Nick Kotoulas

Nick Kotoulas

PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto

How does fair dealing affect your research and studies at the University of Toronto?

The fair dealing exception is critical in integrating excerpts of current research findings within my course curricula in the physical sciences. Instead of relying solely on sometimes dated material in textbooks, fundamental concepts were complemented with the most up-to-date research. This definitely expanded the scope of my courses, giving me a more rich educational experience.

What do you see as the library’s role in helping you with copyright and fair dealing?

I see the library as a necessary and valuable disseminator of all forms of educational media including copyright restricted material. It should continue to focus on improving access to these materials while at the same time continue to evolve with our ever-changing technological landscape to offer the most efficient and effective platform for distribution.