Knowledge Unlatched Visit to University of Toronto Libraries
March 10th, 2017 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Blackburn Room, Robarts Library
UTL was pleased to welcome Dr. Sven Fund, Managing Director of Knowledge Unlatched, who visited Toronto to discuss KU and its approach to the sustainable, open access publication of scholarly monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. UTL has been a supporter of KU since its inception in 2014.
Student Journal Forum 2017
University of Toronto Libraries hosted the Student Journal Forum on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the Debates Room, Hart House (following the Hart House Literary Fair), an afternoon of sessions focused on helping student editors and publsihers expand their knowledge of the journal process.
Please visit the Student Journal Forum website for more information on session topics.
Fair Dealing Week 2016
The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office launched a website
to showcase the ways fair dealing benefits instructors and students in Canada. The site was created to celebrate the second annual Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016, an initiative commissioned by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and hosts content from academic institutions around Canada.
Open Access Week Alternate Reality Game
During the week of October 19, 2015 and in celebration of Open Access Week and with the aim of advocating for open access, the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office hosted an alternate reality game (ARG) entitled Open Robarts. The game reached an international audience and resulted in online and print press coverage.
Copyright In Canada Conference
On October 2, 2015, The University of Toronto Library’s Scholarly Communication and Copyright Office and the University of Toronto Bora Laskin Law Library organized a national conference on the state of the nation three years after the Copyright Pentalogy and the Copyright Modernization Act. Aimed at academics, practitioners, and students, this conference examined the effects of the Pentalogy and the Act, as well as served as a forum for discussion on the future of copyright.
A Collaborative Literary Performance in the Public Domain
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, between the times of 9:00 am and 7:30 pm, the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office in partnership with the University of Toronto CAPAL student chapter hosted a public and collaborative reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in its entirety in celebration of World Book and Copyright Day. World Book and Copyright Day is a global event that honors authorship and literacy and raises awareness about authors' rights and users' rights. The event consisted of 51 volunteer readers, including special guests:
Alanna Mitchell, award-winning author and journalist
Clifford Goldfarb, honorary solicitor for the Bootmakers of Toronto
David Eden, playwright and UTL staff
David Rotenberg, Toronto-based author, director, and theatre instructor
Dorothy Ellen Palmer, author and executive member of the Bootmakers of Toronto
Maureen Scott Harris, poet and former UTL rare book catalogure
Peggy Perdue, Curator of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Reference Library
Rudyard Fearon, poet and UTL staff
University of Toronto Libraries' Public Domain Digitization Contest
In celebration of World Book & Copyright Day on April 23rd, 2015, the University of Toronto Libraries held a social media contest to raise awareness about the strength and importance of Canadian public domain.
Over the week of April 20th to 24th, the public chose between four books — books that came into the public domain either in 2014 or 2015 — to digitize and make available to the public. Each candidate chose a champion, in this case a subject expert, who provided a brief argument as to why a particular book should be the winner. The identities of the candidates were revealed to the public on the morning of Monday, April 20th, and voting continued, through social media “likes” and “faves,” until 5pm on Friday, April 24th, when the winning candidate was announced.
The contest took place on the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office’s medium
page, as well as through the office’s other social media accounts (twitter
), where the contest hashtag #UofTBookBattle was used.