Fair dealing is an exception in the Copyright Act that allows for the use of copyright-protected works for specific purposes, such as education and research, as long as the use is fair.Knowing how to use fair dealing and judge fairness can be challenging. Check out Copyright@Waterloo for resources to help you understand copyright and the fair dealing exception, including:
This easy-to-use tool allows you to discover scholarly journal articles, news and magazine articles, citations, dissertations, standards, primary sources and more! You can browse this collection by subject, title or keyword search.
Library staff were busy with many fundraising events throughout the United Way month of October. Not only was this the most successful fundraising year for the Library, we were the top event fundraisers for the University of Waterloo United Way Campaign.
Partnering with departments across campus, the Library hosted a variety of events during Open Access Week - from workshops to a movie night with popcorn. The highlight of the week was Open Access Day, a day-long event of panels and workshops covering the creation and use of open educational resources (OER), a discussion about how to ‘get serious’ about Open Access at Waterloo, and more! Kicking off the event was a keynote address from David Porter, CEO of eCampus Ontario about "making Open Access the default thinking in curricular resource creation, adoption and adaptation." You can view his keynote slides on Slideshare.