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

Save the Date! Training Day 2019 in Regina

COPPUL is planning its second informal meetup and Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day Thursday, April 25 – Friday, April 26, 2019 at the University of Regina. Registration will open early February, as soon as the schedule is finalized. Watch this space and subscribe to our blog for updates (see “Follow Blog” option on this page). The event will […]
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Tips for Living Openly: Put a License on it!

This is the second in a series of monthly posts about ways that those of us working in libraries can support open access (OA) to research.  This month’s tip is to assign Creative Commons licenses to your research and teaching resources. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Whether you want to publish your research in an open access journal or […]
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Pathways to OA Forum Seeks Transformations in Open Access

If today, libraries recommitted a sizable portion of their collections budgets to supporting open access, what impact would it have? What new licensing and other strategies can hasten the progress of open access publishing? These questions guided the recent Choosing Pathways to Open Access (#CP2OA18) forum at the University of California Berkeley, October 16-17. Guided […]
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Tips for Living Openly: Publish in Open Access Journals

This is the first of a series of monthly posts about ways that those of us working in libraries can support open access (OA) to research. The first tip is to publish library and information science (LIS) research in OA journals. Based on an analysis of a list of LIS journals compiled by the Centre for Evidence […]
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Open Access Week 2018

Open Access Week is here! This year’s theme is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge.” To find out what’s happening both locally and around the world visit openaccessweek.org’s event page. Many libraries are screening a recent documentary called Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. If you cannot make it to a screening, watch it online! Paywall: The […]
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