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The state of open data 2020

The State of Open Data 2020 report is the fifth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts.

Final report of the survey on digital preservation capacity and needs at Canadian memory institutions, 2017-18

The purpose of the survey was to provide an updated and comprehensive picture of digital preservation activities in Canada and to identify existing gaps and outstanding needs at Canadian institutions.
Policy report

Pubfair: a framework for sustainable, distributed, open science publishing services

This white paper provides the rationale and describes the high level architecture for an innovative publishing framework that positions publishing functionalities on top of the content managed by a distributed network of repositories.
Briefing paper

Responding to unsustainable journal costs: a CARL brief

This brief provides an overview for Canadian university administrators of the current problematic state of scholarly journal costs, and proposes some recommendations to address the situation.

Promoting open knowledge and open science: report of the current state of repositories

In the past few years, open access repositories and their associated services have become an important component of the global eresearch infrastructure. Increasingly, repositories are also being integrated with other systems, such as research administrative systems and with research data repositories, with the aim of...