News & Events
Friday, March 1st, 11AM
Curious about how electronic collections are built and managed? In this one-hour webinar, members of the OCUL Information Resources Committee take you behind the mysterious curtain and into the world of content licensing. You will learn what a license is, why we have to license, how we do it, the impact licensing has on library collections and their use, and current challenges. If you’ve ever wondered about how this major activity is carried out, and what are the key elements, dynamics, and challenges, this presentation is for you!02/14/2019 - 16:12
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Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the upgrade of our research data repository, Dataverse, to software version 4.10.1, which enhances support for French language users and provides new features and bug fixes.01/29/2019 - 10:34
Happy holidays from your colleagues at OCUL and Scholars Portal!
In advancement of library open access and collaborative stewardship of digital data in Canada, Ontario university libraries are pleased to announce the release of over seven decades of important public opinion data to the broader academic community and the public.10/22/2018 - 11:54
Toronto, October 17, 2018 – The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to recognize the leadership and exemplary career achievements of Leslie Weir through the OCUL Lifetime Achievement Award.10/17/2018 - 14:01
Friday, December 7th, 2018
Snell Hall – St. James Cathedral Centre
65 Church Street, Toronto
Diversity, accessibility, and equity are more than buzzwords: as public institutions, they should be the cornerstones of all that we do. This year, the theme for Scholars Portal Day is Investing in Inclusiveness. Join the conversation about how we can sustainably design and build our services, collections, and spaces, both digital and in-person, with inclusion at the core.
For more information as it becomes available visit: https://ocul.on.ca/spday/2018/10/16/2018 - 13:02
Wednesday, September 5th, 2PM
Join staff from Scholars Portal in this one-hour webinar to learn what’s new and what’s upcoming with Scholars Portal services, including the new and improved Scholars Portal Books platform, the Permafrost digital preservation service, the public opinion poll collection on odesi, and new developments with Dataverse.08/22/2018 - 11:19
This week, the Accessible Content ePortal (ACE) service passed a major milestone.07/31/2018 - 11:07
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.