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Open Access Week is coming up on October 21-27

As part of the Libraries’ celebration of Open Access Week, 21-25 October, we are offering two workshops. 


When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement.  Do you know what you're agreeing to when you sign it?  Different journals have different policies.  How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, teacher, and author?  Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.

Offered Tuesday, 22 October 10:00 am – 11:00 am & Thursday 24 October 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm



Do you plan to include third-party materials in your thesis or dissertation?  If so, do you need to request permission from the copyright holder or does it fall under the Fair Use exemption of the Copyright Law?  This session covers best practices and useful strategies to help make that determination, as well as how to protect the copyright of your own research.

Offered Monday, 21 October 11:00 – noon & Wednesday, 23 October 10:00 am – 11:00 am


To register for a workshop, visit


Contact Terry Owen ( if you have any questions about either of the workshops.