Working Towards Equitable Open Access | Public Knowledge Project

“As part of Open Access Week, Érudit and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) would like to underline the value of equity in the transition to open access in Canada and around the world. The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity“.

Érudit and PKP have strengthened their collaboration since 2017 by establishing Coalition Publica, a partnership that aims to develop an open, non-commercial Canadian infrastructure dedicated to research, dissemination and digital scholarly publishing. By bringing together the communities of Érudit and PKP, Coalition Publica reaches several million people each year, whether they are researchers, professors, students or professionals. These users have a wide range of needs and profiles. 

Equity and diversity is one of Coalition Publica’s four core values, as outlined in the partnership’s strategic plan. For us, equity and diversity includes learning from and being strengthened by diverse perspectives and experiences; equitable access and participation in all of our activities including software development and project governance; and recognizing the importance of bilingualism as well as Canada’s diverse regions and Indigenous cultures….”

Érudit joins ORCID-CA | Canadian Research Knowledge Network

“CRKN and the ORCID-CA Consortium are pleased to welcome Érudit to ORCID-CA. By becoming a member of ORCID-CA, Érudit aims to promote the use of ORCID identifiers among its community and integrate the ORCID unique and persistent identifier registry into its platform. The É platform is now the main access point for research in the humanities and social sciences in Canada. Its collections, mostly open access, are consulted worldwide by both academic researchers and the general public….”

Support for Coalition Publica through the CRKN-Érudit Partnership | Canadian Research Knowledge Network

“Since 2014, Érudit and CRKN members have worked to create a collaborative partnership, one which creates a framework for a new relationship between journals and libraries, and helps to provide financial support to Canadian journals during the transition to a fully open access model. 

Starting in 2018, CRKN members have committed to a five year partnership with Érudit to support the Coalition Publica initiative. CRKN participation includes 53 full participants and five supporting participants. The partnership involves over 125 journals, 40 of which are currently open access.

Coalition Publica is a strategic partnership created by Érudit and the Public Knowledge Project, which is dedicated to the advancement of research dissemination and digital publishing in the social sciences and humanities in Canada and abroad….”

Partnership for Open Access

“The Partnership for Open Access establishes an innovative model for collaboration between university libraries and scholarly journals, and helps provide continuous financial support to Canadian publishers in transition toward complete open access….

Coalition is a strategic partnership created in the spring of 2017 by Érudit and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). It stems from an intensive and collaborative reflection process within the Canadian research community, aiming to develop a national infrastructure for the open access dissemination of publications in HSS and arts and letters….”