ACCOLEDS (a COPPUL Consortium Of Library Electronic Data Services) was founded in 1992 and was formed to bring together representatives from academic libraries in Western Canada who are also members of Statistics Canada’s Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). DLI provides three days of training for its ACCOLEDS members each year, usually near the end of November or the beginning of December.  For more information, please visit

The ACCOLEDS  Regional Training Coordinators are currently  Tara Stieglitz, MacEwan University & Amy Paterson, Thompson Rivers University

Reporting to COPPUL is done through the ACCOLEDS-COPPUL liaison. This is a 3 year term, with the possibility of renewal, and has the following responsibilities:

  • Represent ACCOLEDS to COPPUL and attend COPPUL meetings, as needed.
  • Work with the training coordinators to prepare an agenda for the ACCOLEDS AGM that occurs during the annual ACCOLEDS/DLI Training workshops.
  • Work with COPPUL to ensure that action items from the AGM move forward between meetings.
  • Submit an annual report on ACCOLEDS activities to COPPUL meetings (prepared with input from the training coordinators).