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

Research Roundup

The COPPUL Scholarly Communications Working Group (SCWG) Research Roundup is a new initiative to highlight publications, conference presentations, posters and working papers in the field of scholarly communications authored by Canadian librarians in 2019 and 2020. Submissions will be featured on the COPPUL SCWG blog. To suggest items for this initiative, please complete this form. […]
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Deadline Extended: Call for proposals for 2021 Library Publishing Forum 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 need to be […]
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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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