Working together, COPPUL members leverage our collective expertise, resources, and influence, increasing capacity and infrastructure, to enhance learning, teaching, student experiences, and research at our institutions.
COPPUL leverages resources, expertise, and infrastructure across member libraries to support and enhance teaching, learning, student experience, and research on our campuses.
We identify areas of intersection across the membership. We embrace opportunities for learning, engagement, and collaboration with new and existing partners. Recognizing our shared commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility as well as Truth, and Reconciliation, we diversify our programs and services to provide value across the membership. We work to broadly communicate our strategies, initiatives, and successes and to care for COPPUL to ensure its long-term vitality.
Link to full 2019 – 2021 Strategic Directions: COPPUL Strategic Directions
COPPUL will embark on an evolution from Collaborative Collections toward Collective Collections. We will seek to inform and enrich local collections decisions through collective work. We will support members as they navigate the evolving collections landscape, through efficient and innovative e-resource licensing models, shared print archiving initiatives and resource sharing.
COPPUL will further develop resources and services to help members stay abreast of developments in this rapidly evolving area and to realize their digital preservation goals. COPPUL will contribute to national and international digital preservation discussions and initiatives, representing the interests of COPPUL members and sharing the learning that has resulted from COPPUL collaborations. Capacity-building, infrastructure development and education are key areas of focus. We will seek out new partnerships and find opportunities to connect digital preservation initiatives with COPPUL’s Collaborative Collections and Indigenous Knowledge work.
COPPUL will support member libraries in their respective efforts to respectfully work with Indigenous Peoples to change practices to more accurately represent Indigenous knowledge systems, worldviews and cultures. Recognizing that relationships with Indigenous communities are essential and inherently local, COPPUL will help to facilitate discussion, learning and information-sharing. We will work to ensure Indigenous knowledge is a part of the work we do in other strategic areas. COPPUL will strive to support Indigenous librarians and library/archival students. We will embrace opportunities for collaboration beyond our libraries.
The consortium comprises 23 university libraries located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, plus 16 affiliate members that participate in e-resource licensing only.
On all licensed resources
For directors and staff of member libraries
In areas such as digital preservation and shared print archiving
In areas such as collection development, digital preservation and Indigenous knowledge
For staff at member libraries
With regional consortia in other parts of Canada
COPPUL is very pleased to announce its partnership with Indspire to offer an Indigenous Student award to aspiring Indigenous librarians and archivists.
Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities.
COPPUL is pleased to announce that the following individuals will be joining the following COPPUL groups:
Licensing Working Group: Alison Griffin will be joining us from BCIT. Alison is the Liaison Librarian & Collections Coordinator at North Vancouver at BCIT’s North Vancouver campus
COPPUL seeking members for License Working Group and Scholarly Communications Working Group.
Please submit nominations from Directors by Friday, May 31 along with a brief statement of interest from the nominee. Both terms go to the end of June 2024