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

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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Free CARL Webinar: Update from Coalition Publica on its Efforts to Increase Visibility and Sustainability of Canadian Journals

Thursday, March 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Register here Please note that this event is open to all (not just CARL institutions). The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) invites you to an update and opportunity for dialogue with Coalition Publica, the joint project between Érudit and PKP to advance research dissemination and digital scholarly publishing […]
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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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