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Join us for a series of workshops this fall to help students and faculty navigate the complexities of academic publishing. Taught by copyright experts, librarians with advanced degrees in a range of disciplines, and university press acquiring editors, these sessions will demystify the process of finishing your dissertation, transforming it into a book, and publishing books and articles in a variety of academic areas. Use the links below to register. Copyright and Your Dissertation Wednesday,…

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Copyright and State Government Documents: Raising Awareness Thursday May 29, 12-1:00 PM Gallery Lab, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library [floorplan] Many state government documents are subject to copyright, despite the fact that federal government documents are not. Misperceptions and challenges abound regarding state documents, and can create difficulties when libraries seek to provide digital access to these works. Kristina Eden and Justin Bonfiglio of the U-M Library Copyright Office have been working with colleagues at Stanford…

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Accessing the Public Domain Friday, March 28, 2014 10:00am to 12:00pm Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100) Location Information Join us for a conversation with copyright experts about the effort to determine the copyright status of works in the vast and growing collections of digitized library material. The library’s grant-funded, multi-institutional copyright review management system (CRMS) has thus far identified almost 200,000 public domain works that can now be read by anyone with an Internet connection. Panelists will…

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“Grad Student Forum on Copyright, Fair Use, and Digital Dissertations” Monday, February 24, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 pm Room 2001, LSA Building Join us for a conversation about copyright, fair use, and issues of dissertation and scholarly publishing in the digital age. All are welcome. A Grad Student’s Guide to Submitting a Digital Dissertation: You Need to Know This Sooner than You Think The transition to the digital dissertation opens new possibilities for students and…

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Braving Through Fear of Fair Use Monday, February 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Lab Are you digitizing a special collection or unique museum materials? Are you a scholar trying to use images for research, scholarly publishing or teaching? In the last 20 years there has been an explosion in the amount of high-quality online image content from cultural collections. But recent research indicates that scholars are not necessarily taking advantage of…

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Are you interested in publishing your research in academic journals or with a university press? Do you have questions about how contemporary academic publishing works? Please join us for “Publish, Not Perish: Tools for Success,” a series of workshops during the winter semester that will help you navigate the challenges every new academic author faces. Taught by published authors, staff from the University of Michigan Press, and experts on copyright and open access, these sessions…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:30P-2:00PM Register via U-M TTC A professional online presence is one of the best tools a scholar can employ to increase the visibility of their teaching and research, and to find potential jobs, collaborators, co-authors, and readers. This workshop will cover how to create an effective and professional presence online, an essential tool for graduate students and faculty at all stages in their careers. Register for the workshop here.


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Celebrate Open Access Week at the University of Michigan Library, October 21-27, 2013. We’re hosting a series of events that highlight projects, research, and policies at U-M that allow the public to access and reuse the results of scholarly research. The U-M Library is committed to supporting Open Access research and scholarly practices by providing publishing support, research support, and education on how U-M faculty, students, and staff can participate in this global movement. Monday,…

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The Institute for the Humanities has partnered with us to offer a series of talks and workshops for faculty and graduate students interested in the future of publishing and its current practices. These sessions will help scholars gain the knowledge and skills to become savvier authors and editors. To kick off the series, Paul Courant, Acting Director of Michigan Publishing, and Aaron McCollough, Editorial Director, UM Press, will be joined by Sarah Lippincott, Program Manager…

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This fall we’re continuing our popular “Publish Not Perish” series of workshops for graduate students who want to learn more about publishing, copyright, open access, and more. Thanks to feedback from past attendees, we’ve added discipline-specific introductory sessions for the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Use the links below to register. The series will continue next semester with additional workshops and a faculty panel on publishing. Open Access Essentials Monday, 10/21, 10:00 am-11:00 am Open…

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