Recently the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office released its 2018/2019 Impact and Activity Report, showcasing some of the year’s highlights and accomplishments.

For more information, or to share feedback please contact scholarly.communications@ubc.ca

Read the Report.

Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE)

The Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) is a new one-year flexible and blended program jointly presented by the UBC Open Working Group, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and UBC Library. The program will help you develop foundational knowledge of Open Scholarship, Open Education and Open Research. By completing this program you will gain the tools and strategies to become proficient in supporting and advocating for open practices. The program is intended for faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students with an interest in open research, open access, open data and open education. We also invite non-UBC faculty, staff, and students at the post-secondary level to join the conversation. Depending on the program pathway that you select, you can learn about:

  • Open Education
  • Open Access
  • Open Research

Program Learning Objectives

General program outcomes for the POSE:

  • Develop an understanding of open scholarship in higher education and the intersections of each area: open access, education, data, and research
  • Develop strategies to address potential risks and challenges when planning to engage in open practices
  • Be prepared to support and develop open education, open access or open research projects
  • Create an open project with the support of UBC experts and receive feedback from peers

Program Format

To support participant flexibility, the program is composed of online self-paced modules that you can complete throughout the year. You are also required to participate in 3 online synchronous sessions during the program. Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Key Dates

  • August 19: 1-2:30 pm: Kick-Off Session
  • December 7, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Midpoint Session
  • April 19, 12-1:30 pm – Wrap-up Session

Time Commitment

This program is designed to take no more than 3 hours per month including synchronous workshops, online modules, and activities. The program should take approximately 21 hours to complete.

Registration Information

To register for the POSE program, please complete the registration form . We will get back to you with information about the next steps. We are looking forward to learning and working with you to further open education and research at the University of British Columbia.



Open UBC is developing a series of workshops on various aspects of Open Scholarship in the upcoming months.

Three webinars are currently scheduled (see details below) and as more become available they will be posted on the UBC-Vancouver Library’s event calendar.

These workshops are open to all students, staff and faculty.

Moving your Open Educational Resource Project Forward
• Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
• Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
• Register: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546921

Finding, Using, and Remixing Open Resources For Your Courses
• Date: Monday, May 4, 2020
• Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
• Register: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546821

Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources

• Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
• Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
• Register: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546822

Discoverability and Sharing Open Educational Resource
• Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
• Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
• Register: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546823

Open Pedagogy with Omeka: Creating Digital Exhibits
• Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
• Time: 11:00am – 12:oopm
• Registration: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3546840

Event Date

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location

CapU Lonsdale, North Vancouver – Room 222 (A/B)

Registration

Register for this event.

Details

Organized by the BC Open Education Librarians (BCOEL) group with sponsorship from BCcampus, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Capilano University, Langara College, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia.

Save the date! On March 3rd, please join us for this Open Education Week event showcasing the impact of open educational resources, tools and practices on teaching and learning in some of BC’s post-secondary institutions. This event will feature a series of brief talks by practitioners about innovative and open projects underway at a range of local institutions. Attendees can also choose to sign up to briefly speak about an open education project or initiative from their own practice. We will be streaming the event online at this link.

Featured speakers include: Tim Carson (BCcampus), Agnes d’Entremont (UBC), Chad Flinn (BCIT), Laurie Prange-Martin (Capilano), Julian Prior (Langara), Arleigh Reichl (Kwantlen) and Kate Shuttleworth (SFU).

Open Education Week (March 2-6, 2020) is an annual, global event that aims to “raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide.”



Creativity in the Arts: The Role of Copyright

Date

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 1:00pm to 4:15pm

Location

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Downtown Campus, Atrium Room, 8th floor (Room 825)

Full Details and Registration (please register by Feb. 18)

On Tuesday February 25, to mark Fair Dealing Week, SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, VCC, and BCIT invite you to an afternoon of presentations and discussion exploring the impact of copyright and fair dealing on artists working in a variety of disciplines. Light refreshments will be served.

Keynote: Copyrights to the Rescue! (Or Not)

Brianne Selman, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian at the University of Winnipeg and co-investigator on the Cultural Capital Project

Brianne will talk about this collaborative research project that explores the history of the increasing concentration and corporatization of the music industry and investigates a new model of remuneration. Brianne will describe this new model and the theoretical trajectories, legal ramifications, and technical components involved in creating a non-profit patronage system and social network that would directly connect musical artists and fans. Ideally the system would facilitate the payment of both artists and their fans for their creative efforts, while also crafting legal and theoretical arguments for a more open copyright regime.

Panel: Copyright and the Creative Arts

Following Brianne’s talk there will be a panel discussion moderated by Martha Rans, the Director of the Artists’ Legal Outreach. The panel brings together Vancouver-based artists working in a range of creative disciplines for a discussion of how and when artists have to consider copyright, how copyright intersects with the practice of artists, and what this entails. This is an area that is not often addressed in detail in post-secondaries, yet is a growing area of concern and interest for both students and copyright professionals in higher education.

