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OCUL Webinar: The Who, What and How of Information Resources at OCUL

June 24, 2021, 9:30am-11am

 

05/31/2021 - 15:32

Grant Hurley Recognized for Contribution to Digital Preservation

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) congratulates Scholars Portal Digital Preservation Librarian Grant Hurley on receiving the 2021 the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) Alexander Fraser Award and the Masters of Information Student Council, MISC Outstanding Instructor Award. These awards recognise Grant’s sustained and valuable contribution to the field of digital preservation.

05/27/2021 - 12:01

OCUL Appoints Interim Executive Director

TORONTO (Ontario), 10 May 2021 - The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Vandenburg as Interim Executive Director, effective May 1, 2021.
 

05/10/2021 - 14:58

Save the Date: Virtual Scholars Portal Day 2021

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Online Event

Thursday, May 6 - Friday, 7, 2021

03/12/2021 - 11:49

OCUL Interim Executive Director Search

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.

02/19/2021 - 14:47

Happy holidays! OCUL & SP Office Closures

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Happy holidays from your colleagues at OCUL and Scholars Portal!

12/18/2020 - 12:13

Statistics Canada Historical Publications Now Available on Scholars Portal Books

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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.

12/09/2020 - 10:33

Statement on Economic Impact of COVID-19

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.

10/29/2020 - 13:41

Algoma and Laurentian to launch Omni Ontario’s shared academic search tool 

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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.  

09/24/2020 - 15:43

Webinar: Back to School with Scholars Portal

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:

08/18/2020 - 11:31

Expanding University Research Support through Data Management, Storage and Preservation

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

Ontario university libraries are working to provide safe access to important physical collections 

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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

Ontario University Libraries Respond to Uncertain Times

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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

Scholars Portal Services during COVID-19

Dear colleagues,
 
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.
 

03/24/2020 - 11:31

Webinar: How did the Omni implementation go?

Please note, this webinar has been postponed until further notice.

03/03/2020 - 16:22

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