Category Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

Changes to Kanopy streaming access

Effective May 1 2019, Langara Library will transition to a limited access model, or mediated mode, for the Kanopy streaming film platform. We recognize that streaming videos have become an increasingly important resource for courses over the past several years, … Continue reading

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Open Champions

In 2019 we’re continuing to highlight the hard work of Langara’s Open Champions – instructors and staff who work with Open Education Resources (OER) on campus. Today’s Open Champion is Tyron Tsui, instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Continue reading

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New Library Collection: SAGE Premier

Langara Library takes an evidence-based approach to collection development. One way this works is that we look at data such as interlibrary loan requests and turnaway reports to show us what resources our users are seeking out that we are … Continue reading

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Research and Writing Coach-in for Students

The Library and Writing Centre, in collaboration, are offering monthly Research and Writing Clinics for students this semester.  Please help us promote and share this event with your students.  In post-surveys of these workshops, faculty referral has proven traction with students. Here are a poster and … Continue reading

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Growing Open at Langara

Mark your calendars for Open Langara’s Wine & Cheese event! Join us on March 6, 2019 as we celebrate our colleagues who are leading the way with open educational resources (OER) at Langara . Enjoy a glass of wine while … Continue reading

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Earn $500: Review an open textbook today!

Open Langara has partnered with BCcampus to offer Langara instructors a $500 honorarium to review a textbook in the BCcampus Open Textbook Collection. For those unfamiliar with the BCcampus Open Textbook Initiative, the aim is to “make higher education more accessible … Continue reading

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2017/18 Langara Library and Learning Commons Annual Report

The 2017/18 Library & Learning Commons Annual Report (April 2017 -March 2018) is now available to read here. The Library & Learning Commons continues to be more active and dynamic than ever, shattering records in many areas: number of information … Continue reading

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Decolonizing the Library Catalog

In 2016 the Musqueam First Nation, on whose unceded traditional territory Langara is located, gave Langara a Musqueam name that means house of teachings. As part of Langara’s commitment to strengthen the connections between the Musqueam people and the College, … Continue reading

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Copyright start-of-semester reminder

September has officially arrived and with it a new school year. A friendly reminder that members of the Langara community are required to adhere to the Canadian Copyright Act and the College’s copyright policies. Fair dealing and educational exceptions in the Act … Continue reading

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More Complicated than Theft: Current Trends in Plagiarism Prevention Education

The Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs Annual Report from 2017 marked an astounding increase in the number of reported cases of plagiarism at Langara College, up to 495 total incidents (up from 286 in 2016) (Ross, 2018). Since 2013, the … Continue reading

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