Fair Dealing Week 2020

What is fair dealing?

You probably make use of fair dealing every day without even realizing it, whether emailing a news article to a friend, using a clip from a song, using a copyrighted image on social media, or quoting passages from a book when writing an essay.  Activities such as these are not considered to be copyright infringement – in fact, the ability for users to make copies for specific purposes is an integral part of the Canadian Copyright Act.

Every year libraries and educational institutions across North America celebrate the rules that allow sharing of portions of published works for research and education. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week 2020 please join us for one of the following events!

More information on Fair Dealing in Canada click here!

Date Time Location Event
Feb 25, Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am Harriet Irving Library, Board Room #206

Essential Copyright Exceptions for Students and Staff

We will be examining the exceptions beyond fair dealing that students can use in the course of their education. These exceptions are also essential knowledge for instructors, librarians, and staff who advise and assist students. This webinar will cover four main topics: user-generated content, image use, theses, and issues raised by e-textbooks.

Feb 25, Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Hans W. Klohn Common,

Room #107

Copyright and Scholarly Publishing

Images are playing an increasingly prevalent role in every facet of our digital expression. This session will explore the effectiveness, sourcing and evaluation of images for personal and professional use. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week in Canada, we will practice the skills presented in the session by applying some of the rules of the Canadian Copyright Act and how to properly (and legally) use others’ works in our own.

Feb 26, Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Harriet Irving Library,

Milham Room #100

A not-so-painful way to learn Copyright basics

Learn to recognize some of the basic rules around sharing and distributing published works with a rousing hand of the Canadian Copyright Card Game!

Feb 27, Thursday

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Harriet Irving Library,

Learning Lab Room #112

Copyright and Scholarly Publishing

Images are playing an increasingly prevalent role in every facet of our digital expression. This session will explore the effectiveness, sourcing and evaluation of images for personal and professional use. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week in Canada, we will practice the skills presented in the session by applying some of the rules of the Canadian Copyright Act and how to properly (and legally) use others’ works in our own. RSVP

 

GEAR – Free Workshops For Graduate Students

All graduate students are welcome to attend GEAR [Graduate Essentials for Academic Research] a series of free 90-minute workshops hosted by UNB Libraries.

All sessions will be held in the Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112.

Date Time Session
Feb 11, Tuesday 10:00am

Submitting and Formatting Your Thesis/Dissertation

This session – featuring a primer on how to locate and view prior theses and dissertations from UNB graduate students – is primarily about how you can make your life easier by utilizing thesis/dissertation templates provided by UNB Libraries and the School of Graduate Studies. [RSVP]

Instructors: Rob Glencross and Mike Nason

Feb 27, Thursday 2:00pm

Copyright and Scholarly Publishing

Images are playing an increasingly prevalent role in every facet of our digital expression. This session will explore the effectiveness, sourcing and evaluation of images for personal and professional use. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week in Canada, we will practice the skills presented in the session by applying  some of the rules of the Canadian Copyright Act and how to properly (and legally) use others’ works in our own. [RSVP]

Instructors: Marc Bragdon and Josh Dickison

March 11, Wednesday 10:30am

Research Data Sharing via Institutional (Dataverse) and Discipline-Specific Repositories

The practice of research data sharing is heterogeneous, with no 'one size fits all' between and among the researchers.  This session provides an overview of recent recommendations from the publishers on data sharing, as well as gives practical recommendations on data sharing best practices. Examples and tips on how to document and describe various datasets will be presented with an opportunity to practice in writing data documentation and creating metadata. This session will also provide an overview of various discipline-specific repositories with specific examples of how to prepare a dataset for publication in Dataverse. [RSVP]

Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

March 16, Monday

2:00pm

Excel Fundamentals

Learn how to navigate through the Excel environment and discover various fundamental Excel functionalities (basic formatting, formulas and graphs). The session is aimed at graduate students with little or no experience with Excel and will be taught in a combination of presentation and in-class student work. [RSVP]

Instructor: Mario Tiozzo

April 8, Wednesday 10:00am

World of Archives

Did you know that only about 5% of archival materials held in provincial, federal, religious, and university archives are available digitally?  Have you ever wondered how to identify relevant archival collections or how to access primary documents? This 90-minute workshop will explore the methods necessary to access and do research in archives.  The workshop will begin with an overview of archival mandates, operations and practicalities, followed by a session in the Winslow Reading Room with original archival materials.

This session will appeal to graduate students in the humanities. When registering please indicate your faculty or area of interest. The archivist may be able to find something in the collection which could be of use in your research for the “show-and-tell” part of the workshop. [RSVP]

Instructor: Christine Lovelace

April 6, Monday 2:00pm

Intro to Patent Searching

This workshop will provide an overview of some library research skills and strategies for searching patents effectively. Topics will include: searching Canadian and international patent databases and integrated patent searching in Scopus and Patent Lens. Some helpful resources and tips will be shared for searching patents. Attendees will also have an opportunity to work on their own patent searching topics and request additional help from the librarian, if needed. This workshop is recommended for graduate students who will be conducting literature reviews for their major research papers, theses or dissertations. [RSVP]

Instructor: Saran Croos

 

 

In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship

We are excited to announce that Judith Mackin will be our featured speaker for the next In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship event!

Join us at Tuck Studio in Saint John on March 12th at 6:30pm to hear Judith explore how she proudly calls herself an entrepreneur, and discuss her company’s commitment to their customers, community, and team.

In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship is a speaker series from UNB Libraries focused on highlighting the inspirational and innovative careers of female entrepreneurs in New Brunswick with the overarching goal to foster and inspire entrepreneurial thinking.

RSVP: eventbrite

Tuck Studio is located at 122 Prince William St, Saint John

 

Investext Database

Have you tried Investext yet? A great database for Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship faculty/students conducting market intelligence research.

Investext contains current and historical company, industry, investment and market intelligence reports written by analysts from 1700 investment banks, brokerage houses and independent research organizations. (e.g Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank,  JP Morgan, Marketline, and Wells Fargo).
Reports can be retrieved by company name or ticker symbol, region, country, industry, subject, category, as well as by keyword. Industries are broken out into Financials, Healthcare, Technology, Telecommunications Services, Utilities, Energy, Basic Materials, Industrials, Consumer Cyclicals and Non-Cyclicals.  Names of investment banks and research organizations can be searched by selecting “Contributor.”

 

Extended hours at the Harriet Irving Library

We're excited to announce our extended hours!

 November 17 - December 18

During this period the Harriet Irving Library will be open until 2am from Sunday - Thursday.
Library Services will be available until 10pm.
You will need your UCard to be allowed in the building from 10pm - 2am.

HOURS:

Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 2:00am (Library Services available until 10pm)
Friday – Saturday 7:30am – Midnight  
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00am (Library Services available until 10pm)

 

Complete Hours of Operation

In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship

UNB Libraries will be hosting a library run speaking series called In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship. The series invite inspiring women to share their entrepreneurial story and speak about the businesses, initiatives, and organizations they have founded and operate. It will be an open and inclusive event for all genders, faculties, and members of the Fredericton community.

The first speaker will be Susan Holt on November 20, 2019 at 4:30pm with a networking reception to follow at 5:30pm until 6:00pm in the Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library. Light refreshments provided!
This event will coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week and the weeklong activities planned on campus.