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Webinars / Workshops

Do you want to learn more about copyright, especially as it relates to your rights and/or your research or studies?  Do you want to know the dos and don’ts about copyright, or plagiarism, or what the Copyright Amendment Bill is all about?  Do you plan to publish soon and want to know how to go about it?   

Well, you have come to the right place!   

Scholarly Horizons offers various web sessions which are particularly useful for academics, authors, postgraduate students, and librarians, but can also be tailored for corporates, government departments, specific interest groups, freelancers, NGO’s, authors, and/or secondary school teachers and learners.    

My presentations (currently online due to COVID-19) are jam-packed with useful information, practical advice and tips, and various resources to help you.  

 

TOPICS COVERED:  

  • Copyright matters
  • Authors’ rights
  • Licensing and creative commons licences
  • Research integrity and writing honestly
  • Plagiarism and its consequences
  • Paraphrasing and quoting
  • Improving writing skills
  • Using social media and e-resources
  • Open access and open educational resources
  • Digitisation and archival materials
  • Scholarly communication where and how to publish your work; avoiding predatory or questionable publishers; tips on how to identify predatory publishers; how to avoid citation pollution; a new research tool to check references to ensure you publish in and cite from reputable publications, authors’ addenda, many related resources, etc. 
  • Open access publishing institutional repositories (Green OA); open access publishing (Gold OA); publisher policies and embargoes, article processing charges (APCs), improving online accessibility, and improving your brand or status online, etc.  
  • Publishing choiceswhere to publish, conventional or self-publishing (incl. marketing tips and advice on referencing, formatting, look and feel, contracts, etc.)  

IF YOU NEED ADVICE, OR WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE AN ONLINE PRESENTATION/WORKSHOP ON ANY OF THESE TOPICS FOR YOUR INSTITUTION, LIBRARY, STAFF AND/OR STUDENTS, CORPORATE OR NGO,  INTEREST GROUP, ETC., please complete the form below.

    Scholarly Publishing and Deceptive Publishing Practices

    Topics Include:
    – Definition of scholarly publishing
    – Criteria for scholarship
    – “Publish or Perish” syndrome
    – Introduction to scholarly publishing
    – Understanding the journal publishing process
    – Authors’ rights, authorship and ranking.
    – Publisher agreements and authors’ addendment.
    – Increasing research impact to become more visible on the Web
    – Open access publishing and benefits for academics and institutions
    – Key indicators for reputable publishers
    – Check lists to avoid predatory publishers
    – How to avoid citation pollution and predatory publishing
    – Learn about new research tool to check references before publication or examination to avoid citation pollution and publishing in predatory journals
    – Additional resources on these topics are provided to attendees

    Writing Honestly – Copyright and Plagiarism

    Topics Include:
    – What is copyright and the term of protection?
    – Authors’ rights
    – Works not protected by copyright
    – Dos and don’ts when using copyright works
    – Fair dealing (Section 12)
    – Section 13 limitations and exceptions for education, libraries and archives
    – How to apply for copyright, when applicable
    – Social media and e-resources
    – Open access and open educational resources
    – Creative Commons open licences
    – What is plagiarism?
    – How to detect and avoid plagiarism
    – Examples of plagiarism
    – Turnitin.com similarity index
    – Paraphrasing and quoting
    – When and when not to reference
    – Referencing styles and tutorials
    – Formatting research reports, proof-reading and editing
    – Useful writing tips, research tools and resources

    Short Webinars can be tailored to your needs

    Topics Include:
    – Copyright 101 for Librarians
    – Copyright, digitisation and archival materials
    – Copyright and Indexers
    – Copyright and Photographers
    – Copyright and Librarians in the digital space
    – Authors’ rights and contractual considerations
    – Licensing and Creative Commons Licences
    – Research integrity and writing honestly
    – Plagiarism and its consequences
    – Paraphrasing, quoting and improving writing skills
    – Using social media and e-resources
    – Open access and open educational resources
    – Scholarly communication and predatory publishing concerns
    – Open access publishing – Green, Gold and Hybrid OA options
    – Publishing choices for authors – conventional, open access or self-publishing

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