The Academic Library Section of the BC Library Association presents an Outstanding Contribution Award every year to an academic library team or individual who has made a real difference to students, faculty or colleagues in British Columbia.
This year KPU’s Open Publishing Suite (OPUS) Team was the winner of this coveted BC Academic Library award. Launched in March 2019, OPUS - a suite of Library services and tools - was created to support faculty at various stages in producing their Open Education Resources. This support has helped foster the creation of over 20 Open textbooks as well as several journals and the inclusion of a variety of faculty authored materials in KPU’s institutional repository.
In addition to one-on-one consultations, the Team has also created several guides and workshops for faculty and students related to various aspects of Open Access and publishing, as well as sharing their knowledge with libraries at other institutions wanting to create their own Open publishing program.
Success in moving projects, policies and workflows forward has developed from the diligence, enthusiasm and growth of the Library’s OPUS Team, as well as a fruitful and invaluable partnership with the KPU Open Education Office.
Congratulations to the OPUS Team members!
Caroline Daniels, Systems, Web & Interlibrary Loans Librarian
Karen Meijer-Kline, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Paula Pinter, Library Technician
Beverly Whiticutt, Library Technician
Syreen Prestonji, Library Technician
Urooj Nizami, Open Education Strategist