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Supreme Court finds in favour of York University

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. 

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Micro-controlled tinkering: Designing Arduino kits using 3D printing

Arduino is a fascinating and fun project for people who like to tinker with objects that they find around them. Originally introduced at an Italian design institute, Arduino is an open-source electronics platform that lets everyone, from the beginner to…

#IFLAGlobalVision

I recently had the opportunity to attend the second regional workshop of the IFLA Global Vision Initiative (the first one was May 2017 in Washington D.C.). This project, funded by the Gates Foundation as part of the Global Libraries initiative…

Professional development: Leverage social media to stay connected and informed

Professional development (PD) is vital to our personal and work-related growth but it can be challenging to find the time to stay current with what is happening in the world of information professionals. I’ve found that social media can be…

Small(er) libraries: Survey highlights impact & funding

Last month, we shared our conversation about working in small(er) libraries and then asked our colleagues who work in similar libraries to weigh in by answering two survey questions: What do you find most rewarding about working in a smaller…

Uncovering “next reads”: Moving from popular fiction to less visible titles

There’s nothing more thrilling for me than having conversations with readers about what they’re reading. It’s definitely easier to have these exchanges if we’ve both read the same book—hence why book clubs abound—but what happens when we run out of…

Rachel Di Cresce

Welcome to The Library IT Crowd, a column brought to you by the Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA). We showcase some of the great librarians and library professionals currently working with technology, get to know them, and share their…

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