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

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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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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