Open Access Week Streaming Event

Event Date: 
Oct 24, 2017
Event Location: 
Speaker's Corner, Stauffer Library

Please join us in Speaker's Corner on October 24th from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM as we stream "Spotlight on Open Educational Resources" in honour of Open Access Week. 

October 23-29 is International Open Access week, and to celebrate, the Ryerson University Library & Archives (RULA), the University of Toronto Libraries, and eCampusOntario are welcoming faculty and librarians from both institutions to join us for a full day of events, including a keynote lecture from internationally-recognized copyright and open access advocate, Dr. Michael Geist.

In the morning join Ariel Katz from the University of Toronto, Sam Trosow from the University of Western Ontario, Jennifer MacInnis from Ryerson University, and Kelsey Merkley from Creative Commons Canada for coffee and a discussion entitled “Fair, Open, Free? Copyright, Open Licensing, and Academic Freedom in Canadian Higher Education.”

The afternoon begins at noon with a lecture by Dr. Michael Geist. Dr. Geist will be discussing the linkages between copyright reform, open access, and open educational resources. Dr. Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.

The afternoon session will also feature an introduction to open educational resources, a faculty panel discussing the use of open access material in the classroom, and the presentation of the Open Access Wall of Fame Award. 

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