Scholars Portal (Ontario Council of University Libraries)

Scholars Portal

Kaitlin Newson, Digital Projects Librarian
Phone: 416-978-6639

Program Overview

Scholars Portal hosts journal publishing software for 11 institutions on behalf of the Ontario Council of University Libraries. Our services include software management, troubleshooting, and DOI registration sponsorship.

Publishing Activities Began: 2012
Location: Canada
Organization: organization (e.g. non-profit association, library consortia) that provides or supports library publishing activities on behalf of its library members
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 2 - Somewhat Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No

Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; monographs.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal
Campus-based Student-driven Journals
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • OJS
  • OMP

Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP Preservation Network
  • Scholars Portal
Service Vendors: Crossref; PKP

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Future plans for the service include Dataverse integration, enhancing integration with the Scholars Portal Journals platform, and expanding preservation activities.
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