The CO.SHS project is made possible by a network of partners from the research and documentation sectors. Some of them contribute to technological developments, while others help pool corpora of textual documents.

Technological partners #

  • Vialab

    — University of Ontario Institute of Technology

    The Visualization for Information Analysis Lab’s research focuses on information visualization, with special attention on text and document analysis. Other research themes include human-computer interaction more generally, interactive surface and tabletop display interaction and applications research, and computer supported learning.


  • RALI

    — Université de Montréal

    The RALI (Applied Research in Computational Linguistics) is a lab that brings together a team of linguists and computer scientists specializing in natural language processing (NLP). Its main research projects are in the fields of computer-aided translation, information retrieval, extraction and visualization, as well as automatic summarization.


  • NT2

    NT2 Lab
    — Université du Québec à Montréal

    The NT2 is a lab specializing in research on hypermedia texts and artworks that unites researchers interested in new forms of texts, as well as computer scientists and web developers. In addition to their research on hypermedia art, the NT2 team offers researchers online spaces for the development and dissemination of knowledge.


  • PKP

    Public Knowledge Project
    — Simon Fraser University

    The Public Knowledge Project develops an open source software suite for editorial management, offers services to researchers and leads various research projects on scholarly communication.


  • Humanum

    — Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Aix-Marseille Université

    Huma-Num is a TGIR (very large research infrastructure) whose core mission is to support the digital turn in the humanities and social sciences. It offers a set of services for digital data produced in SSH.


  • CRC Écritures numériques

    Canada Research Chair on Digital Textualities
    — Université de Montréal

    The CRC on Digital Textualities aims to offer a new understanding of the digital space we inhabit, by using theoretical concepts to study digital culture and writing.


  • Chaire de recherche du canada sur les transformations de la communication savante

    Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication
    — Université de Montréal

    The CRC on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication aims to increase understanding of how knowledge is currently being disseminated by analyzing the characteristics of papers written by academic researchers, how new types of knowledge production are being used, how new sources of data are shared and changes in academics’ working practices.


  • OST

    Observatoire des sciences et des technologies
    — Université du Québec à Montréal

    L'Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST) is an organization devoted to the measurement of science, technology and innovation (STI). It brings together researchers from various fields such as history, sociology, political science, philosophy, economics, management and communications.


  • ETCL

    Electronic Textual Cultures Lab
    — University of Victoria

    The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) is a digital humanities lab with a research, teaching and community service mission. Its research focuses on a transdisciplinary study of the past, present and future of textual communication.


  • INKE

    Implementing New Knowledge Environments

    Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) is a large, collaborative, targeted research intervention exploring the digital humanities, electronic scholarly communication, and the affordances of electronic text. Funded by the SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives Program, INKE is an interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to understand the future of reading and the book through a historical perspective.


  • Canadian Social Knowledge Institute

    Canadian Social Knowledge Institute
    — University of Victoria

    The Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI) actively engages issues related to networked open social scholarship: creating and disseminating research and research technologies in ways that are accessible and significant to a broad audience that includes specialists and active non-specialists. C-SKI represents, coordinates, and supports the work of the INKE Partnership and is located in the ETCL at UVic.


Documentary institutions #

  • BAnQ

    Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

    At once national library, national archives and public library of a major metropolitan city, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec brings together, preserves and promotes heritage materials from or related to Québec. As a key player of the knowledge society and a genuine cultural hub, BAnQ strives to democratize access to knowledge.


  • Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale du Québec

    Québec National Assembly Library

    The Library of the Québec National Assembly meets the documentary and research needs of the members of parliament and of the administrative staff by providing information and reliable and impartial analyses. In order to achieve this, it offers them reference, research, and documentary and archival management services.


  • LAC / BAC

    Library and Archives Canada

    Library and Archives Canada preserves and makes accessible the documentary heritage of Canada. It also serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. This heritage includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents.


  • ANEL/De marque

    ANEL/De Marque

    The digital repository of the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (National Association of Book Publishers) is the largest virtual space dedicated to storage and management of digital books from the Francophone editorial production in Québec and in Canada. It hosts over 25,000 titles from over 100 Québec and French-Canadian publishers.



    Canadian Research Data Centre Network

    Since 2000, the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), in partnership with Statistics Canada's Research Data Centre Program, has transformed quantitative social science research in Canada. In secure computer laboratories on university campuses across Canada, university, government and other approved researchers are able to analyse a vast array of social, economic and health data.


  • SciELO


    The Scientific Electronic Library Online is a bibliographical database, a digital library and a cooperative electronic publishing model for journals in open access. SciELO was created to meet the scholarly communication needs of developing countries and to offer a showcase for scientific literature.


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    Persée is an open access dissemination portal of French-language scientific publications, mainly in the humanities and social sciences and in the natural sciences.