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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”!

ScholarSphere Drop-In Hours: New Year, New Habits

It’s 2015 – do you know where your data are kept? Do you have publications you’ve been meaning to share in post-print or pre-print form? Need help understanding what IS a pre-print or a post-print? Or, perhaps more important, determining what’s OK to put in ScholarSphere?
Icon for uploading files, showing an arrow pointing upward.Want a walk-through of the service and get your questions answered about what it can do for you? Have ideas for the service you’d like to share?

The ScholarSphere Service Team has organized a few drop-in hours for anyone to come by and get advice and help on using ScholarSphere, or to talk with us about what you’re interested in seeing in the service in the future. We’ll be available in various instruction rooms on the following dates/times:

Graphic design showing nine yellow squares, intended to represent collections.

ScholarSphere overview sessions will be conducted for the campuses via Adobe Connect. Those will be organized for the latter half of February and early part of March – stay tuned!

If you’re needing a refresher on ScholarSphere, which has gone through several releases since 1.0 in September 2012, then these are the sessions for you. The start of a new year is also a great time to get serious about keeping track of your data sets and other research, with experts in the room to help and get you launched on a new habit!