Digital Repository Success Stories
Thursday, April 19
1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Open access to scholarship has become an important mandate for research and teaching institutions in Canada and around the world. For the better part of the past decade, the number of universities and law schools that have implemented digital repositories has grown dramatically. In this movement, Librarians have naturally assumed the role of facilitating, preserving and expanding access to the intellectual output and educational materials of their organizations. In this webinar, you will hear digital repository success stories from three librarians who have been entrusted with protecting the vital assets of their respective law school or university.
Mariya Maistrovskaya is an Institutional Repositories Librarian at the Information Technology Services of the University of Toronto Libraries. In this role she supports a suite of institutional repositories, including TSpace research repository, Journal Production Services, and MyMedia streaming service.
F. Tim Knight is an Associate Librarian and Head of Technical Services at the Osgoode Hall Law School Library at York University. He has been a cataloguing librarian and metadata specialist since the early 1990's. Tim is a member of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries and represents that association on the Canadian Cataloguing Committee. He is Chair of the KF Modified Committee and editor of the KF Classification Modified for Use in Canadian and Common Law Law Libraries. He has been overseeing and coordinating the activities of the Osgoode Digital Commons since 2014.
Kim Nayyer is Associate University Librarian, Law and Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Law at University of Victoria. In addition to leading the Diana M Priestly Law Library, she has oversight over the Copyright Office and Scholarly Communications unit at UVic. The functions of that office include planning, building, and administration of UVic’s campus-wide institutional repository. Working with the leader and staff of COSC, Kim also coordinates recruitment and deposit of Law Faculty scholarship into the institutional repository. Kim is co-chair of the CALL/ACBD Copyright Committee and, in that capacity, represents CALL/ACBD in the Canadian Federation of Library Associations-- Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques Copyright Committee. Before joining UVic, Kim worked as a research lawyer in Ontario and Alberta, advising on issues in a variety of legal topics; managing and creating library and knowledge resources; and delivering legal research and writing instruction programs to articling students and junior associates.