OCLS's eResources Management service provides support for the acquisition, licensing, access, and maintenance of online library resources on behalf of Ontario’s 24 publicly funded college libraries.
As one of OCLS's original services, eResource Management's focus is to maximize the impact of collaboration while leveraging the most effective use of group buying power.
Vendors who are interested in working with OCLS’s eResources service should visit the Information for eResource Vendors page.
OCLS maintains several tools to facilitate the colleges' acquisition and use of their online resources, including Consortia Manager, OCLS’s consortial Electronic Resource Management System; CLEAR Central, a database of licence summaries; and the Page 1+ Network Zone, a central back-end for the colleges’ library services platform, Alma/Primo.
eResources Steering Committee
The eResources Steering Committee is responsible for providing guidance and oversight for the eResources Management service, and for ERM practices in Alma/Primo. Their mandate is to:
- Provide strategic direction for OCLS and help set service priorities
- Develop best practices for OCLS and the colleges
- Serve as consultative body for OCLS and represent the colleges’ needs
- Maintain and forward conversations, plans, and decisions about e-resources in the college system for CLO
To get in touch about eResources Management, please contact OCLS.