Canadian Research Knowledge Network

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The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is a national consortium serving the 75 Universities in Canada.  CRKN primarily conducts negotiations with publishers and vendors to license large scale digital journal and database content on behalf of its members.  CRKN also licenses some eBook content that is of interest nationally.  As a catalyst for innovation & development CRKN achieves the greatest possible impact in support of Canadian research, scholarship, creative activity and knowledge transfer by working creatively and collaboratively with other stakeholders, developing innovative partnerships and fostering the Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem (IDSE).  


Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
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Providing a forum for member engagement on key issues relating to scholarly communications and digital content infrastructure Working with other organizations at the regional, national and international level to help advance knowledge infrastructure for the benefit of Canadian academic researchers
Mailing Address: 
411 - 11 Holland Avenue Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4S1
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Staff Contacts: 
Clare Appavoo Executive Director 613-907-7029; Craig Olsvik Manager, Licensing 613-907-7033;
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