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
Trusted Digital Repository Task Group
Heritage Content Priorities Task Group (now accepting nominations)
Platform Technical Task Group (now accepting nominations)
Recently Completed Task Groups
The Institutional Mobilization Task Group (IMTG) completed its work in May 2016, delivering a final report to the Board. It has also developed a toolkit of documents with the goal of engaging faculty and students on member campuses regarding the challenges of the current scholarly communications ecosystem and maintaining consistent national access to library resources.
The Model License Task Group completed its work in May 2016, delivering a revised and modernized model license to the Content Strategy Committee which was then approved for use by the Board in future license agreements.
The Banding Task Group (BTG) concluded its work in January 2015, and delivered a final report recommending a system of categorizing the CRKN membership by bands of relative sizes as a basis of a more equitable pricing structure. Visit the Banding System section to learn more about the outcome of the BTG.
The Cost Sharing Advisory Group concluded its work in June 2013, and delivered a final report to the Board reviewing the historical methodology for sharing and allocating license costs for a specific sub-set of CRKN licenses and recommending that the methodology remained sound. It led to the formation of the Banding Task Group.