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

UPDATE: COPPUL Scholarly Communications SkillShare Event April 30 – moving online

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Given recent developments in response to COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s in-person SkillShare event that was planned for April 29-30 at Royal Roads University. Instead, we will offer a shortened online version of the program on Thursday, April 30 (9AM-noon Pacific Standard Time). Visit https://coppulscwg.ca/skillshare to view the revised program […]
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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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Save the Date! SkillShare 2020 in Victoria

The 2020 Western Canada Scholarly Communications SkillShare event (formerly known as our Regional Training Day) will be taking place at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 29 and all day Thursday, April 30. Registration will open to COPPUL members in January. The program and additional details will be posted […]
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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 – https://concordia.ab.ca/open-access-week-5-day-challenge/Kwantlen Polytechnic University Library – https://www.kpu.ca/library/Open_AccessSimon Fraser University Library – https://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/publish/scholarly-publishing/open-access/open-access-weekThompson Rivers University […]
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