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The coordinated sharing of physical materials between universities across Ontario and Canada has been fundamental to the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) consortium since its inception in 1967. Interlibrary loan and other types of resource sharing have enabled our libraries to provide access to physical materials beyond our individual institutions, and support the important research, and learning goals of the academic community. 

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Thursday, May 6 - Friday, 7, 2021

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) invites applications for the position of Interim Executive Director for an appointment of up to one year, or until a permanent Executive Director is appointed.

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Happy holidays from your colleagues at OCUL and Scholars Portal!

OCUL will be closed for the holiday period from Monday, December 21, 2020 returning Monday, January 4, 2021. Scholars Portal will be closed from Wednesday, December 23, 2020 returning on Monday, January 4, 2021. 

Until then, we would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and the very best for 2021.

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Scholars Portal is pleased to announce that Statistics Canada’s Historical Collection is now available to view, search, and browse on the Scholars Portal Books platform.

This statement, written on behalf of the Canadian regional and national academic library consortia, and the individual libraries they represent, describes the unprecedented challenges and uncertainty facing Canadian post-secondary institutions. These challenges have resulted from unsustainable pricing and access restrictions and limitations, which have been augmented by the ongoing and highly unpredictable effects of COVID-19.

Read the full statement

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