If you hold the copyright to any published book, regardless of where it was published, the Google Book Settlement affects how your work may be distributed in the United States.  It has particularly strong implications for out-of-print books.

This information is provided for reference only.  The University does not take responsibility for its quality, accuracy, or completeness.  This information does not constitute legal advice nor does it recommend a specific decision by an author in response to the Google Books Settlement.  It is each individual’s responsibility to research its applicability to them.

To find out more about your rights and choices, and important dates by which you must make choices about your rights, you may wish to visit these websites:

•     Settlement Administrator:  Google Books Settlement FAQ
•     Access Copyright:  Why the Google Settlement Matters to You
•      Michael Geist, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, provides access to alternative points of view:  Michael Geist Blog
•     The Writers’ Union of Canada:  TWUC Advises Members Not to Opt Out of Google Settlement
•      The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), of which UBC Libraries is a member, has prepared Information for Faculty and Scholars
•     Jonathan Band prepared A Guide for the Perplexed: Libraries and the Google Library Project for ARL and the American Library Association

Some upcoming key dates:
•    September 4, 2009 (extended from the original date of May 5, 2009).
Any rights holder who wishes to opt out of the settlement, or file an an objection to the settlement,  must do so by September 4, 2009.
•    October 7, 2009 (rescheduled from the original date of June 11, 2009).
The US District Court in New York will hold a final Fairness Hearing to determine whether the settlement is fair, adequate, and responsible. Following the hearing, the court will decide whether to approve the settlement.

These dates were extended from the original dates by order of the Federal District Court in New York on April 28, 2009.

Because the proposed Google Books Settlement arose from a United States class action lawsuit, it does not, at present, directly apply to the distribution of books online beyond the United States. However, it is expected that it will have far-reaching implications.  Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

If you require additional information, please contact the Google Settlement Administrator, toll free at 1.888.356.0248, or Sandra Wilkins, Law Librarian at UBC.

HJ2054 .C36325 2009
Canada, Dept. of Finance, Canada’s Economic Action Plan: A First Report to Canadians([Ottawa]: Dept. of Finance, 2009).
Online access: http://www.fin.gc.ca/pub/report-rapport/2009-1/index-eng.asp

HJ2054 .C363252 2009
Canada, Dept. of Finance, Canada’s Economic Action Plan: A First Report to Canadians: Report in Brief([Ottawa]: Dept. of Finance, 2009).
Online access: http://www.fin.gc.ca/pub/report-rapport/2009-1/pdf/cepove_eng.pdf

K230.T875 A34 2009 ( LC)
William Twining, General Jurisprudence: Understanding Law from a Global Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

K3585 .M67 2009 (LC)
Elisa Morgera, Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3320 .D73 2008 (LC)
Constantin Stefanou & Helen Xanthaki, eds., Drafting Legislation: A Modern Approach (Aldershot: Ashgate Pub., 2008).

K5001 .N65 2009 (LC)
James L. Nolan, Jr., Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing: The International Problem-Solving Court Movement (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009).

K5301 .O94 2009 (LC) Law Reference
Antonio Cassese, ed., The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KD1949 .T443 2009 (LC)
Harvey Teff, Causing Psychiatric and Emotional Harm: Reshaping the Boundaries of Legal Liability (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2009).

KE1229 .R48 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Restitution: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Restitution, Held in Vancouver, BC, on April 8, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KE5695 .A79 2009 (LC)
Brian J. Arnold, Reforming Canada’s International Taxation System: Toward Coherence and Simplicity (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2009).

