Vendor Training Sessions April 15 & 16

Next Monday and Tuesday, bepress, the vendor through whom we get the Digital Commons platform, will be on campus. If you have time, please feel free to drop by any of the sessions, all held in Greenwood Library room 209A.

We will be filming a couple of them, so if you cannot attend, you will still be able to access the information. The sessions on Tuesday are meant more for librarians, but interested faculty, staff and students are welcome as well.

Monday April 15th

10:00-11:00am  Introduction to Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and Digital Commons

A brief intro to open access as a movement, the history/development of institutional repositories, and the basic values/functionality of Digital Commons and SelectedWorks.  Time for questions included.  This session is appropriate for a more general audience, including library staff, faculty, deans, and others.

11:15-1:00pm Digital Commons Open House

Open session for faculty, administrators, student representatives, selected community members and staff. Library staff will introduce the repository and bepress, then bepress will discuss what is possible, such as the repository as a service: developing robust, relevant collections with campus partners. Covers types of collections, examples, and through individual stories highlights the collaborative, service-oriented nature of the work.  Time for questions and brainstorming included.  This session is appropriate for a more general audience, including library staff, faculty, deans, and others.

Tuesday April 16th

10:00-10:45am Liaison presentations and workshops

Introduction to Liaisons – what services can Digital Commons offer their departments?

  • Quick overview different types of collections
  • Examples of journals and conferences in Digital Commons
  • SelectedWorks
    • How to submit, upload, post, and collect to SelectedWorks
    • Retrieving reports

11:00am-12:30pm Workshop: Developing departmental plans and talking to faculty

  • Departmental plans
    • Types of content: Discuss content collection types from previous day, generate ideas as a group
    • Doing your pre-work: show environmental survey example, discuss components, share Grand Valley State’s liaison document
    • Discuss and develop plans to approach first adopter departments.
    • Talking to faculty
      • Develop a list of talking points and a 60 second elevator pitch
      • Addressing objections and misunderstandings

2:30-4:00pm Presentation: Copyright and Authors’ Rights

  • Terminology
  • Copyright basics
  • Publisher permission policies, CTAs, and SHERPA/RoMEO
  • Talking to faculty about copyright and authors’ rights

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