Collaborative Futures

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January 8, 2020

Welcome to Omni!

Omni, the Library's new, easy-to-use search tool, is now live and available for everyone to use!

Omni gives you access to the full range of high-quality academic resources available through the Library:

  • Powerful search tool for discovery and in-depth research
  • Quick and streamlined access to resources
  • Intuitive mobile-friendly user experience

You can access Omni from the search box on the Library web site here:

For tips on how to use Omni, visit our new help guide.

If you have any questions or need help using Omni, ask us!

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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
  • Ontario Tech University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University


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Content last reviewed: December 4, 2020