OCLS hosts and maintains the Colleges Union Catalogue (CUC), a publicly available, shared resource comprised of bibliographic records drawn from the colleges’ library systems.
Ontario’s college libraries have contributed to a union catalogue for several decades. The CUC, also known as the BibC, upholds a high standard of bibliographic record by ensuring that additions to the catalogue meet minimum requirements approved by the Bibliographic Standards Working Group. As a collective resource, the CUC also prevents the duplication of record creation and management efforts.
Collect, which was initially developed to include eresources, has been re-established in the CUC, which was traditionally a print-only resource. The public interface for Collect is currently unavailable while it undergoes development. Links to Collect are currently redirecting to the classic CUC user interface.
Technical support is available through Help Desk for any CUC-related problems, such as uploading or removing records.
OCLS manages the Colleges Union Catalogue with direction from the Colleges Union Catalogue and Libraries’ Digital Repository Steering Group.