Wednesday, October 16
Updates on CRKN Business
Intro to CRKN (9:00 to 10:30 a.m.)
New to CRKN? Join us for an intro session! Attendees will learn about the different programs, projects, and services offered by CRKN. Note: Pre-registration for this session is full. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Licensing Session (11:00 to 12:30 p.m.)
Join members of CRKN’s licensing team and the Chair of the Content Strategy Committee for a session devoted to updating members on the progress of 2019 license renewals, previewing the upcoming license renewals for 2020, and reviewing the application of CRKN’s banding system.
Digital Heritage Content Session (1:30 to 2:45 p.m.)
Over a year into the merger between CRKN and Canadiana.org, join staff and the Chairs of the Preservation and Access Committee, Heritage Content Priorities Task Group, and Platform Technical Task Group for a discussion on current digitization, access, and preservation priorities. In addition to updates, this session will provide the opportunity to discuss future priorities, opportunities, and challenges that will guide the work of the committee and task group over the next year.
Partnerships and Collaborations (3:15 to 3:45 p.m.)
Featuring representatives from the Center for Research Libraries, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and Érudit, this half-hour session will provide members with an overview of CRKN’s key strategic partnerships. Members will have the opportunity to provide feedback and discuss future avenues of collaboration.
Strategic Planning (3:45 to 5:00 p.m.)
During this session, CRKN staff and Vice-Chair will highlight the successes of CRKN’s last strategic plan to celebrate achievements, setting the stage for the next five years. An outline of the 2019-2024 strategic planning process will be provided, along with an overview of the updated mission, vision, values, and strategic goals in preparation for ratification of the plan at the meeting of the members. As part of this session, members will have the opportunity to consider next steps and priorities in implementing this new strategic plan.
Thursday, October 17
Transforming Scholarly Communications: Developing Canada's Open Access Strategy
The goal of this workshop is to explore what steps are needed to define a Canadian transformative agreement strategy. In working towards this strategy, participants may consider launching a multi-stakeholder task group to finalize the community-driven principles and actions defined during this workshop. Additional goals include:
- Foster a shared national understanding of the current status of open access globally and provide an overview of Canadian open access approaches to date;
- Summarize international approaches such as University of California, Plan S, and OA2020 that have been leading these transformations internationally;
- Outline the tools and resources required to support a national open access strategy, locally, regionally, and nationally;
- Conceive of a set of guiding principles and a vision for a Canadian open access strategy that includes a transformative agreement strategy;
- Determine the data that need to be collected and analyzed to support data-driven decision making and negotiations;
- Discuss how a transformational agreement strategy would be implemented in Canada and how various international models apply in the Canadian context;
- Create consensus among CRKN members and stakeholders regarding a path forward to meet shared goals.
Part 1: Global Strategies & Approaches (10:15 to 12:00 p.m.)
Part 1 of the workshop will provide context regarding the current state of open access in Canada and internationally. An overview will be provided on the strategies and approaches taken in Canada, and discussions on how to leverage these strategies for transformative agreements will be introduced. Through this discussion, transformative agreements, and the principles that define these agreements, will be defined, as will the value of national alignment of funders and institutions. From this global perspective, speakers will outline how transformative agreements are integrated into broader open access strategies and highlight the steps required to overcome challenges and make the most of opportunities.
Part 2: Global Implementations of Transformative Agreements: How They Work and Are They Working? (12:45 to 2:30 p.m.)
In Part 2 of the workshop, we’ll hear from global leaders who have developed and implemented transformative agreements nationally and locally. What were the challenges, lessons, opportunities, and approaches that support these transformational agreements and how do they complement other open access strategies locally, regionally, and nationally? Each speaker will be asked to outline their objectives for integrating and implementing a transformative agreement and describe how the agreement works.
Part 3: Implementation in Canada: Opportunities, Challenges, and Next Steps (3:00 to 5:00 p.m.)
In Part 3 of the workshop, participants will be asked to apply a transformative agreement approach to the Canadian context. This session will also explore the stakeholder alignment required to move forward with a national transformative agreement strategy as well as discuss data collection to support data-informed decision-making. A multi-stakeholder panel will allow participants to test various approaches to determine effectiveness. The goal of this session will utlimately be to determine if it time to launch a multi-stakeholder task group to finalize principles and draft, refine and prioritize a list of possible actions towards a Canadian transformative agreement strategy.
Friday, October 18
Digital Heritage Content and Preservation
Following the success of last year’s Joint NHDS and CRKN Workshop on Documentary Heritage, join us for a full day of programming that investigates how stakeholders are working to meet digitization, access, and preservation goals for heritage content. Our lineup includes sessions on digitization strategies, rights and permissions for heritage content, sharing digital heritage through technology, decolonizing metadata, and more. Our keynote address will be delivered by Leslie Weir, the new Librarian and Archivist of Canada.
Overview of the Canadiana Collections – Breakfast Session (8:00 to 8:30 a.m.)
Kick-off our digital heritage content and preservation day with an overview of the Canadiana collections. Discover the wide range of Canadian documentary heritage available to explore online at no charge, and learn about CRKN’s digitization projects and services.
Keynote Address (8:45 to 9:15 a.m.)
Delivered by Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada.
Joint NHDS & CRKN Session on Digitization Strategies in Canada (9:15 to 10:30 a.m.)
Bringing together experts from the international, national, regional and local levels, this session will explore the current landscape of digitization work in Canada. Participants will gain a wide-ranging overview of how different organizations approach their projects, explore what gaps need to be filled, and discuss how to coordinate to achieve best results. Though this discussion, panelists and participants will be invited to consider the way in which we can strengthen Canada’s digitization capacity, and brainstorm ways to make the most of our existing capacity.
Decolonizing Metadata in Canada (10:45 to 12:15 p.m.)
Join us for a session covering recent developments and case studies in decolonizing and indigenizing metadata in Canada. Participants will learn from Library and Archives Canada and the University of Saskatchewan about efforts to decolonize metadata from an archival, library, and institutional perspective, and CRKN will present their work to date on decolonizing metadata for the Canadiana collections. This session will also provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback on current metadata practices and standards that work towards decolonization.
Sharing Digital Heritage Content through Technology (1:00 to 2:30 p.m.)
Curious about how digital heritage and digital technology intersect? This session will explore how stakeholders are leveraging technology to teach, share knowledge, and preserve heritage materials. Featuring representatives from five Canadian institutions, this session will provide the opportunity for information and project sharing, and spark discussion on the current trends, challenges and opportunities in the field of digital humanities.
Joint NHDS & CRKN Session on Rights and Permissions of Digital Heritage Content (2:45 to 4:00 p.m.)
Rights and permissions are a critical component of working with digital heritage materials. Through discussions of the international, national, and institutional level contexts, participants in this session will gain insights into the integration of RightsStatements.org and Creative Commons licenses. Challenges and opportunities in the Canadian context will be highlighted, and participants will be provided with the chance for questions and feedback. Join us for an informative session on this evolving field.