To celebrate Fair Dealing Week the Library is holding a Copyright session for interested staff members at Ryerson University.
Date: Feb 21st, 2017
Room: SLC508 (5th Floor, Student Learning Centre)
Fair Dealing and You: Copyright Guidelines for Staff at Ryerson
As a Ryerson staff member, if you are distributing copyrighted works as part of your job, it is important to learn about the fair dealing provision in the Copyright Act, and how it can be used. Understanding the limits of fair dealing is essential to your copyright compliance as an staff member at Ryerson and is particularly important now that Ryerson’s Access Copyright licence has expired.
Stay tuned for more updates throughout Fair Dealing Week!
See the Ryerson Fair Dealing Guideline here.
It is with great sadness that we learned of Stuart McLean’s passing yesterday. McLean had a deep connection to and history at Ryerson. He joined the Journalism department as faculty in 1985, and served for a time as the Director of the broadcast division of the School of Journalism. He retired in 2004.
The Ryerson Library and Archives remembers him fondly, and extends our condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Stuart.
Access to the library’s online databases and other eContent has been upgraded to meet current security standards. As a result, users are required to authenticate both on and off campus in order to access electronic journal articles through the library’s databases.
If issues occur when connecting to the Library’s online resources through old library links and bookmarks, please refer to the current A-Z Database List to find and update these library links. This will ensure continued access to the library’s electronic resources, including online journals and journal articles.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about this upgrade.
Congratulations to Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian of Ryerson University, who was the recent recipient of the Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership. The award recognizes individuals who have advanced the mission of Ryerson University through outstanding academic leadership and who have contributed significantly to the enhancement of academic life at Ryerson and beyond.
Madeleine will receive this award at the Ryerson Awards Night, scheduled on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4 p.m. at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W.
Madeleine has been the Chief Librarian of Ryerson University since 2007. She has previously held Chief Librarian appointments at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. She is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and an Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association. She was also the 2003/2004 President of the Canadian Library Association. In 2005, Scarecrow Press published her book, The Romance of Libraries. Madeleine has held a sustained interest in planning library space and new buildings that address the need for “congenial space” for students, and has played a major role in the design and development of Ryerson’s award-winning Student Learning Centre.
Learn more about Madeleine receiving the 2017 Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership award here.
Please note that in order to access electronic articles through the library’s databases, users are required to authenticate both on and off campus.
The water damage on the 7th floor of the Library has been addressed, and the floor is fully operational again. Thanks to Ryerson’s Campus Facilities & Sustainability (CFS) department, cleanup and repair in the area is now complete and students are welcomed to make use of the Library’s 7th floor again.
We thank you for your patience.
Any faculty or instructors interested in using the One-Stop Course Reading Service for the 2017 Winter term should submit their course reading requests by November 18, 2016. After that, requests will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Online: The Library’s E-Reserve service provides course reading support via D2L Brightspace. To order readings, instructors can use the e-reserve request form inside their D2L course OR send a reading list with full citations and the needed by dates to email@example.com. Please review instructions on Placing items on Reserve.
Print: If you prefer print, order print course packs sold at the Campus Store OR place course readings in the Print Reserve collection at the Library. If you order print course packs from copy shops other than the Bookstore, only use approved vendors.
Reminder: Permissions are required for material that exceeds 10% of a work or one chapter (whichever is larger). Permission needs to be requested each term the material is being used through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library is pleased to announce the 2016 inductee to our Open Access Wall of Fame, Professor Catherine Middleton from the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management (TRSM). The Wall of Fame honours researchers who have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring their research is open and available to all. Open Access material is scholarly work that is made legally available with no restrictions so the anyone can access the full text.
Professor Middleton is a current Canada Research Chair, and a consistent contributor to the Library’s Digital Repository, a space for collecting, preserving, and providing online access to research and teaching materials created by the Ryerson community. Available in the repository are theses, dissertations, articles, technical reports, working papers, conference papers, etc., which are freely available to anyone. Upon her induction to the Open Access Wall of Fame, Professor Middleton made the following statement: “Publishing work in open access venues like the RULA Digital Repository is crucial to make academic research accessible to broad and diverse audiences, including policy makers, students at all levels, and interested citizens.” There will be a forthcoming event to celebrate Catherine’s contributions to open access.
Interested in demonstrating your personal commitment to open access? Download these posters for your office or faculty area on Open Access Lingo Demystified, and Know Your Author Rights, or request a print copy from email@example.com