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

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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Scholarly Communications Training Day May 18 in Edmonton

Note: Registration has now closed. We look forward to seeing everyone in Edmonton in May! Registration is now open to all staff at COPPUL member libraries for the first annual Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day at MacEwan University in Edmonton. The day will feature a number of talks, panels, and activities, and will be preceded by […]
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Copyright Librarian Starter Kit

Are you a copyright librarian or tasked with copyright responsibilities in your position? The “Copyright Librarian Starter Kit” is a free one hour webinar taking place on Thursday 1 February at 11 am PST. Emilie Algenio, Copyright/Fair Use Librarian for Texas A&M University Libraries will be offering insight on the role of a copyright librarian, […]
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Elsevier: Friend or Foe?

A purposefully provocative piece on Elsevier saving libraries money through Big Deals was recently published in the Scholarly Kitchen blog. Esposito (2018) argues that libraries should continue to negotiate pricing, but must realise the cost savings from purchasing from large publishers like Elsevier. The author describes the relationship between libraries and Elsevier as a “win-win”. […]
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