OCUL Communities

About OCUL Communities

OCUL Communities:

  1. Promote and encourage the advancement of services in OCUL member institutions;
  2. Provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas about particular services and areas of expertise;
  3. Stay in touch with projects and innovations across member institutions and beyond; and
  4. Seek opportunities to improve individual and shared infrastructure for existing and emerging initiatives.

Current OCUL Communities

Access and User Services

Digital Curation
Government Information
Information Technology
Resource Sharing


To join an OCUL Community, please contact the Community Moderator. Moderator contact information is provided under each Community webpage.

Community membership is at the discretion of OCUL member institutions. A Community may include more than one person from an institution. Each OCUL Community has a nominated Moderator with a term of two years.

How to Start a Community

Proposals must include:

  • Terms of reference, indicating a description of the topic being addressed, anticipated timeframe (short-term or ongoing)
  • Proposed plan of activity
  • Proposal supported by, at minimum, ten library staff from normally at least one-third of OCUL institutions
  • Nomination for a moderator for a two-year term

The Communities Guidelines outline the process for establishing an OCUL Community, moderator responsibilities, reporting and decision-making, communications, work plans and administrative and financial support for OCUL Communities.

Download the Communities Guidelines