About Us Partnerships & Collaborations

The Canadian Linked Data Initiative (CLDI) leverages the existing collaboration between the Technical Services departments of Canada’s top 5 research libraries, Library and Archives Canada, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, and Canadiana.org to articulate, plan, and find funding for a suite of projects that will coordinate the metadata production activities of our library's technical services units, special collections, and digital libraries in both English and French. Working together and with partners in Canada, US, and Europe our goal is to provide a path to linked data readiness for our institutions and leadership for the adoption of linked data by libraries across Canada.

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is a partnership of Canadian universities dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research enterprise in Canada.

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports original research and inspired teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars a wealth of rare and uncommon primary source materials from all world regions.

CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community. The University of Alberta is an Archive Node.

Working together, COPPUL members leverage our collective expertise, resources, and influence, increasing capacity and infrastructure, to enhance learning, teaching, student experiences, and research at our institutions.

The DLI is a partnership between postsecondary institutions and Statistics Canada for providing access to a large collection of Public Use Microdata Files and to a special collection of aggregate data tables. University of Alberta faculty, students, and staff can access data from the DLI Collection directly, or request data to be downloaded for them by Data Library staff. The UA also provides server space and staff support for a mirror collection of the DLI datafiles.

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than 100 partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.

HKN is a cost-recovery health information consortium run by the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary that delivers quality health information resources to practitioners, researchers, policy makers and post-secondary institutions.

As a full development partner in the collaborative Hydra project, UAL will contribute significantly to the development of new features and functionality for the Hydra community.

University of Alberta has been a library partner of the Internet Archive since 2008. Together, we have digitized tens of thousands of books, images, and historical records. Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

The Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL)The is an initiative established by the Alberta Government, funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology. It was created as a legacy to the late, the Honourable Lois Hole to continue her vision of greater learning opportunities for all Albertans.

NEOS is a consortium of government, health, college and university libraries that cooperate to share library resources, technology, collections and people.

The University of Alberta Libraries has formed a 3 year development partnership with PKP, the Public Knowledge Project. During this partnership, UAL will work with PKP on several projects, including user testing of the newest version of the Open Journal Systems software, development of feature enhancements, investigatation of deployment strategies, and the implementation of article-level metrics.

TAL is a province-wide consortium that now serves 49 member libraries in over 300 locations across the province. The Alberta Research Portal, which provides all Albertans with perpetual access to 69 collections from Gale Primary Sources, is an example of UAL's partnership with TAL.