News Archive

In partnership with the eResources Steering Committee, OCLS’s eResources team is pleased to announce the launch of the Tracking Tool Project!

The Indigenous Peoples Education Circle (IPEC) and College Libraries Ontario (CLO) are pleased to announce that they have secured $180,000 in funding from the Administrative Services Coordinating Committee (ASCC) for Indigenous Content on The Learning Portal. For full details, please see the joint news release from CLO and IPEC, below.

Joint news release from College Libraries Ontario (CLO) and the Indigenous Peoples Education Circle (IPEC) (PDF)

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 (glamsechi@ocls.ca). 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.

About the CLSP project

OCLS's commitment to demonstrating value continues to be a key element of our Strategic Plan. As such, we are pleased to share our 2019/2020 Performance and Value Indicators infographic, which demonstrates the qualitative and quantitative value that OCLS added to the Ontario college library system during 2019

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.

For more information, including a list of awarded supplier partners and a list of services available through this agreement, please read the news release on eCampus Ontario'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 digital world has become increasingly complex and challenging.

College students are often unprepared for post-secondary work in digital environments.

Thankfully, The Learning Portal offers a toolkit to help students navigate their digital experience.

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