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August 2015 Newsletter 

Hello CAUL/CBUA Community,

In the midst of summer vacations and September preparations, here is an update from the Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique. 

 
DIGITAL LICENSING

As highlighted in the April Newsletter, CAUL/CBUA has added a mid-year reconciliation invoice, to better inform library budgets and decrease the processing time of the final reconciliation. 

The majority of CAUL/CBUA licenses set to appear on the mid-year reconciliation invoice have been renewed. Offers for the following resources will soon be available: Britannica, Biological Abstracts, e-Duke Journals, GeoScienceWorld, Canada Info Desk, Project MUSE and LexisNexis.
The trial for ProQuest Central is ongoing, and a trial for the Informit Indigenous Collection is now available. Contact me if you would like more information about these offers.  
 
COMMITTEE NEWS
 

The Board of Directors met in St. John’s on June 9 and is now preparing for the Annual General Meeting, scheduled for September 3. The Board welcomes Andrew Wood as the CAUL/CBUA representative for the College of the North Atlantic.

The Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Award Committee is preparing to announce the 2015 Call for Proposals. The 2015 deadline for applications will be Friday, October 30.

The Communications Committee is currently seeking individuals interested in joining the committee. The committee advises the manager on communication activities, and is currently discussing new features for the website and developing a communication strategy. Please contact your University Librarian if you are interested in this opportunity.

The Copyright Committee provides guidance and support to the CAUL/CBUA community on copyright issues, and offers research and advisory support to the Board of Directors in developing copyright policy. The committee is organizing the 2016 ABC Copyright Conference, to be held in Halifax, NS, and is currently seeking volunteers. Contact Denyse Rodrigues, Committee Chair, if you are interested in joining the ABC Copyright Conference Planning Committee.

The Document Delivery Group has successfully upgraded to ISO messaging. Many thanks to everyone who was involved in this transition! Discussions during the DDG AGM highlighted the need to update Relais documentation. A working group has since been tasked with compiling and updating the DDG manuals.

The Digital Preservation & Stewardship Committee Research Data Working Group submitted its interim report at the June 2015 Directors meeting. A summary of the report is now available on the CAUL/CBUA website. The Digitization of Government Documents Working Group, in collaboration with the DPSC and the Last Copy Program, is working on recommendations for the digitization and preservation of regional government documents.

 The Last Copy Program Steering Committee has been appointed and will convene for its first meeting on September 10 at 9:00 am ADT. 

If you’re interested in learning more about CAUL/CBUA committees and working groups, contact your University Librarian.

 
OTHER NEWS 
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CAUL/CBUA Manager's Office
As of July 2015, my office is located in Memorial University’s QEII Library, room L2028B. My new phone number is (709) 746-9605. My sincere thanks to the library staff at Memorial University Libraries for the warm welcome!

LibrariesNS Research Support Group

The LibrariesNS Research Support Group (RSG) is an informal group interested in increasing the amount and quality of library research in Nova Scotia. It is a “Work in Progress” group, where members can learn about research, communicate research projects to each other, pose questions to the group, practice presentations, and create constructive feedback - drawing on the strengths of the group to raise the level of research for all.

For more information, visit the group's site

To subscribe to the LibrariesNS Research Support Group email list, send your request to Charles Hubbard or Dyan Perley Bader.

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Welcome, College of the North Atlantic!
The Council of Atlantic University Libraries / ​Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique is pleased to welcome the College of the North Atlantic as a new associate member! 

The College of the North Atlantic supports approximately 7,000 students at 17 campuses across Newfoundland and Labrador. 

CNA will be represented on the CAUL/CBUA Board of Directors by Andrew Wood, Librarian for the St.John's area campuses.

CNA is the third associate member to join CAUL/CBUA, strengthening the academic library network in the Atlantic region and increasing resource sharing opportunities.
An anonymous artist has been visiting Mount Allison University Libraries. The artist leaves gnomes, each with a unique story, throughout the library. This spring, the Access Staff created an exhibit to showcase these colorful fellows. The library gnomes have become well-known across the campus and their exhibit has helped increase communication between students and library staff.   

Contact me at kreddy@caul-cbua if you have news or event information that you would like included in the next newsletter, or to chat more about CAUL/CBUA activities.

Cheers,  

Kathryn Reddy

Manager, CAUL/CBUA
kreddy@caul-cbua.ca
(709) 746-9605
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