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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

New Feature on Scholars Portal Journals: Unpaywall Linking

Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the addition of unpaywall linking to the Scholars Portal Journals platform.

02/10/2020 - 14:40

Webinar: The Dataverse Data Curation Tool

Friday, February 14th, 10am

02/06/2020 - 11:52

Webinar: Scholars Portal 101

Wednesday, February 5th, 11AM

01/28/2020 - 11:01

New Look and Feel for Scholars Portal Journals

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

Announcing the Scholars Portal Roadshow 2020

Scholars Portal Roadshow 2020
We’re bringing the conversation to you!


01/16/2020 - 10:34

Happy holidays! OCUL & SP Office Closures

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

Omni is going live!

OCUL is delighted to announce that the Omni academic search tool is in the process of going live at 14 university libraries in Ontario.

12/12/2019 - 10:51

Omni Go-Live Date Now December 12

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

OCUL Accessibility Community Virtual Huddle: Institutional Repositories

Tuesday, December 3 @ 11am
The OCUL Accessibility Community invites you to join our next Virtual Huddle, on the topic of Institutional Repositories.

11/28/2019 - 12:09

Significant Milestone for Accessible Content ePortal: Collection Tops 17,000

The Accessible Content ePortal (ACE) is a consortial service supported by Scholars Portal and made available collaboratively across Ontario university and college libraries.

11/19/2019 - 09:43


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