Érudit and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) invited directors of Canadian journals and librarians from Canadian university libraries to join them in Montréal on November 17th for a discussion on the new opportunities for dissemination of knowledge presented by Open Access. More than100 participants from across the Canada were present at this event.

The objectives of the seminar

Many countries, including Canada, now have national policies by which publicly funded scholarly research output must be made freely accessible within 12 months of publication. These new policies challenge the scholarly publishing ecosystem and lead to profound changes in its funding models.

Consequently, it has become imperative that all stakeholders jointly reflect on solutions for transitioning toward Open Access. Through presentations and workshops, this seminar aims to lay the foundations for a productive dialogue on the implementation of a new economic model for knowledge dissemination.


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9:00 - 9:15: Introduction by Loubna Ghaouti, vice-president of Érudit Consortium; Opening Remarks by Louise Poissant, Scientific Director, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture. (presentation in french)

9:15 - 9:45: Transformations of scholarly communication in the digital world, by Vincent Larivière, Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication and Scientific Director of Érudit. (presentation in french)

9:45 - 10:15: The Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study, by John Willinsky, director of Public Knowledge Project(presentation in english)

10:30 - 12:00 : Perspectives et expériences de revues savantes : trois présentations éclairs et échange avec les participants. (presentations in french and in english)

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch Break.

13:00 - 14:00 : Perspectives and experiences of Libraries: three lightning talks followed by discussions with the audience. (presentation in french and in english)

14:00 à 15:00 : Preliminary results of the economic study on Canadian scholarly journals by Sybil Frei and Louise Fleming, authors of the study. (presentation in english)

15:00 - 15:15 : Coffee Break

15:15 - 15:45: Érudit - CRKN Partnership for the support of scholarly journals and Open Access by Tanja Niemann, General Director of Érudit and Clare Appavoo, Executive Director of CRKN. (presentation in french and in english)

15h45 à 16h: Synthesis and Perspectives. (presentation in english)

16h à 16h20: International Initiatives, Lisa Norberg (présentation in english)

Érudit - CRKN Partnership

The seminar New Models of Knowledge Dissemination and Open Access in Canada is a part of the Partnership between Érudit and CRKN for the support of scholarly journals and Open Access dissemination.

This partnership commit 53 academic libraries and 107 scholarly journals from across the Canada.

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of the Érudit - CRKN Partnership.

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is a partnership of Canadian universities dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research enterprise in Canada.

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Érudit is an interuniversity consortium and a non-profit organization.

For more than 15 years, Érudit has provided the research and cultural communities with a wide range of services in digital publishing and dissemination

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