Oct. 31, 2019Print | PDF
Changes for the better are coming to Wilfrid Laurier University’s library system.
On Dec. 10, the Laurier Library will launch Omni, a new, shared library system that provides faculty, staff and student users access to a wide range of diverse, high-quality academic resources from 13 other university libraries in Ontario.
Omni allows partner institutions to share library resources and expertise, ensuring the sustainability of comprehensive resources. Omni includes resources in all fields of study and is accessible on multiple devices. Omni will replace the Tri-University Group (TUG) of libraries system currently shared by Laurier, the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo.
Additional information about Omni will be made available to the Laurier community in the coming weeks, including how-to articles and answers to frequently asked questions.
Omni was developed as part of a 14-member collaboration of Ontario university libraries through the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). Omni employs the Alma library software system and Primo VE discovery system provided by Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company.
“The Omni system is a strong enabler of academic and research success for our university community,” says Gohar Ashoughian, university librarian. “This partnership is powered by the collaborative efforts of fourteen partner institutions to offer unprecedented access to our shared resources. I am delighted that Laurier Library is an active partner in this endeavour.”
Ontario university libraries sharing Omni with Laurier include:
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