Doug Brigham appointed COPPUL Shared Print Archive Network Coordinator

August 3, 2017

VANCOUVER August 3, 2017 - COPPUL is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Brigham to the position of Shared Print Archive Network (SPAN) Coordinator, one day per week for a 3-year term, effective July 1, 2017.

Doug comes to COPPUL on a secondment from UBC Library, where he is the Collection Management and Planning Librarian. SPAN recently celebrated its 5th anniversary and is a distributed retrospective print repository program, with 20 western Canadian university libraries participating. SPAN's primary goals are to provide access to shared print archives, create opportunities for the reallocation of library space and to preserve the print record for its members in a cost-effective manner. This partnership emphasizes the role of the archived print as part of an optimal copy network that includes other print archiving initiatives. Doug brings a wealth of experience to COPPUL and as SPAN Coordinator, he will be responsible for overseeing SPAN’s print archiving efforts, working closely with member libraries and committees to establish, maintain, document and improve on best practices.

COPPUL thanks UBC Library for making this secondment possible.

Please join us in welcoming Doug to COPPUL.