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ScholarSphere “Office Hours”


office desk by Sean MacEntee
via Flickr CC BY 2.0

More ScholarSphere office hours are coming up, with a chance for the campuses to tune in as well! Brandy Karl, Copyright Office in the Libraries, will also be on hand to field questions.

Dates and times for virtual and in-person office hours are as follows (UP location is Paterno 126A):

  • Tuesday, March 10: 3-4 PM
  • Wednesday, March 11: 12-1 PM
  • Thursday, March 12: 1-2 PM

Simply go to https://meeting.psu.edu/scholarsphere (no need to register), and we’ll kick off with a brief overview of the service, followed by Q&A. Note: Any UP colleagues may join me in Paterno 126A and ask questions in person, in addition to viewing the PowerPoint.

What’s the advantage? With the passage of the Open Access Policy on February 11, 2015, in the Libraries, these office hours are an excellent opportunity to brush up on ScholarSphere, ask questions about uploading content, creating collections, sharing permissions, transferring ownership, proxy deposit, and more! Use this time, too,  to tell us what features you’d like to see!

ScholarSphere has a sandbox to “play” in. Never deposited before to ScholarSphere and wary of using the “real” site to do it? We have a demo, or sandbox, environment you can use to try out ScholarSphere. Come to the office hours to learn about “ScholarSphere Demo”!