The University of Alberta Libraries has partnered with a number of different organizations and institutions on a variety of digital initiatives. Some of our key partners include:
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.
Data Liberation Initiative
The DLI (Data Liberation Initiative)) 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.
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.
PKP Development Partnership
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, investigation of deployment strategies, and the implementation of article-level metrics.