News & Events

Announcing the Scholaris Website and Early Adopter Cohorts 1 & 2

Scholaris is a national shared repository service that provides hosted infrastructure and support for Canadian institutional repositories. The service is managed by Scholars Portal and developed by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), University of Toronto Libraries (UTL), regional consortia, expert groups and members of the Canadian institutional repository community.

06/25/2024 - 08:43

Call for Nominations – OCUL Subcommittee and Working Group Engagement Opportunities

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to call for member nominations for subcommittees and working groups, under the Information Resources Standing Committee and the Collaborative Futures Steering Committee.

05/13/2024 - 10:27

2024 Collaborative Futures Mini Conference Program Announced

Every year, the online Collaborative Futures Mini Conference brings together experts from across Ontario to share their learnings and experiences working with collaborative library technologies.

For 2024, we’re thrilled to announce a program that explores analytics, workflows, accessible discovery and more!

05/06/2024 - 09:37

Job Opportunity: Virtual Reference Operators (Bilingual and English)

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) seeks library or information studies students and recent graduates (MLIS/MI) interested in providing academic reference assistance through our Scholars Portal virtual reference service, Ask a Librarian/Clavardez avec nos bibliothécai

04/23/2024 - 10:31

Announcing the Inaugural Borealis Steering Committee and Governing Bylaws

[La version française suit] 

03/07/2024 - 12:00

Task Force Releases Interim Report on Machine Learning and AI in Academic Libraries

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Task Force on Machine Learning and AI has released its interim report for feedback from the academic community.

03/04/2024 - 07:33

Registration & Call for Lightning Talks: Scholars Portal Days 2024

Online event — Register now
Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, 2024
12:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

 

02/28/2024 - 08:05

Call for Expressions of Interest: Two Expert Groups for Shared Repositories Infrastructure

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and University of Toronto Libraries, are collaboratively developing a National Institutional Repository Service (‘Scholaris’) to be hosted by Scholars Portal.

02/23/2024 - 15:08

OCUL Welcomes two new Visiting Researchers

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to announce two new Visiting Researchers for 2024.

02/01/2024 - 13:58

Announcing the Recipients of the 2023 OCUL Award

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 OCUL Outstanding Contribution Award.

01/29/2024 - 08:17

Registration Open: National Community of Practice for AI and Machine Learning in Academic Libraries

University library staff and team members from library-adjacent organizations across Canada are invited to sign up for a new Community of Practice on artificial intelligence and machine learning (AIML) in academic libraries.

01/25/2024 - 10:10

Happy Holidays! OCUL and Scholars Portal Office Closures

Happy holidays from your colleagues at OCUL and Scholars Portal!

OCUL will be closed for the holidays starting Thursday, December 21, 2023 and will return on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Scholars Portal will be closed from Thursday, December 21, 2023 and will return on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and the very best for 2024!

12/14/2023 - 14:36

Ontario Council of University Libraries Appoints Task Force on Machine Learning and AI

An Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) task force has started work to explore how the consortium can pilot artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology to advance the objectives and values of academic librarianship.

12/12/2023 - 15:49

CARL, OCUL, and University of Toronto Libraries Sign MOU Outlining Collaborative Intent to Develop a National Institutional Repository Service

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), and University of Toronto Libraries are pleased to announce their signing of an MOU outlining our collaborative intent to develop a National I

11/22/2023 - 15:35

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