Librarian Jocelyn Godolphin steps into retirement this June after bringing the collections of Concordia University Libraries through a decade of transformation. Godolphin, who has been in the job since 2004, is widely acknowledged to have raised the library collections to a whole new level during her tenure as Associate University Librarian, Collection Services. Read more
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) are pleased to endorse the report and recommendations of the Joint CARL-CRKN Open Access Working Group (OAWG). The OAWG began work during the summer of 2011 under the leadership of Brian Owen, Associate University Librarian at Simon Fraser University. It consulted widely to gain a sense of the state of the progress of open access in Canada and arrive at a set of recommendations for CARL, CRKN, and Canadian university libraries generally.
Ottawa – The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) took its 2010-2011 Annual Report off the shelf and onto the web. The creation of its first-ever interactive, web-based Annual Report received industry-wide praise and was recognized by the Ottawa Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) with a 2012 IABC Ottawa Excel Award in the Communication Management category of Electronic and Digital Communications.
With a culture of transparency, one of CRKN’s 2011 Communications mandates was to rethink the way it shared its accomplishments.
Multi-consortium agreement with CRL and partners, JISC, CRKN
London, May 29, 2012 – Leading independent publisher Bloomsbury and three major library consortia have agreed to terms on a ground-breaking agreement that will offer the Churchill Archive online collection at favorable rates to more than 500 academic institutions in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. As part of this unique international arrangement, members of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), JISC Collections, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and select partner consortia will be eligible for discounts on both subscription and perpetual access to the Churchill Archive in 2012. The offer was developed during detailed negotiations between CRL and Bloomsbury’s sales and marketing partner, Publishers Communication Group. It is distinctive in its cross-country collaborative licensing aspects.
By Michael Geist
Copyright has emerged as a hot issue on Canadian university campuses in recent weeks as schools consider whether to sign the Access Copyright model licence negotiated with the AUCC. Several schools, including UBC, Athabasca, Windsor, and Winnipeg have already indicated that they will not sign the licence, while others (such as Queen's, Victoria and Calgary) have reluctantly signed the letter of intent. Read more