The OCLS website will be unavailable on Monday, Sept 28, from 7:00-8:00 a.m. for scheduled maintenance. We expect full service to resume before 8:00 a.m. the same day.
We would appreciate your feedback if you experience any issues with our website after this update, such as repeated connectivity problems, excessive slowness or problems loading a particular page. Please contact Guita Lamsechi with any issues (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for your patience.
Check out the new and improved Vendors directory! You’ll notice differences in style as well as a stronger search filter that supports keyword searching and phrase searching across all of the Vendor record fields.
(Phrase searching requires that multiple words are wrapped in quotation marks. When multiple words are entered without quotation marks, the system performs a Boolean OR search.)
College Libraries Ontario (CLO) and the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) are pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a new Library Management System for 19 Ontario college libraries as part of their Collaborative Library Services Platform (CLSP) Project. The RFP was released by OCLS on behalf of the 19 Ontario colleges participating in this initiative, using the Cambrian College Public Purchasing Portal. Please note that all questions and enquiries regarding this opportunity should be routed through this portal.
OECM and eCampus Ontario have announced that they have developed an Audio Video Transcription Services Agreement with three vendors for Ontario colleges and universities, with a fourth potential vendor in negotiations.
OECM and eCampus Ontario will offer an information session on August 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST to provide further information about this agreement. To register, please visit OECM's website.
The Learning Online Hub is the newest hub of the Learning Portal, developed by College Libraries Ontario (CLO) to help students navigate technology, stay motivated and study smart amid virtual learning. The hub features useful tips, how-to videos and learning strategies so that students can quickly find the resources they need to improve their learning aptitude for online learning. It also houses links to specific resources unique to each college.
The Ontario Council of University Libraries has posted a statement about access to digital collections during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be found on the OCUL website. For other news releases from OCUL, please see OCUL's news page.
For questions about services which OCLS provides in partnership with Scholars Portal and OCUL, please contact Holly Sarvari (for CLEAR) or Rebecca LaFrance (ACE).