Training programs

The Library offers a number of programs throughout the year to assist students in developing research skills and to use the full range of information resources available at Victoria University Library. The programs range from one-hour information sessions to two-hours hands-on workshops.

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Drop-in sessions

College Librarian help at Werribee Library

A librarian from either the College of Education, College of Engineering and Science, College of Health and Biomedicine or VET College is available to assist students with finding information (database searching, accessing articles), referencing and other research skills.

Thursdays during Werribee opening hours. Werribee Library service desk, or phone 9919 8250,

Researcher training

Endnote: Beginners

An introductory session for those who need to organise and manage information using bibliographic software. Covers the basics of building an Endnote library and creating bibliographies.

Sessions are available from on 17 November at City Flinders campus.

Register to attend "Endnote for beginners".

Open Access presentations

Open Access 101

  • Differences between Green/Gold/Hybrid Open Access
  • Accepted Version vs Publisher Version
  • How to determine green Open Access rules for prominent journals in a given field
  • Where to find information and support; Library staff
  • Sherpa/Romeo, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and other useful places
  • Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) website

Tuesday 21 October, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Footscray Park Library, Room P412.

Register to attend "Open Access 101".

Funder Open Access policies and requirements

  • Overview of Open Access policies worldwide
  • Update on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and/or Australian Research Council (ARC) Open Access policies including requirements for data management and sharing plans in grant application
  • Use of NHMRC and ARC grant money to pay article processing charges (APCs)
  • Government data and publication Open Access policies

Wednesday 22 October, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Footscray Park, Building K, Level 6, Council Chamber.

Register to attend "Funder Open Access policies & requirements" session.

Understanding publisher agreements

  • What agreements usually ask for and permit
  • What is required – license to publish
  • Alternative copyright options – Creative Commons and copyright addenda
  • What is Creative Commons and why to consider it
  • What authors can do about negotiating alternatives; the reality of how successful this approach is
  • Crown Copyright – who is eligible and how it can assist Open Access; Could this be a model for Australian institutions to band together and fix Open Access?

Wednesday 22 October, 2.30pm – 3.15pm, Footscray Park, Building K, Level 6, Council Chamber.

Register to attend "Understanding publisher agreements".

Changing publishing landscape

  • New Open Access journal publishing models – PeerJ, etc.
  • Hybrid membership models for institutions, what to consider
  • Monographs – open options
  • Open monographs – authors' responses and how they perceive its value

Thursday 23 October, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Footscray Park Library, Room P412.

Register to attend "Changing publishing landscape".