Category Archives: Copyright

Nearly finished that DPhil? Make sure it’s ORA ready.

Screen shot of ORA home pageIf you are an Oxford DPhil, you are probably aware that you are required to deposit a digital copy of your thesis in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA).    Once deposited, your thesis will be embargoed for a short period, but after that it will be become publicly available as an open access thesis.

Making your thesis open access brings lots of benefits not only to other researchers and the public who can benefit from your research but also to you in terms of raising your visibility and impact.  However, it also carried responsibilities. In particular, if you have included materials such as pictures for which you are not the copyright holder, you will need to get permission to reproduce them.    You may be surprised to learn that this not only applies to the more obvious items like pictures, but also to materials that you have authored yourself (e.g. journal articles) if the copyright belongs to a third party such as a publisher.  Our top tip is to be aware of copyright issues as early as possible in your research, as getting permissions as you go along is usually much easier than leaving it until you have finished your thesis.

In addition, if your thesis includes sensitive or confidential material, you may need to apply for a dispensation from consultation for the whole or part of your thesis so that it does not become public.

To find out more about how to handle copyright and sensitive data in your digital thesis, and how to prepare it for depositing in ORA, come along to Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA on Wednesday 26 April 14.00-15.00 at the Social Science Library.     Please note that although the session is free, booking is essential.

Authors, copyright and open access – making it work for you

Authors are often unsure what rights they retain when signing the publisher agreement for a journal article. Your choices affect what you and others can do with your work.

Bodleian Libraries are running an introductory workshop to help you decipher the jargon and explain the pitfalls so you can understand your options and make informed decisions.  The workshop will cover: benefits of retaining copyright; Copyright Transfer Agreements (CTA) compared with other Licence types (inc. Creative Commons); author rights and sharing permissions; subscription and open access articles; uploading to the web or repositories; University and funder policies (inc. REF); and the support available.

Participants are asked to bring along an example of a publisher copyright agreement that they have signed in the past or from a journal they publish in regularly. There will be time for Q&A, but if you wish to send questions in advance please email: openaccess@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, using subject line: August Copyright session.

Please book online for:
Bodleian iSkills: Authors, copyright and open access – making it work for you
(Wednesday 24 August 12.00-13.00)

 

Calling all DPhils: Your thesis, copyright and ORA

If you are an Oxford DPhil, you are probably aware that you are required to deposit a digital copy of your thesis in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA).    Once deposited, your thesis will, after a short embargo period become publically available via ORA.

It is therefore essential that you get permission to reproduce any materials (e.g. pictures etc) where a third party holds the copyright.  This may even apply to materials that you have authored yourself (e.g. journal articles) if the copyright belongs to a third party such as a publisher.  Our top tip is to be aware of copyright issues as early as possible in your research, as getting permissions as you go along is usually much easier than leaving it until you have finished your thesis.

In addition, if your thesis includes sensitive or confidential material, you may need to apply for a dispensation from consultation for the whole or part of your thesis.

To find out more about how to handle copyright and sensitive data in your digital thesis, and how to prepare it for depositing in ORA, come along to Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA on Tuesday 26th April, 10:00-11:00  Please note that although the session is free, booking is essential.

Calling all DPhils: Your thesis, copyright and ORA

If you are an Oxford DPhil, you are probably aware that you are required to deposit a digital copy of your thesis in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA).    Once deposited, your thesis will, after a short embargo period become publically available via ORA.

Since your thesis will eventually be publically available on ORA, it is essential that you get permission to reproduce any materials (e.g. pictures etc) where a third party holds the copyright.  This may even apply to materials that you have authored yourself (e.g. journal articles) if the copyright belongs to a third party such as a publisher.  Our top tip is to be aware of copyright issues as early as possible in your research, as getting permissions as you go along is usually much easier than leaving it until you have finished your thesis.

In addition, if your thesis includes sensitive or confidential material you may need to apply for a dispensation from consultation for the whole or part of your thesis.

To find out more about how to handle copyright and sensitive data in your digital thesis, and how to prepare it for depositing in ORA, come along to Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA  on Wednesday 3 Feb 14.00-15.00. This is a repeat of the presentation held in Michaelmas term.  Please note that although the session is free, booking is essential

Key research tools for Social Sciences

Are you making the most of the research tools available to help you with your thesis or dissertation? Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills? IT Services and Bodleian Libraries will be working together to run our Research Skills Toolkit during week 8 and will be running 3 sessions for Social Sciences (Tues 1 Dec 14.00-16.00, and Thurs 3 Dec 10.00-12.00) . If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Social Sciences Toolkits will include the following:

  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using email alerts
  • Finding data and statistics using OECD iLibraryData and Databank
  • Searching for dissertations and theses using Proquest
  • Citation searching with Web of Science to find high impact articles and journals and to track citations between papers
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel Pivot tables

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not a Social Scientist? We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Calling all DPhils – what you need to know about Open Access and your thesis

If you are an Oxford DPhil, you are probably aware that you are required to deposit a digital copy of your thesis in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA). Once deposited your thesis will, after a short embargo period, become publicly available via ORA.

