The Canadian Research Knowledge Network is pleased to introduce Jason Friedman, Member Services & Licensing Officer, effective October 11, 2016. In this role, Jason will have responsibility for providing license maintenance support to members, administering the content program including coordinating and supporting the negotiations process and on-going contracts management. Jason will work closely with the Content Strategy Committee, provide staff support to the Serials Management Sub-committee and will advance CRKN's Journal Value Analytics service.
Ottawa – October 4, 2016 – The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alan Shepard as Chair of its Board of Directors for a three-year term, commencing October 20, 2016.
- Financial Update
CRKN is pleased to offer this quarterly financial update to members providing information on CRKN's annual report, the foreign exchange project, customized member reporting and information on various administrative topics including CRKN’s anticipated invoicing schedule.
- CSC Recap
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
Ottawa – September 8, 2016 – The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce Leslie Weir as the recipient of the 2016 Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award. The award will be presented on October 19, 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of CRKN’s annual general meeting.
- CRKN News
CRKN is pleased to welcome David Purdy as Digital Services Intern. This position is funded in part by the Government of Canada, through the Young Canada Works program administered by the Canadian Council of Archives. David will work alongside CRKN’s licensing team on member-focused digital projects, including a refresh of the CRKN website.
CRKN and the Model License Task Group is pleased to announce that the updated Model License is now available for use. After over a year of systematic reviews, assessments, and consultations, the new Model License is updated to include current best practices and guidance for future trends.
The Model License allows CRKN to have a standardized set of rights and permissions for digital content that is licensed for CRKN member libraries. The goal of the Model License is to:
· Negotiate proactively with vendors by standardizing the terms expected for compliance
Canadiana.org (Canadiana) and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), two organizations deeply rooted in digital information and in providing access to content across Canada, are jointly exploring strengthening their relationship and the potential of a combined organizational structure.
- Financial Update
CRKN is pleased to offer this quarterly financial update to members providing information on the CRKN's financial results for FY2015-16, membership fees, foreign exchange project invoicing, changes to HST rates, a potential Canada Post labour dispute, and on various administrative topics including CRKN’s anticipated invoicing schedule.
- Project Update
Under a Board approved initiative to provide additional targeted services to members and raise incremental revenues in a manner consistent with CRKN's strategic plan, CRKN has offered members the opportunity to participate in foreign exchange projects in each of the past four years. These projects are intended to give members additional options to protect their collections budgets by offsetting the risks of unfavorable FX movements.