Author Archives: Robyn Hall

New: Issue Briefs!

Over the summer the SCWG finalized the following two issue briefs intended to share information on scholarly communications topics with COPPUL members and beyond: Evaluating Open Access & Avoiding “Predatory” Publishers (2018) Funding Support for Open Access Journals (2018) We hope that the information these provide is helpful to others dealing with the evaluation of, […]
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Be Our Guest

Contributions to the SCWG blog are welcome. Content should be relevant to COPPUL members and address topics related to scholarly communications. This might include information about: Best practices and lessons learned working in the field of schol comm. New initiatives launched by COPPUL members or others. Perspectives and findings shared in recent articles and reports. Opportunities, including calls […]
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Scholarly Communications Training Day May 18 in Edmonton

Note: Registration has now closed. We look forward to seeing everyone in Edmonton in May! Registration is now open to all staff at COPPUL member libraries for the first annual Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day at MacEwan University in Edmonton. The day will feature a number of talks, panels, and activities, and will be preceded by […]
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Save the Date!

COPPUL is planning its first Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day and informal meetup May 17- 18, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. Registration will open in mid-January, 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 be limited to 50 […]
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Happy Open Access Week!

The theme for Open Access Week 2017 is “Open in order to…” and there are some fantastic posters and other downloadable materials to help promote the event on the Open Access Week website. The site also lists a number of events happening in Canada, including a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at MacEwan University, sessions on open education […]
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Open Access Week 2016 Webcast events

1. Rick Anderson, President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing & Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah Reconciling the Needs of Analysis and Advocacy in Scholarly-Communication Reform October 24, 2016 Presented by BC Research Libraries Group Description – Reforming scholarly communication is a tough job, made tougher by factors […]
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Open Access Week 2015 Webcast events

Keynote: Dr. John Willinsky, Direct of Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Open for Collaboration: Is It Time for Canada to Implement a Unified Open Strategy for Higher Education? October 22, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 PM PDT Presented by Simon Fraser University Library, UBC Library, BCcampus and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) For a direct link to […]
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Open Access Week 2014 Webcast events

Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education at SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) Connecting the Dots: Open Access, Open Education and an Open Future. October 28, 2014, 9:30 – 10:50 PDT. Presented by the UBC Library. Lydia Zvyagintseva, Kathryn Ordzyuk, Evelyn Miceletta Generation Open: Students Speak Out October 21, 2014, 2:30-3:30 MDT. Presented by […]
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Open Access Week 2013 Webcast events

Dr. Peter Binfield Open Access Megajournals – Have They Changed Everything?” October 22, 2013, 9:30 – 10:50 PDT Presented by the UBC Library. Dr. Rory McGreal, Elaine Fabbro, Dr. John Hilton, among others. Open Access: Redefining Impact. A Series of Five Noon Hour Talks Highlighting Important Issues in Open Access. October 21, 22, 23, 24 […]
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Open Access Week 2012 Webcast events

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology and the Future of the Academy October 2012 Presented by the BC Research Libraries Group Heather Piwowar Uncovering the Impact Story of Open Research October 2012 Presented by the UBC Library.