Canadian Electronic Library (OCLS-purchased content)
All of the Ontario colleges have perpetual rights to a collection of CEL content that was purchased by OCLS from 2011-2013. This resource page is for that collection. For information about other CEL content, please see the 2022 CEL offer page.
The CEL perpetual collection consists of four subcollections. (Note that CHRC and CPPC were subsequently merged into the "Documents" collection.)
- Canadian Health Research Collection (CHRC) (all titles from 2005 to 2013)
- Canadian Public Policy Collection (CPPC) (all titles from 2005 to 2013)
- Canadian Publishers Collection (CPC) (199 titles)
- Irwin Law (125 titles)
All Irwin Law content was withdrawn from CEL/desLibris in September 2021 and launched by its new vendor on their eponymously-named platform, vLex. For information about Irwin Law, please see the 2022 Irwin Law offer page.
The rest of the CEL perpetual collection was sold to the Trojman Corporation and is migrating to Canada Commons. Terms for hosting on Canada Commons are under discussion with the vendor. Dual access to desLibris and Canada Commons will be available from January through May 2022, after which point desLibris will retire. Updates will be shared with the colleges as they're available.
CEL was originally hosted on ebrary by agreement of the vendor at the time (Gibson Library Connections) and ProQuest.
In July of 2016, Gibson launched their own platform, desLibris. Dual access was available until ProQuest migrated from ebrary to Ebook Central in 2017, at which point they removed CEL from their system.
Access on the desLibris platform was subject to a hosting fee in 2019 and 2021 (waived for subscribers), but otherwise has been made freely available by the vendor.
In 2021, CEL changed hands from Gibson to the Trojman Corporation, and the Irwin Law content was removed and licensed to a different distributor, vLex. For information about Irwin Law, please see the 2022 Irwin Law offer page.
- IP authentication, EZproxy-compatible
- Unlimited authorized users
- Unlimited concurrent access to the platform; there are unlimited and limited options available for title-level access to ebooks
Discovery Layer Indexing
For details, see "Discovery Services" in the desLibris Library Administrators' Guide.
Search Results Configuration
By default, desLibris is configured to include all desLibris content in the search results, regardless of access level. A content preview is provided rather than full text when a user clicks on an item their library does not have access to. Libraries may change this configuration in the desLibris Administration module. For more information, see "Filtering user access and views" in the desLibris Library Administrators' Guide.
Not compatible with the IMS LTI standard.
Note: The MARC records provided here are out of date because they include Irwin Law content and Irwin Law is no longer available on desLibris. The colleges still have perpetual rights to the purchased Irwin Law content. For information about Irwin Law, please see the 2022 Irwin Law offer page.
Institutional Usage Stats on desLibris
Login to http://www.deslibris.ca using your administrative credentials. On the Reports panel of the Library Dashboard, select Usage Reports. Further information may be found on the vendor's website. For assistance, please contact the vendor directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.
Historical Consortial Usage Stat Files
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|Jan. to Dec. 2013|
|Jan. to Aug. 2014|
|Jan. to Dec. 2015|