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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
Thursday, October 11 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Engaging the Community in Support to Fair Open Access

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In 1998, the Presses de l’Université de Montréal launched a pilot project aiming to ensure scholarly journals’ transition to digital format. Erudit.org, a platform dedicated to research production and dissemination, was born out of this local initiative and remains, to this day, the only Canadian platform in the humanities and social sciences, providing access to over 160 journals, 97% of which are available in open access. Registering over 23 million yearly page views, Érudit has recently strengthened its strategic partnership with the Public Knowledge Project in order to develop a comprehensive offering of editorial services. Together, they have created Coalition Publi.ca, a pan-Canadian alliance uniting stakeholders from the field of scholarly publishing - research libraries, acquisition consortia as well as universities - to promote open access and open science. Érudit and PKP are collaborating through Coalition Publi.ca to implement a fair funding model for open access and to develop research activities, as well as an open and community-managed technological infrastructure.

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Tanja Niemann

Executive Director, Consortium ERUDIT
Open Access Infrastructure - Journal Publishing - Open Access in Canada