CRKN’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held October 18-20 in Montreal, Quebec. The meetings were well attended with 94 registered members and stakeholders, plus invited guest speakers and staff. Attendees benefited from the quality of the facilities at the Marriott Château Champlain and were able to enjoy tremendous fall weather and colours.
The dates for the 2018 AGM have been confirmed for October 16 – 18 in Vancouver, BC.
Brian Owen Named Recipient of the 2017 Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award
Brian Owen to be honoured for his dedication to service, contribution to innovative initiatives, and collaborations to advance knowledge infrastructure in Canada
Ottawa – September 14, 2017 – The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce Brian Owen as the recipient of the 2017 Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award. The award will be presented on October 19, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec as part of CRKN’s annual general meeting.
Ottawa, Ontario, August 23, 2017 – The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce that Gloria Booth-Morrison has joined the organization as ORCID-CA Member Support Specialist effective August 8, 2017.
Gloria comes to CRKN from the University of Ottawa, an ORCID-CA member, where she worked as a Science and Engineering Librarian. As part of her role there, she designed and delivered workshops relating to journal selection, authors’ rights, and citation metrics.
The Canadian National Digital Heritage Index (CNDHI) is an index of digitized Canadian heritage collections located at Canadian universities and provincial and territorial libraries. Supported by funding from Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, CNDHI, launched in April 2016, is designed to increase awareness of, and access to digital heritage collections in Canada, to support the academic research enterprise and to facilitate information sharing within the Canadian documentary heritage community.
CRKN is pleased to offer this quarterly financial update to members providing information on CRKN's foreign exchange service, invoicing results to date, and information on various administrative topics including CRKN’s anticipated invoicing schedule and membership fees for 2017-18.
Alexandra Houde has joined the CRKN team as Senior Content & Licensing Officer from February 13 through December 22, 2017. Alexandra will support the CRKN licensing program by serving as staff lead on a number of license negotiations, leading and supporting committee and task groups as appropriate and ensuring members are adequately supported in the delivery of content programs.