Tom Hickerson

Tom Hickerson

Fair dealing plays an essential role in the dissemination of scholarly knowledge and the advancement of scholarship. It also helps us strike the crucial balance between appropriate use of copyrighted material and protecting authors’ rights. Fair dealing allows students and faculty to use scholarly information in an active way that teaches them the importance of crediting the sources they use.

At the University of Calgary, fair dealing enhances the role of the library in research and learning outcomes by making our copyright office an active participant on campus. We offer regular workshops and services for students, faculty and staff to raise awareness and foster support for the principles of fair dealing.

Tom Hickerson
Vice Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources) and University Librarian
University of Calgary