How much did you spend on textbooks for this Fall 2019 term? From September 23 to 27, help inform initiatives aimed at making course materials more affordable at uOttawa by adding a note on one of our #TextbookBroke posters at MRT, RGN, FTX, and CRX (floors 2 and 5), !
The Winter 2019 #textbookbroke campaign ran January 21-25 in four University of Ottawa library locations: MRT, RGN, FTX, and CRX. Over 200 post-its were collected, with students indicating the amount of money they spent on their textbooks this term and leaving quite a few comments.
Did you know that February 25 to March 1st is #fairdealingweek in Canada?
Fair Dealing is an important exception and user right in the Copyright Act that allows for the reproduction of content without the permission of the copyright owner, under certain conditions (including the purpose and the amount).
The ADISQ, which can be translated to the Québec Association for the Recording, Concert and Video Industries, recently asked the federal government, that is currently reviewing the Copyright Act, to ensure artists in the music industry receive more compensation for their work.
The uOttawa library has determined that not renewing its licence with Access Copyright covering access to copyright protected materials is in the best interest of the University community. As a result, beginning on January 1, 2016, the University will be operating without this licence. Students will benefit directly from this decision in the form of reduced fees.