For session descriptions and slides, please see our SPOTdocs page

Thursday, May 4

Time Session Description
10:00 - 10:15
Opening Remarks

Karen Pillon, University of Windsor, and Ed Driedger, Nipissing University
Past Chairs, OCUL-SP Committee
10:15 - 11:30
Updates from Scholars Portal

  • Odesi
  • Permafrost
  • Project RAMP
  • ACE
  • ...and more!
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:30
Lightning Talks: Refresh/Reframe/Renew Communications & Services

Moderator: Anika Ervin-Ward, OCUL
  • From the Inside Out: Reframing Virtual Reference Promotion at Queen’s University Libraries – Maggie Gordon and Carling Spinney (Queen’s University)
  • Rebuilding our Connections: Western Libraries Outreach Strategy and A New Approach to Relationship Building – Katya Pereyaslavska and Emily Carlisle-Johnston (Western University)
  • Data Services Webpage Refresh – Lacey Cain (Carleton University)
  • Information Management for Library IT Departments – Mackenzie Kathmann and You Young Lee (University of Ottawa)
12:30 - 1:00
Scholars Portal Day... en français!

Friday, May 5

Time Session Description
10:00 - 10:15
Housekeeping / Welcome to Day 2
10:15 - 11:30
Panel Discussion: New Partnerships, New Perspectives: Rethinking Approaches to Long-Standing Problems

Moderator: Catherine Davidson, University Librarian at Ontario Tech University, Chair of the OCUL Collaborative Futures Steering Committee
Panelists and topics:
  • Jeff Moon, Director of Data Strategy and Services at Compute Ontario – Research Data Management in Ontario
  • Andrea Mills, Executive Director at Internet Archive Canada – Democracy’s Library
  • Leanne Trimble, Data Librarian at University of Toronto Libraries – Canadian Census Data Discovery Partnership
11:30 - 11:45
Break and Pet Parade
11:45 - 12:35
Lightning Talks: Reframe/Refresh/Renew Collaborations & Models

Moderator: Katrina Fortner, OCUL
  • Odesi Markit! Program: A Curation Model for Data – Alexandra Cooper (Queen’s University) and Vivek Jadon (McMaster University)
  • An Update on Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository – Meghan Goodchild (Queen’s University, Borealis)
  • Reflecting and Renewing: A Community-led Collaboration to Survey Canadian Dataverse Administrators – Meghan Goodchild (Queen’s University, Borealis) and Danica Evering (McMaster University)
  • Embracing Shared Community-led Preservation Infrastructure at the University of Alberta – Kenton Good (University of Alberta)
  • Reflecting on One Year of a Laurier Library PDF Pitstop: A Community Asks About a National Remediation Strategy – Mark Weiler (Wilfrid Laurier University), Ashley Shaw (Wilfrid Laurier University), Ciann Wilson (Wilfrid Laurier University), Bart Kawula (Scholars Portal), Aneta Kwak (University of Toronto), and Nancy Waite (McMaster University)
12:35 - 12:50
Updates from OCUL
12:50 - 1:00
Closing Remarks

Andrew Colgoni, Brock University, and Lynne Serviss, McMaster University
Chairs, OCUL-SP Committee