2016 SSP 38th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 4C: Collaborative Partnerships between Libraries and…
As the importance of open access continues to grow, there remains no clear consensus on the ideal model to sustain scholarly publishing while making content openly accessible. Can a model be found that meets the needs of both scholarly publishers and university libraries? The Érudit Consortium and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) are exploring one solution to this challenge through a strategic partnership, which aims to address two major challenges: the fragility of the Canadian scholarly publishing environment and the increasing pressure from libraries and funding agencies for scholarly journals to move towards open access. The session will present the perspectives of the two partner organizations and outline the common goals, objectives and strategies used to implement the partnership.
Moderator: Monica Ward, Senior Content & Licensing Officer at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)
Responsible for publisher relations and collection development, Tanja has been involved in large-scale digitization projects, including dissemination strategies and marketing, and is familiar with technology-intensive scholarly publishing projects. Over the last few years, Tanja has assisted many journal publishers in the transition from traditional publishing to the digital environment, including Open Access publishing models.
Prior to joining CRKN, Clare honed her leadership and negotiation skills as Director, Sales and Strategic Support for Ingram, Coutts Information Services, enhancing her understanding of academic libraries, scholarly publishing, and digital content development.
Clare earned a BA in General Studies with minors in English, Fine and Performing Arts, and Women’s Studies followed by continuing education in management and leadership through York University’s Schulich School of Business.