Upcoming Faculty Workshops on Scholarly Publishing

The Publication Cycle

For Spring 2021, we’re introducing new, shorter workshops introducing attendees to useful tools that help us document the impact of our research, boost our presence, or help manage our writing process. Our first express workshop was on the ORCID author identifier on March 11 and the workshop slides are available online.

Google Scholar Profile (Express Workshop)
April 6, 3-3:30 PM
Google Scholar Profiles provide an easy way for you to showcase your individual scholarship and, more importantly, easily examine who is citing your work and find citation counts.
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Freely Available Scholarly Metrics
(Express Workshop)
April 7, 4-4:30 PM
Covers Google Scholar Profile for citations and Google Scholar for journal rankings, Scimago for journal rankings, Altmetric Attention Scores for social media, and download reports from Academic Works (and other repositories). We’ll also touch on finding individual journal acceptance rates as well as Journal Impact Factors.
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Zotero Basics
April 26, 2-3 PM
Attendees will learn the capabilities of this powerful, free open-source reference management software program. The session covers the functionalities of the Zotero client, adding the Zotero plugin to your browser, and importing citations to generate a bibliography. To maximize our workshop time, please download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and create your username and password in the Zotero client software by going to EDIT > PREFERENCES > >SYNC
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Demystifying Academic Works (Express Workshop)
May 4, 3-3:30 PM
What is Academic Works and how does it benefit you as a scholar? You will learn more about how and why publishers allow you to contribute to Academic Works and the many benefits to sharing your scholarship openly to you, your students, and the public. 
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Zotero Basics
May 11, 3-4 PM
Attendees will learn the capabilities of this powerful, free open-source reference management software program. The session covers the functionalities of the Zotero client, adding the Zotero plugin to your browser, and importing citations to generate a bibliography. To maximize our workshop time, please download Zotero from https://www.zotero.org and create your username and password in the Zotero client software by going to EDIT > PREFERENCES > >SYNC
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Avoiding Predatory Journals and Conferences (Faculty Commons, Faculty Fridays)
May 14 12-1 PM 
Predatory journals and conferences are a hot topic but frequently misunderstood. We’ll debunk some myths and learn more about predatory journal and conference characteristics as well as how to thoughtfully evaluate a journal or conference before submitting. This workshop will include hands-on activities.
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Our Scholarly Publishing Clinic is available on-demand and during our office hour at 12 PM every last Thursday of the month. We provide one-on-one consultations as well as workshops that fit your schedule.

Find more scholarly communications and publishing support from the library on our website.

Questions? Contact Prof. Monica Berger, Library, at mberger@citytech.cuny.edu

Get Support for Your Scholarship

Spring semester is complete. Grades have been submitted and now our energies are increasingly focused on scholarship.

Do you need help with any aspect of scholarly publishing? Our Scholarly Publishing Clinic is available for virtual consultations. Learn how to pick the best journal or publisher for your article or book, retain rights as an author, create a Google Scholar profile or search alert, use Academic Works and citation managers, and more. 

Email Prof. Monica Berger to schedule your consultation and discuss your preferences for shared communication. Use this form to give us advance notice of your question. Don’t forget that you can also reach out to your subject liaison in the library. Questions? Contact Prof. Monica Berger at mberger@citytech.cuny.edu

P.S. We’ll be offering our self-guided series Boost Your Scholarly Profile as usual this summer. Look for an all-faculty email soon.

Know Your Rights as an Author: A Workshop for Faculty 4/26/17

Don’t sign away your rights! Your decisions today regarding your scholarship can affect you in the future. Learn how to better understand publisher contracts and how you can keep key rights to your scholarship by using the SPARC Author Addendum, a legal instrument that modifies the publisher’s agreement.
Wine and cheese will be served!
Open to all City Tech Faculty
DATE: April 26, 2017
VENUE: Multimedia Projection Room, Atrium 432
TIME: 4-5:30
http://library.citytech.cuny.edu
RSVP to Prof. Monica Berger mberger@citytech.cuny.edu

Scholarship is a Conversation: Be a Part of It!

