The Board of Directors is comprised of ten volunteer members (eight elected, and two appointed), drawn from the CRKN membership. Details on Board composition, powers and operation may be found in the CRKN bylaws.
CRKN frequently engages ad-hoc task groups to respond to new challenges. Task groups also to support the work of the Board and/or standing committees, as required. Task groups are comprised of volunteers from member institutions and are supported by designated CRKN staff.Current CRKN Task Groups
License Transition Task Group
Membership in CRKN increases the quantity, breadth and depth of published scholarly content available to academic researchers throughout Canada. CRKN's bylaws describe the membership process in greater detail.
There are two categories of membership:Institutional Membership: An Institutional Member must be a member of the…
The purpose of the Serials Management Sub-Committee is to plan and complete work to customize vendor supplied title lists to accurately reflect CRKN entitlements. These lists are then supplied to link resolvers to create CRKN specific targets in the knowledge base.
The purpose of the CRKN Content Strategy Committee (CSC) is to assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities by reviewing and making recommendations to the Board regarding the overall direction of the CRKN content program.
CSC meeting recaps are available here.
The purpose of the Finance & Audit Committee is to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities by monitoring and making recommendations respecting the sufficiency, transparency, and integrity of the organization’s financial health and sustainability. The committee will also monitor and review the effectiveness of CRKN…
The CRKN Board of Directors relies on a series of standing committees and ad-hoc task groups to address particular organizational needs and challenges. These committees and task groups are comprised of volunteers who come from member institutions and are supported in their work by designated CRKN staff.Committees
The roles and…
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to advance actions on Board decisions between regularly scheduled meetings, oversee the administrative and HR requirements of CRKN, as well as to provide oversight of governance, succession planning and nomination processes for the organization.