May 23, 2022

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and BCI Reach Agreement for the Advancement Research Data Management and Digital Preservation in Canada

From Today’s Joint Announcement:

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) announced today the signing of an agreement that will see both organizations work together to advance regional and national issues relating to the data management and digital preservation needs of the Canadian research community.

This partnership brings together the collective expertise, resources and influence from BCI member institutions and CARL’s Portage Network to focus on building connections between research data management and effective digital preservation.

Jeff Moon, Director of the Portage Network, stated, “Strong working relations with regional academic library groups, like the BCI library sub-committee, are critical to the success of the federated model upon which Portage is based. The expertise of BCI member institutions will assist Portage in building nation-wide communities of practice for the management and long-term preservation of research data”.

“By partnering with CARL’s Portage Network, Quebec universities will contribute to the national initiative to implement infrastructure and the services needed by our researchers to meet the requirements of the three federal councils for research data management”, says Claude Bédard, Executive Director of BCI.

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