In April 2015, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ membership approved a framework for establishing the Portage Network. This included a clear set of organizational principles and two mandates for the Network:
CARL is funding a two-year development period (2015-2017) to implement operational services for a network of expertise and to develop collaborative infrastructure platforms. During this time, a transitional structure has been put in place to move Portage from a start-up to an ongoing national network managed through a sustainable governance model.
Portage operations are managed by the Portage Director, with support from the CARL office and consulting staff.