- Canadian Association of Research Libraries
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is an
organizationof researchlibraries in Canada.
It was established in
1976and consists of 27 university libraries plus Library and Archives Canada(LAC), Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI), and the Library of Parliament.
CARL states its 3 main goals as:
To provide organized leadership for the Canadian research library community in the development of policies and programmes which maintain and improve the cycle of scholarly communication;
To work toward the realization of a national research library resource-sharing network in the areas of collection development, preservation and access; and
To increase the capacity of individual member libraries to provide effective support and encouragement to postgraduate study and research at national, regional, and local levels.
The current President of CARL is Leslie Weir, University of Ottawa.
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