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

COPPUL Scholarly Communications SkillShare 2022

Save the Date: This year’s COPPUL Scholarly Communications SkillShare event will be held online on Thursday, April 28th from 10am – 1pm MDT (Mountain Standard Time). Registration will open to COPPUL members and affiliate members at no cost in mid February. The program and additional details will be posted at that time. Follow our blog for […]
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Microbiology Society ‘Publish & Read’ Agreement Available to COPPUL Members

The COPPUL License Working Group is currently finalizing one of its first transformational agreements. Negotiations have been underway between COPPUL and The Microbiology Society on a Publish and Read agreement. The Microbiology Society, which currently publishes two fully Open Access (OA) journals, is working toward making their four other journals OA as well. Licensing librarians […]
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Deadline extended! 2022 Library Publishing Forum Call For Proposals

We’ve extended the deadline for proposals for the 2022 Library Publishing Forum to November 30, 2021 to give everyone a little extra time to prepare. We welcome proposals for both the in-person event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 25-26, 2022, and a virtual preconference the week of May 16, 2022. Learn more and submit a […]
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2022 Library Publishing Forum Call For Proposals now open!

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in or considering publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not […]
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Summary of Survey Results: Copyright Practices in Canadian Institutional Repositories

Our final blog post contributed alongside the Scholarly Communications SkillShare event this past spring reports on findings from a survey members of the COPPUL Scholarly Communications Working Group (SCWG) conducted back in 2016 on copyright practices in Canadian institutional repositories. While originally intended for publication, and presentation at the ABC Copyright Conference in 2020, life […]
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