CARL Canadian Repositories Community of Practice June Call – Community Conversations: Shared Infrastructure for Repositories

Date: June 29, 2023
Time: 1pm to 2pm ET 


Invited speaker: Geoff Harder, Associate University Librarian (University of Alberta) and CARL Project Director for National Shared Repository Infrastructure 

Institutional repositories have become increasingly vital to the digital scholarship landscape at Canadian post-secondary institutions. Over the last twenty years, we’ve gained a lot of experience and knowledge, but also face challenges working in isolation at our institutions. Geoff Harder, Associate University Librarian at the University of Alberta, was appointed as the Project Director to begin initial planning and development of a National Shared Repository Infrastructure in September 2022. Join us for the inaugural Canadian Repositories Community of Practice event, where Geoff will discuss his work with us. We’ll hear from Geoff and then the rest of the steering committee will lead further discussion with topics for the community and opportunities to share experiences and ask questions. 

About the Steering Committee: 

The CARL Canadian Repositories Community of Practice Steering Committee, established in April 2023, seeks to bring librarians supporting institutional repositories together so we can support each other, share resources, and build community. 

Members Include: 

  • Pascal Calarco, University of Windsor (co-chair) 
  • Emily Hopkins, University of Saskatchewan (co-chair) 
  • Priscilla Carmini, York University 
  • Robyn Hall, MacEwan University 
  • Tim Ribaric, Brock University 
  • Nailisa Tanner, Memorial University of Newfoundland