OLA Copyright Symposium
Date: Friday November 22, 2019
Location: Ryerson University Library, Fourth Floor
Registration: Member: $150 / Non-Member: $185 / Student: $35 / First Nations Public Library Staff: $35
The 2019 OLA Copyright Symposium will explore ideas around traditional knowledge and
traditional cultural expression, with a focus on the interplay between this type of knowledge and
The recent Statutory Review of the Copyright Act report of the Standing Committee on Industry,
Science and Technology (INDU) recognizes that "in many cases, the [Copyright] Act fails
to meet the expectations of Indigenous peoples with respect to privacy, preservation, and
dissemination of their cultural expressions. The Committee also recognizes the need to
effectively protect traditional arts and cultural expressions in a manner that empowers
Indigenous communities, and to ensure that individual Indigenous creators have the same
opportunities to fully participate in the Canadian economy as non-Indigenous creators" (p. 30).
In this symposium, both themes outlined above will be explored, starting with our keynote,
Jennifer Wemigwans, who will set the stage by addressing Indigenous cultural protocols and
cultural responsibilities in the online environment. OLA has superb line-up of speakers for this
Space is limited, so register today to secure your spot!
The OLA Copyright User’s Group regularly host a symposium focusing on issues related to copyright for various types of libraries. As librarians and library technicians with responsibility for administering copyright policy and/or educating colleagues and users it is necessary to develop professional skills and judgment to discern both the needs of our communities and the extent of what the law will allow. The symposium aims to assist librarians and library staff in developing copyright knowledge grounded in existing law and tailored to the unique needs and culture of their institution.
The Novotel Toronto Centre at 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, in downtown Toronto is OLA's recommendation for 2019 Copyright Symposium. Please note that this hotel is about a 15-20 minute walk to Ryerson, or a quick subway ride. OLA does not have a room block at the Novotel; please make an individual room booking by phone (416-367-8900) or online (Company code: SC241964360 and Access code: ON554CA671). Room rates $195-$296 subject to availability.
The closest hotel is the Chelsea Hotel - a 5 minute walk from Ryerson University. OLA does not have a room block, please make an individual room booking. Room rates range from $195-$216.
OLA Members can also access preferred hotel rates through Perkopolis.
Registrations will be reimbursed at 75% until 30 days prior to the event; 50% until 15 days prior and will not be reimbursed at all within 14 days of the event. Registration can be transferred to another staff member at any point during the registration process. Please email your cancellation or transfer requests to email@example.com .
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The 2019 Ontario Scholarly Communication Skillshare will be taking place in the same space on November 21st. Click here to view the program and register. This program is not affiliated with the Ontario Library Association.