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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TORONTO (Ontario), 24 September 2020  - The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is excited to announce that Algoma University and Laurentian University will join partner universities across the province to offer Omni, Ontario’s shared academic search tool to their scholarly communities. The service is set to launch at Algoma and Laurentian in December, 2020.  

Thursday, September 3rd, 1PM   
Join staff from Scholars Portal in this one-hour webinar to learn what’s new and what’s upcoming with Scholars Portal services. This webinar will focus on new developments over the past few months including:

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