Please join us for the 2019 CRKN Access to Knowledge Conference
Building on the success of previous Annual General Meetings, CRKN invites members, stakeholders, partners, and the GLAM community to participate in the inaugural CRKN Conference. Blending innovative programming on licensing, open access, and digital heritage content, the CRKN Access to Knowledge Conference will bring together stakeholders and decision-makers from across Canada to work together to meet shared goals.
Join us at The Westin Hotel in Ottawa from October 16 to 18, 2019 for sessions featuring national and international experts, in addition to a full day on CRKN business and the meeting of the members.
Join us for the full conference, or purchase single-day tickets. Please note that space is limited (maximum 200 attendees). We will also provide live-streaming of the sessions on October 17 and October 18 for those who cannot attend in person. To sign-up for live-streaming, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early-Bird Price (ends August 23)
Full conference (October 16 to 18)
Transforming Scholarly Communications: Developing Canada’s Open Access Strategy Workshop (October 17)
Digital Heritage Content and Preservation (October 18)
Travel and Accommodations
The conference will be held at The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4.
A block of guest rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at a special rate of $239 per night. To receive the negotiated rates, please book online at CRKNConference by September 13, 2019.
The Westin Hotel is located in downtown Ottawa, attached to the Rideau Centre. Learn more: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/local-things-to-do/yowwi-the-westin-ottawa/.
Draft Program At-A-Glance
Please note that all sessions are subject to change. More details will be added regularly.
Updates on CRKN Business
October 16, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From the merger with Canadiana.org to strategic planning during a time of significant shifts in the global licensing landscape, it has been a busy year at CRKN. Join us for updates on licensing, digitization, preservation and access, and strategic planning, in preparation for the meeting of the members on the morning of October 17.
Intro to CRKN
New to CRKN? Join us for an intro session! Attendees will learn about the different programs, projects, and services of CRKN. Space for this session is limited, so please be sure to indicate your participation while registering for the conference.
Join members of CRKN’s licensing team and the Chair of the Content Strategy Committee for a session devoted to updating members on the progress of 2019 license renewals, previewing the upcoming license renewals for 2020, and reviewing the application of CRKN’s banding system.
Digital Heritage Content
Over a year into the merger between CRKN and Canadiana.org, join us for a discussion on current and future strategies for the Canadiana collections, as well as recent digitization projects. We’ll also provide updates on the Canadiana website and preservation through the Trustworthy Digital Repository, and outline CRKN’s technical development roadmap.
During this session, CRKN will highlight the successes of its last strategic plan to celebrate our achievements and set the stage for the next five years. An outline of the 2019-2024 strategic planning process will be provided, along with an overview of the draft mission, vision, values, and strategic goals in preparation for ratification of the plan at the meeting of the members.
CRKN Meeting of the Members
October 17, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The following business will be conducted during the Meeting of the Members:
- Approval of minutes of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members
- Presentation of the Audited Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report for the fiscal year 2018-2019
- Appointment of Auditors for the fiscal year 2019-2020
- Approval of the revised By-laws
- Election of Board members (four positions)
- Other business as may be properly transacted
Transforming Scholarly Communications: Developing Canada’s Open Access Strategy
October 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Recent developments in scholarly communications—from the Principles of Plan S, to the University of California’s Pathways to Open Access, to the Joint Statement of the Jussieu Call and OA2020—mark a turning point in the transition to open access. While past efforts were characterized by institutions adopting one pathway or another, stakeholders around the world have now recognized the need to embrace and embark on multiple pathways together.
The Canadian landscape has been characterized by strong practices of supporting open access through institutional repositories and open access platforms. As we look to the future and to the ways in which current strategies can be enhanced; how might Canada join the global wave of transformative agreements with our own, uniquely Canadian approach?
CRKN’s draft strategic goals for 2019 to 2024 are: (1) transform scholarly communications, (2) develop and foster partnerships, and (3) collaborative advocacy. Underpinning these member and stakeholder-driven goals is a project to develop, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, a national strategy for access to knowledge, supported by a transformative agreement strategy. The Transforming Scholarly Communications workshop is a first step in working toward the ambitious strategies set forth by CRKN members.
Digital Heritage Content and Preservation
October 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Following up on the Joint NHDS and CRKN Workshop on Documentary Heritage held last October, join us for programming that investigates opportunities for collaboration between stakeholders to meet digitization, access, and preservation goals for heritage content. Sessions will include topics such as digitization in Canada, rights and permissions for heritage content, new technologies in digital heritage preservation, metadata, and more.
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Weir
Leslie Weir will become the Librarian and Archivist of Canada on August 30, 2019. Before coming to Library and Archives Canada, Ms. Weir was the University Librarian at the University of Ottawa from 2003 to 2018. Ms. Weir is one of the founding architects of Scholars Portal, and served as Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries from 2010 to 2012. Ms. Weir served as President of Canadiana.org, where she oversaw the introduction of the Heritage Project, in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada, to digitize and make openly accessible some 60 million Heritage archival images. She also served as President of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries from 2007 to 2009 and the Ontario Library Association in 2017.
Ms. Weir will deliver the keynote address of the CRKN Access to Knowledge Conference on Friday, October 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Overview of the Canadiana Collections
Kick-off our digital heritage content and preservation day with an overview of the Canadiana Collections. Discover the wide range of Canadian documentary heritage available to explore online at no charge.
Joint NHDS & CRKN Session on Metadata in Canada
Description coming soon!
Digitization Strategies in Canada
Who is digitizing what? How are digitization strategies developed? What is the digitization capacity in Canada? These questions and more will be discussed during this session.
Sharing Digital Heritage Content through Technology
This session will assemble experts in the Canadian digital heritage field to discuss current trends, challenges, and opportunities in using technologies to display and share heritage content.
Rights and Permissions of Digital Heritage Content
Join fellow delegates to discuss the integration of rights and permissions in digital heritage content platforms by highlighting recent Canadian and international initiatives.
Social Activities & Networking
We have some great activities planned to make the most of your time in Ottawa and socialize with fellow conference attendees.
- October 16 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Tour of the Gatineau Preservation Centre
- October 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: CRKN Conference Reception & Award Ceremony
- October 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: All-Delegate Reception
Details on the conference pub and gathering space coming soon!
For more information about the conference or questions about registration, please contact Nazia Bundhoo, Office Administrator and Events Coordinator at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa in October!