Monthly Archives: February 2012

Freedom to Read Week, Feb. 26 to March 3, 2012

This week celebrates the freedom to read. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Keeping you informed…CAUT Copyright Guidelines Distributed April 2011

In case you missed this, here are the guidelines distributed last year: CAUT Copyright Guidelines

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CAUT update on what the issues are concerning the Access Copyright Agreement

The CAUT librarians listserv has been busy with discussions back and forth in the last few days concerning the signing by UofT and UWO of the Access Copyright agreement. Paul Jones from CAUT responded today with a lengthy explanation of … Continue reading

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CAUT comments on University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario ACCESS COPYRIGHT Agreement

See CAUT comments: ” Canadian universities sign bone-stupid copyright deal with collecting society: emailing a link is the same as making a photocopy, faculty email to be surveilled…” http://boingboing.net/2012/02/20/canadian-universities-sign-bon.html See Toronto Star comments:”University profs up in arms over copyright deal…” … Continue reading

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OCUFA Circulates a Review of the Drummond Report

Highlights from the OCUFA report: “The final report of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services is a poor plan for ‘transforming’ our public services. It is essentially a roadmap for huge cuts hiding behind a screen of … Continue reading

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UT Librarians Seeking Seats on the Academic Board and Governing Council

This is the time of year when elections are held for vacant seats on the governing boards at the University of Toronto, see: http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/elections.htm One seat is available on the Academic Board, nominations from two librarians have been submitted: Bonnie … Continue reading

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TA Cupe Union 3902 set for a strike date February 24th

CUPE 3902 has been in negotiations since April 30, 2011. YouTube rally outside of Simcoe Hall, University of Toronto, February 17, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16WABs9Xsvg&noredirect=1

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Letter to UofT Administration Concerning the Access Copyright Agreement

At the UofT Governing Council Meeting today, in an information only session, three presenters from the Uof T student unions and the University of Toronto Faculty Association presented their concerns about current agreement. Attached is letter outlining the complexity of … Continue reading

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Students Union and UTFA – Access Copyright

The University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) and the UT students union is presenting their views on the recent Access Copyright Agreement today at the UT Governing Council and asking the Council to  suspend any step towards ratification of the … Continue reading

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Next President of UTFA….nominations are open

George Luste’s term ends June 30, 2012. The nominations for the Presidency are now being accepted. We are fortunate, for Scott Prudham, current VP Salaries, Pensions & Benefits and Chief Negotiator, has been nominated and agreed to run. His website, … Continue reading

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