The ORCID-CA Consortium has now reached 35 members! Launched in May 2017, ORCID-CA provides Canadian institutions and organizations with membership to ORCID at a reduced cost as well as access to community support services. As we embark on year two of ORCID-CA, join us for an ORCID-CA update and member check-in with Gloria Booth-Morrison, ORCID-CA Member Support Specialist.
CRKN has begun the process of its next strategic plan (2019-2024). The last full strategic planning process occurred in 2012/2013 leading up to the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan, that was then extended for a further two years. As part of the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan, extensive stakeholder and member engagement occurred that directed CRKN’s activities. Since that time, CRKN has continued to develop and expand its licensing capacity, tools, services, and collaborations, while the context in which CRKN and its Members operate has become increasingly complex.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, CRKN is pleased to introduce the Preservation and Access Committee (PAC) members. The PAC reports to the CRKN Board of Directors with the goal of reviewing and making recommendations regarding the development and management of Canadiana services, including the Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR). After an overwhelming response to a call for nominations to this committee, the Board of Directors has appointed the following members of the committee:
CRKN/Canadiana is pleased to share the announcement of the National Heritage Digitization Strategy’s (NHDS) Digitizing Canadian Collections funding call. This one-time funding opportunity will provide funds to organizations to digitize, make accessible and preserve documentary heritage material of national significance at a maximum of $100,000 per project.
Reporting to the CRKN Board of Directors, the Preservation and Access Committee (PAC) assists the Board in its activities by reviewing and making recommendations regarding the development and management of the Canadiana and Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR) platform and the associated services and capabilities.
The Preservation and Access Committee is established by the Board of Directors as a Standing Committee of the Board, pursuant to section 12 of the Corporations’ by-Laws.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Preservation and Access Committee (PAC)
Ottawa, Ontario - The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Canadiana.org (Canadiana) are pleased to announce a merger of the two organizations, which will now be under the leadership of CRKN. The merged organization began combined operations on April 1, 2018.
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms. Clare Appavoo as the organization’s Executive Director for a further five year term, effective January 1, 2018.
CRKN and Canadiana.org have been exploring the opportunity to combine the two organizations with a vision for a stronger support of research content for the community. CRKN members have been the majority funders of Canadiana for more than a decade ensuring that heritage content was available in digital format to serve the research community.
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.