Expansion of the Canadian National Site Licensing Project

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 June 2002




(2002), "Expansion of the Canadian National Site Licensing Project", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 30 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilds.2002.12230bab.004



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Expansion of the Canadian National Site Licensing Project

Expansion of the Canadian National Site Licensing Project

Keywords: Canada, Licensing, Universities

Representatives from colleges and universities across Canada have met recently to discuss the development of and expansion of the Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CNSLP), an innovative, award-winning CAN$50 million digital library that has greatly strengthened the research and innovation capacity of Canadian universities.

Now in its second year of a three-year pilot phase, the CNSLP provides desktop access to electronic versions of scholarly journals and research databases, primarily in science, engineering, health, and environmental disciplines. Currently, more than 750 scholarly journals are available online to over 650,000 university researchers, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students at 64 universities in ten provinces. The CNSLP has received considerable support so far – CAN$30 million from universities and provincial governments, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency as well as CAN$20 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. At its most recent meeting, officials sought to ensure that such support grows.

The CNSLP initiative was awarded the National First Prize in the 2001 Quality and Productivity Awards Programme of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO). The award recognised CNSLP's "national collaboration, content acquisition strategy, and licence procurement as an innovative business and service achievement for the Canadian academic community".

Source: Library Journal Academic News Wire

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