Now Available: OCUL Collaborative Futures Impact Report 2021-2022

  • Posted on: 25 July 2023
  • By: Katrina

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to release the 2021-2022 Collaborative Futures Impact Report.

Over 2021 and 2022, we saw a concerted focus by OCUL members to improve access to collections through the Omni academic search tool, including the new ability to request physical materials from any of the 18 partner universities directly within Omni.

“This advent has been a game changer, promising far-ranging ripple effects in the way physical collections are discovered and used. We’ve seen extensive evidence of this already as students, researchers and faculty immediately began to find works of interest, submit requests for titles not held by their own library and have them seamlessly delivered for pickup soon after,” explains Catherine Davidson, Chair, Collaborative Futures Steering Committee and University Librarian, Ontario Tech University.

OCUL looks forward to continuing to bring Ontario’s university libraries together to provide support and promote the success of students, faculty and researchers across the province.

Find out more about the Collaborative Futures initiative