Copyright has always been a major concern for higher education institutions, but recent (and ongoing) changes to copyright legislation, licensing agreements and the general disruption of digital networks, experienced across all sectors, has made it an even more difficult landscape for faculty and staff to navigate.
BCcampus has been asked by system partners to investigate ways to help institutions, their faculty and students navigate this complex terrain. Creating and adopting open textbooks is one way. Providing insight into the current state of copyright in Canadian higher education is another.
In early May 2012 BCcampus conducted an informal survey and gathered links to all of the copyright education sites on campuses around B.C.  Please alert us to any changes or updates to this list via our Contact page.
Camosun –
Douglas College –
Kwantlen –
Langara –
Okanagan College –
UVic –
In addition, because it is of particular interest to our deliberations around supporting copyright education/OER awareness, we looked further and pulled out URLs to the FAQs institutions have come up with for their instructors, staff and students:
Camosun  –
JIBC – “Preparing Course Materials” –
JIBC – Blackboard and copyright –
JIBC – Digital Materials FAQs –
JIBC “General FAQ” –
Kwantlen –
OC “Copyright in the Classroom” –
OC “Licensing” –
SFU FAQs (actually Access Copyright’s FAQs) –
SFU – making required readings available –
UVic –
UVic Guides –
VCC digital materials copyright questions-
We have observed that copyright education is almost exclusively the domain of the institutional library, yet education on those library-driven sites regarding “openness” is typically limited (with some notable exceptions) to “open access” (that is, access to academic journals, institutional repositories, etc) and not “open educational resources.” This seems like one gap that could be addressed.