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Fall 2018


Where to Publish? Navigating the Journal Jungle and Avoiding Predators

August 14, 2018

Presenters: Selene Hinojosa, Stephanie Towery, Margaret Vaverek

The world of scholarly publishing is changing and evolving in many directions. This workshop is designed to help authors find and use library and other tools to navigate the complex publishing landscape. Topics covered in the workshop include: Tools to identify publishing venues, how to evaluate journals, tips for avoiding "predatory publishers," and understanding open access journal options.


Increasing Access: Repositories, Data, and Funder Mandates

August 15, 2018

Presenters: Dianna Morganti and Laura Waugh

Are you or those you serve involved in funded research? Funding agencies are requiring open access deposit of both publications as well as raw research data to increase impact of their funding dollars. Learn how Texas State University's Dataverse data repository and Digital Collections Repository can help researchers meet requirements and increase the impact of their research.

Presentation Slides in the TXST Digital Collections Repository


Finding and Using Images in your Papers, Publications, and Presentations

August 22, 2018

Presenter: Tara Spies Smith

Need to find good quality images for your presentation or papers? Come to the Finding Images workshop to learn how to use the library's image databases, books, and public domain/open access image websites to find high quality images in all different subject areas including art, advertising, journalism, popular culture and more. Presentation tips and each tech tools that can make your presentations and publications more professional and interesting will also be covered. Image copyright topics will be briefly covered as well.


Introduction to Research Data Management

August 30, 2018

Presenter: Dianna Morganti

Learn the basics of managing research data well for optimizing publishing, sharing, and re-use. An introduction to metadata, disciplinary repositories, and data publication is included, as well as an intro to Texas State University's Dataverse repository.

Presentation Slides in the TXST Digital Collections Repository


Introduction to GIS / Mapping

September 13, 2018

Presenter: Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo

Learn how to create maps from scratch using ArcGIS software. This workshop is open to all with no prior knowledge of GIS or those who will like to refreshen their knowledge after a long break from using GIS.


Author's Rights, Copyright, and Plagiarism

October 11, 2018

Presenter: Stephanie Towery 

In this session you will discover the limits to the right to Fair Use and learn how to apply the exceptions to the Copyright Act that help researchers, instructors, and librarians. You will explore the difference between copyright and plagiarism and learn how to identify and avoid self-plagiarism. You will also gain tips on how to protect and license your own creative work. 


Impact Factors and Metrics

October 18, 2018

Presenters: Lisa Ancelet and Paivi Rentz

This session is an overview of traditional and alternative ways to measure journal, article-level, and author impact. Metrics covered include impact factor, eigenfactor, Google Scholar metrics, h-index, g-index, i10-index, and selected almetric tools. 


Developing a Researcher Profile and Managing Your Research Environment

October 25, 2018

Presenters: Lisa Ancelet and Laura Waugh

Various online tools such as Google Scholar, Web of Science and ORCID allow users to register for a unique number so that all of the publications of a given author can be linked together. This has several advantages:

  • Claim all of your publications, no matter what name was used at the time of publication or how the authors were listed.
  • Identifiers can appear in citations and be shared so that your publications are just a click away from any researcher interested in following your work. 

Attendees will create a researcher ID in all or any of the tools covered and begin the process of establishing their researcher profile. 

Presentation Slides in the TXST Digital Collections Repository


Introduction to GIS / Mapping

November 15, 2018

Presenter: Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo

Learn how to create maps from scratch using ArcGIS software. This workshop is open to all with no prior knowledge of GIS or those who will like to refreshen their knowledge after a long break from using GIS.


Finding and Using Images in your Papers, Publications, and Presentations

December 5, 2018

Presenter: Tara Spies Smith

Need to find good quality images for your presentations or papers? Come to the Finding Images workshop to learn how to use the library's image databases, books, and public domain/open access image websites to find high quality images in all different subject areas including art, advertising, journalism, popular culture and more. Presentation tips and tech tools that can make your presentations and publications more professional and interesting will also be covered. Image copyright topics will be briefly covered as well.


Author's Rights, Copyright, and Plagiarism

December 10, 2018

Presenter: Stephanie Towery 

In this session you will discover the limits to the right to Fair Use and learn how to apply the exceptions to the Copyright Act that help researchers, instructors, and librarians. You will explore the difference between copyright and plagiarism and learn how to identify and avoid self-plagiarism. You will also gain tips on how to protect and license your own creative work.


 

Spring 2018


Trends in Research and Scholarship

University Lecture Series Sponsored Event

February 1, 2018

Part I - Presentation

Research Publishing Strategies: Options, Opportunities, and Obstacles

Rick Anderson, Association Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah, is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen Blog and past president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. He is a popular speaker on subjects related to the future of scholarly communication and research libraries. Mr. Anderson will provide an interdisciplinary presentation on research publication strategies including traditional publishing avenues, Open Access options, author/publication charges, and how to watch out for predatory publishers.

Join us if you have asked yourself any of the following questions:

  • Is academia changing how it views scholarship and peer review? 
  • What are some strategies for increasing the impact of my research? 
  • Can Open Access publishing hurt my career?
  • How do I identify a quality journal to publish in? 
  • How much should I care about the impact factor?

10:30am - 11:45am - Wiffliff Gallery, 7th Floor, Alkek Library

Part II - Lunch & Learn 

Understanding Discipline Norms in Terms of Publishing, Peer Review, Open Access, Data and Metrics

Join us for lunch to participate in an in-depth discussion with Rick Anderson and a panel of Texas State University academic administrators and faculty on discipline-specific publishing issues and trends including:

  • Texas State University's view on scholarship and peer-review
  • Open Access publishing
  • Identifying quality journals in my discipline
  • Handling solicitations by publishers (possible predatory publishers)
  • Tried and true strategies for increasing the impact of my research

Panelists: 

  • Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Provost
  • Dr. Caitlin Gabor, Biology
  • Dr. Wes Jennings, Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Rodney Rohde, Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Dr. Patricia Shields, Political Science

12:00pm - 1:30pm - ALK 105/106, Alkek Library