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.
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Radical Access: The SFU Scholarly Publishing Blog
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.”
Happy Fair Dealing Week!
February 25 to March 1 is Fair Dealing Week 2019. Fair Dealing Week (and Fair Use Week in the US) "is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines" (Association of Research Libraries, fairuseweek.org).
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?
One of the first steps in getting your work published, open or otherwise, is picking the journals to submit to. With predatory journals on the rise, it's becoming even more important to assess any call for papers that might come your way via email.
As you look at calls to publish, here are a few general rules to keep in mind:
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