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
The COPPUL March / April 2022 Progress Report is now available. Please click on Previous Reports to view older reports
The online 2022 COPPUL Schol Comms SkillShare is on Thursday, April 28. All times below are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). Registration is now open at no cost to all staff at COPPUL and CAUL member and affiliate member libraries. To register, please visit https://uregina.libcal.com/event/3668117.
CALGARY March 18, 2022 —The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is pleased to recognize Brenda Smith of Thompson Rivers University with its 2021 Outstanding Contribution Award. This award, which may be given annually to an individual or team working in a member library, recognizes exemplary contributions to the consortium.
The January / February 2022 COPPUL Progress Report is now available.
Emerald Publishing has launched a pilot project to open up access to research to a selection of Indigenous post-secondary institutions and communities.
COPPUL is delighted to announce that Francine May will be the next Chair of the COPPUL Collections Community.
The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is delighted to recognize Robyn Hall of MacEwan University, with its 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award.
On Thursday, April 29 COPPUL is hosting its fourth annual Scholarly Communications SkillShare event from 10AM-1PM (MST). Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will take place virtually over Zoom.
The COPPUL Scholarly Communications Working Group is planning a virtual Scholarly Communications SkillShare event for Thursday, April 29 10AM-1PM (MST).
In response to NDRIO’s call for white papers to assess the needs of Canada’s Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) community, COPPUL has submitted a white paper (English version; French version) that addresses smaller academic institutions’ role in Canada’s data research infrastructure (DRI). The paper was endorsed by Canada’s other three regional consortia, sous-comité des bibliothèques du Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), the Council of Atlantic University Libraries Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA), and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) whose belated endorsement is also attached.(OCUL endorsement)
COPPUL is pleased to welcome Bow Valley College as its newest affiliate member. We look forward to licensing e-resources on their behalf. Welcome!
This statement, written on behalf of the Canadian regional and national academic library consortia, and the individual libraries they represent, describes the unprecedented challenges and uncertainty facing Canadian post-secondary institutions. These changes have resulted from unsustainable pricing and access restrictions and limitations, which have been augmented by the ongoing and highly unpredictable effects of COVID-19.
Need ideas on what to do for Open Access week when you can’t actually meet with anyone in person? Check out Christie Hurrell’s blog on the Scholarly Communications Working Group blog post. And while you’re there, check out the SCWG Issue Briefs.
The COPPUL CDSN Peer Services Working Group (PSWG) is seeking nominations for a new member with a strong interest in fostering and participating in a digital preservation community to serve on this active team. The term is for two years beginning September, 2020.
RICHMOND March, 2020 —The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is pleased to recognize Sarah Dupont of the University of British Columbia with its 2019 Outstanding Contribution Award. This award, which may be given annually to an individual or team working in a member library, recognizes exemplary contributions to the consortium. These contributions should enhance service in multiple COPPUL libraries and have an impact throughout the region.
In response to recent world events, the COPPUL Indigenous Knowledge Standing Committee and Deborah Lee, IK Coordinator, are pleased to host the following webinar on July 08 at 10 am PDT; 11 am MDT; noon CDT; and 1:00 pm EDT
The Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections released a new, two-minute video highlighting the importance of shared print collections in libraries. This is of particular importance in the present moment of closed libraries and inaccessible print collections.
The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) and the Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA) announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will see both organizations work together to jointly share expertise and knowledge, and build capacity to accomplish shared goals.
COPPUL is pleased to announce that Phase 4 of COPPUL SPAN is now officially complete. Launched in early August 2016 the final total of retained titles at COPPUL institutions includes 3,754 monographs and 2,841 serials representing 75% of the total titles reported by Statistics Canada and published between 1867 and 2012.
COPPUL is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Lee to the position of Indigenous Knowledge Coordinator. Deborah will be joining COPPUL on a secondment from the University of Saskatchewan, 2 days per week for a 3-year term, effective June 01, 2020.
COPPUL has joined organizations around the globe urging the Dr Francis Gurrry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to use his position as the leader of the global intellectual property system to take urgent action to guide Member States and others in their response to intellectual property issues that the coronavirus is raising. The letter is available in PDF format, and can be signed by both individuals and organizations through a sign-on form.