Partners & Relations

CARL supports regional and national initiatives relevant to its mission, and works in collaboration or formal partnership with relevant organizations in Canada and internationally.

Currently, CARL is represented at the following external organizations/initiatives:

  • Access 2 Knowledge (A2K) Coalition – Katherine McColgan (CARL)
  • Association of Research Libraries – Advocacy and Public Policy Committee – Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • Canadian Committee on Cataloguing – Susan Andrews (UBC)
  • Canadian Consortium for Research – Susan Haigh (CARL) and Katherine McColgan (CARL)
  • Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) – Board – Mary-Jo Romaniuk (Calgary)
  • Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) – Copyright Committee – Susan Haigh (CARL) and  Amanda Wakaruk (Alberta)
  • Canadian Persistent Identifiers Advisory Committee (CPIDAC) – Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • Canadian Science Publishing – Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • Coalition Publica – Amy Buckland (Concordia)
  • Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) – CARL President, CARL Executive Director
  • Depository Services Program Library Advisory Committee – Carla Graebner (Simon Fraser) and Susan Paterson (UBC)
  • Digital Research Alliance of Canada (Alliance) – Board of Directors – Donna Bourne-Tyson (Dalhousie), Dale Askey (Alberta)
  • Digital Research Alliance of Canada (Alliance) – Executive Management Committee – Susan Haigh (CARL), Lisa Goddard (Victoria)
  • Fédération des milieux documentaires – Conseil d’administration – Katherine McColgan (CARL)
  • Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) – Board – Susan Haigh (CARL); Advisory Committee – Mark Swartz (Queen’s, CRKN)
  • IFLA North America Regional Division  – Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • International Alliance of Research Library Associations – CARL President, CARL Vice President, CARL Executive Director
  • North/Nord Shared Print Network Steering Committee – Gwen Bird (Simon Fraser)
  • SPARC Steering Committee – Catherine Steeves (Western)

CARL also maintains relationships through agreements, membership or informal means with the following groups:

Canadian regional and national university library consortia

  • BCI Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire
  • CAUL Council of Atlantic University Libraries
  • COPPUL Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries
  • OCUL Ontario Council of University Libraries
  • CRKN Canadian Research Knowledge Network

Canadian national library organizations

  • APLIC Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada
  • FMD Fédération des milieux documentaires
  • CFLA Canadian Federation of Library Associations
  • CULC Canadian Urban Libraries Council

Canadian national research and higher education organizations

  • ACA Association of Canadian Archivists
  • ACUP Association of Canadian University Presses
  • CAGS Canadian Association of Graduate Studies
  • CALJ Canadian Association of Learned Journals
  • CASA Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
  • CANARIE Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network
  • CAUT Canadian Association of University Teachers
  • CCA Canadian Council of Archives
  • CCA Council of Canadian Academies
  • CCR Canadian Consortium for Research
  • CFHSS Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Compute Canada Canada’s National High Performance Computing (HPC) Platform
  • CICan “Colleges and Institutes Canada “
  • CSAE Canadian Society of Association Executives
  • PKP Public Knowledge Project
  • UC Universities Canada

Canadian government-related organizations and services

  • CFI Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • CIHR Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Copyright Board Copyright Board of Canada
  • DSP Depository Services Program (under Government of Canada Publications)
  • NDRIO New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization
  • NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Open Government Open Government
  • SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

National Libraries

  • BAC-LAC Library and Archives Canada
  • BAnQ Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
  • BL British Library
  • BNF Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • LoC Library of Congress (US)

Non-Canadian and international organizations

  • ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries
  • ADBU Association des directeurs et des personnels de direction des bibliothèques universitaires et des services documentaires de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (FR)
  • ALA American Library Association
  • ARL Association of Research Libraries
  • CAUL Council of Australian University Librarians
  • CNI Coalition for Networked Information
  • CRL Center for Research Libraries
  • IARLA International Alliance of Research Library Associations
  • IFLA International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • Internet Archive Internet Archive
  • LIBER Association of European Research Libraries
  • OCLC Online Computer Library Center
  • RLUK Research Libraries UK
  • SCONUL Society of College, National and University Libraries (UK)
  • SPARC Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition