SFU Library Receives .CA Community Investment Program Grant

June 17th, 2015 by  | Comments Off on SFU Library Receives .CA Community Investment Program Grant

The Simon Fraser University Library (http://www.lib.sfu.ca) is pleased to announce that it is among the 25 Canadian not-for-profit organizations working on the cutting-edge of Internet issues and services to receive funding from the .CA Community Investment Program. This fund, generated from the registration of .CA domains, supports Canada’s Internet community with funding for research, infrastructure, online services, or digital literacy projects.

The Smarter Texts for Advancing Public Knowledge project, led by SFU Library’s Public Knowledge Project, will support the development of an open source XML application that will enable academic journals, researchers, and other creators to move beyond traditional word processed or fixed-format PDF publications and replace them with accessible, device-responsive, reflowable, and machine-readable formats that Canadians can use in any context to advance knowledge, inform policy, and satisfy personal curiosities at low or no cost.

SFU Library’s Public Knowledge Project (PKP) develops open source software such as Open Journal Systems which is used by over 8,000 journals worldwide.  PKP also conducts research to improve the quality and access of scholarly publishing. This .CA CIP-funded project is a continuation of PKP’s traditional activities to provide the public with easier and open access to published knowledge within Canada and beyond.

More information and interview requests

The SFU Library and .CA Community Investment Program representatives are available for interviews and commentary.

Karen Meijer-Kline
Communications Office for SFU Library
kmeijerk@sfu.ca
778-855-2703

Ryan Saxby Hill
Communications Manager for .CA
ryan.hill@cira.ca
613-316-2397

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