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2015 Fall The Power of Information

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Copyright, Licensing and Your Teaching

This quick workshop will introduce you to the basics of copyright and licensing for your teaching. By the end of this workshop you will be better prepared to:

  • Use copyright and licensed works in the classroom, LEARN, or through Course Reserves
  • Find and select Creative Commons images for your slides
  • Choose alternate options for using copyright or license-protected works, if necessary

 There will be 15 minutes for questions following the presentation, so feel free to bring a question or two!

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Tri-Agency Open Access Policy - From Author's Rights to UWSpace

In early, 2015 the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) announced its Open Access Policy on publications

The policy states:

"Grant recipients are required to ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication."

The policy applies to:

  • NSERC or SSHRC grants awarded on or after May 1, 2015.
  • CIHR grants awarded on or after January 1, 2008.

At this workshop librarians will discuss the policy and its requirements, present an introduction to author’s rights and responsibilities and demonstrate how to use UWSpace to comply with the policy. Waterloo researchers who have received grant funding or have an interest in making their research Open Access are encouraged to attend.

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Citing Properly with RefWorks

Hear briefly from the Office of Academic Integrity about why you need to reference your sources. Then learn how to manage your references, create bibliographies, and format your papers in a variety of citation styles from a liaison librarian using RefWorks, a web-based citation software freely available to all UWaterloo students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • know when to reference and why
  • create a RefWorks account
  • import references
  • navigate RefWorks and edit your citations
  • create and format bibliographies in a variety of citation styles
  • insert and format in-text citations
  • be able to access your account and citations from anywhere
  • know where to find more information about research and academic integrity.

 Co-sponsored by the Library and the Office of Academic Integrity.

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GRADventure Research Matters: Getting Published

A full day event for postdocs and graduate students only. 

Register for all the sessions, or choose those most relevant to you and your research program. Lunch will be provided at noon to those who RSVP and attend at least one workshop. 

This event will cover a wide variety of publication issues, and will specifically host the following workshops:

  • Introduction to the Publishing Process – 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Author's Rights – 10:20 AM to 11:20 AM
  • Negotiating Authorship with Integrity – 11:20 AM to 12:00 PM 
  • Ask an Editor - A Panel Discussion and Q&A – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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