News & Events

OCUL OER White Paper published

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

Collaborative Futures RFP issued

On behalf of OCUL, the University of Ottawa has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the Collaborative Futures project. The project has as its aim the procurement and implementation of a Software as a Service (SaaS) Library Services Platform (LSP) for participating OCUL members. At present, 13 of OCUL’s 21 members have agreed to move forward with migration to a shared LSP.

12/14/2017 - 08:31

Queen’s University Library, Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA), and Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) partnering to make CORA polling data freely available to all

Queen’s University Library in collaboration with the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is making CORA polling data freely available to the public via the Ontario Council of University Libraries’ <odesi>, Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure data portal, a component of OCUL’s Scholars Portal suite of data resources and tools, as of December 1, 2017.

12/05/2017 - 12:20

Scholars Portal Day 2017: Transforming Libraries

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management (107 St. George Street)
University of Toronto – St. George Campus

10/17/2017 - 16:58

Scholars Portal Journals Reaches 50 Million Article Milestone

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is proud to announce that our Scholars Portal Journals platform has loaded its 50 millionth journal article.

08/30/2017 - 12:46

Webinar: Back to School with Scholars Portal

Wednesday, September 6th, 11AM  

08/24/2017 - 13:47

Canadian Library Consortia OCUL and COPPUL Join Forces with Archive-It to Expand Web Archiving in Canada

The Council of Prarie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) have joined forces in a multi-consortial offering of Archive-It, the web archiving service of the Internet Archive. Working together, COPPUL and OCUL are considering ways that they can significantly expand web archiving in Canada.

08/02/2017 - 16:42

OCUL Outstanding Contribution Award Call for Nominations

Nominations are now open for the OCUL Outstanding Contribution Award.

07/20/2017 - 14:04

Scholars Portal Books Redevelopment - beta release

Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the beta release of the new Scholars Portal Books platform. Users are invited to try searching, reading, and downloading on the new platform, and to provide any feedback via our survey:

06/22/2017 - 11:10

CARL and OCUL Work Together to Enhance Canada’s Data Management and Digital Preservation Landscape

May 03 2017 - The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) announced today the signing of an agreement that will see both organizations work together to identify and advance regional and national issues relating to the data discovery, management and digital preservation needs of the Canadian research community.

05/04/2017 - 15:11

Ontario’s University Libraries Collaborate to Build a Large-Scale Shared Storage Network

OCUL is pleased to announce that the Ontario Library Research Cloud (OLRC) will open its doors to subscribers as of May 1, 2017.  

04/27/2017 - 14:02

Lakehead University Library and Scholars Portal collaborate on hosted digital preservation pilot

Scholars Portal and Lakehead University Library are pleased to announce their collaboration on the development of Permafrost, a new preservation service to help protect the unique digital collections held by Ontario’s university libraries and archives. 

04/06/2017 - 11:14


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