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Spring 2020


Trends in Scholarship and Research - Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

University Libraries Sponsored Event

March 5, 2020

Part I - Keynote Speaker: Nick Shocky

The Shift Toward Open Research: Drivers, Recent Developments, and the Future of Scholarship

Nick Shockey is the Director of Programs & Engagement at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). He is also the founding Director of the Right to Research Coalition, an international alliance of student organizations that promote Open Access to the results of research through advocacy and education. Under his leadership at SPARC, his organization is recognized as a preeminent organization that promotes and supports Open Access scholarship through notable initiatives and programs.

This keynote presentation describes the shift toward open access and open research including the driving forces, recent developments, and insight in the future of research and scholarship.

10:30am - 11:30am - Conference Halls A&B, 4th Floor, Alkek Library

 

Part II - Lunch & Movie 

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Join us for lunch and a screening of the movie Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Discussion of the movie will follow the screening.

12:00pm - 1:30pm - Conference Halls A&B, 4th Floor, Alkek Library

 

Part III - Panel Discussion

Nick Shockey and a panel of Texas State University faculty members discuss issues surrounding for-profit academic publishing and open access.

Panelists: 

  • Dr. Dan Tamir, Computer Science
  • Dr. Michael O'Malley, Dean of the College of Education
  • Dr. Melinda Villagren, Communication Studies

2:00pm - 3:15pm - Wittliff Galleries, 7th Floor, Alkek LIbrary


 

Fall 2019


GIS: Introduction to Python Scripting I

November 19, 2019

Data Scholar Series: 

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Finding Government Statistics

November 14, 2019

Data Scholar Series: 

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Introduction to Text Data Mining with HathiTrust

October 24, 2019

Data Scholar Series: 

Presenter: Todd Peters

 


Depositing Research Data in the TXST Dataverse Repository

October 15, 2019

Data Scholar Series: Archiving/Sharing Data

Presenter: Laura Waugh

 


Finding Statistics for Education Research

October 15, 2019

Data Scholar Series: 

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GIS: Share Your Research with ArcGIS StoryMaps

October 10, 2019

Data Scholar Series: 

Presenter: Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo

 


GIS: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

October 8, 2019

Data Scholar Series: 

Presenter: Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo

 


Research Data Management Sandboxing

September 18, 2019

Data Scholar Series: Sharing/Archiving Data

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Research Data Management Basics

September 12, 2019

Data Scholar Series: Sharing/Archiving Data

Presenter: Dianna Morganti

 


Getting Started with Simply Analytics

September 3, 2019

Data Scholar Series: Using Data

Presenter: Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo

 


 

Spring 2019


Research Data Management Basics

February 28, 2019

Presenter: Dianna Morganti

Learn the basics of managing 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 Data Repository.


Impact Factors and Metrics

February 19, 2019

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 altmetrics tools.


Increasing Access: Repositories, Data, and Funder Mandates

February 12, 2019

Presenter: 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.


Developing a Researcher Profile and Managing Your Research Environment

January 24, 2019

Presenters: Lisa Ancelet and Laura Waugh

Various online tools such as Google Scholar, Web of Science and ORCDI allow users to register for a unique number so that all of the publications of a given author can be linked together. Different types of sites will be presenting along with their potential usefulness for managing research workflows and building networks among other scholars.


Where to Publish? Navigating the Journal Jungle and Avoiding Predators

January 16, 2019

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"
  • Understanding open access journal options.

Fall 2018


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.


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.


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.


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


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. 


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. 


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.


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


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.


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


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.


 

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