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Synergies ojs and the ontario scholars portal

Synergies, OJS, and the Ontario Scholars Portal

Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Lynn Copeland, and Rea Devakos

ElPub 2008

I synergies michael eberle sinatra universit de montr al
I. SynergiesMichael Eberle-SinatraUniversité de Montréal

Synergies partners
Synergies Partners

Affiliated universities
Affiliated Universities

  • University of British Columbia

  • University of Guelph

  • University of Saskatchewan

  • University of Victoria

  • University of Winnipeg

  • Windsor University

  • York University

  • Acadia University

  • Athabasca University

  • Dalhousie University

  • Memorial University

  • Mount Saint Vincent University

  • St. Francis Xavier University

  • Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Université du Québec en Outaouais

  • Université Laval

Ii ojs in the synergies context lynn copeland simon fraser university library
II. OJS in the Synergies ContextLynn CopelandSimon Fraser University Library

Ithaka report recommendation
Ithaka report – recommendation

‘Develop a shared electronic publishing infrastructure’

Sfu library pkp
SFU Library & PKP

  • Partnership akin to Ithaka report

  • Lead: John Willinsky

  • SFU Library: development & host

  • SFU CCSP Press: publishing support

Development partners
Development partners

  • Kopak, Chan UBC

  • Siemens et al UVIC

  •  Athabasca U

  • U of Toronto

  • UNB

  • U Montreal


  • INASP, Oxford

  • IBICT, Brasilia

  • REDALYC, Mexico

  • FeSalud, España

  • JMIR

  • Multiliteracy Project

  • NCSI, IIS, Bengalooru

In conclusion
In conclusion:

  • Challenges too big to ‘go it alone’

Iii integration with ontario s scholars portal rea devakos scholarly communication initiative
III. Integration with Ontario’s Scholars PortalRea DevakosScholarly Communication Initiative

The partners ontario synergies

U of Guelph

U of Toronto (lead)

U of Windsor

York U





The Partners: Ontario Synergies

The partners ocul scholars portal
The Partners: OCUL Scholars Portal

  • 20 universities

  • 382,000 FTE students, staff and faculty

  • resource sharing

  • collective purchasing

  • Scholars Portal

  • Service examples

    • Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure

    • RefWorks

    • 150,000 e-books; 120,000 plus OA


  • To provide for the long term, secure archiving of resources to ensure continued availability;

  • To ensure rapid and reliable, response time for information services and resources;

  • To provide an environment that fosters additional innovation in response to the needs of users;

  • To create a network of intellectual resources by linking ideas, materials, documents and resources.

Local loading
Local loading

  • 200 million citations from 200 A& I

    • 47% science

    • 29% multidisciplinary

    • 18% social science

    • 5% arts and humanities

  • 13 million full text journal articles from over 8,250 journals

  • 4.2 million articles downloaded in 2007

  • Elsevier, Oxford, Taylor and Frances, Berkeley and the America Chemical Society etc.

Synergies content into mark logic
Synergies content into Mark Logic

  • Builds indexes not only on words but context and hence can provide a richer search

    • stores XML documents,, in native format.

    • indexes individual works, XML elements and attributes, such as tables or illustrations


  • New interface:

    • relevance-based searching

    • facet-based browsing

    • thesaurus expansion

    • Language-based stemming and collations

    • automatic-classification

Challenges and opportunities
Challenges and Opportunities

  • Xml and our journals

  • Subscription based journals

  • Scholars Portal as a “Trusted digital repository”

  • Beyond journals

    • Conference proceedings/ abstracts

    • Repository

Synergies ojs and the ontario scholars portal

Synergies, OJS, and the Ontario Scholars Portal

Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Lynn Copeland, and Rea Devakos

ElPub 2008