OCUL, DINO and Data
DINO Meeting April 9, 2006
University of Guelph, Guelph ON
Data, Map and GIS Librarian
Ryerson University Library, Toronto ON
Provides an environment for collaboration
Agreements via OCUL are cost effective
Resources are distributed from a central
source (Scholars Portal)
IR Group oversees electronic resource
negotiations, licencing, acquisition etc.
BUT universities can make their own
agreements with producers
DINO can identify potential databases /
Can request trials at the OCUL level
Can exchange information about the
Can collect and consolidate comments
Make a recommendation to the IR Group
Maintain lines of communication with the
IR reps at home institutions.
Data - iGoStats
6 month trial
Restrictions on databases available
Restrictions on downloading
8 different products
Some libraries already subscribed to some
Statistical tables but not print publications
Limited response from librarians because of
Vendor a little slow in responding to
What do we do about iGoStats?
What have we learned?
What is next?
Are there other products we want to