Panelists:

Joanna Garfinkel, dramaturge at Universal Limited theatre company
Josue Menjivar, graphic novelist and illustrator, instructor at Langara College
Sean Penney, video game designer, CPO Pocket Pinata, Inc.
Evann Siebens, video and performance artist

Join Langara, Kwantlen, BCIT, SFU, and UBC for an exciting half-day celebration of Open Access Week (Oct 21-27, 2019). This year’s theme from SPARC is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Our keynote speaker, Jessie Loyer, will explore this question alongside participants through the lens of decolonization. The conversation will continue with local panelists engaged in open knowledge work.

Light refreshments will be served courtesy of our partner BCcampus. All are welcome.

Date: Tuesday, October 22 2019
Time: 12:30pm-1pm (check-in); 1pm-4pm (program)
Place: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond BC; Wilson School of Design, room 4900
Cost: Free! Registration requested.

Summary of Jessie’s talk
Sometimes when folks are in the midst of a monumental, feel-good shift, they fail to realize who has been excluded from that space. Librarians and scholars have been advocating the ideals of open access for many years and have seen the exciting changes the movement creates for public knowledge. Yet we rarely think about whose voices are absent and the structures of power that limit this project. Together, we’ll query our positionality in these spaces, and consider how the politics of refusal and an ethic of care might intersect to complicate the open access movement, potentially creating futurities of reciprocity. If rethought as a tool of resurgence, open access can support justice.





About Jessie
Jessie is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation. She is a liaison librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, a guest on Treaty 7 and Blackfoot territory. Her research looks at Indigenous perspectives on information literacy, supporting language revitalization, and creating ongoing research relationships using a nêhiyaw minâ otipêmisiw concept of kinship.

We respectfully acknowledge that our host, KPU, takes its name from the Kwantlen First Nation and is located on the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem peoples.




Recently the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office released its 2018/2019 Impact and Activity Report, showcasing some of the year’s highlights and accomplishments.

For more information, or to share feedback please contact scholarly.communications@ubc.ca

Read the Report.




The Public Knowledge Project at 21: Activism, Scholarship, Security Patches
A Conversation with Professor John Willinsky

Co-hosted by the UBC Library and the UBC iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies)

Date/location: July 11, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm (a one-hour talk followed by thirty minutes for informal conversation and refreshments)
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room | UBC Vancouver Campus
Light refreshments will be served.

Register in advance at: http://events.library.ubc.ca/dashboard/view/8066

On or around December 1998, a UBC professor of education inadvertently stepped out of his field of study and into the realm of scholarly communication, having been thrown off course by a glaring contradiction between teaching the young to read – on the promise that it would open worlds for them – and working in an academic system that needlessly cut such readers off from the world of learning in which he worked. His response was to create a Public Knowledge Project that soon attracted the attention, support, and, at one point, the censure of The University of British Columbia Library. Although this talk begins on a personal note, it soon leaps ahead to the current state of scholarly communication. Here, it sets out PKP’s continuing efforts to open that world of learning take the form of building out open infrastructure in the face of corporate lock-in, initiating economic models for universal open access, and proposing copyright reform as an advance over the legal workarounds of open access policies.

BIOGRAPHY:

John Willinsky is Professor in Publishing Studies at SFU, where he directs the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), which conducts research and develops open source scholarly publishing software; he is also Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University. A member of the Royal Society of Canada, his books include the “Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED” (Princeton, 1994); “Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End” (Minnesota, 1998); “Technologies of Knowing” (Beacon 2000); and “The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship” (MIT Press, 2006).

Part-time position, in partnership with Public Knowledge Project.

In 2016, John Willinsky was honoured with a SSHRC Impact Award for his work with the Public Knowledge Project.




CARL, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries recently released an updated version of the Canadian Author Addendum along with an Authors Guide that supports the use of the addendum. Author addenda help authors insert legal language into their publishing contracts that allow them to retain rights in their work. This may be particularly useful in cases where grants require authors to make their work open access.

For more information and links to the resources, refer to the CARL news release.


Recording of Balancing the scales: The role of fair dealing in Canada now live in UBC’s institutional repository.

The planning committee for the joint SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, Douglas, VCC and JIBC Fair Dealing Week event is happy to announce that an archived copy of the talk is now available for viewing in UBC’s institutional repository, cIRcle. Both the panel discussion and Meera Nair’s keynote address are available at the following link:

http://hdl.handle.net/2429/69041

The planning committee would like to thank all who participated virtually and in-person as well as the event sponsors CAUT, UBC, Langara, SFU, Kwantlen, and Douglas for making the event such a success.

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