Webinar: Implementing the CARL Copyright OER for University Instructors and Staff on Campus

Hosted by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)

In December 2020, CARL released the Copyright Open Educational Resource for University Instructors and Staff. This self-directed course is currently being adapted for use at a number of universities across Canada.

Join four of the working group members that helped build this course – Stephanie Orfano (University of Toronto), Mark Swartz (Queen’s University), Christina Winter (University of Regina) and Rowena Johnson (University of Calgary) – for an hour-long panel discussion related to how each university is approaching course implementation at their institutions. The discussion will include: tools and techniques institutions are using to implement the course, approaches for different learning management systems (Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle), and possible strategies for encouraging course completion.

Learn more about the program and register online

Webinar: Foundations of OER

Presented by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

ACRL’s traveling RoadShow workshops are on hold until it’s safe to resume large in-person gatherings, but we’re working to bring you the same great content through virtual experiences. These “Off-RoadShows” have been designed to help academic library professionals tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today

The three-part OER and Affordability webcast series will help you understand the basics of open educational resources (OER) and how libraries can be involved in affordability initiatives at your institution.

See additional webcast listings: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/webcasts

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Webinar: Fair Use in the Time of COVID-19

UCLA Library

The Fair Use doctrine is the vital exception to copyright law that allows, in certain circumstances, the re-use of copyrighted material without permission. In 2020, when campuses were shut down and stay-at-home orders began, academia was forced to make some swift changes to the way work is done and classes are taught, and particularly were compelled realign the ways information and resources are shared with students and colleagues. Suddenly, traditional teaching modalities became unavailable, and electronic methods had to be relied upon almost exclusively.  With our typical teaching and learning situations dramatically altered, was the Fair Use doctrine altered as well? The answer may surprise you.  Come join us as we examine how Fair Use is performing during the pandemic, and together discuss the implications for our scholarly work going forward.

Presented by

Martin J. Brennan

Scholarly Communication Education Librarian