Peer Services Community

As part of a broader strategy to build digital preservation capacity among COPPUL members, the Peer Services Community (PSC) has been tasked with fostering a vibrant community of practice, and connecting members with professional development opportunities.

Join the community mailing list to stay up-to-date on upcoming events!

Communication Channels

The Peer Services Community is an inclusive community of practice with membership open to any interested individual. Members and allied GLAM partners are encouraged to join our mailing list for news about upcoming events, information about professional development resources, and more.

The Peer Services Community also hosts a Slack workspace for regional practitioners to discuss digital preservation topics, seek informal peer support, and exchange occasional #digipres memes. Please contact to request an invite.

Planning Committee

The work of the Peer Services Community is facilitated by a small planning committee. Planning committee members coordinate professional development and networking events, curate and share best practice resources, and more. To express interest in joining the planning committee, or to propose a community event, please contact the co-chairs Andréa Tarnawsky and Kate Cawthorn or Y.G. Rancourt, CDSN Coordinator.


Community activities are overseen by the Peer Services Community Planning Committee. Members are:

  • Kate Cawthorn, Digital Projects Librarian, University of Calgary (Co-Chair)
  • Mimi Lam, Digital Projects Librarian, University of British Columbia 
  • Natalie Vielfaure, Digital Curation Archivist, University of Manitoba
  • Robyn Stobbs, Research Data Management Librarian, Athabasca University
  • Andréa Tarnawsky, Digital and Outreach Archivist, Simon Fraser University (Co-Chair)
  • Y.G. Rancourt, CDSN Coordinator (ex officio)
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