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UBC faculty and faculty support staff – are you struggling with a particular feature of Connect, the learning management system at UBC? Want a quick recap or just need to discuss the structure of your course materials? Do you need help creating your course reserves lists? Do you have questions about copyright and your course content? If yes, come to the Connect All-Day Drop-in, talk to specialists from UBC Library and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and get one-on-one assistance with your Connect course, course reserves and copyright issues.

Date:  August 29

Time:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Place:  Seminar Room 2.22A, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall

 

 

Connect-Logo-300x66CTLT and UBC Library: Connect, Course Reserves and Copyright –Full Day Drop-In Support

When:  August 29, 2013 10-4pm

Where: Irving K Barber Learning Centre – Seminar Room 2.22A

Are you struggling with a particular feature(s) of Connect, want a quick recap or just need to discuss the structure of your course materials?  Do you need help with creating your course reserves lists?  Do you have questions about copyright and your course content?  If yes, come to the Connect All-Day Drop-in, talk to the CTLT and UBC Library specialists and get one-on-one assistance with your Connect course, course reserves and copyright issues!

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An in-depth article on how UBC is responding to a complex and changing copyright environment appears in the Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. The article features UBC Library’s Allan Bell and Joy Kirchner, along with other UBC representatives including David Farrar, VP Academic and Hubert Lai, University Counsel.

Read The great copyright battle: UBC’s controversial stand against Access Copyright in The Ubyssey (March 20, 2013).

 

 

 

Tributes to Irving K. Barber and Basil Stuart-Stubbs, an overview of UBC Library’s surge in the latest Association of Research Libraries rankings, Twitter and cIRcle success, and more appear in the latest edition of the BCLA Browser, the online, open access publication of the British Columbia Library Association. The article, UBC Library – Fall Update, highlights recent activity:

  • @UBCLibrary was recently ranked as one of top three influential Twitter accounts in North America, according to a study performed by librarian Willie Miller of Indiana University.
  • an updated copyright website has been launched by UBC in response to the changing copyright environment in Canada, and includes copyright resources for UBC faculty and staff
  • UBC Library jumped in the annual rankings of academic institutions, according to the latest results from the U.S.-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

A second article in the BCLA Browser, by Administrative Librarian Emeritus Margaret Friesen, examines the question, “What is an assessment librarian?”

Copyright symbolUBC has launched an updated copyright website, found at copyright.ubc.ca, in response to the changing copyright environment in Canada.

Highlights include:

Users are encouraged to visit the University’s copyright site to understand the issues and plan accordingly. Content will be updated regularly, and is maintained by the Office of the Provost and VP Academic, UBC Library, UBC Bookstore, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (Vancouver), the Centre for Teaching and Learning (Okanagan) and the Office of the University Counsel.

For more assistance, please refer to an extensive list of contacts at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

“The University of British Columbia and its faculty, staff and students are creators of various forms of intellectual property, as well as consumers of intellectual property. As creators, we rely on the protections offered by intellectual property laws to ensure that our work product is protected from improper use. As consumers of intellectual property, we are legally (and morally) obligated to respect the intellectual property rights of others, just as we expect others to respect our intellectual property rights…One intellectual property right that is very important to UBC faculty, staff and students is copyright.”

Would you like to learn more about copyright at UBC? Are you curious about your own copyright obligations or how to obtain permission to use copyrighted materials? If so, simply register and attend a free session being offered as part of the Copyright Education Series – a collaboration between The Library, CTLT, and The UBC Bookstore.

The next Copyright Clinic Drop-In sessions will both be happening at 11:30am-12:30pm on August 16th at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and on August 30th in the Walter C. Keener Library.

Did you know?

UBC has a dedicated website (http://copyright.ubc.ca) that provides useful information on copyright guidelines, fair dealing guidelines, distributing course resources and much more.

