Canada: research and digitisation organisations merge

Merger will help deliver a coordinated strategy to support Canada's digital research infrastructure.

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and (Canadiana) have announced they are to merge. 

The merged organisation will work in partnership with research and memory institutions, funders and other partners to broaden and expand Canada’s vision and impact in digital scholarship including digitisation, preservation, access, discoverability of content and the development of open access to Canadian content. 

“Academic libraries in Canada have a long history of working together to the benefit of their communities. Merging CRKN and Canadiana is yet another example of the strength of this community in both leveraging and understanding the complexity of the digital landscape and seeking opportunities to facilitate alignment. Expanding CRKN’s portfolio through this merger builds on the organization’s strength and ability to collaboratively, and collectively, make significant and meaningful contributions to scholarship in Canada”

Alan Shepard, Chair of the CRKN Board of Directors.

Source: CRKN via Library Journal.