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Pathways to Scholarship Workshop

Updated January 24, 2020 | UVic Libraries

UVic Libraries is offering a *** NEW *** Pathways to Scholarship Workshop Series. It was created to provide institutional and mentoring support to promote the academic success of our scholars (particularly, but not exclusively, students, early career faculty, and post-docs).

Choosing your journal

Think of your journal selection as finding the right community in which to start a conversation about your research. In this session you will learn how to evaluate journals for scope, access, and impact to identify the most appropriate venue to share your scholarship.

Date and Time: January 22, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Deceptive publishing

Publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals remains a prime goal for academics because it is tied to promotion, tenure, and is important for your evaluation. In this session you’ll learn about the characteristics of predatory publishers and through a hands-on activity, you’ll learn how to spot predatory journals.

Date and Time: February 5, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Navigating your Publishing Agreement

Copyright balances the authors rights to their work and the users right to use the work for the purposes of education, research, private study, criticism, review, parody, and satire. In the workshop you will learn, through hands-on activities, about the important aspects of a publication agreement and strategies for protecting your intellectual property and education re-use rights.

Date and Time: February 26, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Introduction to Data Management Plans

Aimed at grad student and faculty researchers, this workshop reviews the key components of a data management plan and offers guidance on how to improve the management of your research data for long-term use and preservation. In this hands-on session, participants will have the opportunity to create their own data management plan using the online DMP Assistant platform.

Register: February 28, 2020 between noon and 1:30 p.m.
Register: April 2, 2020 between noon and 1:30 p.m.


Please let us know if you like to integrate any of these workshops into your course curriculum.
Connect with your subject librarian to schedule a similar workshop.

A World of Knowledge in 83 Leaves: Encyclopedic Thinking with Ms.Lat.1

talk by Dr. Jamie Kemp (Art History and Visual Studies/Medieval Studies)

When: Wednesday, October 21st, 1:30pm

Where: Room A003, Lower Level, McPherson Library?Mearns Centre for Learning

UVic's Ms.Lat.1, a thirteenth century manuscript copy of Bartholomaeus Anglicus' De proprietatibus rerum (On the Properties of Things), is a slim and somewhat mysterious example of the most popular encyclopedia of the later middle ages. Its 83 leaves represent a further abridgement of the medieval "summary of all knowledge" that was once among the most respected intellectual tools of medieval scholars, university students, mendicant preachers, and aristocrats across five different languages. Using the tools of material analysis and reception history, Dr. Jamie Kemp will explore what we can know about the original owner and function of Ms.Lat. 1.

Treasures and Tea in Special Collections and the University Archives brings together researchers, instructors, students, and members of the community to explore and share materials from the collections. The informal show-and-tell presentations are held at 1:30pm every first and third Wednesday of the month followed by discussion and refreshments.? For further details about upcoming events please see:

History of Printing with Daniel De Simone of the Folger Shakespeare Library

When: Friday, October 16, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Room 210, Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library


Please register here.

Knowledge of the history of printing and the book are increasingly relevant across research in the humanities and fine arts. Understanding how books are created ? such as illustration in early printed books — helps in interpreting and situating the object in the context in which it was produced.? Learning how to evaluate these elements of material culture is essential to a broad understanding of the main subject of study.? In this workshop Daniel De Simone will outline a course of study for the history of printing and book history essential to incorporating this field into research.

Noted curator Mr. Daniel De Simone is the Eric Weinmann Librarian at the Folger Shakespeare Library. His scholarly interests include the history of printing, antiquarian bibliography, book illustration, and eighteenth-century Italian and French books. Prior to joining the Folger Shakespeare Library, Mr. DeSimone was the curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress and operated his own New York-based bookselling business for twenty-two years.

Open Access Week – Tri-Council OA policy on Publications & UVic Resources

Lunchtime Q&A Session

Join us for a free lunchtime Q&A session to learn more about the Tri-Agency Open Access Publication Policy and to discuss UVic resources. Separate sessions will focus on natural sciences and engineering publications (Oct 20), and social sciences, humanities, health, and fine arts (Oct 22). The Q&A sessions will be led by UVic Libraries and the Office of Research Services.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Information about the policy can be found on each of the Tri-Agency sites and

Please RSVP to UVic Office of Research Services or 250-472-4986

Natural Sciences and Engineering – Tuesday, October 20, 12-1pm, ASB Boardroom 120

Social Sciences, Humanities, Health and Fine Arts, Thursday, October 22, 12-1pm, ASB Boardroom 120

UVicSpace: Stephanie Willerth

Our next researcher is Dr. Stephanie Willerth. Dr. Willerth is associate professor in the Engineering Department and is the Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Willerth talks about her research on the Faces of UVic Research Channel here.

Dr. Willerth’s UVicSpace collection can be viewed here.

If you are interested in having the library add your work to UVicSpace, please contact the IR librarian Katy Nelson at

UVicSpace: Brian Thom

Our next researcher is Dr. Brian Thom.   Dr. Scott is assistant professor of Anthropology and opened the Ethnographic Mapping Lab in 2010.

Dr. Thom talks about his research on the Faces of UVic YouTube channel here.

Dr. Scott’s UVicSpace collection can be accessed here.

If you are interested in having the library add your work to UVicSpace, please contact the IR librarian Katy Nelson at