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

Save the Date! SkillShare 2020 in Victoria

The 2020 Western Canada Scholarly Communications SkillShare event (formerly known as our Regional Training Day) will be taking place at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 29 and all day Thursday, April 30. Registration will open to COPPUL members in January. The program and additional details will be posted […]
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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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