News & Events

Webinar: OCUL Communities Lightning Talks on Collaboration

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.

05/24/2018 - 14:17

Permafrost Digital Preservation Service: Call for Subscribers

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

New Scholars Portal Books platform now live!

Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the public beta release of the new Scholars Portal Books platform, now available at

05/14/2018 - 17:10

New Open Access Resource: PsycCRITIQUES Archive

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

Webinar: Supporting access to government documents for Ontario’s universities

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?

03/27/2018 - 10:37

OCUL Webinar: Voices of OER

Monday, March 5, 11:00am-12:30pm

An Open Education Week event

02/27/2018 - 12:13

Making library books accessible

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

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


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