The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has signed an Expression of Interest for the Open Access 2020 (OA2020) Initiative, a global initiative led by the Max Planck Digital Library with the goal of unlocking scholarly journals from subscription publishing systems and transitioning them towards open access models.
Members of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) set bold negotiation objectives for the 2020 renewal with Elsevier: significantly reduce costs, increase open access, and ensure transparency of the agreement. After eleven months of negotiating, CRKN’s Content Strategy Committee (CSC) is announcing a renewal of the Elsevier ScienceDirect license, which includes:
CRKN and JSTOR have launched a pilot project to add over one million pages of digitized documentary heritage from the Canadiana Government Publications sub-collection to JSTOR’s Open Community Collections.
CRKN’s Heritage Content Priorities Task Group (HCPTG) is pleased to announce that its Final Report is now available on the CRKN website. This report presents an overview of the task group’s work as well as principles, criteria, and recommendations that will guide the development of the Canadiana collections and CRKN’s digitization, hosting, and preservation services.
The Who, What, and Where of Persistent Identifiers: A six-part webinar series devoted to all things PID
The Who, What, and Where of Persistent Identifiers:
A six-part webinar series devoted to all things PID
March 3 to May 12, 2021
Brought to you by CRKN, CARL-Portage, and Research Data Canada
Today, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce that we have reached our first transformative open access agreement with SAGE. The agreement, which includes 69 participating CRKN members, increases open access options for Canadian researchers. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with participating CRKN institutions may now publish their articles as open access with no Article Processing Charge (APC) in over 900 SAGE Choice journals. In addition, the agreement includes a 40% discount on APCs in SAGE’s gold open access journals.
Today CRKN unveils its updated Licensing Principles, a two-part document that includes Licensing Program Principles and Principles for Negotiations. These Licensing Principles build upon CRKN’s First Principles, which were developed in 2009 to prioritize collaboration, transparency, and consensus-building among CRKN members.
The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) envisions a future in which digital access to Canada’s diverse documentary heritage is comprehensive, ubiquitous, and has a profound impact on Canadian culture, education, research, and innovation.
CRKN is sharing a call for nominations for this year’s Conference Planning Committee (CPC).