Working in partnership with the Ontario college libraries, OCLS contracts and manages third party vendors for selection, acquisitions, cataloguing, and processing-related library services for the colleges. As part of this service, OCLS coordinates requests for quotation (RFQs), facilitates the vendor selection process, and manages the negotiation, implementation, and maintenance of service agreements.
If you are interested in working with OCLS, please see the For Vendors section of the website.
On behalf of the colleges, OCLS maintains agreements with:
- ProQuest (Coutts Information Services): selection and acquisition services through the OASIS platform (print and ebooks)
- GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (formerly YBP Library Services): selection and acquisition services (print and ebooks)
As of 30 November 2020, the OCLC cataloguing and processing contract has been terminated. This is in connection with the vendor's closure of their Winnipeg facility.