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New Scholars Portal Books Platform Now Live

Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the full release of the Scholars Portal Books platform. All users who accessed the legacy platform now have access to their complete holdings on the new site, including ACE collections and those available to users outside Ontario.

All previously bookmarked links will redirect to the new platform.

Highlights of the new platform include:

  • Smooth HTML page scrolling with a more consistent display across different types of books
  • Use of a fully harmonized metadata standard, BITS, which allows for significantly improved browsing and searching across facets
  • In-browser concurrent use monitoring, so that use of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is no longer required. Users will still have the option to use ADE if they’d like to keep a book beyond one reading session

The Scholars Portal Books redevelopment is the result of a two year New Initiatives Fund grant from the Ontario Council of University Libraries, representing all 21 Ontario universities. The platform has been re-written from the ground-up in house at Scholars Portal, with staff at many OCUL schools contributing at every step along the way. You can read more about the release timeline.

Questions about the platform? Email books@scholarsportal.info