eResources Management is a core service provided by OCLS to Ontario's 24 publicly funded colleges at no additional cost. On behalf of the college libraries, OCLS negotiates licensing terms and pricing with vendors, arranges trials for new resources, and facilitates subscription renewals. Supported by the colleges and the Heads of Libraries and Learning Resources (HLLR), OCLS's focus is to share best practices and to maximize the impact of collaboration while leveraging the most effective use of group buying power.
OCLS maintains the eResources Management Assistant (ERMA) to enable the colleges to access information about eresources and to support collection development. Through ERMA, college library staff can access information about eresources subscriptions, consortial trials and offers, licence agreements, vendors, and more. To access ERMA or to learn more, click on the button below.
To connect to ERMA or EVE (the eResources Voting Exchange), or to view deposit account guidelines, college library staff must be signed in to the website. Click on "LOGIN" in the website header to sign in, then explore the Electronic Resources sub-pages in the navigation menu to the right.
Vendors who are interested in working with OCLS should visit the Information for Vendors page.