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Library Workshop: ‘You and Your Thesis’ – Wednesday, December 7, 2:00pm

You and Your Thesis

Are you working on your thesis?
Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted?
Are you aware of the formatting requirements for theses?
This class will give a brief overview of techniques useful in the production and publication of Caltech electronic theses, including tips on formatting and submitting, and will touch on intellectual property considerations and access.

Wednesday, December 7

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://libcal.caltech.edu/event/2796369

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Workshop: ‘EndNote For Beginners’ – Wednesday, November 16, 2:00pm

EndNote For Beginners

Are you writing a research paper or ready to start your thesis? Want an easy way to store, manage and search for bibliographic references? EndNote for Beginners may be just the quick start session you need. Learn what EndNote is and the basics of how it can work for you to organize the articles you’re reading and create bibliographies within a word processing document.  We’ll cover how to get your references into EndNote and what to do with them once they’re there.

Wednesday, November 16

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://libcal.caltech.edu/event/2847732

 

 

Library Workshop: ‘Patents’ – Tuesday, November 15, 2:00pm

Patents

Hannah Dvorak Carbone, from the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships, will present a review of the patenting process, including changes introduced by the America Invents Act of 2013. This will be followed by a Caltech Librarian presenting a brief overview of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques.

Tuesday, November 15

2:00-3:30pm

Millikan Library, 9th Floor

Register: http://libcal.caltech.edu/event/2917502

 

Library Workshop: ‘Overview of Library Resources’ – Wednesday, February 3 – 2:00pm

Overview of Library Resources

This class will give a quick overview of Library services, collections, and databases. We’ll talk about Docuserve, CODA, finding print and e-journals, our locations and Open Access. Whether you’re new to campus or have been here for years this class will help you make use of all that the Library has to offer.

Wednesday, February 3

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Data Carpentry workshop draws researchers from across the Caltech Divisions

Excitement builds at the Caltech Library as we welcome 30 Data Carpenters this week from Chem, Geo, Bio, GeoBio, Astro, Physics, and Eng. Led by eminent data scientists Tracy Teal and Titus Brown (both Caltech alumni), the sell-out workshop will provide hands on training in Open Science tools for cleaning, organizing, and publishing research data. More information will be posted about the Data Carpentry curriculum and lessons learned this week.

 

The Caltech Library’s growing services in Research Data Management include assistance with Data Management Plans; referrals to the best data centers and repositories for publishing and archiving research data; advising on the legal status of data and licensing data for reuse; Help with citing and publishing data; and working with funding agencies and publishers to clarify data access and publication requirements.

For assistance with Research Data management, get in touch with your Research Librarians at library at caltech dot edu.

Library Workshop: Authors’ Rights in Publishing: Thursday, October 8, 2:00pm

Authors’ Rights in Publishing

This session discusses the basic principles of US Copyright law, the Caltech Copyright Policy, and the Caltech Faculty Open Access Policy — the three “authoritative” sources governing Caltech authors’ rights. Using a case study approach, participants will review their legal rights and responsibilities as authors and creators at Caltech and analyze professional situations where those rights can be asserted, transferred, or lost in the process of publishing, research data sharing, and other forms of scholarly communication.

This program is part of the Caltech Library’s Author Academy initiative. In addition to the session offered through the Library Instruction calendar, it is available by request for any Caltech group of 8 or more.

Thursday, October 8

2:00-3:30pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Copyright Essentials: Wednesday, October 7, 2:00pm

Copyright Essentials

This basic introduction covers the essential parts of US Copyright Law most relevant to Caltech students, faculty, and staff. Participants in this program will learn the following skills and methods:

  • Determine the copyright status of a work (yours and anyone else’s)
  • Distinguish between what is “free to read” on the Internet and what is “Free to copy, share, modify, and redistribute”
  • Distinguish between public domain (no copyright protection) and publicly available but still copyrighted with some restrictions
  • Identify Caltech policies governing copyright ownership of your own works
  • Recognize the risks associated with using other people’s copyrighted works without permission

This program is part of the Caltech Library’s Author Academy initiative. In addition to the session offered through the Library Instruction calendar, it is available by request for any Caltech group of 8 or more.

Wednesday, October 7

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Patents: Tuesday, May 12, 2:00pm

Patents

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, from the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships, will present a review of the patenting process, including changes introduced by the America Invents Act of 2013. This will be followed by a Caltech Librarian presenting a brief overview of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques.

Tuesday, May 12

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: CODA: If You Publish, You Need CaltechAUTHORS : Wednesday, May 6, 2:00pm

Do you know what rights you retain to use and distribute your own publications?
Would you like to increase the visibility of your publications?
CaltechAUTHORS (http://authors.library.caltech.edu/) is part of CODA, Caltech’s Institutional Repository, and provides free access to articles written by, with, or in close association with Caltech professorial faculty. This class will cover how author postprints (author-formatted, post-peer reviewed and copy edited) can be quickly and easily uploaded and made available to a global audience.

Wednesday, May 6

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Introduction to CaltechTHESIS for Staff: Tuesday, April 14, 2:00pm

Introduction to CaltechTHESIS for Staff

Do you work with graduate students who are working on their thesis? Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted to CaltechTHESIS as part of the PhD graduation requirement? How often do you get questions about formatting, printing, or binding theses? Do you maintain web pages that include information about theses? This class is geared toward option coordinators or other Caltech staff who work with graduate students or their theses, but is open to anyone interested on campus. It will start with an overview of the CaltechTHESIS database (http://thesis.library.caltech.edu), cover the steps students need to take to deposit their thesis, and touch on intellectual property considerations and access. It will also discuss tips on using the information in the database to populate your web page more effectively.

Tuesday, April 14

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328.

Register:  http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

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