We are excited to announce our participation in the Ontario-wide Collaborative Futures (CF) project. We have already begun working behind the scenes to meet the project timelines and to be prepared for the official launch. We are committed to providing ongoing updates as the project progresses towards implementation.
CF is a project that began in 2014 under the direction of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). The goal of CF is to develop a shared vision for the future of library management systems in Ontario’s academic libraries. U of G along with 13 other Ontario institutions, will participate in the implementation of a shared library system (also known as a library services platform). This means that partnering institutions will share most of their print and electronic resources and that you can search and find them all in one system! CF partners recently announced Ex Libris as the successful vendor.
Library users can look forward to broader access to resources, an enhanced user experience, a shared search interface for participating institutions, and the benefit of shared expertise amongst library staff. Along with all the benefits a new library services platform brings for users, library staff will also benefit from more streamlined workflows and a modern product that meets our modern needs.