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March 2020

[Science Research Series] Open Access Publishing and Institutional Repository Use (online)

Tuesday March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
online

This workshop will introduce the idea of Open Access Publishing and Institutional Repositories. We will talk about how you can use these tools to both publish and publicize your own research, and also how you can use them to find work that other scholars have made available. This workshop is…

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Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts (online)

Tuesday March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WebEx

Do you want to publish a book? Do you want to understand the basics of copyright law, negotiation, and publication contract terms before you agree to a book deal with a publisher? If so, this workshop is for you! The workshop will cover the clauses that frequently appear in publication…

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April 2020

CANCELED: Archival Research: The Basics

Wednesday April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Please note: This workshop has been canceled.  Please join us for “Archival Research: The Basics.” We’ll explore the fundamentals of archival research in this workshop, including defining what archives are and how they are arranged. We’ll also discuss where and how to look for sources and go over what to…

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CANCELED: Pop-up Salon: Privacy 101

Thursday April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mina Rees Library, First Floor,

We invite students, faculty, and the general public to participate in The Graduate Center’s new Pop-Up Salons. Held in the front area of the Mina Rees Library’s first floor—at the corner of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue—this spring’s Pop-Up Salons focus on threats to privacy in our technological world and…

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What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract (online)

Tuesday April 7 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm
online

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: Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright. (You then have to ask permission or even pay to share your article with students…

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Finding E-book Access in a Shifting World

Monday April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
online

You can't go to the library. That chapter you were planning to scan, the reserve book you won't be able to look at--are those materials out of your reach entirely? Maybe not. Journals, academic publishers, even some mainstream corporate publishers are relaxing their access, expanding e-book offerings, in some cases…

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[Science Research Series] Predatory Publishers (online)

Tuesday April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
online

This workshop will introduce the idea of predatory publishers, and teach you how to recognize and avoid them. These skills will be useful to you as both researchers and as publishers. This workshop is geared to science students and faculty, but is open to all. This workshop will be offered…

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Zotero on Your Laptop (Online)

Wednesday April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WebEx

Join us for a hands-on introduction to managing citations with Zotero, a free and open source research tool that makes organizing your research and creating bibliographies a breeze. Please bring a laptop with you, and make sure you can install software on it, so our instructors can help you get…

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Omeka Slide-Share (online)

Tuesday April 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
WebEx
Free

Have a digital project and think you might want to use Omeka or are you actively using Omeka and want to further enhance your skills?   Then this event might be for you! During this pilot slide-share, we will: Review what a content management systems (CMS). Help distinguish why Omeka is…

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May 2020

Pivot: RESCHEDULED

Friday May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom PIVOT Workshop
Free

The Graduate Center Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Mina Rees Library will be co-hosting a virtual workshop for the GC community on how to use the database Pivot to find graduate, and postgraduate fellowships and funding opportunities across a wide range of academic disciplines. The workshop will be…

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