Director, Scholars Portal
University of Toronto
21 university libraries in the Ontario Council of University Libraries have collaborated to develop a portal for delivering numeric and geospatial resources to students and scholars across the province. Using the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) for numeric data markup and the ISO 19115 metadata standard for geographic information system (GIS) resources, the portal allows users to discover, preview, select, and download data from key government and commercial publishers. The features of the current portal will be presented along with a description of the collaborative model employed for design and development.