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consortium licensing of electronic information resources the ontario experience

Consortium Licensing of Electronic Information Resources - The Ontario Experience

ACCESS ‘98

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSITION

University of Saskatchewan, Oct ‘98

warren holder
Warren Holder
  • Electronic Information Resources Co-ordinator, University of Toronto Library
  • Holder@library.utoronto.ca
from here to there
From here to there
  • The University of Toronto Library presently provides access to over 7,500 electronic journals and over 350 indexes and abstracts. How did we get here? Where are we going?
as of september 26 1998
As of September 26, 1998
  • Journal Indexes & Abstracts347 + 16 = 363
  • Journals5,909 + 1,877 = 7,786
  • Reference Sources106 + 32 = 138
  • Books 81 + 7 = 88
slide5
OARL
  • Summer of 1996
  • Academic Press (IDEAL)
  • 6 universities in Ontario
  • 175 titles
toronto library consortium
Toronto Library Consortium
  • started in 1996 by the Toronto School Board to save money on Ebsco
  • Grew into looking at other vendors;
    • IAC
    • Micromedia
    • SIRS
    • UMI
tlc expands
TLC Expands
  • Amalgamation and interest brings in Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, East York and York
  • Separate school boards
  • Community colleges
  • Other universities
ola ontario library association
OLA:Ontario Library Association
  • Task Force on Database Licensing
  • Electronic Products Day: June 8th 1998
  • Vendors invited:
    • Grolier
    • Encyclopedia Britannica
    • Ebsco
    • IHS/Micromedia
    • IAC
    • Electric Library
cool consortium of ontario libraries
COOL: Consortium Of Ontario Libraries
  • 4 sectors
    • Universities
    • Community Colleges
    • Public Libraries
    • School Boards ( including separate schools and independent schools )
slide10
OCUL
  • OUDL meets in February 1998
  • evolves into OCULIR
  • endorses the same three products
reality check
Reality Check
  • Wednesday September 23, 1998
  • COOL signs a deal with Britannica Online
  • over 400,000 weighted users
  • move on to CPI-Q and Ebsco
oculir
OCULIR
  • ABI/Inform
  • Web of Science
  • Elsevier
  • MathSciNet
  • ERL databases
  • etc.
what this means
What This Means
  • Classic win/win
  • More content
  • Cheaper prices
  • Bargaining position vis a vis vendors
slide14

Expanding Partnerships

  • UNB has joined with UofT for Elsevier
  • UNB has joined OARL for IDEAL
  • Queen’s has joined OARL for IDEAL
coc or icolc
COC or ICOLC
  • COC 4 : Denver, October 1-3 1998
  • Canadian Consortia in attendance:
    • COOL
    • COPPUL
    • NOVANET
    • CREPUQ
    • Alberta and British Columbia Libraries
my dream
My Dream
  • CFI
  • Health Canada
  • National access
  • International access
warren holder1
Warren Holder
  • University of Toronto Libraries
  • holder@library.utoronto.ca
  • (416) 978-2286