The University Libraries’ Copyright Resources Center is partnering with our colleagues at the Research Commons and other experts across campus to bring you three new workshops this fall! These workshops are intended to support OSU researchers at specific stages of the research process. Find descriptions of the copyright-related sessions and registration links below, and visit the Research Commons events page to peruse the complete schedule of upcoming workshops.

Fair Use and You: Copyright Considerations for Writing Theses and Dissertations

Want to know more about how copyright law and fair use affect what you can and can’t use in your work? Have you hit a wall with your writing and need some support to get back on track? Join the Copyright Resources Center and the Writing Center for an overview of author’s rights, copyright, and the services offered to help keep you productive as a writer.

Who: OSU graduates and undergraduates
When: Tuesday, October 21, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Where: Thompson Library, Room 165
Register now for this free workshop.

Protecting and Promoting Your Research: From Copyright to Commercialization

Concerned about retaining ownership of your research output or getting assistance with publisher’s agreements? Interested in turning your intellectual property into business opportunities or products? Join the Copyright Resources Center and the Technology Commercialization Office for a discussion of important things to consider for protecting and promoting original research.

Who: OSU faculty and postdocs
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Thompson Library, Room 165
Register now for this free workshop.

Publishing Images in the Digital World

Interested in learning more about the basics of digital imaging, including image quality, reproduction, and file types? Need to know how to locate and clear rights to use images in a publication? Join the Fine Arts Librarian and the Copyright Resources Center for an overview of issues associated with preparing and publishing images in print and electronic formats.

Who: This workshop is primarily aimed at graduate and undergraduate researchers in Art, Art Education, Art History, Cinema Studies, Design, and Material and Visual Culture, but is open to researchers in all disciplines interested in learning more about formatting and publishing images.
When: Wednesday, November 5, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Where: Fine Arts Library (located on the lower level of The Wexner Center for the Arts)
Register now for this free workshop. (Due to limits on available technology, this workshop will be capped at 15 attendees.)



By Jessica Meindertsma, Rights Management Specialist at the Copyright Resources Center, The Ohio State University Libraries