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Canadian Research Knowledge Network

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
Other Functions
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