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Video episodes of some of our recent past seminars

The Library at Iowa State University offers a variety of seminars and workshops for the ISU community each fall and spring semester. These videocasts are made available through the Library's collaboration with IT Services. More seminars and new content will be added as soon as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feed to be alerted when new seminars are added. You need Flash Player to view these videos; free downloads are available at the Adobe Flash Player site.

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Spring 2009

Copyright & Fair Use: When Can You Copy Articles and Images to WebCT

Learn about copyright and fair use as it relates to your research and teaching. You can find out what you can put online for your course, and what your students need to cite as well as the ins and outs of fair use.

Open Source Software: Its Impact On Education

Learn the history, current developments, and ongoing challenges of open source "products." A few open source examples were demonstrated that can positively affect learning and teaching. The seminar/webinar was held on April 1, 2009. The content of the seminar was split into four parts.

Let the CAT out of the Bag: What WorldCat can do for you

Learn how to use WorldCat - an electronic database that allows you to search the catalogs of many different libraries in the U.S. and around the world. This seminar/webinar was held on March 25, 2009. Content of the seminar is split into four sections.

Not Just Facebook: Niche Social Network Sites

Learn about niche online networks and potential benefits they may offer to colleges, universities and their communities. This event was held in seminar and webinar formats in Parks Library and online on February 25, 2009. Content of the seminar is split into seven sections.

Spring 2008

Zotero, EndNote Web & EndNote - Manage Your Bibliographies the Easy Way

Learn about bibliographic management tools, designed to help you gather, organize and use bibliographic citations. The seminar was held on February 22, 2008 in Parks Library. Content of the seminar is split into four sections.

Get X-cited about Cited References in the Sciences

Learn how to search from cited references using traditional search tools, full text, e-journal collection and free sources on the Web. The seminar was held on March 12, 2008 in Parks Library. Content of the seminar is split into five sections.

Get X-cited about Cited References in the Social Sciences & Humanities

This seminar introduces users to traditional cited reference search tools, electronic journals and free tools on the Web with particular focus on social sciences and humanities. The seminar was held on March 12, 2008 in Parks Library. Content of the seminar is split into five sections.

Getting Your Grant! Write your Award-Winning Grant Proposals Using the Foundation Center's Resources!

Learn about grant-seeking research tools, such as Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, to find privately funded foundations that give grants to organizations and individuals in a variety of fields and geographic locations.

A Face(book) in the Crowd: Online Social Networking for Engaged Institutional Outreach

Learn about social networking and Facebook, its use by educators in the teaching and learning process, plus ISU's and the Library's presence in Facebook. This seminar was held on Wednesday, April 23 2008 in Parks Library.

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