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The uOttawa Library Advisory Committee plays a central role in maintaining the library’s strong connection to academic units at the University of Ottawa.

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The uOttawa Library Advisory Committee plays a central role in maintaining the library’s strong connection to academic units at the University of Ottawa.

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Collaborative Futures (2020)

Back in January 2020, the University of Ottawa Library launched Omni, a new library system for finding and accessing books, articles, and other materials in our collection.

As part of this project, we are now getting ready to implement the automated fulfillment network (AFN).

AFN will enable users to directly request print books from their general collections held at an Omni partner institution. The implementation of AFN will take place in two phases.

1. Configuration Launch/Test Phase – June - August 2021

The configuration launch and test phase consist of configuring our library system to enable direct borrowing from our Omni Partners. Once the configuration is complete and launched, Omni partners will test both sending and receiving resources from other Omni partners. If you see different options in Omni, such as “get it from another university”, this means that the testing phase has started.

It may take several weeks after the configuration launch for us to ensure all 16 Omni partners are fully operational within the AFN.

2. Official Launch– September 2021

The launch of the service is planned for the start of the fall semester. More information, including instructions on how to place a request from an Omni Partner Institution will follow once the testing phase is complete.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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