Author Archives: Sonya Betz

Now Open: Alberta’s Provincial OER Publishing Program!

The University of Alberta Library and the Alberta OER Technology and Infrastructure Working Group are pleased to announce the new Open Education Alberta program.  This no-fee provincial program seeks to eliminate barriers to adopting, adapting and creating open textbooks by providing Alberta post-secondary institutions with easy-to-use online publishing software. The University of Alberta Library will […]
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Call for Applications: Library Publishing Curriculum Editorial Board Members

Are you interested in contributing to an international effort to create useful documentation for institutions engaged in library publishing activities like journals, open monographs, and OER? See this call for new members for the Library Publishing Curriculum Editorial Board! From the Library Publishing Coalition blog: The LPC Board seeks applications for the Library Publishing Curriculum Editorial […]
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Open Preprint Systems

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), creators of the widely-used open source journal publishing software, Open Journal Systems, have just released the beta version of a new tool called Open Preprint Systems.  PKP have written a two-part blog post documenting their development of OPS (The Road to Preprints (Part 1): Introducing Open Preprint Systems, and The […]
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Library Publishing Forum 2020: Call for Proposals! *Deadline Extended*

** If you’re still on the fence about submitting a proposal, the Library Publishing Forum has extended their submission deadline to November 22!  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 […]
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Looking for schol comms PD activities in May? Consider visiting Vancouver!

If you’re a scholarly communications practitioner looking for some focused professional development opportunities this year, you’re in luck! In addition to planning a visit to Regina April 25 – 26 for our second COPPUL Scholarly Communications Training Day, you may want to think about heading to Vancouver in May! There are several related events being […]
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New OA eBook: Library as Publisher

Looking for some inspiring reading over the break? Sarah Lippincott’s new publication, Library as Publisher: New Models of Scholarly Communication for a New Era, is available as an open access ebook through the Charleston Briefings Series. From the blurb: Why are so many libraries going into the publishing business at a time when scholarly publishing is […]
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Canadian Scholarly Communications Community of Practice

About a year and a half ago, three Canadian librarians working on scholarly communications issues decided to start an online community to share information, advice and support around this kind of work. The Canadian Schol Comms Community of Practice has since grown into an active and lively group, with members from across the country representing […]
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