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Open Access Week Events

“IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE A PIRATE, BE A LEGAL PIRATE.”

OCTOBER 24-30, 2016

Ahoy! Open Access Week is on the horizon! Join us for educational and fun pirate-themed events throughout the week.

Monday, October 24, noon – 3pm: Win treasure (please note treasure may or may not consist of golden doubloons, tshirts, cookies, and Knightro bobble heads) in our pirate games at the John C. Hitt Library. Man the Captains’ Wheel and spin for pirate booty! Or take a stab at our OA Week Pirate Quiz and get a yummy treat! Or dress in your piratey best for a chance to win prizes in our Photo Booth!

Tuesday, October 25, 1 – 3pm: Academic Profile, John C. Hitt Library, Room 235A: Come to our workshop where we will help you set up an academic profile. You have probably heard about LinkedIn, but what about ResearchGate, Academia.edu, or SelectedWorks? With one of these profiles, you can showcase your projects, papers, creative works, and more to help further your academic and career goals. in room 235A at the John C. Hitt Library.

Wednesday, October 26 11am – 12noon: Attend faculty workshop at FCTL. Open Access Session: What is Open Access (OA), and why is it important to faculty and students? This FCTL session will give you an introduction to Open Access and what is meant by OA in the academic environment. We will provide information about general Open Access movements, including incorporating Open Educational Resources into the classroom. We will also explore STARS, the UCF institutional repository, as a way to make your research Open Access and freely available.

Wednesday, October 26 3 – 4pm: Attend faculty workshop at FCTL. SelectedWorks Session: Are you thinking about creating a SelectedWorks profile to show off the full range of your scholarship, from teaching materials to streaming video and audio? We can help! Join us at FCTL on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm for a workshop on creating, customizing, and populating your profile. You will learn about the top 10 Ways to put SelectedWorks to work for you.

Avast! Ye look like yer at sea when she be billowin’ an’ thunderin’ awful fiercely. What be Open Access? Learnin’ ne’er be more important! Check out the official OA Week website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/)

Open Access Week Logo of Pirate Ship

Open Access in October

Open Access (OA) is celebrated each year in October during OA Week. OA Week aims to bring awareness to the benefits of OA. It also helps encourage OA advancements and innovations throughout the global scholarly community. OA Week has been a worldwide event for nearly a decade, and it is organized by SPARC.

You might have noticed that our Talk Like a Pirate Day blog post mentioned OA Week. Our pirate-themed OA Week activities are coming up soon!

Mark your calendars for
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talk like a pirate day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, mateys! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ye need ter use Mango Languages ter ready yer pirate speak!

(Yes, Mango really does have a Pirate course! It has over sixty languages available for you to learn for free through the UCF Libraries!)

Lookin’ ter show off more o’ yer pirate speak? Belay yer carousin’ and be lookin’ forward ter Open Access Week!

(Mark your calendars for Open Access Week starting October 24 for more pirate-themed fun!)

I reckon ye be havin’ questions. Belay yer worryin’! We be a fine lot o’ swashbucklers here, we may tell ye plainly. Be askin’ yer questions, me hearty!

(If you have any questions about Mango, please ask us. For questions about the Open Access Week festivities, please contact Sarah Norris.)

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Plagiarism vs. Copyright Infringement

The new semester is here. In the classroom, students read their syllabi and notice the policy sections.

Plagiarism is often mentioned in one or more sections, such as ones titled Honesty, Academic Misconduct, or Cheating.

Copyright infringement may also be mentioned, either together with plagiarism or in its separate section, such as Copyright Statement.

In the hurry and excitement of “syllabus day,” these terms may blur together. Plagiarism and copyright infringement are often confused or the terms are accidentally interchanged. They are different, and they have different consequences.

Our Research Guides discuss plagiarism and copyright. Rick Anderson also describes the differences clearly in a recent Library Journal article. Here is a summary of differences:

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World IP Day

World Intellectual Property Day 2016

The UCF Libraries in partnership with the Office of Technology Transfer is celebrating World Intellectual Property Day this year.

On April 26 from 1:00-3:00pm, stop by the John C. Hitt Library to learn more about intellectual property. We will have a table set up near the entrance, and we will be ready for your questions and curiosity.

Bring questions for the experts at our table. Experts will include:

  • Patent Attorney Sandra Sovinski (1:00-2:00pm)
  • Licensing Associate John Miner (1:00-2:45pm)
  • Scholarly Communication Librarian Sarah Norris (2:30-3:00pm)
  • Patent and Trademark Librarian Missy Murphey (1:00-3:00pm)

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