On July 30, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada brought an end to one of the longest-running copyright sagas in recent memory when it rendered its judgement in the York University v. Access Copyright case. The case capped the debate around the rights and limits of educational institutions who are reproducing copyrighted material for student use using the “fair dealing” exception as outlined in the Canadian Copyright Act and Supreme Court cases such as CCH v. LSUC.
RULA self-serve kiosk
Located in the lobby of the Ryerson library, this touchscreen application was developed in-house by the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) team to help with wayfinding and provide information on library resources and services.
The RULA kiosk will help patrons navigate the library, map books to their location using the Bookfinder app, find available computers, see what events are going on, and identify academic support services in the building.
Since being launched in September, the statistics show that the kiosk is heavily used to locate books – over 1,000 searches to date. Popular searches also include mapping specific locations in the library, as well as the real-time display of available computers.