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

Tips for Living Openly: Publish in Open Access Journals

This is the first of a series of monthly posts about ways that those of us working in libraries can support open access (OA) to research. The first tip is to publish library and information science (LIS) research in OA journals. Based on an analysis of a list of LIS journals compiled by the Centre for Evidence […]
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Open Access Week 2018

Open Access Week is here! This year’s theme is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge.” To find out what’s happening both locally and around the world visit openaccessweek.org’s event page. Many libraries are screening a recent documentary called Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. If you cannot make it to a screening, watch it online! Paywall: The […]
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New: Issue Briefs!

Over the summer the SCWG finalized the following two issue briefs intended to share information on scholarly communications topics with COPPUL members and beyond: Evaluating Open Access & Avoiding “Predatory” Publishers (2018) Funding Support for Open Access Journals (2018) We hope that the information these provide is helpful to others dealing with the evaluation of, […]
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Be Our Guest

Contributions to the SCWG blog are welcome. Content should be relevant to COPPUL members and address topics related to scholarly communications. This might include information about: Best practices and lessons learned working in the field of schol comm. New initiatives launched by COPPUL members or others. Perspectives and findings shared in recent articles and reports. Opportunities, including calls […]
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Fair Dealing Week

Fair Dealing week is February 26th-March 2nd, 2018. In honour of this week, a number of activities are going on. The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is seeking personal stories that demonstrate how individuals benefit from fair dealing. More information about this initiative can be found here: https://librarianship.ca/news/fair-dealing-in-canada-cfp/. The University of Alberta’s Copyright Office […]
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