Open Repositories Working Group

This working group, assembled by CARL’s Advancing Research Committee in January 2018, will work in collaboration with the Canadian repository community to define a strategic vision for repositories as well as helping to move the community forward around shared goals and objectives. To ensure the working group is effective, it is essential that this group include representation from both those managing repositories and communicating with researchers as well as library directors who guide and shape organizational priorities.

Current members of the ORWG (2020-2021):

Talia Chung, University of Ottawa and CARL Advancing Research Committee member (co-chair)
Geoff Harder, University of Alberta (co-chair)
Lise Brin, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Patrick Gamsby, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Craig Harkema, University of Saskatchewan
Jordan Hale, University of Waterloo
Andrea Kosavic, York University
Jessica Lange, McGill University
Pierre Lasou, Université Laval
Lindsey MacCallum, Mount St. Vincent University Library
Courtney Matthews, Queen’s University
Dana McFarland, Vancouver Island University
Karen Meijer-Kline, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Gabriela Mircea, McMaster University
Mike Nason, University of New Brunswick
Tomasz Neugebauer, Concordia University
Veronica Ramshaw, University of Regina
Tim Ribaric, Brock University
William (Will) Kirk Roy, Queen’s University
Kathleen Shearer, COAR
Andrea Szwajcer, University of Manitoba
Mita Williams, University of Windsor
Yoo Young, University of Ottawa

Past Members of the ORWG:

Ann Barrett, Dalhousie University
Amy Buckland, University of Guelph
Brian Cameron, Ryerson University
Chantal Ripp, University of Ottawa
Catherine Steeves, Western University, and Chair of CARL Advancing Research Committee
Michael Vandenburg, Queen’s University (resource)
Leah Vanderjagt, University of Alberta (resource)
Arlene Whetter, Library & Archives Canada

Working Group documents:


> Draft ORWG terms of reference (2020-2021)

> ORWG terms of reference (2018-2019)

> ORWG task groups’ terms of reference (2018-2019)

> Open Repositories Report Series:

Institutional Repository Statistics: Reliable, Consistent Approaches for Canada (2019)

Digital Preservation Functionality in Canadian Repositories (2019)

> Details about Inventory of Canadian Repository Platforms project

> Webinar: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Next Generation Repositories But Were Afraid to Ask (April 18, 2018) presented by the ORWG in collaboration with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

> Related to the CARL-COAR-OpenAIRE Project:

Announcement of CARL Collaboration with OpenAIRE (January 2018)

Presentation on CARL-OpenAIRE collaboration by Pierre Lasou (April 2019) View recording  View presentation slides

> Poster presented at LIBER 2018 by working group member Pierre Lasou (Université Laval)

Regular updates:

> January 2020

> July 2019

> February 2019

> September 2018