June 25, 2020

Free Webinar: Outcomes of the Canadian Collective Print Strategies Working Group’s National Overlap Study on Government Publications

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

The Canadian Collective Print Strategies Working Group (CCPSWG), co-chaired by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC), was created in 2018 in response to interest expressed during the November 2017 @Risk North open forum for national coordinated shared print collections. One of this working group’s primary activities has been to undertake, along with 26 participating libraries from across Canada, a National Overlap Study on Government Publications. Additional activities undertaken by the CCPSWG have included an environmental scan of international collective print preservation initiatives, the development of a public registry of commitments to hold a work(s) for long-term or permanent access through bibliographic records, and a proposal for how Canadian libraries can strategically build a national shared print network.

This webinar will discuss the overlap study project and its outcomes, as well as findings and recommendations of the working group regarding future national shared print activities.

Presenters for this session:
Gwen Bird serves as co-chair of the Canadian Collective Print Strategy Working Group, representing CARL. Gwen is Dean of Libraries at Simon Fraser University, and is currently Vice-Chair on the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Board. She served as Executive Director of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) from 2011 to 2014, coordinating collaboration between western Canadian university libraries.

Doug Brigham serves as chair of the Retention & Access sub-Group of the CCPSWG. He is the Research Data Management Librarian at the University of British Columbia and is the coordinator of COPPUL’s Shared Print Archive Network (SPAN).