The Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem (IDSE) project was envisioned by the Board as a means to advance integration within the academic library community in Canada by understanding the complexity of the digital landscape and by seeking opportunities facilitate alignment of key stakeholders and providers CRKN will be better able to support our members in their efforts to strengthen Canadian research infrastructure.
As a small country in a large arena of global digital scholarship, Canada must be strategic. It must use its resources optimally and it must respond to challenges as an academic community. University libraries in Canada add considerable value as participants in the ecosystem. With a focus on scholarly content and data infrastructure, open access solutions, perpetual access options/solutions, Canadian documentary heritage, data and text mining solutions, and other emerging contributions, the academic library community is well positioned to facilitate digital scholarship in collaboration with other partners.
Projects that have been undertaken within the IDSE include the development of the Canadian National Digital Heritage Index (CNDHI), the development of the Institutional Mobilization Toolkit and the launch of the Journal Usage Project.
For more information about the IDSE project, please contact Kimberly Silk, Special Projects Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.