Summer Streaming at RULA

With Victoria Day unofficially kicking off the summer this weekend and RULA closed on Monday, we hope you have more time to relax and recharge. If you’re looking to relax by watching a film and can’t make it to the cinema, RULA has you covered. View our guide on online streaming services available to the Ryerson community and list of available documentary films.

Looking for a great film and not sure where to start? Below you’ll find lists of the top streamed films in the RULA collection.

Top 10 Streamed Films via Kanopy

10. Tough Guise 2
9. The Battle of Algiers
8. I Am Not Your Negro
7. Fall and Winter: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century
6. Flow: Psychology, Creativity, & Optimal Experience
5. Not Just a Game
4. Killing Us Softly
3. Class Dismissed
2. The Codes of Gender
1. Stuart Hall: Race – the Floating Signifier

Kanopy home page

Kanopy Film Titles via RULA

Top 10 Streamed Films via the NFB

10. We Were Children
9. Toronto Boom Town
8. Flemingdon Park: The Global Village
7. Invisible City
6. Hi-Ho Mistahey! (Short Version)
5. Smudge
4. First Stories – Two Spirited
3. Last Chance
2. Journey to Justice
1. We Regret to Inform You…

NFB Presents screen

NFB Titles via RULA

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Illustration of people with various visible and non-visible disabilities.

In support of Global Accessibility Day on May 17, Access Ryerson and RULA will be hosting a week of workshops on digital accessibility and inclusion. These workshops will focus on creating accessible documents, presentations and websites. The workshops will take place in the Collaboratory on the 3rd floor of the library and are open to students faculty and staff. Registration is now open.

On Thursday, May 17, there will be sessions available exclusively for faculty and instructors participating in the 2018 Learning & Teaching Conference. Please refer to their website for session times and more information.

RULA is committed to accessibility for our students and community. Students registered with Academic Accommodation Support can get their course content and research materials in accessible format with our accessible formats service. We also provide captioning services, research assistance for students with academic accommodation needs, and book retrieval and extended loans. Instructors who wish to make their documents accessible can access our free online OCR tool which performs optical character recognition (OCR) on documents in an effort to improve their accessibility.

We hope to see you in the Collaboratory for Global Accessibility Day events.

Summer Reading at RULA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is a great time for relaxing outside with a book. At RULA, we have a popular reading collection specifically designed to help you do that! Our popular reading collection is available year round on the first floor of the library, in between the check out desk and the elevators.

Picks include popular and bestselling fiction, biographies, comedy, graphic novels, and lifestyle guides.  Books are available to check out for two weeks at a time.

We add books to the collection every semester, so come by and see what’s new!

 

ORCID Workshops: Distinguish Your Research in Three Easy Steps

Faculty members, graduate students and staff are invited to register for a workshop where they will receive an overview of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), as well as hands-on assistance in setting up and populating an account.

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and link research activities and outputs to these identifiers. Many publishers and funding agencies now require or encourage authors to create an ORCID account.

In order for scholarly work to be found in a global network of researchers, it is essential to differentiate authors. ORCID makes this easy by attaching an unambiguous identity to publications, funding and other research activities. As researchers collaborate across disciplines, institutions, and geographic borders, having a unique author or researcher ID ensures credit for your scholarly output.  Please see this video for more information about ORCID.

Workshop dates and location (Please RSVP for the workshop you plan on attending):

Thursday, May 3rd,  2:00 to 3:00 PM – LIB393A

Thursday, June 7th, 2:00 to 3:00 PM – LIB393A

Thursday, June 21st,  2:00 to 3:00 PM – LIB393A

Thursday, July 26th, 2:00 to 3:00 PM – LIB393A

Thursday, August 30th, 2:00 to 3:00 PM – LIB393A

If you are not able to attend these sessions and would like to schedule a one-to-one appointment, please contact Brian Cameron at bcameron@ryerson.ca or Naomi Eichenlaub at neichenl@ryerson.ca.

