Based in Western Canada, we are focused on scholarly communications issues & trends.

Open Access Week

The theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week (October 21-27) is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”. Here is a list of COPPUL members libraries that are hosting events in celebration of Open Access Week. Concordia University of Edmonton – https://concordia.ab.ca/open-access-week-5-day-challenge/Kwantlen Polytechnic University Library – https://www.kpu.ca/library/Open_AccessSimon Fraser University Library – https://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/publish/scholarly-publishing/open-access/open-access-weekThompson Rivers University […]
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Library Publishing Forum 2020: Call for Proposals!

It was great to see so many Canadian librarians at the 2019 Library Publishing Forum event in Vancouver! The 2020 Forum will be held in Worcester, MA, May 4-6, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  This year we are moving away from the format of a one-day preconference followed by a two-day Forum and […]
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New UBC OER Fund Announced

A new #UBC OER Fund was announced today. Up to $250,000 per year in grants is available to support affordable & inclusive access to learning materials through the adaption, adoption, development, and integration of #OER within UBC credit courses. Details at: https://open.ubc.ca/oer-fund/

New Issue Briefs: Metrics & Mandates

The working group has completed two new issue briefs: Research Metrics Open Access Mandates in Canada Early in the fall we will be selecting new scholarly communications topics to explore and report on. Please do let any member of the SCWG know of any topic recommendations, as well as any feedback regarding our most recent […]
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Working Group Updates

Training Day Materials Posted Presentation materials from last month’s COPPUL Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day are now posted. Thank you to everyone who participated, and to everyone at the University of Regina for being wonderful hosts for this event. Stay tuned for information about a 2020 event. A date and location will be announced early […]
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