News & Events
Scholars Portal, the digital infrastructure arm of Ontario’s university libraries, supports Canadian researchers throughout the research lifecycle. As a service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) hosted by the University of Toronto (UTL), Scholars Portal achieves this through collaboration and partnerships across Ontario and Canada. Two important components of this infrastructure, Scholars Portal Dataverse and the Ontario Library Research Cloud (OLRC), empower researchers to manage, store, and preserve research data in accordance with best practices.06/18/2020 - 14:44
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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.06/17/2020 - 13:45
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TORONTO, ON, May 25, 2020 - In these extraordinary times Ontario’s university libraries are working together to support our teaching, learning and research communities. Through the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Ontario’s 21 universities have collaborated since 2002 to provide access to a rich set of digital collections through a robust and innovative digital infrastructure. This shared technological infrastructure, Scholars Portal and Omni, and our history of collaboration have made us flexible, resourceful and responsive in the face of uncertainty.05/25/2020 - 12:32
Like many of you, Scholars Portal staff are currently working remotely to continue to support online library services to university communities in Ontario and across Canada. We are up and running and eager to enable you to provide a strong set of online services to your users.
Please note, this webinar has been postponed until further notice.03/03/2020 - 16:22
Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the addition of unpaywall linking to the Scholars Portal Journals platform.
Friday, February 14th, 10am
Wednesday, February 5th, 11AM
We are excited to announce that Scholars Portal Journals is now live with a new user interface. This update refreshes the look and feel of Scholars Portal’s longest-standing content repository, while maintaining all of the existing functionalities.01/23/2020 - 10:42
Scholars Portal Roadshow 2020
We’re bringing the conversation to you!
Monday, January 27, 1pm
Happy holidays from your colleagues at OCUL and Scholars Portal!
The OCUL and Scholars Portal offices will close for the holiday period on the afternoon of Friday, December 20, 2019 and reopen the morning of Monday, January 6, 2020.12/18/2019 - 10:18
OCUL is delighted to announce that the Omni academic search tool is in the process of going live at 14 university libraries in Ontario.
OCUL is moving closer to the implementation of Omni, our new consortial instance of Ex Libris’s Alma/PrimoVE library services platform. Ex Libris has confirmed that data from our 14 participating libraries migrated successfully; however they are experiencing a delay in processing the data and making it available to member libraries for verification.12/06/2019 - 13:10
Tuesday, December 3 @ 11am
The OCUL Accessibility Community invites you to join our next Virtual Huddle, on the topic of Institutional Repositories.