Scholars Portal Days 2023
Refresh / Reframe / Renew

Thursday, May 4 & Friday, May 5, 2023

10:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time

Online Event

Library infrastructure is dynamic, and so are the collaborations that support it. Each moment of change represents an opportunity to reflect on what we do and how we do it, to learn from what’s come before and consider how we can improve going forward. We rethink the framing and structures that support our work, revitalize the user interfaces we rely on, and sunset software and service models to make room to sunrise something new. Nothing is set in stone. For Scholars Portal Days this year, we want to focus on the areas where we’re refreshing, reframing, or renewing our technologies, our service models, and our collaborations.




Thursday, May 4

TimeSession Description
10:00 - 10:15

Opening Remarks

Karen Pillon, University of Windsor, and Ed Driedger, Nipissing University
Past Chairs, OCUL-SP Committee
10:15 - 11:30

Updates from Scholars Portal

Moderator: Kate Davis, Interim Director

  • Odesi (Alicia Urquidi Diaz & Guinsly Mondesir)
  • Permafrost (Julie Shi & Jenna Lemay)
  • Project RAMP (Julia Gilmore)
  • ACE & EMMA Partnership (Ravit David)
  • SP Service Assessment Framework (Sabina Pagotto)
  • RACER (Sabina Pagotto)
  • Additional Updates (Jacqueline Whyte Appleby)
  • Q&A (All)
11:30 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:30

Lightning Talks: Refresh/Reframe/Renew Communications & Services

Moderator: Anika Ervin-Ward, OCUL
12:30 - 1:00

Scholars Portal Day... en français!

Guinsly Mondésir & Sabina Pagotto

Modératrice: Karen Pillon

  • Prix Micheline-Persaud
  • Odesi
  • RACER et PEB
  • Mise à jour sur SpotDocs

Friday, May 5

TimeSession Description
10:00 - 10:15

Housekeeping / Welcome to Day 2

10:15 - 11:30

Panel Discussion: New Partnerships, New Perspectives: Rethinking Approaches to Long-Standing Problems

Moderator: Catherine Davidson, University Librarian at Ontario Tech University, Chair of the OCUL Collaborative Futures Steering Committee
Panelists and topics:
11:30 - 11:45

Break and Pet Parade

11:45 - 12:35

Lightning Talks: Reframe/Refresh/Renew Collaborations & Models

Moderator: Katrina Fortner, OCUL
12:35 - 12:50

Updates from OCUL

Amy Greenberg, OCUL Executive Director

12:50 - 1:00

Closing Remarks

Lynne Serviss, McMaster University, and Andrew Colgoni, Brock University
Chairs, OCUL-SP Committee
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