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Next week, May 2-6, the U-M Teaching and Technology Collaborative will host their annual conference, Enriching Scholarship, and invite “faculty and instructional staff to enhance their teaching and research by participating in a week of free seminars, workshops, demonstrations and other events drawing upon the expertise of faculty and instructional technology specialists from across campus. Enriching Scholarship offers sessions exploring the effective integration of information and technology with teaching, learning and research.”

Registration for the 100+ workshops, demonstrations, discussions, and social gatherings is still open to the University of Michigan campus community through their website.

The conference kicks off Monday with a keynote address from Michael Wesch, a “cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture.”  During the week, MPublishing staff will be presenting 6 of the sessions:

James Ottaviani will be presenting “Deep Blue: Increasing Your Research Impact” (Full):
In this session you’ll find out how to use Deep Blue – the University’s permanent, safe, and accessible service for presenting your work – to increase the visibility and impact of your research and scholarship.
10:00 to 11:00 – 5/5
GALLERY LAB, 100 HATCHER GRADUATE LIBRARY (CENTRAL CAMPUS)
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY / BEGINNER

Becky Welzenbach will be presenting “The Care and Keeping of eBooks” (Open):
According to the American Association of Publishers, at the end of 2010, ebooks comprised 10% of consumer book sales in the United States.  But where do ebooks come from (besides your Kindle)?  At this session, staff from the Library’s MPublishing unit will discuss ebook formats and demonstrate how to transform your own work, or works in the public domain, into an ebook that can be read on a smartphone, ereader, tablet, or other device.
3:00 to 5:00 – 5/4
GALLERY LAB, 100 HATCHER GRADUATE LIBRARY (CENTRAL CAMPUS)
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY / BEGINNER

Terri Geitgey will be presenting “The Espresso Book Machine: Using Print on Demand as a Teacher and Author” (Open):
In this session, we will discuss the University Library’s Espresso Book Machine, a machine that prints and binds single copies of books on demand, and some of the ways in which it can be used to benefit UM faculty and students. The presentation will include an overview of how the machine works, a review of sample books and past projects, and a walk-through of the request process. A representative from the Library’s Copyright Office will be on hand during the Q&A portion to answer questions about copyright in connection with printing materials on the machine. The program will conclude with a visit to see the book-making machine up close and in action.
3:00 to 5:00 – 5/5
TURKISH AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP ROOM, 4004 SHAPIRO SCIENCE LIBRARY (CENTRAL CAMPUS)
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY / ALL

Greg Grossmeier will be presenting “Clarifying Creative Commons: What You Need to Know for Teaching and Publishing” (Full):
Creative Commons licenses are prevalent in the evergrowing Open Access publishing environment endorsed by major funding organizations including the NIH.  But what do all those different licenses mean? What can you or can’t you do? What do you gain or lose from using a Creative Commons (CC) license on your own work? This session will cover finding and identifying CC images and resources, appropriate use of other people’s CC-licensed work in your teaching and publishing, choosing the right CC license for your content, and common misunderstandings. The session will include a Q&A session with the MLibrary Copyright Office, so bring your examples and questions!
3:00 to 5:00 – 5/3
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER (ULIC), 4059 SHAPIRO LIBRARY (CENTRAL CAMPUS)
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY / ALL

Melissa Levine will be presenting “Publishing Contracts: What Authors Need to Know” (Full):
How do I get published? What do all these terms in  this contract mean? What permissions do I need and how do I get them? What if I want my rights to my work back? Knowing your rights and the publisher’s need when you publish a work can save you time, stress, and most of all, confusion. We will review a sample contract so that participants learn what the typical terms mean.  The focus will be primarily on books and scholarly articles, but the concepts relate to publishing in all media. Come with questions! This session will include time for discussion with the MLibrary Copyright Office.
1:00 to 3:00 – 5/4
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER (ULIC), 4059 SHAPIRO LIBRARY (CENTRAL CAMPUS)
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY / ALL

Bobby Glushko and Melissa Levine will be presenting “Copyright Essentials” (Full):
Copyright law affects the professional lives of university faculty, researchers, and students in almost everything they do, whether it is creating new content or reusing other content in new ways. This session will provide an introduction to copyright law geared towards scholarly authors. Questions to be addressed include: What does copyright protect and for how long? Who holds the copyright? When do you need permission to use other people’s works in your writing and teaching? How are rights transferred to others? How do you ensure your journal article publishing agreements meet your academic needs? Included is open discussion time with the members of the MLibrary Copyright Office.
3:00 to 5:00 – 5/6
TURKISH AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP ROOM, 4004 SHAPIRO SCIENCE LIBRARY (CENTRAL CAMPUS)
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY / BEGINNER

Check out the sessions listings to see a full list of presentations and find out which are still open.