Category Archives: UWO

Prof. John Greyson & Dr. Tarek Loubani – Sign the Petition for their Immediate Release

Prof. John Greyson, York University, and Dr. Tarek Loubani, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, were on route to GAZA to commence a collaborative project with the University of Western Ontario, York University and Al Shifa Hospital, when they were arrested … Continue reading

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Access Copyright Contract – mobilizing faculty and librarians – BCLA

A draft resolution by the British Columbia Library Association has been posted on a new, unofficial site for the BCLA against Access Copyright and in support of academic libraries in Canada. It begins with: “ WHEREAS In 2011, over 30 … Continue reading

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UWO responds to the ACCESS Copyright concerns

F.Y.I. see http://communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2012/March/university_offers_copyright_deal_clarity.html

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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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CAUT: UT and WUO contract with Access Copyright

Questions have been raised about the secrecy, scope, new terms and email surveillance of faculty around the recent Access Copyright Access Copyright – U of T – Fully Executed License – Jan 30 2012 signed by the University of Toronto and … Continue reading

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Tomorrow – Sold Out Event – “Academic Librarianship: A Crisis or Opportunity?” at UofT

Dear Colleagues, We are looking forward to your participation in tomorrow’s grass-roots , one-day symposium at the Koffler House at the University of Toronto. We all know our profession faces serious issues (on institutional and professional levels) and we hope … Continue reading

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Update on October 24, 2011 – Larger Venue for Symposium on Academic Librarianship (Nov. 18) Being Sought!

We have been receiving enquiries from across Canada from academic librarians who have been trying to register. Unexpectedly, we sold out tickets the first day. BUT, on Monday, October 24, we hope to have secured a larger venue. PLEASE, check … Continue reading

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TICKETS SOLD OUT for “Academic Librarianship: A Crisis or Opportunity” Larger Venue Being Sought…

Please keep an eye on the symposium registration site, as we are planning to arrange a larger venue to accommodate this unexpected interest in this grass-roots event. Hope to have an update by late Monday, Oct. 24. URL: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2331674100?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text

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Register Now! A Symposium on “Academic Librarianship: A Crisis or Opportunity?”

Nov. 18, 2011 at the iSchool, University of Toronto, an all day event. Agenda Sign up at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2331674100?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text In response to recent developments in academic libraries in Ontario and elsewhere, academic librarians are invited to gather to discuss the challenges … Continue reading

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