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NOTICE: Scott Library Elevator Refurbishment Dec. 5/22 to March 3/23

NOTICE: Scott Library Elevator Refurbishment Dec. 5/22 to March 3/23

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the student experience in our spaces, York Facilities is proceeding with the refurbishment of the elevator in Scott Library. Work is scheduled to begin on December 5 and is expected to conclude on March 3, 2023.   This project will ensure years more of functional life for our […]

Teaching Commons Blog: Curious about Open Educational Practices? Learn more with the Libraries’ Infographic, Guide & Mini-Course

Teaching Commons Blog: Curious about Open Educational Practices? Learn more with the Libraries’ Infographic, Guide & Mini-Course

By Stephanie Quail You may have heard the terms open education (OE) and open educational resources (OER) over the last few years. This global movement has changed the way instructors use educational resources in the classroom.  OER are free teaching and learning resources that are created by instructors and other experts and use open licences, such as Creative Commons licences. […]

Sign-Up for the Open Education Training Program - Begins November 2022

Sign-Up for the Open Education Training Program - Begins November 2022

In summer 2020, York University Libraries worked with the Open Education Steering Committee to launch a four-week mini-course on Open Education for Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) project leads. This course was designed to help AIF leads fulfill the open educational resources (OER) component of their AIF contract.  Stephanie Quail, scholarly communications librarian, Hilary Barlow, W.P. Scott […]

YFile: Opening our eyes to the possibilities of OER

YFile: Opening our eyes to the possibilities of OER

The decision to devote this issue of “Innovatus” to Open Educational Resources (OER) is a deliberate one. Across Canada, there is a national conversation happening about how academic institutions use OER, support OER adoption and creation in the classroom, and how OER facilitate innovative pedagogy.  As the articles in this issue of “Innovatus” show, instructors […]

Featured Collection: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Featured Collection: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

To honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, York University Libraries present a collection of resources, which include print books, e-books, and videos that examine this history, the challenges of reconciliation, and share the stories of survivors. "Orange Shirt Day" began as an Indigenous-led movement to honour the children and families […]

YFile: A project in preservation: archiving digital documents, articles and images

YFile: A project in preservation: archiving digital documents, articles and images

An important aspect of YFile‘s 20th anniversary is preserving its archived content for future generations at York University. What does the process involve when considering a digital publication with such a lengthy history? What should University community members consider when thinking of archiving their digital records? To find out, YFile turned to the archivists at the University’s Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections Department of the York University Libraries (YUL).