Shift to Spring/Summer Hours

Exams are almost done, so please note that the Library/SLC hours will also begin to change as we transition to the Spring/Summer term. On Saturday, April 28th, the Library/SLC will be open from 8am – 10 pm, and we will be closed on Sunday, April 29. Spring/Summer hours will begin on Monday, April 30.

Students should also take this opportunity to clear all outstanding fines, and return overdue items to ensure access to grades and transcripts.  Please check your library account  on the Library website to see if you have overdue items, or fines greater than $10.  If you are graduating this year, all fines must be paid prior to convocation.  Fines can be paid at the Library’s Circulation Desk, either by cash, Interac (debit), VISA, MasterCard, American Express or the Ryerson OneCard.  The Library also accepts payment from the above credit cards by phone, please call 416-979-5055, “Option 2″.

Best wishes for a wonderful spring and summer!

Come Celebrate World IP day with us – April 26th from 4-6 in the Collaboratory

You are invited to celebrate World IP day with us on Thursday April 26th from 4-6 pm at our IP Open House in the Library’s Collaboratory in the SLC.

Established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),  World Intellectual Property Day occurs every April 26th to recognize the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
 
Please join us at an open house from 4pm – 6pm to learn about what supports are available at Ryerson to move your ideas from the lab to the market place.  Drop by for a cookie and to talk to OPVRI and Library staff and external IP experts  who can answer your questions about patents, trademarks, and copyrights.   You can also explore the  Ryerson Library Collaboratory, a just launched is a space and initiative in the 3rd floor of the Library that provides faculty and their research teams with space and technology resources to facilitate research and course development. 
 
This year WIPO is celebrating women and IP, see Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity on the WIPO site.

Decolonising Description in the Library and Archival Community

Ryerson University and York University will be co-hosting In Our Own Words – a workshop and summit on taking active steps toward decolonizing the description of cultural heritage materials in the library and archival community. There will be presentations, workshops and discussions bringing together community members, scholars, and cultural heritage workers. The event will take place on June 14th and 15th, 2018 at the Scott Library at York University.

Registration is now open. Attendees are encouraged to submit discussion ideas closer to the date of the event. Full information on this event can be found here.

HotDocs Donation Highlights

HotDocs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will be making its annual arrival in Toronto from April 26 to May 6.  As recently reported, the Library’s Archives and Special Collections received a donation of assets from past Hot Docs Festivals and year-round activities.  This collection is now accessible on the Library’s 4th floor, and includes:

The Library’s audio-visual collection includes many other documentary films available for borrowing, as well as films that are viewable through online streaming sites such as Kanopy, Curio and the National Film Board of Canada.

Money Smart Week @ Ryerson Library & Archives

 

This week from April 21 – 28, Libraries and other organizations across North America are celebrating Money Smart Week!

Money Smart Week is a public awareness initiative between the American Libraries Association and the Federal Bank of Chicago to provide financial literacy programming in order to help individuals better manage their personal finances.  Money Smart Week is for all demographics, income levels, and covers all facets of personal finance.

So in the spirit of the initiative, Ryerson University Library is promoting our Personal Finance collection and Financial Literacy guide designed to help students learn to better manage their personal finances, including highlighting financial literacy workshops available to the Ryerson community.  Check out our display of RULA Books this week focusing on personal finance in the main lobby of the Library and our Financial Literacy guide.

We hope you participate and we welcome your feedback!

RULA Stressbusters

We’re about to begin the most stressful time of year for many students – exam time!

In addition to being your space for studying, RULA wants to help you take your mind off of exam stress with some fun new stuff. We now have board games, puzzles, cards and pencil crayons/marker packs available for four hour loan periods. Come by the circulation desk in the library and ask us what’s available – games include Scrabble, Jenga, UNO, and Settlers of Catan. You can also search for games by title in our library catalogue if you’re looking for a specific game. These items will be available all year round, and you can take them anywhere on campus for a break between classes or exams.

Starting next week and for the entire exam period, we’re also going to have candy, snacks, stress balls, and colouring pages available at all of our help desks in the library. Come by anytime for a little fuel to keep you going. Happy studying!