April 23, 2014

Canada: UBC Opts Out of Access Copyright Agreement

From The Ubssey (School Paper at UBC): UBC [U. of British Columbia] has announced that it won’t be returning to Access Copyright. The Association of Canadian Colleges and Universities (ACCU), of which UBC is a member, agreed to draft a deal with Access Copyright, a publishing organization that centrally controls rights for academic materials such […]

Canada: University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Welcome $1.7M Videomatica Film Collection

From UBC: An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Videomatica – a long-loved video rental store that opened in 1983 and specialized in rare and esoteric titles – is donating the bulk of 28,000 DVDs, 4,000 VHS titles and […]

Canada: College Press: "Copyright Laws Cause Confusion at UBC"

From the The Ubyssey (University of British Columbia):  Professors and students are struggling to figure out how to stay within the legal bounds of copyright since UBC opted out of a licensing agreement with Access Copyright (AC) back in August. However, the university has said that the academic community should already have been aware of […]

Canadian Library Briefs: IFLA's News President and a Possible Work Stoppage in Ontario

1. University of British Columbia University Librarian First Canadian to Head Global Group (via UBC Public Affairs) A bit more here. 2. University of Western Ontario: Librarians, archivists in legal strike position See Also: U. of Western Librarians and Archivists Committee: UWOFA-LA Strike FAQ and UWOFA-LA Strike FAQ – Faculty