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The Canadian Human Rights Reporter has ceased publication as of December 31, 2020. Subscribers around the country, including libraries, recently experienced access issues with CHRR's content and their website, which led to many wondering what happened. Canadian Human Rights Reporter logo A recent announcement from Shelagh Day, President and Senior Editor of CHRR, was sent […]
DEFINITIONS, DECLARATIONS, STATEMENTS Budapest Open Access Initiative. https://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read One of the many foundational documents in the Open Access movement that defines open access in research and outlines the principles on which it is founded. Berlin Declaration. https://openaccess.mpg.de/Berlin-Declaration The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and is foundational to the […]
Open Access week is here again! The theme for this year's celebration is "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge". To mark Open Access week, the Law Library put together the ultimate open access quiz for anyone interested in testing their knowledge on this form of publishing and sharing. If you are up for the […]
Open Access Week 2018 is here! The international celebration of open access (OA) will run from October 22nd-28th. This year’s theme is “designing equitable foundations for open access”. What does this theme mean? To me, it means spreading the word far and wide on some core OA concepts, which will hopefully translate into inspiration and […]
The Osgoode Library’s Canada Law Book Rare Book Room contains many treasures illustrative of Canadian law and history. One of my favourites is a small book, not of great value in its own right, but valuable both because of its association with two great of Canadians and because of the insight it gives us into […]
Over the past few years, the Library has been closely involved in working with the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Rideau Hall on the design of a new coat of arms for Osgoode to reflect the law school’s association with York University and in celebration of our 50th anniversary at York. That task is now complete. […]
The Osgoode Library recently acquired for its Trials special collection in the Canada Law Book Rare Room copies of the following publication: Life and Confession of Sophia Hamilton Who Was Tried, Condemned and Sentenced to be Hung at [name of city] for the Perpetration of the Most Shocking Murders and Daring Robberies Perhaps Recorded in […]
Nearly 30,000 pages of Indian Tribal Codes have been added to the American Indian Law Collection on HeinOnline. These materials have been made available by Ralph Whitney Johnson and Susan Lupton at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington School of Law. Included is the first edition from 1981, and the second edition from 1988. The […]
The 2017 issue (volume 26) of the Journal of Law and Social Policy has been published to Osgoode Digital Commons.