CRKN and Library and Archives Canada partner to improve access to digitized handwritten materials in Héritage Collection | Canadian Research Knowledge Network

“The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) have partnered on a pilot project to improve access to LAC’s materials in the Héritage collection through Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR). The pilot project will process a subset of RG 10 collection, “Records relating to Indian Affairs,” with Transkribus ICR software developed by READ-COOP. This project will improve access to a highly used set of records and begin the journey towards our long-term aspiration to make the Héritage collection full-text searchable….”

New agreements open additional support to Directory of Open Access Journals in Canada | STM Publishing News

“Two new agreements between DOAJ, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries – Conseil des bibliothèques postsecondaires de l’Atlantique  (CAAL-CBPA), have been announced today. These agreements will provide a vital boost to the sustainability of key open access infrastructure, essential to the future of science and research in Canada and around the world.

CRKN has long been a strong supporter of DOAJ and encompasses seventy-nine academic libraries and five research institutions in Canada. CAAL-CBPA includes top tier research and teaching libraries in Atlantic Canada….”

CRKN and UTP Make Climate Change Journal Accessible to Readers Around the Globe | Canadian Research Knowledge Network

“The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and University of Toronto Press (UTP) are very pleased to announce an innovative partnership for access to the Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy through the Subscribe to Open model. The Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy publishes timely, evidence-based research that contributes to the urban climate agenda and supports governmental policy towards an equitable and resilient world. Through this partnership, CRKN members will gain access to critical climate research and support the open access dissemination of this research without any cost to authors.

Subscribe to Open is an equitable access model that offers a wide range of benefits to researchers, libraries, and the community at large. Institutional subscribers access the content through subscription, as with a regular subscription model. What is unique to the model is that once an annual subscription threshold is met, the volume year becomes open access and available to researchers, policymakers, and urban practitioners globally. University of Toronto Press launched the Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy in October 2022 based upon this model….”

Researchers at participating CRKN member institutions can now publish free open access in select CSP journals | Canadian Research Knowledge Network

CRKN and Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) are pleased to announce a new transformative open access publishing agreement that offers unlimited open access publishing in five CSP journals, and a 25 per cent discount on article processing charges (APCs) in 14 additional CSP journals, for corresponding authors from participating CRKN member institutions.

CRKN Announces Transformative Agreement with Wiley | Canadian Research Knowledge Network

CRKN has signed a two-year, read-and-publish transformative agreement with Wiley. This cost-neutral agreement removes article processing charges (APCs) for authors publishing in Wiley hybrid journals at participating CRKN institutions, and is expected to result in the publication of over 4,000 articles as open access over the period of the agreement. Any corresponding authors affiliated with participating CRKN institutions, with articles accepted for publication in Wiley journals during the term of the agreement, will have their APC waived.

CRKN Launches Perpetual Access Rights Tracking Project | Canadian Research Knowledge Network

“CRKN’s Knowledge Base Entitlements Sub-Committee (KBESC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Perpetual Access Rights Tracking Project. This project allows CRKN members to access an accurate and verified report of their perpetual access rights to journals they have paid for via CRKN licenses. With the tools provided through the project, member libraries can better understand their perpetual access rights as they undertake collections management activities….”

Assessment Guidelines for Open Access Publishers

“The Content Strategy Committee (CSC) arrived at the Assessment Guidelines for Open Access Publishers through a consultation with the CRKN membership, the results of which were presented to and supported by members at the 2021 Conference. These are meant to be guiding principles that the CSC may use in assessing whether proposals from vendors and publishers meet with the CRKN membership’s stated goals and objectives with respect to supporting open access. We have purposefully not assigned any weighting to the criteria as the CSC is better positioned to have as much latitude as possible in assessing the offers it receives from providers. Therefore, there is not an expectation that each provider will meet every criterion….”

Open Access 2022 – JCMS Style – Kirk Barber, 2022

” “Our publisher, SAGE Publications, has entered into an agreement with The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)( that will be transformative for our Journal.”2

I announced this agreement in my July/August 2021 editorial with the assertation that open access is now a financial reality for Canadian authors publishing in JCMS [Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery]. The agreement will cover the costs of open access for Canadian authors affiliated with Canadian Universities publishing in JCMS….

Open Access is serving us well. JCMS and JCMS Case Reports are available internationally and I trust you will share my pride in your accomplishments with our colleagues….”

IOP Publishing Strikes a Transformative Deal with CRKN: Some Questions for Julian Wilson – The Scholarly Kitchen

“This week it was announced that IOP Publishing (IOPP) had signed a three-year “read and publish” transformative agreement with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) – the first such agreement for IOPP in North America. I posed a few questions about the agreement to Julian Wilson, IOPP’s sales and marketing director.”

CANADIAN INSTITUTIONS PLEDGE 268,750 EUROS TO ARXIV, REDALYC/AMELICA AND DSPACE – SCOSS – The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services

“After their generous pledge in 2020, twenty-five members of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), have now committed to supporting all three infrastructures currently promoted by SCOSS in its third funding cycle. This is the first library consortium to pledge for the SCOSS third funding cycle infrastructures.

CRKN empowers researchers, educators, and society with greater access to the world’s research and Canada’s preserved documentary heritage, now and for future generations. CARL provides leadership on behalf of Canada’s research libraries and enhances capacity to advance research and higher education.Through this CARL-CRKN partnership, Canadian academic library support will total 104,500 Euros to arXiv, 98,250 Euros to Redalyc/AmeliCA, and 66,000 Euros to DSpace, for a combined total of 268,750 Euros over the next three years….”

CARL-CRKN-SPARC Webinar: Institutional Perspectives on Investments in Open Infrastructure – Canadian Association of Research Libraries

“The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and SPARC are pleased to bring you this panel on institutional approaches and perspectives regarding their investments in open infrastructure.

This session brings together librarians from institutions in Canada and the United States to discuss the values, rubrics, and supporting data used locally to strategize and guide investments in open infrastructure. How are priorities determined? How does the institution weigh local vs. global impacts? How important is collective/consortial investment in this context? Are there divergent perspectives between collections and scholarly communications specialists? Is it possible to transfer any savings from negotiated license agreements toward open infrastructure investment? What internal discussions are necessary to build support for shifting library funds from subscriptions to infrastructure support?…”

Open Access Agreements with PLOS Biology and SAGE means no Article Processing Charges (APCs) for McMaster Authors | McMaster University Library

“The University Library is pleased to announce that McMaster has signed open access publishing agreements with PLOS Biology and SAGE through the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).  As of January 1, 2021, McMaster authors do not have to pay Article Processing Charges to cover the cost of open access publishing in PLOS Biology or in over 900 SAGE Choice journals….”

New Open Access Agreements for Western’s Researchers

“Good news! Researchers at Western who want to make their work open access can now benefit from new agreements with three major publishers that offer new discounts and waivers for open access journal Article Processing Charges (APCs). These agreements with SAGE, PLOS, and Elsevier were negotiated by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) on behalf of researchers at CRKN member institutions.

The agreement with SAGE means that Western-affiliated authors who publish in over 900 SAGE journals will have their work made openly available to the public without paying APCs. This applies to all SAGE journals that operate on the hybrid subscription/OA model (some exceptions apply). There is also a 40% discount on APCs for journals published on the gold OA model (entirely funded by APCs)….”