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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.

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).

Group work doesn’t have to be a painful experience.

The Learning Portal understands that group work can sometimes be challenging, especially given the current circumstances.

That’s why we’ve created resources to help students manage group meetings, agree on group expectations, and deal with group problems as they arise.

Balancing classes, work, friends and family can be stressful and difficult.

The Harris Learning Library at Canadore College & Nipissing University was recently featured in the North Bay Local in a piece about how libraries are providing services to students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting campus closures.