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Workshops and Webinars

Co-curricular instruction on library resources and research practices for MU students, faculty, and staff.

Altmetrics: Alternative Metrics for Measuring the Impact of Research

It takes time for your work to be formally cited by other researchers, and common citation indexes do not work equally well for all disciplines and research methods. Alternative metrics, or “altmetrics,” are faster and wider-ranging measures of the impact that your work is having on other researchers and the general public. This workshop will introduce you to current altmetrics tools and how they’re being used to demonstrate the value of research.

Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom

Copyright raises many questions: What can I use freely? When do I need to get permission? How do I protect my intellectual property? This workshop will provide an overview of U.S. copyright law in the academic setting and point the way to resources that help in making decisions and knowing when to seek legal advice.

Copyright: Respecting the Rights of Others and Protecting Your Own

When is it OK to download, rip, stream, copy, distribute, or perform art, music, or scholarship created by others? What happens if you do something that’s not OK? What about your own creations? Should you assign your rights to your publisher, or retain some for yourself? We can’t give you legal advice, but we can point you to guides that will help you thread your way through the U.S. Copyright landscape.

Copyright: The Rights and Wrongs of Publisher Agreements

Traditional publishing agreements require that authors transfer their copyright to the publisher, unduly limiting options for online distribution, classroom use, and other purposes. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore how authors can grant some rights to publishers without signing away all their rights. Participants are encouraged to bring publisher agreements or copyright transfer agreements from the journals in which they publish. 

Creative Commons

Creative Commons licenses give everyone a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for their creative works, and allow others to copy, share, and customize those works. Learn the basics of the six CC licenses, how to apply those licenses to your own creative works, and how to find CC-licensed images, videos, music, and other media that you can use in your classes, projects, and research.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

MOspace Digital Repositories

The University Libraries host two digital repositories that support teaching and research at MU. The MOspace Institutional Repository includes faculty and student papers and presentations, and MU theses and dissertations. The MOspace Digital Library includes digital facsimiles of rare and special materials in the University Libraries. Learn more about these resources and how you can contribute your own content to them.

Open Access

Learn how to make your research and scholarship more widely available via Open Access. In addition to information and advice on the how’s and why’s of Open Access publishing, topics will include assessing the quality of Open Access journals, navigating publisher agreements, and posting articles to MOspace, MU’s digital institutional repository.

Open Educational Resources

Are your students struggling with the cost of course materials? Would you like the freedom and flexibility to customize the content of textbooks and other learning objects to better align with your lessons and assignments? Open educational resources, or OER, are free, openly licensed educational materials that provide alternatives to traditional textbooks. Learn more about campus resources that can help you find, create, and use high-quality OER.

Preserving and Promoting Your Research: Theses and Dissertations in MOspace

Providing online access to your thesis or dissertation makes it more visible and available to fellow researchers around the world. But what about copyright and other publishing agreements? Do you need to get permission to include images? Learn about all the options, logistics, and complications of promoting your work with MOspace, the online repository for all MU theses and dissertations issued since 2006.

Where to Publish Your Research

You've done the research; now make sure your work gets noticed and makes an impact! Learn how to identify publishing venues, evaluate journals, and avoid “predatory publishers," so that your research gets the visibility it deserves.

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