In Process

Amani, Bita, and Mark Swartz. “Cultivating Copyright Custodians for the Digital Age: Law, Libraries, & the Public Interest in Lending.” (Paper presented at the “Copyright User Rights and Access to Justice Symposium, Windsor, Ontario, May 18, 2017” and at the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, New York City, August 4, 2021”).

Open Educational Resources

“Copyright Open Educational Resource for University Instructors and Staff,” Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

Book Chapters

Swartz, Mark and Lise Brin, “The Public Domain and Libraries: History, Contexts, Threats, and Opportunities,” in Navigating Copyright for Libraries: Purpose and Scope, ed. Jessica Coates, Victoria Owen, and Susan Reilly, IFLA Publications 181 (De Gruyter Saur, 2022),

Swartz, Mark, and Rosarie Coughlan. “An Overview of the Open Access Movement in Canada.” In Open Praxis, Open Access: Digital Scholarship in Action, edited by Darren Chase and Dana Haugh, 19–40. Chicago, Illinois: ALA Editions, 2020.

Swartz, Mark, Ann Ludbrook, Stephen Spong, and Graeme Slaght. “From Fair Dealing to Fair Use: How Universities Have Adapted to the Changing Copyright Landscape in Canada.” In Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World. Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2019.


De Castell, C., J. Dickison, T. Mau, M. Swartz, R. Tiessen, A. Wakaruk, and C. Winter. “Controlled Digital Lending of Library Books in Canada”. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, vol. 17, no. 2, Dec. 2022, pp. 1-35,

Christina Winter et al., “Canadian Collaborations: Library Communications and Advocacy in the Time of COVID-19,” Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship 5, no. 1 (August 27, 2021).

Swartz, Mark and Graeme Slaght, “Strengthening Canadian User Rights through Shared Understanding: Adapting the Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use for Canada” (Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Association of Research Libraries, February 22, 2021).

Swartz, Mark, “Access Copyright v. York and the Copyright Review: Recommended Resources,” Inside OCULA, October 1, 2017.

Swartz, Mark, “Digital Copyright Law,” Intellectual Property Journal; Scarborough 29, no. 3 (August 2017): 509–15.

Jing, Jenny et al., “Making User Rights Clear: Adding e-Resource License Information in Library Systems,” The Code4Lib Journal, no. 29 (July 15, 2015).

Swartz, Mark, “Shifting Tides: How the Re-Emergence of DRM Impacts Libraries,” Feliciter 59, no. 1 (February 2013): 3,5.

Colebatch, Chabriol et al., “Digital Locks and Canadian Research Library Collections: Implications for Scholarship, Accessibility, and Preservation (Feliciter Summary),” Feliciter 59, no. 1 (February 2013): 12–14.

Colebatch, Chabriol et al., “Digital Locks and Canadian Research Library Collections: Implications for Scholarship,  Accessibility, and  Preservation (CARL Document)” (Canadian Association of Research Libraries, January 4, 2012).


Swartz, Mark, Ann Ludbrook, and Heather Martin, “Blurred Lines: How Electronic Reserves Services Are Breaking Down the Barriers Between Content and the Classroom,” 2014.


Canadian Association of Research Libraries. “Equitable, Affordable Access to Digital Course Materials for University Students: Issues and Solutions,” November 12, 2020.

Canadian Association of Research Libraries. “CARL Statement on Optimal Equitable Access to Post-Secondary Learning Resources During COVID-19,” March 26, 2020.