SPARC-CARL Webinar on Supports for Tri-Agency Policy

Now Online: SPARC-CARL Webinar on Supports for Tri-Agency Policy

The recording and slides of the SPARC-CARL Webinar, “Library and Research Services Supports for the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications,” are now available on the CARL website. / / L’enregistrement et les diapositives du webinaire de SPARC et de l’ABRC, « Politique des trois organismes sur le libre accès aux publications : Soutien offert aux chercheurs par les bibliothèques académiques et les services de recherche universitaire » sont maintenant disponibles sur le site web de l’ABRC. Session en français  English-language session

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[PDADC-L] #17, Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

These guidelines result from a change in the Ministry’s approach to ancillary fees.

Page 3 points instructors to their liaison librarian to discuss alternatives to commercial online resources.  To support your work in this area, see the Libguide Learning Object Repositories and Open Coursewarewhich links to significant online sources of open educational resources.  I  update this guide annually with major directories, but if you see something missing, please let me know and I’ll do my best to add it.

If a faculty member has a specific question about the attached policy or whether a specific commercial resource would be acceptable under the Guidelines, you may want to refer instructors to staff members at CTSI, who are also able and willing to assist in this area.  And of course, if you’re not sure, feel free to ask me.

Rita Vine

From: Provost [provost@utoronto.ca]
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 11:14 AM
To: PDADC-L@listserv.utoronto.ca
Subject: [PDADC-L] #17, Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

Memo attached in PDF format and also available on-line at http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/public/pdadc/2014_to_2015/17.htm.

To:       PDAD&C

From:  Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students & First Entry Divisions; Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life

Date:   September 8, 2014

Re:       Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

In December 2013, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities revised the 2013-14 to 2016-17 Tuition Fee Framework and Ancillary Fee Guidelines for Publicly-Assisted Universities.  The revisions include changes regarding the charging of compulsory ancillary fees for digital learning materials required for assessment purposes.

The Ministry has signaled the need for each university to establish a policy regarding the use of digital learning materials for assessment purposes.

Attached are the Provostial Guidelines on the Use of Digital Learning Materials and well as a Frequently Asked Questions.  These Guidelines will be in effect for 2014-2015 and will be reviewed in early spring 2015.

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JSTOR’s “Register and Read” program permits free access to content of 1200 journals

Although the announcement was first made in March 2012, this project is not yet well known in the user community.  Learn more from this article in Inside Higher Education. Reference librarians serving members of the public, as well as liaison librarians verifying the openness of information resources for Coursera MOOCs will be particularly interested in the options available.

JSTOR to offer limited free access to content from 1,200 journals | Inside Higher Ed.

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