Above image is courtesy of UBC Library and partial excerpt in italics is courtesy of UBC’s Copyright at UBC website

 

Canaccord Learning Commons. Photo: Martin Dee

The latest on UBC Library appears in the Spring 2012 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter, published on behalf of the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia.

Scroll to page 27 for the UBC entry – which includes a tribute to Irving K. Barber, an update on the Library’s new Community Report, notable film donations and more.

Earlier this week, UBC provided a news update about why it is not signing a license agreement with Access Copyright. In case you missed it, here is a summary along with a UBC acknowledgement to the whole UBC community:

Three main reasons why UBC has opted out of Access Copyright:

  • UBC has existing license agreements with over 950 publishers providing access to online resources.  UBC’s decision positions us towards a sustainable future and full adoption of digital learning and teaching technologies.
  • UBC remains concerned about the affordability of higher education, which is borne in part by taxpayers and in part by students.  The measures taken by UBC since its 2011 decision have positioned it well and enable UBC’s students and faculty to access teaching and research materials more cost-effectively than if UBC were to enter into a license based on the model.
  • The AUCC model license only permits copying of up to 10% of a work (20% in case of course packs) and only with respect to a narrow repertoire that is almost exclusively print-based.   Therefore, the license would not be cost-effective for UBC and does not absolve faculty members and students from the need to respect the legal rights of copyright owners.

UBC acknowledgement to the UBC community:

UBC’s faculty, staff, and students have worked very hard since 2011 when UBC decided to operate in a copyright-compliant fashion without resorting to the interim tariff. We thank you for your efforts and support since we embarked on this course last year. We believe this reflects UBC’s core values:  academic integrity, the respect of intellectual property rights and a sustainable future.

Did you know?

UBC provides its academic community with the following Copyright tools and resources to facilitate access learning and research materials both easily and legally. It uses a dedicated website (http://copyright.ubc.ca), a UBC Copyright Advisory Group (responds to faculty and staff queries about the appropriate use of copyrighted materials), ongoing course pack production with copyright clearances arranged through the Bookstore; and, a new UBC Copyright Office to be established.

Above image is courtesy of UBC Library and partial excerpt in italics is courtesy of UBC’s Copyright at UBC website

Check before you copy | Stay informed

As UBC transitions to a new copyright environment, we encourage users to visit the University’s copyright site to understand the issues and plan accordingly.

Its content is maintained by the Office of the Provost and VP Academic, UBC Library, UBC Bookstore, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (Vancouver), the Centre for Teaching and Learning (Okanagan) and the Office of the University Counsel.

Thanks for checking in – we’ll make sure to keep you up to date with new developments. For more assistance, please refer to an extensive list of contacts at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses here.

 In case you missed out last time, there is another round of Copyright, GIS, and RefWorks workshops being offered by UBC Library. To register and/or view more details about these workshops, click on the links provided below.

Copyright – Do you have questions or want to learn more about copyright and fair dealing guidelines?

Join the Copyright Advisory Group members and others who can help you work through your specific copyright questions:

Title: Copyright Course Support Drop-in
Date & Time: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2981

RefWorks  Are you interested in using RefWorks to manage your citations?

Learn how to manage your citations and automatically produce formatted bibliographies and in-line citations using RefWorks.

Title: Noon-Hour Intro to RefWorks Workshop ONLINE
Date & Time: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3026

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Have you ever wondered about using GIS in your academic study?

Attend the next monthly GIS and its applications to academic study discussion meeting. These meetings are open to all who are interested; registration is not required.

Title: UBC GIS Users Group
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 3:00PM – 4:00PM [to be held in Koerner Library Room 216]
Register: Not applicable

Did you know?

You can find previous Library workshops from events such as Celebrate Research Week, Open Access Week and more in the Library community in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/81. Simply type ‘workshops’ into the Search box for this community then click on “Go”.

Above image is courtesy of the UBC | Vancouver campus tour website by the Student Recruitment & Advising Office.

 

 

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