Workshop Reminder — Copyright and Your Dissertation on September 27, 2023

A presentation slide with green background, library logo, and text about the event that reads: "Copyright (+ other Laws & Policies) & Your Dissertation; UC Berkeley Library; Office of Scholarly Communication Services; September 27, 2023"

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 11:00am–12:30pm
Location: Hybrid: Join in person at 223 Doe Library, or on Zoom. Register via LibCal.

This workshop will provide you with practical guidance for navigating copyright questions and other legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to file, you can use our tips and workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have as an author, and what it means to share your dissertation online.

Some questions we’ll answer during the workshop include:

  • What’s mine after I’m done writing my dissertation?
  • Can I re-use previous scholarly articles I’ve written?
  • Can I use content created by others? How?
  • Where does my dissertation end up online? When?

Join us!


Event Reminder—From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Publication Process

Slide with images, names, and titles of panel presenters, including Raina Polivka, Senior Editor for Music, Film, Media Studies, UC Press; Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley; Rachel Brooke, Senior Staff Attorney, Authors Alliance.

Panel Date/Time: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 11:00am–12:30pm

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Are you a faculty member or student thinking about publishing a book based on your dissertation or other scholarship? The Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services is hosting a panel discussion with speakers who have generously agreed to share experiences and information on the process of publishing a scholarly book.

Joining us will be:

  • Raina Polivka, Senior Acquisitions Editor for Music, Cinema, and Media Studies at the University of California Press. She joined the UC Press in 2015 and acquires scholarly and general interest books in Music, Film, and Media Studies.
  • Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley. Before coming to Berkeley this fall, he taught sociology and Latino Studies at Northwestern University. Michael is the author of the recent book Figures of the Future: Latino Civil Rights and the Politics of Demographic Change. It’s an in-depth look at how U.S. Latino advocacy groups are using ethno-racial demographic projections to bring about political change in the present. Figures of the Future was published by Princeton University Press in 2021.
  • Rachel Brooke, Senior Staff Attorney at Authors Alliance. Authors Alliance is nonprofit organization which representing the interests of authors who want to take advantage of the digital age to share their creations with readers, promote the ongoing progress of knowledge, and advance the public good. Rachel has also worked as a literary agent in a small New York City agency.

Our goal with the conversation is to demystify the monograph publishing process, and to give participants practical advice on what it’ll take to revise your dissertation, how to develop a book proposal, tips for interacting with editors, how to address legal considerations, and much more.

Please sign up today and join us on October 18!