Our Academic Works posting parties are a special opportunity for us to meet faculty. Yesterday, I met Claudia Hernandez from Architectural Technology. She and Ting Chin presented a paper at the national conference related to first year students in design and architecture, National Conference of the Beginning Design Student.
They wrote a wonderful paper ANALOG:DIGITAL, The Digital Spine: A 1 x 1 Strategy for Integrating Digital Tools in Foundation Design Studios.  The problem is that the paper is only available as part of an entire book for sale on Lulu.com.
Not only is it hard to find their article, no one can read their work unless they buy the ebook. And their work isn’t preserved for perpetuity.
But now that their article in Academic Works, they are part of the conversation of scholarship. Other architecture and design instructors interested in pedagogy will find their work and it will rise towards the top in a Google Scholar search. We look forward to learning more about any new opportunities that arise out of Claudia and Ting sharing via Academic Works.
Remember, Academic Works helps amplify the impact of your scholarship whether it is published in a traditional journal or not. For work that isn’t easy to find or isn’t freely online, Academic Works is your best opportunity to get out there! And, as a bonus, you get monthly reports of how many times your work has been downloaded which is evidence of the impact of your work.
 

Academic Works Posting Party, 3/29/17 3-4 pm

Learn how CUNY’s institutional repository can help maximize your research impact. We will demonstrate how to post your scholarly work to Academic Works and talk more about your rights as an author. Bring your files on a flash drive, including conference presentations, and we’ll guide you through the process of posting your work. The final, peer-reviewed version of an article (not the published version) is best but feel free to bring what you have.
Open to all City Tech Faculty
DATES: March 29, 3-4:00 
VENUE: Library Eclassroom, Atrium 540
http://library.citytech.cuny.edu
RSVP and questions to Prof. Monica Berger mberger@citytech.cuny.edu

Do academic social networks share academics’ interests?

Social networking services for academics are great for networking and getting feedback but at what cost to your privacy? How are these services monetizing you and your work? “Do academic social networks share academics’ interests?” in the Times Higher Education  is truly eyeopening! And don’t forget that Academia.edu is not an .edu and should be a .com.
There are many other ways to share your scholarship including depositing your work in Academic Works and subject pre-print repositories.

Airing dirty laundry for Open Access Week

I sat down in front of my work PC to post something about Open Access Week, and now all I can think about is the vulgar state of my desktop.
Exhibit Adesktop
I’m a librarian so…what do I have to say for myself? In my defense, it’s been a really busy semester! I got a little carried away and started cutting corners. Screen-casting images to the desktop here. Downloading files, and saving to the desktop there. At least 30 percent of these files are duplicate saves, and many are destined for the recycle bin, but I can’t be exactly sure. What I am certain of is this is no way to store and organize digital things! (FYI, my personal desktop is in less of a state.)
Continue reading “Airing dirty laundry for Open Access Week”

City Tech Open Access Advocates: Maura Smale, Library

This year’s International Open Access Week theme is Open Access in Action. Accordingly, we are profiling City Tech faculty who have made taken the time to repeatedly contribute their work to Academic Works, our institutional repository. Academic Works helps increase the impact of your scholarship but did you know that Open Access is a social good? When your scholarship is open access, everyone, from your students to scholars in less developed countries, can read and use your work!
Wrapping up Open Access Week 2016, our final profile is Maura Smale, Chair, Library.
How was your experience contributing to Academic Works?
Setting up an account and uploading my articles to Academic Works has been easy. I appreciate that I can link from my professional website to Academic Works without fear that my articles will disappear over time, since preservation is a core part of the mission of Academic Works.
Any other comments about Academic Works or Open Access?
Having my articles in Academic Works came in handy when I was preparing my application for promotion last year. The download statistics that the repository provides offer an indication of the impact of my scholarly work, and I was pleased to include them in my PARSE along with citation counts.

City Tech Open Access Advocates: Ashwin Satyanarayana, CST

This year’s International Open Access Week theme is Open Access in Action. Accordingly, we are profiling City Tech faculty who have made taken the time to repeatedly contribute their work to Academic Works, our institutional repository. Academic Works helps increase the impact of your scholarship but did you know that Open Access is a social good? When your scholarship is open access, everyone, from your students to scholars in less developed countries, can read and use your work!
Our second City Tech faculty we’re profiling is Ashwin Satyanarayana, Computer Systems Technology.
How and where did you hear about Academic Works?
I heard about Academic Works from the Library’s summer “Boost Your Scholarly Profile” series.
How was your experience contributing to Academic Works?
It was an easy and smooth experience to upload my articles on Academic Works. The staff were very helpful in making any changes i suggested. Thanks to Monica Berger for the support and help.
Did any of your works get a new or different audience? Tell us more.
Yes! I received a few emails from CIty Tech faculty who without Academic Works would probably not notice my work, and also would like to collaborate. Also, thanks to the Library blog which had the article: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/library/whats-new-in-academic-works-2/
Any other comments about Academic Works or Open Access?
I think Academic Works should be advertised more, as many faculty members would benefit from it. I know that faculty members in our department are still not aware of it.