About IMKT


The International Mathematical Knowledge Trust was first set up as a step on the path to a global digital mathematics library, as that may be understood in the present day, with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to principal investigators associated with the Global Digital Mathematics Library Working Group (GDML-WG) of the International Mathematical Union’s Committee on Electronic Information and Communication (IMU CEIC) under its 2015 remit.

The IMKT was finally legally constituted in May 2016 in Waterloo, ON Canada.



The International Mathematical Knowledge Trust (IMKT) Charter, as a new international non-profit organization, was drafted by the Global Digital Mathematical Library Working Group appointed by the Developing a 21st Century Global Library for Mathematics by the National Research Council of the National Academies of the USA.

It is intended that IMKT be created as an independent non-profit organization, dedicated to increasing both the quantity and quality of mathematical knowledge accessible to the mathematical community, to enhancing the depth of semantic representation and integration of this knowledge, and to facilitating high quality open information services based on the knowledge represented.

The linked document, Charter of the IMKT, should still be viewed as a provisional document until fully endorsed by the completed Board of Governors and Board of Scientific Advisors.


A set of bylaws has yet to be adopted by the new Board of Governors.


Board of Governors

The initial board consists of four members, which was as required by Ontario law to constitute the legal entity of the IMKT. The full Board of Governors is expected to have nine members.

  • Stephen Watt (University of Waterloo)
  • Scott Pagan (Descartes Systems)
  • Ingrid Daubechies (Duke University)
  • Patrick Ion (GDML WG)

Board of Scientific Advisors

Getting Involved

Member Organizations

Member Communities