Presentation on theme: "Ontario University Library Consortia Activity Ontario University Library Consortia Activity Gwendolyn Ebbett Dean of the Library University of Windsor."— Presentation transcript:
Ontario University Library Consortia Activity Ontario University Library Consortia Activity Gwendolyn Ebbett Dean of the Library University of Windsor presented at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Library 30 September 2013
Ontario Council of University Libraries – who we are and what we do Commitment to work together to maximize a collective expertise and resources Enhance information services in Ontario and beyond through collective purchasing and shared digital information infrastructure collaborative planning advocacy assessment research partnerships communications, and professional development
Ontario Council of University Libraries – who we are and what we do Established record of leadership in shared development Providing information tools and access essential for high quality education and research
Ontario Council of University Libraries – who we are and what we do 2-3 general membership meetings each year. Executive Committee 3 Standing Committees OCUL Information Resources (OCUL-IR) Committee OCUL Planning and Assessment (OCUL-PA) Committee OCUL Scholars Portal (OCUL-SP) Committee
Strategic Directions and Goals Collaborate to provide a world-class learning experience for Ontario’s students Expand shared digital research infrastructure Provide and preserve academic resources essential for teaching, learning and research
Founded in 2002 with two projects: –Portal for e-journal content –Shared interlibrary loan system (RACER)
Today: –Digital collections (journals, books, statistical survey data, geospatial data) 34,320,452 articles from over 14,084 full text journals covering every academic discipline. Almost 142,000 commercial and over 359,000 open access titles.
Today: –Research and member services (ILL, open URL linking, citation management, virtual reference, evaluation & assessment )
Ask a Librarian OCUL’s consortial chat reference service 13 member libraries
Consortial Assessment and Evaluation MINES for Libraries MINES = Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Resources A survey of e-resource use Data on: o Frequency of use by faculty affiliation o Frequency by purpose of use (coursework, patient care, teaching, funded/non-funded research) o Reason for use (cited in another source, course reading list, recommended by professor/librarian) o User status (undergraduate, graduate, faculty) and location of use (on campus, off-campus, in library) SCOT – Scholars Portal Overlap Tool Tool for identifying coverage and overlap in electronic resources (databases and journal packages) Can be used to compare up to 3 databases or sets.
Today: –New/emerging services and projects (data management, ACE repository and accessibility toolkit)
ODESI Content Social science data from Statistics Canada, Gallup Canada, other opinion polls Metadata compliant with Data Documentation Initiative metadata standard Functionality Search, visualize, and download Support Scholars Portal supports the technical infrastructure Close collaboration with Ontario data librarians who provide research support for data
Dataverse Content Research data from individuals and organizations associated with Ontario universities Metadata compliant with Data Documentation Initiative metadata standard Functionality User can upload and control access to their research data Visualization options, and download in multiple formats Support Application support by Scholars Portal Collaboration with interested parties and users of the service
Scholars GeoPortal Content Geospatial data from Statistics Canada, Ontario provincial government, & commercial providers Metadata compliant with North American Profile of ISO 19115 standard Functionality Search, visualize, and download Support Scholars Portal supports the technical infrastructure Close collaboration with Ontario data librarians who provide research support for data
Ontario Digital Library Research Cloud (ODLRC) A collaboration of Ontario’s university libraries to build a high capacity, geographically distributed storage and compute network using proven and scalable open source cloud technologies. Designed to house large volumes of scholarly digital resources to 1.allow for cost effective and sustainable long-term preservation; and 2.support data and text mining using innovative research tools designed in partnership with researchers across the province. Partners: University of Toronto (lead), Carleton University, University of Guelph, McMaster University, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, Wilfrid Laurier University and York University.
Partnerships & External Relations OCUL seeks to be a leader in the development of partnerships to expand Canada’s digital research infrastructure and stimulate global collaboration. Partnerships Canadian Government Information (CGI) Private LOCKSS Network Canadian Polar Data Network (CPDN) Internet Archive The Keepers Registry Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Major Development Partnership
Benefits to joining IATUL: Provides an international voice Provides partnerships on common issues, challenges and opportunities Provides a forum to share research by Canadian librarians Provides opportunities to participate in exchanges &
Websites Ontario Council of University Libraries – www.ocul.on.ca www.ocul.on.ca Scholars Portal http://www.ocul.on.ca/spstaff
Gwendolyn Ebbett Dean of the Library University of Windsor Gwendolyn.Ebbett@uwindsor.ca +1 (519) 253-3000 ext. 3161 Website: http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/ http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/