The Content Strategy Committee met in person in Ottawa on June 6, 2017. The CSC discussed 2017 license renewals and various other projects.
Attendees: Todd Mundle, Gabrielle Prefontaine, Stéphanie Gagnon, Tanja Harrison, Pamela Jacobs, Denise Koufogiannakis, Lisa Petrachenko, Jennifer Richard, and Harriet Rykse.
A written management report was shared with the committee and included an update on recent developments at CRKN. Notable items included information about: a CARL initiative concerning non-disclosure agreements, the Journal Usage Project, and possible Canadiana merger.
2017 License Renewals – Phase I
The committee discussed the negotiation meetings as well as next steps for the following licenses:
- Elsevier ScienceDirect
- SAGE Premier All-Access
- Wiley-Blackwell Online Database
2017 License Renewals – Phase II & III
The committee received updates on the following license renewals:
- Canadiana ECO
- Canadian Science Publishing
- Economist Intelligence Unit
- ARTstor DL & SS
- Gale ECCO
2016-2017 License renewals
The committee received updates on the status of the following license renewals:
- Alexander Street Press Classical Music in Video and Classical Scores
- Alexander Street Press Theatre-in-video
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail (1844)
- ProQuest Periodicals Archive Online
- InteLex Past Masters
SCOAP³ – Addition of APS
An update on the APS journals joining SCOAP³ was shared with the committee.
The committee received an update on the status of ORCID-CA.
Trusted Digital Repository Task Group (TDRTG)
Information about the final candidates for the TDRTG was shared with the committee.
License Transition Task Group (LTTG)
H. McMullen, Chair of the LTTG joined the meeting by phone to provide an update on the work completed to date by the task group.
Journal Usage Project
The committee received an update on the status of the JUP.
Journal Value Analytics – Update
CRKN staff are in the process of updating and modifying the JVA templates for 2016 data. The committee discussed changes made to the presentation of the reports.
CRKN-Canadiana Merger Exploration
The committee received an update on the merger exploration including a summary of the member web conferences.
New Content – Gut-Check Survey
An update on the “Gut-Check” survey for new content opportunities was shared with the committee. Overall, there was low interest in the proposed products. It was agreed that CRKN should not proceed with possible licensing for any of these products at this time.
The committee received an update on status of this license. CRKN staff are working with eBOUND to address member concerns.