The CRKN Board of Directors relies on a series of standing committees and ad-hoc task groups to address particular organizational needs and challenges. These committees and task groups are comprised of volunteers who come from member institutions and are supported in their work by designated CRKN staff.
The roles and responsibilities of CRKN’s Standing Committees are described in CRKN’s By-Laws.
Content Strategy Committee: Directs and supports CRKN's content licensing program.
Executive Committee: Oversees governance matters including activities towards the achievement of strategic objectives and approval of Board agendas, oversees HR matters and provides support to management between Board meetings.
Finance & Audit Committee: Oversees the budget and audit processes.
Preservation & Access Committee: Assists the Board 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.
Knowledge Base Entitlements Sub-Committee (formerly Serials Management Sub-Committee): Reporting to the Content Strategy Committee, the KBESC oversees the maintenance of up-to-date KBART title lists for use by CRKN member
Canadiana Content Sub-Committee: Provides CRKN staff with guidance and recommendations for developing and enhancing the Canadiana collections and implementing the content development recommendations of the Heritage Content Priorities Task Group (HCPTG) Report.
Platform Technical Sub-Committee (formerly Platform Technical Task Group): Provides CRKN staff with feedback, advice, and recommendations on policies, practices, technologies, infrastructure, and approaches to digital collections management.