The Content Strategy Committee met via teleconference on September 12, 2016. The CSC discussed 2016 license renewals and discussed various other projects, as well as the Annual General Meeting.
Attendees: Todd Mundle, Tony Horava, Louis Houle, Peter Webster, Lisa Petrachenko, Stéphanie Gagnon, Pamela Jacobs, Benoit Seguin, and Dianne Keeping
A verbal report was shared with the committee. Highlights included an update on meetings with Universities Canada regarding the work of the Institutional Mobilization Task Group. Updates on staffing changes as well as work being undertaken to refresh and relaunch the CRKN website were also shared.
Review of CSC Member Terms
An update on members whose terms are coming to an end was provided to the group. An announcement of who will be joining the CSC will be provided shortly.
Journal Usage Project
K. Silk shared an update on the Journal Usage Project (JUP) progress. A significant amount of work has been undertaken to procure the usage data needed for the project, and the majority of the data has now been gathered. The ethics approval process is underway, and is taking slightly longer than anticipated. Further updates will be shared directly with the JUP participants.
2016 License Renewals
The committee discussed several licenses and partnerships that are currently being renewed renewal in the coming year:
o Taylor and Francis (expires December 31, 2016)
o eBOUND-ACUP license (expires December 31, 2016)
o Érudit partnership (expires December 31, 2016)
o New license opportunities
The committee also reviewed several issues with transfer titles for specific licenses. Feedback from committee members was gathered regarding all of the above and follow-up will be made accordingly.
The next meeting will be held in-person in Ottawa on November 15.