Upcoming Library Workshops

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  • Tue 12, Nov

    Top journal or predatory publisher? Selecting quality journals for academic publishing

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    Publishing in the right journal for your research can help you progress in your career. The proliferation of online journals can make it difficult to select an appropriate journal for disseminating research. Further, pressure to publish in high impact journals makes the decision of where to publish even more critical. How can you identify journals to publish your work in? How do you know if a journal is appropriate? How do you know if a journal or publisher is predatory? In this workshop participants will discover methods and tools for choosing quality, academic journals for publishing opportunities. Participants will also discover how to identify predatory or pseudo-journals. Presented by Librarian Rhonda Stricklett.

  • Tue 26, Nov

    Data management planning - the essentials

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    Are you creating or managing research data? Learn the essentials of data management topics, including file organization and naming, data security and backups, tools for collaborating with others, data publishing, storage and sharing. We will also run through the components of a good data management plan and introduce you to DMPTool an online (AUS-customized) tool for crafting funder-specific data management plans. Presented by Librarian Alanna Ross.

  • Tue 28, Jan

    ResearchGate, Twitter and your academic digital identity

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    Social media tools like Twitter and LinkedIn, or social networking sites like ResearchGate can extend the reach of your research collaborations and outputs. Find out how you can use these tools to manage your digital identity as a scholar. Presented by University Librarian Kara Jones.

  • Tue 11, Feb

    Distinguish yourself - ORCiDs, Publons and Scopus Author Identifiers

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    Researcher profiles are now an important part of your scholarly identity. Learn about ORCiDs and other identifiers, and set up the right one for you. Presented by Librarian Latifa Baali.

  • Tue 25, Feb

    Research Professional - finding funding

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news. Presented by Librarians Chris Furno and Paula Deakin.

  • Tue 10, Mar

    Open access to scholarship: the right choice?

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    We look at the what, why and how of Open Access as a principle, a business model and an option for sharing your research and scholarship. Presented by University Librarian Kara Jones.

  • Tue 24, Mar

    Getting your journal listed in Scopus and Web of Science

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    Scopus and Web of Science have processes for including journals in their databases. We step you through getting your journal listed. Presented by Librarian John Liebhardt.

  • Tue 14, Apr

    Understanding research impact metrics

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    Research Impact Metrics are tools used to quantify the impact of an article, journal, or author. In this workshop, we will look at how metrics like citation count and h-index are calculated in Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus. Presented by Librarian Veronique LeCat.

  • Tue 28, Apr

    Introduction to Mendeley: the collaborative reference manager

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm IC1

    Mendeley is a reference manager that helps you manage, organize, annotate, and share your references with collaborators. In this workshop learn how to create a Mendeley account, export and import citations in order to build a personal Mendeley library, manage PDFs and explore collaboration features. Presented by Librarian Chris Furno.

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