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Fair Dealing Week Recap: Librarians Play Copyright the Card Game at BCALS Pub Night

Published March 21, 2019 by Kate Shuttleworth

Ever wondered how you can get permission to play a film at a student orientation event on campus? Or how to share your lecture slides on Canvas when they contain copyrighted images? Local Lower Mainland academic librarians gathered at a pub in downtown Vancouver during Fair Dealing Week to explore these questions and more by playing Copyright the Card Game, a free game that can be downloaded from the web and played in teams.

Making Knowledge Public: Student reflections on the 2018 President’s Dream Colloquium

Published February 28, 2019 by Kate Shuttleworth

By Alice Fleerackers

Changing the academic system to be more accessible

“You shouldn’t have to pay a large sum of tuition to have access to basic information,” Melissa Roach says when I ask her what she’d like to change about our academic system. “It just creates layers of mediation between scholars, media and the public, and that disconnect can cause a lot of misunderstanding.” 

Can I publish my thesis?

Published December 5, 2018 by Jennifer Zerkee

Your Masters or PhD thesis is the result of years spent in study of a specific topic. It's no surprise that many grads would like to turn their thesis into an article, a series of articles, a book chapter or a monograph.

Do you have the right to do this? What are SFU's rights to your thesis? Will publishers want a work that is based on a thesis, especially once the thesis is publicly available in Summit?

Reflections from OpenCon 2018 by Scholarship Recipient Anointing Momoh

Published November 9, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

Anointing Momoh attended OpenCon 2018 in Toronto, ON, November 2-4, as the recipient of the SFU Library OpenCon 2018 travel scholarship.

Anointing reports on this "enlightening" experience and the opportunity to engage in discussions around Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.

OpenCon 2018 report

By Anointing Momoh, Recipient of the SFU Library OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship

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