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Digital Scholarship Center

Version Tracking

Version tracking/control refers to systems that track changes to files so that previous versions can be recalled by the user even after changes have been made. This workshop will explore how to utilize version control.

Open-Access Publishing

How often have you or your students run into pay barriers when doing research for a project, preventing you from accessing the scholarly content you need? Open Access aims to make knowledge freely available, eliminating barriers like pay walls. This workshop will cover various open access models that aim to make research freely and globally accessible and will briefly discuss the controversies and benefits of Open Access models.

Selecting Journals for Submission

You’ve completed your research and are ready to submit your paper – how do you decide on which of the myriad of journals you should submit your work to ensure that your work will not be rejected outright? This workshop will enable researchers to navigate the abundance of journals seeking submissions and empower them to make informed choices before submitting. It will also connect them with resources such as thinkchecksubmit.org

Author's Rights

Protecting authors rights to their work is crucial now more than ever in this digital age. This workshop aims to teach researchers about their rights as authors of their work and explores the benefits of keeping the rights to one’s work when possible.

Introductory Intellectual Property Workshop

Librarians will present a basic introductory overview of intellectual property, including brief discussions of copyright, patents, and trademarks. Topics covered will also include policies and procedures related to intellectual property from the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the University and the Board of Regents.

Metadata - Subject Key Word Selection

Metadata is a shorthand representation of a set of data and makes today's semantic web possible. This workshop will assist researchers in keyword selection when referring to their own data. Google and other search engines rely on this structured data to return the right results. Increasingly, publishers are asking authors to identify key subjects and topics when submitting a manuscript. When submitting a thesis or dissertation, graduate students are asked to assign subject categories to their manuscript. Learn how to choose the right topics and subject categories to improve your work’s discoverability. 

Personal Digital Archiving

Scrapbooking 2.0! Personal digital archiving is a way to preserve digital content that is important to you personally for extended periods of time. This can include photographs, video, web content, or social media. This workshop will be an introduction to getting started on your own personal digital archiving project.

Online Privacy

Online privacy is a hotter topic now more than ever – our online data is harvested and sold often without our permission or knowledge. This workshop aims to show students and faculty how they can take concrete steps to protect their online privacy.

3D Printing

Did you know that we have 3D printing here at Buley Library? You can find Makerbot Replicator+ 3D printers and use free software at SCSU’s Digital Scholarship Center to start your next project! This workshop will also discuss ideas for the classroom and explore ways to implement it in various academic fields.

ORCID & How to Manage Your Creative Activity

ORCID is an organization that provides you with an identification number that connects you to your scholarly works. Create your account and ORCID assigns you a persistent digital identifier that stays with you throughout your career. This workshop will explore the benefits of ORCID and walk participants through the registration process.

Digital Storytelling

Using the right media tools to engage our audience on the Web is more important than ever. Knight Labs, based out of Northwestern University, is committed to making innovative open-source web tools for creating high-quality and engaging digital content. This workshop will provide an overview of the tools offered and a brief tutorial on using several available tools and how to apply it to your own work.

ArcGIS StoryMaps

ArcGIS (GIS - geographic information system) is a mapping and analytics program for mapping and visualizing data, gathering and sharing geographical information, and spatial reasoning. This workshop aims to show researchers how ArcGIS’s user friendly StoryMaps app can be used to display research results using maps, images, and narrative.

Managing Your Creative Activity

This workshop will be exploring tools such as Publish or Perish to help you track your creative output and manage your online presence.

Dash and Dot Robots

Join us for a tutorial and hands-on demonstrations of SCSU’s Dash and Dot robots, which help kids learn how to code.

Managing Citations with Free Tools

Citation management can be extremely helpful during the research stage of a project, especially when you’re working with a lot of citations to reference in your work. Citation management tools can alleviate the difficulty of this process. This workshop aims to help researchers organize and store citations using citation management tools such as Zotero and Mendeley.

OpenRefine for Data Cleanup

OpenRefine is a tool for working with all kinds of data sets, particularly messy data sets. It helps you explore, clean, transform, and reconcile these large, messy sets of data you may be working with in your research. This workshop will help users navigate OpenRefine and apply it to their own work.