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.
The University of Waterloo Library’s Geospatial Centre helped put more of the university on the map in November by hosting a two-day Google Map Maker event. The purpose was to create complete and accurate maps of the uWaterloo campuses. The event was an opportunity for the campus community to share with the world the places they know and love on campus.
The efforts of more than 100 participants resulted in a permanent mark on Google Maps. Steve Xu, Waterloo’s GIS Library Associate, and Eva Dodsworth, the library’s Geospatial Data Services Librarian and Geospatial Centre Coordinator, can provide more information about the event.
Nancy Collins is the Communications and Liaison Librarian at the University of Waterloo.