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Open Access Week 2020

No in-person events at your Library this term? No problem! This year’s Open Access Week theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” In a post announcing the theme, SPARC’s Nick Shockey emphasized that “organizers are encouraged to host discussions and take action around this year’s theme whenever is most […]
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Call For New Member & Other Updates

Call for New Member The COPPUL Scholarly Communications Working Group is seeking nominations for a new member with a strong interest in scholarly communications to serve on this active team. The term is for two years beginning July 1, 2020. COPPUL Directors are asked to submit nominations to execdir@coppul.ca by Monday, June 8 for anyone […]
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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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