Presentation on theme: "Canadian Research Libraries: A History of Cooperation Canadian Research Libraries: A History of Cooperation Gwendolyn Ebbett Dean of the Library University."— Presentation transcript:
Canadian Research Libraries: A History of Cooperation Canadian Research Libraries: A History of Cooperation Gwendolyn Ebbett Dean of the Library University of Windsor presented at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Library 1 October 2013
Canadian Association of Research Libraries Enriching research and higher education is at the heart of our mission. The principle of broad access information and knowledge guides our work. CARL members provide invaluable support to Canada’s research community. Our work focuses on enhancing research libraries, research dissemination and public affairs. About CARL 29 university libraries 2 federal government libraries Created in 1976
Canadian Association of Research Libraries 2 general membership meetings each year. Board of Directors 3 Standing Committees: Research Libraries Committee Public Affairs Committee Committee on Research Dissemination
Strategic Directions Advance the Vision of Canadian Research Libraries Build the Capacity of Canadian Research Libraries Promote the Value of Canadian Research Libraries Support Access to Research
What CARL does: Research libraries CARL members work together to improve library services to students, instructors and researchers by developing expertise and sharing best practices and experiences. Some examples: Research in Librarianship Grant Canadian Library Assessment Workshop Maclean’s Magazine University Rankings Special Collections
What CARL does: Research libraries CARL members work together to improve library services to students, instructors and researchers by developing expertise and sharing best practices and experiences. Some further examples: Annual Statistics Collection revisions Librarians Research Institute Identify new skills and provide training
What CARL does: Research dissemination CARL also promotes effective and sustainable scholarly communication and works to ensure that Canada’s researchers have strong information management capacities. CARL’s work in this field focuses on Open Access and Research Data Management. Some examples: Open Access Working Group Canadian journals project Alternative metrics Data management services course Community of practice blog
What CARL does: Public affairs CARL promotes public policies that enable broad access to scholarly information and strengthen Canada’s research capacities. They advocate for: o Government funding for research and research infrastructure o Strong heritage institutions, like Library and Archives Canada o Digitization of historical documents o Balanced copyright o Affordable and private access to broadband Internet for all Canadians
What CARL does: Exchange of Ideas Organized a study tour to China for library directors in 2011; organizing another to Brazil in 2014. Produce a weekly “E-lert” for library directors and their staff. Organize spring and fall membership meetings for member exchange of ideas and experience.
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is a partnership of Canadian universities dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research enterprise in Canada. Through the coordinated leadership of librarians, researchers, and administrators, CRKN undertakes large-scale content acquisition and licensing initiatives in order to build knowledge infrastructure and research capacity in Canada’s universities. University libraries are the drivers of CRKN’s initiatives, and play a primary role in leveraging expertise and resources for the benefit of Canada’s scholarly research community.
Scientific, Technical and Medical Content (STM) Social Sciences and Humanities Content (Synergies)
Canadiana.org Building Canada’s digital preservation infrastructure Providing the broadest possible access to Canadian documentary heritage 40 major memory institutions (e.g. archives, museums, universities, public libraries)
Early Canadiana Online Part of Canadiana.org: The Early Canadiana Online collection of rare books, magazines and government publications from the 1600s to the 1940s has over 80,000 titles (3,500,000 pages) and is growing. The collection includes material published from the time of the first European settlers to the first four decades of the 20th Century. This rare collection of documentary heritage will be of interest to scholars, genealogists, history buffs and anyone who enjoys reading about Canada's early days. You will find books written in 21 languages including French, English, 10 First Nations languages and several European languages, Latin and Greek.
The Canadian Polar Data Network aims to develop a research data management infrastructure for the most recent International Polar Year program. Purpose of the Network Preservation A secure network housing the infrastructure needed to provide long-term preservation of digital research data. Metadata Datasets that are clearly and accurately described using international standards. Access A Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) that describes, indexes, and provides access to diverse data sets generated by Arctic and Antarctic researchers. Network Partners NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI); Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Science Sector; Polar Data Catalogue; Scholars Portal, Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL); University of Alberta Libraries
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a collection of open- source technologies designed to make research & scholarly publishing easier. Ontario Council of University Libraries is one of their newest partners, and will dedicate both funding and staff time to PKP development. 11 Ontario Council of University Libraries schools are involved. Proposed activities: o Assisting with documentation o Monitoring and contributing to the help forums o Testing the Open Monograph Publisher (OMP) o Testing a plug-in with Dataverse o Webinars
& Benefits to joining IATUL: Provides an international voice Provides partnerships on common issues, challenges and opportunities Provides a forum to share research by Canadian librarians Provides opportunities to participate in exchanges
Websites Canadian Association of Research Libraries - www.carl-abrc.ca www.carl-abrc.ca Canadian Research Knowledge Network – www.crkn.ca www.crkn.ca Canadiana – www.canadiana.cawww.canadiana.ca Early Canadiana Online - http://eco.canadiana.cahttp://eco.canadiana.ca Canadian Polar Data Network - http://polardatanetwork.ca/ http://polardatanetwork.ca/ Public Knowledge Project - pkp.sfu.ca/pkp.sfu.ca/
Gwendolyn Ebbett Dean of the Library University of Windsor Gwendolyn.Ebbett@uwindsor.ca +1 (519) 253-3000 ext. 3161 Website: http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/ http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/