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

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: https://open.ubc.ca/oer-fund/

New Issue Briefs: Metrics & Mandates

The working group has completed two new issue briefs: Research Metrics Open Access Mandates in Canada Early in the fall we will be selecting new scholarly communications topics to explore and report on. Please do let any member of the SCWG know of any topic recommendations, as well as any feedback regarding our most recent […]
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Working Group Updates

Training Day Materials Posted Presentation materials from last month’s COPPUL Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day are now posted. Thank you to everyone who participated, and to everyone at the University of Regina for being wonderful hosts for this event. Stay tuned for information about a 2020 event. A date and location will be announced early […]
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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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Registration Open: COPPUL Schol Comm Event April 25-26, Regina

Join us Thursday, April 25 – Friday, April 26 for COPPUL’s second annual meetup and  Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day at the University of Regina. Registration is now open to all staff at COPPUL member libraries at no cost: https://tinyurl.com/trainingday19. The schedule and more information is posted at: https://coppulscwg.ca/training-day  Affiliate members and all others interested […]
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Looking for schol comms PD activities in May? Consider visiting Vancouver!

If you’re a scholarly communications practitioner looking for some focused professional development opportunities this year, you’re in luck! In addition to planning a visit to Regina April 25 – 26 for our second COPPUL Scholarly Communications Training Day, you may want to think about heading to Vancouver in May! There are several related events being […]
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Save the Date! Training Day 2019 in Regina

COPPUL is planning its second informal meetup and Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day Thursday, April 25 – Friday, April 26, 2019 at the University of Regina. Registration will open early February, 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 […]
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Tips for Living Openly: Put a License on it!

This is the second in a series of monthly posts about ways that those of us working in libraries can support open access (OA) to research.  This month’s tip is to assign Creative Commons licenses to your research and teaching resources. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Whether you want to publish your research in an open access journal or […]
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Pathways to OA Forum Seeks Transformations in Open Access

If today, libraries recommitted a sizable portion of their collections budgets to supporting open access, what impact would it have? What new licensing and other strategies can hasten the progress of open access publishing? These questions guided the recent Choosing Pathways to Open Access (#CP2OA18) forum at the University of California Berkeley, October 16-17. Guided […]
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