Knowledge Is Just a Few Clicks Away
A Canadian not-for-profit inter-university consortium
We are run by publishers, librarians and academics, and our mission is funded by the Canadian and Quebec governments.
An open digital infrastructure
All the software we use or develop is written in open-source code. They are available free of charge so that they can be modified and redistributed in a community development context.
A fair and sustainable model for scholarly journals
We wish to shift the power dynamic in the realm of scholarly communication and to relieve the pressure exerted by the major for-profit publishers on libraries, among others.
A unifying initiative for the field of scholarly publishing
With the Public Knowledge Project, we have created Coalition Publica. Coalition Publica brings together stakeholders from the national and international research and publication sector in order to develop services in technologies in line with the needs of its various communities.
While scholarly publishing has fully embraced digital means of dissemination, it is now crucial to support academic communities as they explore new technologies enabling them to conduct research. With this goal in mind, we are establishing partnerships with documentary institutions, namely to create research corpora (big data mining).
Textual Data Mining—Numapresse
How did news spread in the 19th century? To answer this question, the Numapresse team studies viral phenomena based on a mixed corpus of thousands of articles from Canadian and French periodicals issued in 1866.
Vialab is an Ontario Tech University research team developing tools for visualization, analysis, and exploration of vast digital corpora based on Érudit’s journals.
Open Information Extraction—RALI
The members of RALI are developing a prototype for information discovery allowing to explore Érudit articles based on shared concepts. The tool is based on named entity recognition and enriched with knowledge bases such as Wikipedia.
The Canada Research Chair in Digital Textualities is developing Stylo, a text editor that serves as an alternative to Word for academic writing in the humanities and social sciences in the digital age. Stylo is currently being tested by three journals disseminated by Érudit.
“I applaud Érudit’s vision, competence, and determination, which helped it develop, over the course of the past twenty years, a remarkable dissemination platform for the humanities, social sciences, arts and letters. The FRQSC is proud to support this work, and wishes to further extend our collaboration.”
Scientific director, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture
“The partnership between Laval théologique et philosophique (LTP) and Érudit has resulted in a continuous increase in institutional subscriptions to the electronic version of the journal. By supporting LTP, Érudit offers it a broader readership.”
Directeur de la revue Laval théologique et philosophique, Université Laval
“Érudit provides remarkable services in terms of metadata construction (a technological skill set that is unattainable for journal editors) as well as dissemination (developing commercial strategies is also out of reach). These services, in addition to the consortium’s tireless efforts to accompany journals in their transition towards open access, are what makes Érudit vital for Études internationales. We are truly aware and appreciative of this!”
Pauline Curien, Editor of Études internationales
“The Fonds de recherche du Québec is a long-standing partner of Érudit, and we recognize the importance of offering the scientific community this unique and powerful digital scholarly publishing tool. This cutting-edge digital platform ensures that our publications in the humanities, social sciences, arts and letters have a broad outreach in the Francophonie.”
Chief Scientist of Québec
“Any librarian working in a university library promotes quality documentation to students. In the arts, literature, humanities, and social sciences disciplines, Érudit has become an essential resource, making available Quebec-based scholarly journals in French online, many of which are in open access.”
Librarian, Université de Montréal
“Access to information is crucial in today’s world. This is what Érudit provides: access to information, but not just of any kind… verified information in the field of research, with scholarly journals (peer-reviewed knowledge) and in the cultural sector, with the SODEP journals. And all of that is at our fingertips!”
Professional librarian, Cégep de Granby