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

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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Tips for Living Openly: Self-Archive Your Research

This is the third in a series of posts about ways that those of us working in libraries can support open access (OA) to research.  This month’s tip is to self-archive your research in your institutional repository. While it is beneficial to publish in an open access (OA) journal, you may need to publish your research […]
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Fair Dealing Week (Feb 25-Mar 1)

February 25th-March 1st is Fair Dealings Week.   It is a time to learn about Fair Dealing and how it impacts all Canadians. In celebration of this week, events are taking place from coast to coast.  If you want to learn what activities are taking place near you, visit fair dealing ©ananda.  It has provided […]
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