25 may, 2023. – CRKN and CARL are pleased to announce publication of our joint action plan, Towards Open Scholarship: A Canadian Research and Academic Library Action Plan to 2025
Developed collaboratively, this document outlines the ways in which CRKN and CARL are leading a robust, multi-pronged open scholarship strategy that considers recent significant changes to the field, and how we plan to maintain alignment within this complex landscape. Including five key goals and associated activities, the plan lays out how CRKN, CARL, and other key stakeholders will proactively champion equitable access to knowledge while serving the needs of the research community.
We encourage you to share this action plan with your colleagues, and we look forward to continuing our work together to transform scholarly communication.
About the Canadian Research Knowledge Network
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) empowers its member organizations and the diverse communities they serve with greater access to the world’s research and Canada’s preserved documentary heritage, now and for future generations. CRKN represents its membership in large-scale licensing and content acquisition activities, collaborates to expand and enrich the digital knowledge ecosystem in Canada and the world, advocates for fair and sustainable access to public research and content, supports the digital infrastructure required to preserve and access critical Canadian content, and mobilizes its membership to transform scholarly communications in Canada.
About the Canadian Association of Research Libraries
CARL members include Canada’s twenty-nine largest university libraries as well as two national libraries. Enhancing research and higher education are at the heart of its mission. CARL develops the capacity to support this mission, promotes effective and sustainable scholarly communication, and public policy that enables broad access to scholarly information.