Collaborative Futures

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October 9, 2019

The library will be holding an information session for faculty and instructors on the new library search tools that will be launching on December 10, 2019.

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Tour of the new Primo discovery interface
  • Review of changes to other library search tools
  • Impact on library services during implementation

The presentation will be given twice during the week of the fall break:

Session 1 - Tuesday, October 22
1:30 - 2:30
MacOdrum Library, Room 252B

Session 2 - Thursday, October 24
1:30 - 2:30
MacOdrum Library, Room 252B

Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing Edward Bilodeau. Be sure to specify which session you will be attending.

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What is Collaborative Futures?

Libraries in Ontario’s universities are seeking ways to improve their support for faculty and students; to modernize internal workflows with greater streamlining and reduced duplication of effort; to share expertise; to reduce or redirect costs; and to meet their stewardship responsibilities for the province’s valuable print and electronic research collections.

Collaborative Futures foresees the selection, procurement, and implementation of a shared library services platform among OCUL members, allowing for improved management and preservation and of library collections, streamlined internal operations, improved discovery of and access to these collections, and increased support for the educational and research needs of students and faculty at Ontario’s university libraries. The project builds upon 50 years of successful cooperative work among OCUL member libraries.

Participating institutions

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Nipissing University
  • UOIT
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University


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Content last updated: July 30, 2019