Libraries announces December workshops for scholarly communications, copyright

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Beginning Dec. 2, Penn State University Libraries will offer virtual workshops on scholarly communications and copyright topics for faculty, staff and student researchers. The workshops include a two-part "Introduction to Copyright" and a session on Penn State’s open access policy, conducted by Ana Enriquez, scholarly communications outreach librarian.

Registration is free but required for all workshops. To register, please follow the links listed with each session, or contact Enriquez at

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, contact Enriquez at in advance of your participation or visit.

"Introduction to Copyright: Two-Part Series"

Part 1: Thursday, Dec. 2, 10–11 a.m. Register via Zoom

Part 2: Thursday, Dec. 9, 10–11 a.m. Register via Zoom

Have you ever wondered how things enter the public domain? What rights do you have to control use of your work? To use someone else’s work? This workshop will provide a general overview of copyright law and give participants practice applying copyright law to the kinds of research- and course-related scenarios that come up at Penn State. Two one-hour discussions on Zoom are accompanied by an hour of video content. Participants are expected to watch videos 1 and 2 in advance of the first discussion (Part 1) and videos 3 and 4 in advance of the second discussion (Part 2).

"Penn State’s Open Access Policy"

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 3–4 p.m. Register via Zoom

Penn State’s open access policy (AC02) applies to scholarly articles written by University researchers. In this workshop you will learn how to make your articles open and how to get a waiver of the policy if you do not wish to make an article open. Participants will practice using Sherpa Romeo to check the default terms of journals’ copyright agreements.


Last Updated November 23, 2021