A current awareness tool to keep you informed of the many research resources available via the UVic Libraries and on the Internet

Crown Copyright - Canada

Permalink 02/03/11 14:09 , Categories: News, News, Legislation, News , Tags: crown copyright, non-commercial use, permission, personal use, reproduction

"Great news! Crown Copyright and Licensing (CCL) is pleased to announce that permission to reproduce Government of Canada works is no longer required, in part or in whole, and by any means, for personal or public non-commercial purposes, or for cost-recovery purposes, unless otherwise specified in the material you wish to reproduce."

For more information see: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/news/whatsNew.html

New Printing System in the Library

Permalink 01/24/11 09:21 , Categories: News , Tags: campus labs, copyiing, librariy, printing

Hello all,

As of this morning, January 24, 2010, the new public printing system (Papercut) has been implemented in McPherson Library's Learning Commons. Papercut is an account-based system, so users will no longer be able to use vend cards to print. Instead, money will be deducted from an online account when print jobs are released. However, vend cards will still be required for photocopying.

For users, a great advantage of the new system is that they will be able to use the same account to print both in the LC and in the SFG computer labs on campus. Users can add money to their account at the McPherson Library Main Loan Desk or Student Computing Facility reception counters.

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U of Ottawa Press - open access collection

Permalink 01/04/11 08:26 , Categories: News, Publishing Models, Publishers OA Policies, Institutional Repository, News

As of July 30, the U of Ottawa Press made 36 of its title available free to the online community.

"The collection consists of both French-language and English-language in-print titles in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The UOP is proud to take part in the University of Ottawa’s open access program, which includes a commitment to make research easier to consult through its institutional repository, to provide funds to researchers aiming to publish their work in open access journals, and to award grants for research on the open access movement. Supporting open access also provides a unique opportunity for the UOP to reach audiences outside its traditional market while promoting scholarship and discovery.

Developed in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Library, the open access collection will be available in PDF format through the University of Ottawa’s institutional repository, uO Research, which can be searched by title, author, date or keyword.

All of the UOP’s open access books will continue to be sold in their print editions, and many will be available in ebook format for ease of reading on hand-held devices.

Explore the University of Ottawa Press open access collection (http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/en/handle/10393/12941)"


Permalink 12/27/10 09:56 , Categories: New Resources, Publishing Models, Digitization, News , Tags: canada, digital initiatives, heritage

Canada's libraries, museums, archives, and government agencies possess numerous rich digital collections containing our nation’s documentary heritage. These collections are continually expanding and include many different types of content including books, journals, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, post cards, sheet music, audio and video broadcasts.

Canadiana.org (also referred to simply as Canadiana) works together with partners to strengthen our collective ability to present Canada's documentary heritage content online. The organization acts as a coordinator, facilitator and advocate for digitization initiatives, along with providing access services and preservation infrastructures.

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UCLA Sued Over Streaming of Videos

Permalink 12/27/10 09:48 , Categories: Copyright, News, Litigation , Tags: ambrose video publishing, courses, ucla, university, video streaming

Quick Takes, December 19, 2010

After a public copyright dispute in January, the Association for Information and Media Equipment says it has filed suit against the University of California at Los Angeles and the system’s Board of Regents. The association, a trade group that represents 16 educational media companies, objected to UCLA’s practice of allowing students to stream copyrighted videos on their course websites. Since course websites are not classrooms, the group said, the “fair use” exemptions for educational use do not apply. UCLA has said that since the course websites are password-protected, streaming videos on the site is the same as showing them in class, except far more convenient for students and professors. Allen Dohra, president of the trade group and vice president of Ambrose Video Publishing, which is named as a co-plaintiff in the suit, said in a press release that UCLA is undermining Ambrose’s own streaming service, which it offers at a price to subscribers. “UCLA’s behavior spells catastrophe for the entire educational video market, which increasingly will turn to streaming video,” the group said in the release.


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