If you haven’t already heard, the Libraries will soon be opening a sparkling new Research Commons on the third floor of the 18th Avenue Library. Aimed at faculty, graduate students, and others who are engaged in research, the RC will be

both a space and a suite of services to support researchers at Ohio State.  With the Research Commons, you can attend educational and training workshops, be referred to other research support services across campus, schedule consultations with our expert partners, and showcase your research output to the broader university community.”

While the physical space isn’t going to be ready until 2016, the RC is kicking off programming this fall with a series of workshops.  The Copyright Resources Center recently blogged about the workshops they’re facilitating. Not to be outdone, here are the ones that Maureen and I are contributing to:

Opening Access to Your Research: Strategies for Digital Scholarship

Curious about ways to disseminate your work online? Thinking about creating a website or blog to showcase your research? Wondering what your options are for publishing digital content at Ohio State? Join ODEE and the Libraries Publishing Program to learn more about increasing the visibility and impact of your research through digital scholarship.

BYOD: Bring your own device for hands-on demonstrations of u.osu.edu and tools offered by the Libraries Publishing Program.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduates

When: Friday, October 24, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: 18th Avenue Library, Room 070/090

Undisciplined Research: Planning and Publishing Across Disciplinary Boundaries

Looking for collaborators in other disciplines at Ohio State? Want to hear about options for sharing your work digitally or starting a new open access journal? Join ODEE and the Libraries’ Digital Content Services to learn more about valuable tools for finding collaborators and making your work more accessible to researchers in other disciplines.

BYOD: Bring your own device for hands-on demonstrations of Research In View, the Knowledge Bank, and tools offered by the Libraries Publishing Program.

Who: OSU faculty and postdocs

When: Friday, November 14, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: 18th Avenue Library, Room 070/090

 You may also be interested in workshops on organizing your research data, and using images in the digital world, as well as a panel this Friday on the Department of Energy Public Access Plan. See the Research Commons events schedule for details on all of those.