CAVS CONDUCTS TURNITIN ANTI-PLAGARISM SOFTWARE AND ORCID TRAINING FOR LECTURERS

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The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) library held training for lecturers on 12/4/2017 on Turnitin anti-plagiarism software. The college Librarian opened the session by sensitizing the lecturers on the University of Nairobi plagiarism policy. She pointed out the importance of all the lecturers going through the policy since among other issues, the policy defines what plagiarism is, how to detect it, levels of plagiarism, major and minor penalties taken for staff and students who plagiarize.

Waweru Kimita, the Librarian, took the lecturers through the theoretical and practical session of the training and all the trained lecturers got their Turnitin licenses.

The Lecturers were also taken through ORCID training. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors and contributors. It provides a persistent identity for humans, similar to that created for content-related entities on digital networks by digital object identifiers (DOIs). ORCID eliminates name ambiguity thus proper attribution of the author’s or contributor’s works. It is rapidly becoming universal.