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 Upcoming Workshops

Thursday, September 28th, 12 noon in Hodges Library 127

Evaluating Publishers: Open Access Publishing and Predatory Journals (workshop description)

Workshops by Request

Below are some of the topics we’ll be happy to cover for groups of 4 or more. Simply contact us with your preferred dates/times and the workshop title.

All About Audio (and What the Libraries Has to Offer) taught by Michelle Brannen & Ashley Maynor

Interested in oral histories? Podcasting? Music-making? There are a plethora of ways to use audio for research and creativity activity…and the Libraries are here to help you along the way. Join our Media Literacy librarian and DH librarian for a hands-on workshop about tools, software, and techniques to help you get started with your audio projects.

Copyright, Publishing, and Publishing Agreements: Owning Your Work taught by Rachel Caldwell

What’s in a publication agreement? How do the terms affect what you can and can’t do with your work? Are there ways to retain the rights you want to keep, such as being able to share the work online? Learn about retaining rights to your work and bring copyright questions you’ve encountered in your role as an author or editor.

Choosing a License taught by Rachel Caldwell

Faculty members typically own the copyright to their publications and teaching materials. But, when publishers ask for a transfer of copyright, authors can lose many of their rights as creators. Creative Commons licenses are one way journals and organizations are changing transfer agreements to help both authors and readers retain or gain rights. Learn the basics of CC-BY and other Creative Commons licenses.

Creating Data Set Metadata taught by Chris Eaker

Metadata is one of the most important parts of your data set. Metadata is descriptive information about your data set, including who created it, how it was created, and what the variables mean. It helps you remember how you processed and analyzed a data set, but most of all, it helps others understand what your data set represents and how it was created.

Data Management Best Practices taught by Chris Eaker

This workshop will cover best practices for managing your research data, including file naming and organization, file versioning, using databases vs. spreadsheets, creating metadata, backups and security, and sharing and preservation. Learn how you can archive your research data using Trace, UT’s Institutional Repository.

Evaluating Publishers: Open Access Publishing and Predatory Journals taught by Rachel Caldwell

Whether you’re looking for journals in your field, receive a solicitation to submit work from a publisher, or are wondering which Open Access journals are trustworthy, librarians can help you find publishers and research their publishing practices before you submit your work. This workshop will briefly cover both monograph and journal publishers, with more time given to journal publishers.

Introduction to Audio taught by Michelle Brannen

This workshop will help you learn the basics of setting up microphones, recording and editing audio.  It will include information about planning your project; copyright and fair use issues and incorporating other’s work into a sound project; services and equipment available in the library; and other pre-production details.  The workshop includes a basic introduction to the recording and editing software of your choice.  GarageBand and Audacity are available to a full class.  Access to Logic, ProTools, and Audition is available one-on-one in the Studio.  This workshop can be adapted for a specific type of audio project or audio use. Note: we can also consult with you on how to incorporate audio into your research or class.

Introduction to Video taught by Michelle Brannen

This pre-production workshop is intended to help you or your class get your project planned and prepared for editing.  The class will include basic information about planning and storyboarding your project, copyright and fair use issues, services and equipment available in the library, and other pre-production details.  The workshop includes basic introduction to the editing interface of your choice of editing software: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or iMovie.  This workshop can be adapted for a specific type of video or project.

Make it Beautiful, Make it Useful – Tips & Tricks for Poster & Presentation Design taught by Ashley Maynor

Are you looking to make your slides, posters, or presentations pop? This workshop will teach easy-to-use tools, templates, and tricks to help you better engage audiences with clean, visual designs.

Omeka for Digital Exhibits & Collections taught by Ashley Maynor

Omeka is a free, open-source, and easy-to-use platform for housing digital collections of images, objects, and documents and creating digital exhibits. It can be used in a myriad of ways, including organizing or displaying your own research documents or for creating rich, visual exhibits meant to be used by students or the public.

ORCID + Trace: Improving Credit for and Access to Your Work taught by Rachel Caldwell

Learn more about ORCID, an author identifier system that works across platforms to save authors’ time while making it easier to assign proper credit to researchers. ORCID complements many research workflows, including publishing and grant reporting. It can also be used to help share research with the public by directing readers to publications deposited in UT’s open repository, Trace, which may improve citation counts.

Plagiarism, Copyright, and Avoiding Research Misconduct in the Publication Process taught by Rachel Caldwell

(Formerly called “Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship”) In addition to completing research, authors must contend with writing and publishing concerns such as self-plagiarism, dual submissions, copyright, and other thorny issues. This workshop is an overview of basic publication ethics followed by a discussion, so bring your questions.

Save Time & Get Organized  – Cool Tools & Software for Writing taught by Ashley Maynor

Whether you’re working on a long-form writing project with lots of sources or gathering inspiration from the web, this workshop will teach you some simple-to-use tools, such as OneTab and Evernote, to save you time and keep you organized. It will additionally introduce Scrivener, a sophisticated word-processing application that will help you organize long-form projects, such as books, chapters, or screenplays.

Scalar for Digital Publications taught by Ashley Maynor

Scalar is a platform for born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that’s as easy to use as blogging. This workshop will introduce you to the platform for your own scholarship or for use as part of class projects.

Timeline.js and StoryMap.js taught by Ashley Maynor

Both of these Knight Lab tools are easy to use and require no knowledge of coding or javascript. Timeline.js and StoryMap allow users to create interactive timelines and maps, respectively, with audio, video, and text, which can then be easily embedded into websites or digital books. These are also great tools for use in the classroom–from telling geo-tagged micro-histories to media-rich interactive timelines to close readings of paintings or texts.

Writing Your Data Management Plan taught by Chris Eaker

This workshop will cover what information to include in your data management plan (DMP) for your grant proposals. We will cover data types and formats, metadata, data sharing, and archiving and preservation. We will also demonstrate the DMPTool and show how it can be used to create a DMP for 24 different granting agencies’ DMP requirements. Come prepared to write a data management plan for an upcoming grant proposal or for a project you already have underway.


Training Videos and Presentations

All students, faculty, and staff have access to, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills.

Scholarly Comm Slideshare ScreenshotSlideshare: Scholarly Publishing Presentations

The Scholarly Communication & Publishing Librarian shares presentations on Slideshare. Topics include tools, such as ORCID, and outlines of support services for authors.

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