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Association canadienne des revues savantes
The Agricultural Institute of Canada and Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) conclude an agreement to see CSP acquire three scientific publications.
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The subjects covered in the one day camp this year will be:
In moving the camp to Montreal we will also be offering French sessions.
Canadiana.org has been certified as a Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR) through the internationally-recognized Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC) assessment program. Read More
The Public Knowledge Project has announce the launch of the Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study. This two-year initiative, in collaboration with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and other stakeholders, will explore the feasibility of establishing publishing cooperatives that bring together libraries, journals, scholarly societies, presses, and others as a financially sustainable open access model for peer-reviewed scholarly publishing.
At a time when scholarly dissemination is facing major challenges, Érudit is carrying out an important study on Canadian scholarly journals in collaboration with several organizations involved in academic publishing. The Canadian scholarly journal community, made up of 350 or so journals, is going through a period of unprecedented change since the advent of Open Access. The most fundamental transformation at stake, relates, no doubt, to the issue of open access to scholarly publications, as it calls into question the traditional subscription-based model. In order for scholarly journals to evolve and thrive, new business models must, thus, be considered. However, before setting up such models, it is essential to determine the profile of scholarly journals in Canada, including the financial impact of digital dissemination and Open Access. Érudit, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Learned Journals, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Science Publishing, and a financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, have hired a team of independent consultants to undertake a study of the financial situation of scholarly journals in both official languages in Canada. As a first step, managers of Canadian scholarly journals are invited to participate, until July 31, 2015, in the online survey (available at http://svy.mk/1CWzoRN); then, during the summer, forty in-depth interviews will be conducted with journals managers. The report of the study will be made available in autumn 2015. The results will provide an accurate and up-to-date economic assessment for all Canadian research stakeholders, in order to endorse the search for new economic models which promote a transition to open access to scholarly journals. Érudit team email@example.com
It's with pleasure that we announce the election of Suzanne Kettley as the Vice-President/President Elect at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.
Suzanne Kettley is the newly appointed Executive Director of Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) and assumes this role starting in July 2015. CSP, based in Ottawa, publishes the 17 NRC Research Press journals and provides publishing services for 18 client journals. Suzanne has held several positions in the company, including Director of Publishing Operations, Head of the Monograph Publishing Program, Managing Editor of the Plant Science journals, and Deputy Director of the Press when the organization was transitioning from the federal government into the private sector. Suzanne has also served as Secretary to CSP’s Board of Directors.
She has been active in CALJ for several years, chairing the 2014 Annual Conference Programme committee and serving on the 2015 committee. She has also helped to organize the annual Editors Boot Camp.
She holds an honours BSc in biology and geography as well as an Editor in the Life Sciences Certificate.
The Canadian Association of Leaned Journals (CALJ) welcomes the Tri-Council's Open Access policy. It affirms the societal benefit of public access to research across the entire spectrum of scholarship in science, social science, and the humanities. Scholars and researchers believe that public access to their self-directed inquiry, reported in a free and open manner without oversight and influence, is fundamental to the dynamic, democratic, pluralistic and forward-looking society that is Canada. At the same time, in setting a maximum embargo of 12 months across all disciplines, the Tri-Council policy creates a demand for compensatory policies and business models that will ensure continuing financial support for the processes surrounding the publication of research.
Canadians will have free online access to research funded by NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR
The Érudit dissemination and research platform has received $1.4 million from the Canada Foundation of Innovation in order to strengthen the services it provides to Canadian universities, accelerate its technological development, and support the development of digital research in social sciences and the arts.
CALJ has objected to funding cuts by the federal government to Library and Archive Canada, and to the closure of departmental libraries holding unique collection important to the country.
The CALJ letter to the Prime Minister with our objections and the responses from the Government:
CALJ/ACRS letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the closures of Federal Government of Canada libraries [PDF English] [PDF Français]
PMO's acknowledgement of correspondence receipt [PDF]
Response of Hon. Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages [PDF]
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