News & Events
July 19, 2018, Toronto, Ontario - The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 OCUL Outstanding Contribution Award.07/19/2018 - 13:54
Toronto, Ontario – July 12, 2018. The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to announce the selection of the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, as the core platforms for its Collaborative Futures initiative. Thirteen of OCUL’s 21 member institutions are now participating in Collaborative Futures and, upon implementation, will use a consortial instance of Alma and Primo to meet the changing research needs of their students, faculty, and staff. The University of Windsor, an OCUL member already using these Ex Libris’ solutions, will also be joining the initiative.07/12/2018 - 12:10
Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the full release of the Scholars Portal Books platform, now live at https://books.scholarsportal.info. All users who accessed the legacy platform now have access to their complete holdings on the new site, including ACE collections and those available to users outside Ontario.07/03/2018 - 16:41
Scholars Portal and members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Geo Community are pleased to announce the release of a collection of Second World War military maps via Scholars GeoPortal, a shared geospatial data repository.06/06/2018 - 11:20
Over the past year Scholars Portal has been busy building new services and renewing platforms, supporting research, teaching and learning activities and fostering partnerships with OCUL member libraries and colleagues around Canada. These activities are outlined in the latest Scholars Portal Annual Report, now available on the OCUL website.06/04/2018 - 10:11
Scholars Portal Services Unavailable Canada Day
Due to an upcoming planned power shutdown at the University of Toronto, ALL Scholars Portal services will be temporarily unavailable from Saturday, June 30th at 5pm until Sunday, July 1st at 5pm.
June 5th from 11am-12pm
Join colleagues across the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) for a webinar tour of our communities of practice. Get some insight into the work they have been doing over the past year, and the conversations they have been contributing to across Ontario and beyond.
OCUL is pleased to announce that the Permafrost hosted digital preservation service is set to become Scholars Portal’s newest subscription-based service.05/17/2018 - 15:16
Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the public beta release of the new Scholars Portal Books platform, now available at https://booksbeta.scholarsportal.info.05/14/2018 - 17:10
Scholars Portal is pleased to announce that the archive of PsycCRITIQUES is now fully available as an Open Access resource on the Scholars Portal Journals platform.04/30/2018 - 14:33
The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is seeking library or information studies students (MLIS/MI) and recent graduates interested in providing academic reference assistance through our virtual reference service, Ask a Librarian / Clavardez avec nos bibliothécaires.04/26/2018 - 15:53
April 5th from 1pm-2pm
Hosted by the OCUL Government Information Community
Do you want to know more about how Ontario’s university libraries are supporting the preservation of and access to government information?
Monday, March 5, 11:00am-12:30pm
02/27/2018 - 12:13
An Open Education Week event
Take a behind-the-scenes look at how we transform a library book into alternative formats that are accessible to users with print disabilities.01/10/2018 - 14:53
In response to increasing membership interest in Open Educational Resources (OER) and the role of libraries in this endeavour, OCUL recently undertook an environmental scan and analysis of current activities in open education publishing. This initiative has resulted in the publication of an Open Educational Resources White Paper.12/14/2017 - 16:08