Program for the 2013 PDI

Wednesday, January 16th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Discover the Richness of Government Publications
Presenters:
Michael Culbertson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC175
Description:
The CSU Library is a depository for publications from the federal government and the State of Colorado. This arrangement provides the campus community with a wide variety and richness of publications. An increasing number are online and readily available. Others are in hard copy and can be checked out like books.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience: students, faculy, members of the general public Goals: 1. Increase awareness of government publications, 2. Communicate to students, faculty that and staff that government publications can provide valuable research material.

3:00 PM

Session Title:
Using Plagiarism Detection Software at CSU: iThenticate
Presenters:
Kathryn Partin,Ron Splittgerber,Michelle Wilde
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC175
Description:
Plagiarism detection software is now being employed by many journals and publishers, as well as by federal research sponsors. This software compares a grant or manuscript to a large body of published literature, and reports on the similarity between the texts. The similarity comparison may be used to make a determination that the text is either plagiarized or represents poor citation practices, either of which may represent a violation of academic or research integrity standards. CSU is now making plagiarism detection software available to its faculty. This class will present a basic overview of iThenticate, including a hands-on demonstration of how to initiate and interpret similarity searches.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and Target Audiences: The class is aimed at instructing faculty who plan on submitting manuscripts, dissertations and grant proposals on how to use the iThenticate application.