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Digital Scholarship Workshops in February

The Digital Scholarship Lab partners with faculty and graduate students in the use of digital and networked research tools to create, disseminate, and store new knowledge.  The library is pleased to offer the following workshops in February.  Click the links below to register or view our full calendar:
Workshops include: Authors’ Rights and Copyright; Publishing with Atkins Library; Data Management and Data Repository; and Usability Testing

Scholarly Communications, Authors’ Rights, & Copyright
Analyzing a Copyright Use Question: How To Analyze Any Copyright Scenario in Five Steps
Figuring out whether you can use someone else’s work can be difficult and confusing.  This session will give you an organized and consistent approach to help you reach a reasonable conclusion.
         Tuesday, February 4, Atkins 273, 3-4 pm, Register
Publishing an Open Access Journal with the Library
The DSL supports the publication of scholarly journals online and assists journal editors with the management, editorial work, and production of their scholarly journal.  The DSL offers journal hosting support services to UNC Charlotte faculty.  Our services are built on the Open Journal System (OJS) journal management software that facilitates the publication of online peer-reviewed journals.  DSL services include platform software hosting, updates, and copyright consulting.  This information session provides an overview of the library's journal publishing support services.
Friday, February 7, Atkins 273, 10-11 am Register
Care about Your Copyrights: Responsible Choices
Starting with the basics of copyright ownership, this discussion moves into managing your author rights with publishers and the options presented by author publication addendums and open access.
Friday, February 21, Atkins 273, 10-11 am Register
Data Management & Data Services
Overview of the UNC Charlotte Data Repository
This session is for researchers who have data sets that they wish to publish and share.  The session will be primarily of interest to social science researchers.  There will be a short overview of the evolving concept of research data as a formal product of the research process.  We will briefly discuss methods for making data easy to find and share and citation of data sets.  The session includes an introduction and demonstration of the data repository that is supported at the UNC Charlotte library.
Wednesday, February 12, Atkins 273, 11 am – 12 pm Register
Usability Services
Brief Information Session
User testing of interfaces and websites allows researchers to determine how effective this content is for the user and whether digital tools are performing as intended.  In a Usability Test, the participant's actions are recorded for both qualitative and quantitative information. These results can then be then analyzed to help identify problems with the interface.  This brief information session will present an overview of Usability Testing services in the library and discuss how they can add value to research and grant projects that result in digital products.  
Wednesday, February 26, Atkins 273, 3-3:30 pm Register
J. Murrey Atkins Library
Digital Scholarship Lab