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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 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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Big Deal Cancellations Research and Practice: an Interview with Jaclyn McLean

Heading into the 2019-20 fiscal year, the University Library at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) faced an approximate $1.1 million deficit for the acquisitions budget. In the face of this deficit, the decision was made for the University Library not to resubscribe to the big deal journal packages from Wiley and Taylor & Francis (a […]
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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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Open Access Week

The theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week (October 21-27) is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”. Here is a list of COPPUL members libraries that are hosting events in celebration of Open Access Week. Concordia University of Edmonton – Polytechnic University Library – Fraser University Library – Rivers University […]
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New UBC OER Fund Announced

A new #UBC OER Fund was announced today. Up to $250,000 per year in grants is available to support affordable & inclusive access to learning materials through the adaption, adoption, development, and integration of #OER within UBC credit courses. Details at:

Tips for Living Openly: Self-Archive Your Research

This is the third in a series of posts about ways that those of us working in libraries can support open access (OA) to research.  This month’s tip is to self-archive your research in your institutional repository. While it is beneficial to publish in an open access (OA) journal, you may need to publish your research […]
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Fair Dealing Week (Feb 25-Mar 1)

February 25th-March 1st is Fair Dealings Week.   It is a time to learn about Fair Dealing and how it impacts all Canadians. In celebration of this week, events are taking place from coast to coast.  If you want to learn what activities are taking place near you, visit fair dealing ©ananda.  It has provided […]
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