KE5884 .T39 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Tax Driven Corporate Transactions for Paralegals and Associates: Advanced Issues: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Advanced Tax Driven Corporate Transactions for Paralegals and Associates, Held in Vancouver, BC, on April 23, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KE8809 .M49 2009 (LC)
Morris Manning & Peter Sankoff, Manning, Mewett and Sankoff: Criminal Law,4th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KEB178.A4 E43 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Elder Law, 2009: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Elder Law, 2009 Held in Vancouver, BC, on May 1, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB235.5.F6 F68 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Foreclosures, 2009: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Foreclosure Practice 2009, Held in Vancouver, BC, April 23, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB259.8.B8 C66 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Construction Law, 2009 Update: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Construction Law 2009, Held in Vancouver, BC, on April 17, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB399 .E46 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Employment Law Conference, 2009: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Conference, Employment Law Conference 2009, Held in Vancouver, BC on May 7 and 8, 2009 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KPA1280.S83 S26 2009 (LC)
Pak Che-sŏng … [et al.], Sanae hadogŭp kwa nodongpŏp
사내하도급과 노동법 / 박제성 … [et al.].
(Sŏul Tʻŭkpyŏlsi : Hanʼguk Nodong Yŏnʼguwŏn, 2009).
(서울특별시 : 한국노동연구원 , 2009).

“… Smart Materials and Structures, published by non-profit scientific publisher IOP Publishing, UK, has announced that it has been named one of the most influential journals in the field of engineering in 2009, as recognised by ScienceWatch.com from Thomson Reuters.” –Knowledgespeak Newsletter 13 Aug 2009.

And The University of British Columbia Library has a subscription. Go to the IOP SM&S site (but you must come from on campus or via our VPN).

Adding a complex action to a prospective memory task improves the ability of seniors to remember to perform a habitual action like taking medicine. In fact, with the complex action, their prospective memories perform like those of much younger people.

Repetition Errors in Habitual Prospective Memory: Elimination of Age Differences via Complex Actions or Appropriate Resource Allocation. Mark A. McDaniel et al. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 28 May 2009.

Where's my article?

A clarification needs to be made about links claiming “Full text available” on the SFX pop-up menu. Links near the top of the menu (usually right under the journal or article title) try to connect you to THAT journal / article.

Full text available” near the bottom (usually just below “Check the UBC Catalogue” or ” Order Documents from CISTI Order”) are for what SFX considers related journals, which most likely will NOT have what you want.

This is a known, confusing and frustrating issue we are trying to resolve.

KE8408 .A78 2009 (LC)
Todd L. Archibald, James C. Morton & Corey D. Steinberg, Discovery: Principles and Practice in Canadian Common Law, 2d ed. (Toronto: CCH Canadian, 2009).

F2177 .R36 2008
Shridath Ramphal, Triumph for UNCLOS: The Guyana-Suriname Maritime Arbitration: A Compilation and Commentary(London: Hansib, 2008).

HB3530.B7 L38 2009
Law Foundation of British Columbia, Diversity Profile (Vancouver: The Foundation, 2009).
Online access: http://www.lawfoundationbc.org/files/2009DiversityProfile.pdf

JQ4029.S4 A97 2009
Australian Law Reform Commission, Review of Secrecy Laws: Discussion Paper (Sydney: Australian Law Reform Commission, 2009).
Online access: http://apo.org.au/research/review-secrecy-laws-discussion-paper

K100 .O36 2009 (LC)
Sean O’Connor, Entrepreneurial Law and Business Clinic : Challenges at Next Generation Legal Clinic At the University of Washington to Assist Regional Economic Development around the Globe through Technology Transfer / Chizai kigyō bijinesu-hō kurinikku : gijutsu iten ni yori kokusaiteki ni chiiki keizai kaihatsu o shiensuru Washinton Daigaku ni okeru jisedai rinshō hō kurinikku de no kokoromi / chosha Shon M Okōnā ; kanshū Takenaka Toshiko ; henshū Kokuritsu Daigaku Hōjin Tōkyō Ika Shika Daigaku Chiteki Zaisan Honbu (Tōkyō-to: Kokuritsu Daigaku Hōjin Tōkyō Ika Shika Daigaku Chiteki Zaisan Honbu, 2007).

K670.A53 A56 (LC)
International Society on Family Law, The International Survey of Family Law (The Hague: M. Nijhoff)

At this time of year, instructors are often looking for videorecordings (on videotape and, more recently on DVD). The short animation below demonstrates how to search for a videorecording version of a title; how to find videorecordings on a particular topic and where to find information about booking films and videos for particular dates.

Click the symbol on the right (below) to view a full screen version.

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