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Library Events for Faculty and Graduate Students

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Fall Workshops 2015

December 10, 9:30-12:00

Registration open now

9:30 - 10:40
TH 253/E-classroom

Welcome: Jonathan Younker, Interim University Librarian

Panel Discussion: Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Ideas and Issues for Brock Researchers
Join members of the Ad Hoc Senate Committee on Scholarly Publishing for an introduction to its mandate and an information discussion of issues related to scholarly publishing and open access.

10:40 - 11:00
TH 253/E-classroom

Break: Coffee, tea & treats

11:00 - 12:00 (choose one)

"But what does it mean for me?": Copyright, Fair Dealing, and Your Course Readings
TH 253/E-classroom
, Deb Kalvee (Associate University Librarian), Monica Rettig (Head, Access Services), Jordan Snel (Legal Advisor, Research and Copyright)
What will be different? What can I expect? This presentation will give faculty a brief overview of their copyright rights and responsibilities, and also focus on new support services to be put in place as Brock transitions from its Access Copyright license to a fair dealing regime. 

Getting Started with Textual Analysis and Visualization: Tools, Challenges, and Possible Futures
Classroom A, John Dingle (Digital Services Librarian)
This workshop will provide an introduction to textual analysis and visualization for those interested in applying these methods to their own research. The session will begin with an overview of the current state of research and practice in the field and the challenges faced by researchers in terms of access to technology and corpora for analysis. The workshop will conclude with a hands-on tutorial of several text analysis tools that require no advanced technical skills to use, including Voyant Tools and Paper Machines.

Working with Primary Records
Classroom B
, David Sharron (Head, Special Collections & Archives)
An overview on the various ways one could search for archival materials and how to work with the materials once you have found them.

Registration open now