• The exterior of Library and Archives Canada
    Library and Archives Canada; Gordon King (CC-BY-NC-ND)
  • Students work by large windows in the galleria stairwell of the Mearns Centre for Learning of the McPherson Library at the University of Victoria
    Galleria Stairwell, Mearns Centre for Learning, McPherson Library, University of Victoria; University of Victoria Photography Services
  • Students sitting at a round table read in the Octagon Room of the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University
    Octagon Room, Islamic Studies Library, McGill University; Klaus Fielder
  • The atrium of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library opens to several floors of books and manuscripts at the University of Toronto
    Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto; Gordon Belray
  • A library staff retrieves an item from the central reserves area in the Bennett Library at Simon Fraser University
    Central Reserves Area, Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University; Simon Fraser University
  • The exterior of the Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary
    Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary, Dave Brown; University of Calgary
  • Students studying in the early evening in the Ridington Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia
    Ridington Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia Library
  • The north-facing pavillion interior of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto
    North-facing pavillion interior, Robarts Library, University of Toronto; Gordon Belray
  • Students study in the Alan G. Green Fireplace Reading Room of the Stauffer Library at Queen's University
    Alan G. Green Fireplace Reading Room, Stauffer Library, Queen's University; Queen's University (c)
  • Students read by the Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library at the University of Saskatchewan
    Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library, University of Saskatchewan, University Library; University of Saskatchewan
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Canadian Association of Research Libraries Faculty Survey

“Compared with faculty members in the United States and the United Kingdom, respondents from CARL institutions report being more highly dependent on their college or university library.” This, and other findings now available on our website.

Agreement between CARL and COPPUL on RDM and Digital Preservation

The following announcement has just been posted to the Portage website: CARL and COPPUL Working Together at the Intersections of Research Data Management and Digital Preservation (September 20, 2016)


Where Next for Repositories?

An open national forum sponsored by the CARL in association with COAR November 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lord Elgin Hotel, … More >>

The Portage network is dedicated to the shared stewardship of research data in Canada through:

  • Developing a national research data culture;
  • Fostering a community of practice for research data;
  • Building national research data services and infrastructure.

Portage works within the library community to coordinate expertise, services, and technology in research data management, seeking to collaborate with other research data management stakeholders.

Portage supports four communities of practice: researchers, librarians and data stewards, policy makers and administrators, and service and infrastructure providers.

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