Since your thesis will eventually be publicly available on ORA, it is essential that you get permission to reproduce any materials (e.g. pictures etc) where a third party holds the copyright. This may even apply to materials that you have authored yourself (e.g. journal articles) if the copyright belongs to a third party such as a publisher. Our top tip is to be aware of copyright issues as early as possible in your research as getting permissions as you go along is usually much easier than leaving it until you have finished your thesis.

In addition, if your thesis includes sensitive or confidential material you may need to apply for a ‘dispensation from consultation’ for the whole or part of your thesis.

To find out more about how to handle copyright and sensitive data in your digital thesis, come along to Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA, on Wednesday 18th November 14.00-15.00 in the Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road. Please note that although this session is free, booking is essential

Protecting your work – what you need to know about copyright

Intellectual property and copyright are key concerns for today’s researchers, both in terms of using other people’s output in your work and protecting your own intellectual property. If you’re in the dark about copyright or are not sure how it applies to you, why not attend next week’s iSkills session by Tim Padfield.

Key topics will include:

  • What you need to know about using other people’s work (in a range of formats) in your own publications and research or in teaching
  • What you need to know when publishing your own work – including protecting your copyright, what to look out for in your contract with your publisher, open access publishing and re-use licences

iSkills: Protecting your work – what you need to know about copyright will take place on Wednesday 4 March 12.00-13.00 in Room 3 at the Taylor Institution  >please be sure to book a place online

Researching in Arts and Humanities? Discover key tools at the Humanities Research Skills Toolkit

Are you making the most of the IT and Library research tools available to help you with your thesis or dissertation?   Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills?  IT Services and Bodleian Libraries will be working together to run our award winning Research Skills Toolkit during week 8 (this term) and week 1 of Hilary Term.

We will be running two dedicated sessions for Arts and Humanities on Wed 3 Dec 10-12 and Mon 19 Jan 14.00-16.00. In addition we will be running individual sessions for Oriental Studies (Thurs 4 Dec 10.00-12.00), History, Archaeology and Classics (Wed 21 Jan 14.00-16.00)  and English Literature (Thursday 22 Jan 10.00-12.00)

If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Arts and Humanties Toolkits will include the following:

  • Using key Humanities databases to find articles, books and other materials in your research field.  Participants will be able to choose from MLA (English and Modern Languages), Oxford Bibliographies Online,  Philosopher’s Index, ATLA Religion, Historical Abstracts, Art Full Text, Old and New Testament Abstracts, America History and Life and RILM Music Literature Abstracts)
  • Finding primary materials using PastMasters
  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using RSS feeds and email alerts
  • Finding high impact articles and books and tracking citations to key authors and works using Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not studying a Humanities subject?  We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Key research tools for Social Sciences

Are you making the most of the research tools available to help you with your thesis or dissertation?   Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills? IT Services and Bodleian Libraries will be working together to run our award winning Research Skills Toolkit during week 8 and will be running 3 sessions for Social Sciences (Tues 2 Dec 14.00-16.00, Thurs 4 Dec 14.00-16.00 and  Fri 5 Dec 10.00-12.00) .   If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Social Sciences Toolkits will include the following:

  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using RSS feeds and email alerts
  • Searching for disserations and theses using Proquest
  • Citation searching with Web of Science to find high impact articles and journals and to track citations between papers
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel Pivot tables

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not a Social Scientist?  We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

 

Calling Oxford DPhils – Your thesis, copyright and ORA

If you are an Oxford DPhil, you are probaly aware that you are required to deposit a digital copy of your thesis in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA).    Once deposited, your thesis will, after a short embargo period become publically available via ORA.

Since your thesis will eventually be publically available on ORA, it is essential that you get permission to reproduce any materials (e.g. pictures etc) where a third party holds the copyright.  This may even apply to materials that you have authored yourself (e.g. journal articles) if the copyright belongs to a third party such as a publisher.  Our top tip is to be aware of copyright issues as early as possible in your research as getting permissions as you go along is usually much easier than leaving it until you have finished your thesis.

In addition, if your thesis includes sensitive or confidential material you may need to apply for a dispensation from consultation for the whole or part of your thesis.

To find out more about how to handle copyright and sensitive data in your digital thesis, come along to  Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA  on Thursday 23 Oct 10.00 – 11.00 in Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building.   Please note that although this session is free, booking is essential