copyright agreement. The OSU Libraries encourage authors to use the SPARC Author Addendum to Publication Agreement, which supports archiving in non-commercial repositories and permits subsequent non-commercial use of the work.

Contact Janet Webster for more information.

There will be a 10-15 minute outage of the library catalog at 7pm tonight, Friday, 3/18.

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