General Resources and Information
The following Library Guides are available through the University of Regina Library. Textbooks and external resources can be found both in this text and in the guides.
Open Access LibGuide (Useful for general information)
Open Educational Resources LibGuide (Resources in an alternate format, and general information)
Open Textbooks LibGuide (Textbooks in an alternate format)
Additionally, the following general resources may be of interest:
CFLA – Advocacy on Copyright Issues
Owen, V., Swartz, M., Wakaruk, A. & Winter, C. (2021, February 5). Live Chat: CFLA – Advocacy on Copyright Issues. Presentation delivered at the OLA Superconference 2021 [online conference].
Canada’s Two OER Copyright Video Series
Winter, C., Swartz, M., Johnson, R., Martin, H., Blair, K., Wakaruk, A., Fagnan, L. & McNally, M. (2020, November 25). Canada’s Two OER Copyright Video Series. Presentation delivered at ABC Copyright Fall Speakers’ Series [online].
Dandar, D, Kazakoff-Lane, C., Langrell, K., & Winter, C. (2020). Issue Brief: Copyright Support for Scholarly Communications. COPPUL Scholarly Communications Working Group.
General List of Open Access Publishers
Faculty and Librian General Information:
Walter D. Butler, Aloha Sargent, and Kelsey Smith
Getting Started with the Marrakesh Treaty – a Guide for Librarians
The Marrakesh Treaty entered into force in September 2016, faster than any other international copyright text in the last 40 years. It promises to remove some of the key barriers to access to information by people with print disabilities.
Yet the Treaty will only be effective, where it has been incorporated into national law, when libraries and others are using it. Not all librarians feel confident in dealing with copyright law, potentially leaving users without the access they need.
This guide, edited by Victoria Owen, and with the welcome support of the World Blind Union, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Electronic Information for Libraries, and the Unviersity of Toronto, offers answers to frequently asked questions. It can also be adapted by national actors to their own laws – IFLA encourages this, in order to get the largest possible number of libraries involved.