Nicholas Cop Consulting

Information and education services for academic and research libraries and networks.

Digital Information & Technologies Services

Consulting Services                                     

  • eBooks and ejournal platforms.
  • Digital formats and interfaces.
  • Open Access Initiatives
  • Digital library evaluations.
  • Interfacing with mobile devices.
  • Virtual worlds

High Quality Technical Translations

Portuguese, Spanish into English

  • Translated documents read as if they were originally written in English.
  • A range of disciplines covered, with specialization in Information Sciences and IT.
  • Editing, re-phrasing and simplifying for clarity, and correction of inconsistencies.
  • Text and document formatting.
  •  Graphics and image services.

Training & Professional Development

Workshops & Conferences


  • High impact, multi-media keynotes for academic publishers, information vendors and conferences.


  • Half-day to one day workshops in the use of information technologies for libraries and publishers.



Events and in the media

"SciELO – 15 Years of Open Access: an analytic study of Open Access and scholarly communication".

Co-authored and co-edited by Nicholas Cop. A detailed description of the beginnings, structure and success of the SciELO open access, peer-reviewed, academic e-journal network. Published in Portuguese, Spanish and English. English version available at http://dx.doi.org/10.7476/9789230012373.


Can monies spent globally on journal subscriptions be completely transitioned to an OA business model to free the journals?

A post by Nicholas Cop on the SciELO Blog regarding the recent article by the Max Plank Digital Library on this question.

XII Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias, UNAM, Mexico City, Oct 29 - 31, 2014

Invited speaker. Presented "La biblioteca y su papel digital y social: Tendencias y  el perfil del profesional de la información" regarding the digital and social role of the academic library today, and the skills required of the information professional.

6 Key Ideas to Understanding Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean


"6 KEY IDEAS TO UNDERSTANDING OPEN ACCESS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN" published on the "Open Knowledge" blog of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Changes in distributorship of Mendeley Institutional Edition

Nicholas Cop Consulting had been distributing Mendeley Institutional Edtion under a distribution agreement with Swets. In light of the declaration of bankruptcy by Swets on Septemebr 24, 2014, Nicholas Cop Consulting is therefore, for the time being and until another arrangement is found, no longer authorized to distribute or support this product. Elsevier has now taken over the all marketing, sales and post-sales activities for Mendeley Institutional Edition. Please contact Nicholas Cop Consulting for additional information.