In 2018, CARL formed the Open Repositories Working Group in an effort to focus and accelerate efforts to support open access repository-related activities in Canada. In this short time, this group has launched an exciting collaboration with OpenAIRE, planned and delivered the practitioner-focused workshop Advancing Open, and closely examined digital preservation technology in repositories and options for collecting reliable, comparable institutional repository usage statistics across Canadian repositories.
CARL is currently in the process of membership renewal for the committee. We are therefore seeking expressions of interest from repository managers at Canadian institutions interested in serving on the committee. Terms will begin in January 2020 and end in December 2021. Draft Terms of Reference for the second mandate are available here.
CARL encourages equitable participation in all of our working groups. Members will be selected based on geographic, linguistic, expertise, equity, diversity, and inclusion considerations.
Please send expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 20, 2019.
If you have any questions about this working group, please feel free to contact Lise Brin at email@example.com or 902-318-4485.