Digital Resources (links)
The links below can help you find additional resources for available materials, assistance in obtaining permission to use material, and information about generally acceptable practices regarding the use of copyrighted materials.
The goal of AlouetteCanada is to create, disseminate, preserve and sustain the knowledge base of Canadian memory organizations in digital form, for the purpose of benefiting all Canadians.
Large archive of audio, video, film, texts, podcasts, websites, and software, many of which are licensed under Creative Commons or are in the Public Domain. Registered users can also upload their own materials and link to them from their personal websites.
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
A wide range of serives and advice are available to member associations.
Canadian Copyright Act (CCA)
Related: Bill C-11 (Copyright Modernization Act) http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Docid=5144516&File=9
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Outlines Canadian copyright issues in a straightforward, practical voice.
Non-profit organization representing professional Canadian visual artists' voices to government.
A non-profit organization providing open education resources. Designed to allow the collaborative development and free availability of material, it is governed by Creative Commons licenses. Content is available from all over the world and users may modify the material for any purpose (but must also be willing to share information).
Copyright Clearance Center
Provides licenses for in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks.
Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. Copyright owners provide users with varying degrees of access to their works (i.e. the author of a book can put it online under a CC license that allows users the freedom to copy all or part of that book). The organization has released several copyright licenses which, depending on the one chosen, restrict only certain rights (or none) of the work.
Related: Here is a clever cartoon-style depiction on how to use Creative Commons licenses http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Spectrumofrights_Comic1
An open-source solution for accessing, managing, and preserving scholarly works.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Over 3000 scientific and scholarly journals in the directory, with over 1000 searchable by article.
Educational Rights Collective of Canada (ERCC)
Free Archive of Life Sciences Journals
Government of Canada
Most federal government publications can be copied without having to obtain permission.
Database of archival images from Canadian libraries and museums that can be used in non-commercial settings in accordance with their pre-authorized license.
Follow iTunesU on twitter for official updates from iTunes U, including featured courses from leading education institutions and noteworthy instructors.
Related: apps for students http://itunes.apple.com/us/collection/apps-for-college/id25204?fcId=532589062&enlh=2.8331.833.83.8&mt=8&ls=1
Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada Learning Centre
Learning resources for teachers and students. Many Canadian books, images, and professional development tools can be accessed here.
Audio readings of Public Domain books.
National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Reproduction of NFB materials for personal or public non-commercial use is permitted, provided certain conditions are met (click here for more information). Commercial use requires written permission of the NFB.
Open Content Alliance
International collaboration to archive multilingual text and multimedia.
Over 39,000 digitized books from the Public Domain.
Canadian copyright collective that administers performing rights of more than 100,000 composer, author and music publisher members
Springer Science & Business Media
Provision of scientific and professional open access journals. Springer Images also has an available iPhone app
Large repository of Canadian theses and dissertations.
Offers a variety of material for educational use. Its policy is "user beware". Please follow the guidelines for citing sources.
Copyright websites at other "opt-out" universities:
Mount Royal University
Royal Roads University
University of British Columbia
University of Guelph
University of New Brunswick
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Note: The information obtained from or through this site does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.
All information found on the University of Saskatchewan Copyright website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License.