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 IntroductionsBridget Whittle


 Copyright ActJessica Whyte

The Copyright Act is now up for review and I think we should talk about organizing any letters or responses (e.g. coordinating examples of digital locks inhibiting our work)

Background Information for discussion

Key area of interest to us: there is no legal exemption for digital locks. This is a change from how analogue material is dealt with and as a community we might want to bring that to the attention of the review board, others participating in the review, etc.

Anyone interested is welcome to participate in the google doc.

 Dataverse update

Usage Statistics (Oct 2014 - Oct 2017)

-          Downloads by Dataverse, monthly (including summary by Institutional Dataverse)

-          Downloads by Dataset, monthly

-          File size & type

-          Subject coverage

-          User accounts

Deadline for submissions is February 15th 2018, 4:00 pm ET

Links: SP Dataverse Usage Report | Excel spreadsheet

Comments: we should, but I'm not sure we have capacity within the community.

York and ODC would be willing to circulate for interest and would contribute to a draft.

 CANARIE community call responseStephen Marks

Do we want to respond to the CANARIE community call for consultation around an RDM focused funding stream?

General interest in a community response and to share it with stakeholders at local institutions.



Additional discussion

On the subject of web archiving, a reminder about the CFP for the "Web Data at Scale with the Archives Unleashed Toolkit: Web Archive Datathon" (Robarts Library, University of Toronto, 26-27 April 2018

  Grant HurleyOCUL is looking into organizing a Digital Preservation Management workshop in conjunction with COPPUL. Is there interest in one that COPPUL is hosting in Calgary in June, or a future one in Ontario. Please let Grant know if you or members of your organisation would be interested.
  Stephen MarksUofT/Scholars Portal are also looking at having a workship for hte Portland Common Data Model. And would like to know if members are interested.
  Kaitlin NewsonCode4Lib North will be happening May 10-11 at OCAD. For more information, see the Code4Lib wiki (, or contact Kaitlin. Registration will open next month.




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