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Not a Free for All: Canadian University Libraries Spending Hundreds of Millions on Licensing

As students across Canada head back to school this week, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), which represents 31 member libraries, issued a reminder that Canadian education spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year on content licensing. Access Copyright and the publishing community have tried to paint the Canadian situation as a free-for-all, but the reality is that educational institutions, libraries, and students are still buying books and licensing content. In fact, recent U.S. data shows that textbook costs are increasing far faster than any other education cost.

The CARL release states:

The 31 member libraries of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) spent $293 million on information resources in 2014-15, demonstrating a clear commitment to accessing print and digital content legally and rewarding content owners accordingly. Universities are actively engaged in outreach to their faculty, staff, and students, educating them on their rights and responsibilities under the Copyright Act and ensuring that uses of material under copyright fall well within the provisions of the law. Where educational uses are more substantive and therefore fall outside of fair dealing, the content is either purchased to be added to licensed collections, or rights clearances are obtained and royalties are paid for these uses. Trained, knowledgeable library staff support these activities.

Some voices in the publishing community and associated lobbyists have stated in the media that the education market has evaporated as a result of users’ fair dealing rights. This is inaccurate. Universities continue to buy and to license access to published works, at substantial cost, using public funds and student tuition dollars.

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September 8, 2016 2 comments News

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 12: Canadian Association of Research Libraries

The members of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries are the 29 major academic research libraries across Canada together with Library and Archives Canada, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) and the Library of Parliament. CARL’s position on digital locks is similar to the Canadian Library Association: […]

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October 20, 2011 7 comments News

CreateChangeCanada

ARL, SPARC, and CARL have joined forces to create CreateChangeCanada, a site devoted to open access issues.

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February 28, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

CARL and SPARC Release Canadian Author Addendum

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) have released the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum, a new tool for authors in Canada to retain key rights to the journal articles they publish.

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August 15, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

SPARC and CARL Support CIHR Open Access Policy

Thanks to Peter Suber's site for pointing out the public support from two organizations that together represent more than 200 academic libraries in North America.

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November 30, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads