Public Domain Core Collection Team

The Public Domain Core Collection Project would not have been possible without the enthusiastic collaboration between staff, faculty members and students at Ryerson and Brock universities. We came together with a shared desire to make commonly used public domain texts more accessible to instructors and students in our institutions, Ontario and beyond. We also wanted to encourage instructors to use the texts as a basis for open pedagogy assignments with the aim of empowering students to become knowledge creators rather than just knowledge consumers.

Core Project Team

Ryerson University

  • Payton Flood, Digital Publication Coordinator
  • Nipuni Kuruppu, 4th year, Creative Industries student
  • Val Lem, Collections Lead, Faculty of Arts
  • Ann Ludbrook, Research Lead, Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian
  • Emma Seston, 4th year, New Media student
  • Sally Wilson, Web Services Librarian, Project Lead

Brock University

  • Giulia Forsythe, Associate Director, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
  • Cal Murgu, Liaison and Instructional Design Librarian
  • Jennifer Thiessen, Head, Liaison Services

This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy visit:”


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