January 23, 2022

Scholar Portal from the Ontario Council of University Libraries Becomes Canada’s First Certified Trusted Digital Repository

From the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL):

Scholars Portal is now the first certified Trustworthy Digital Repository in Canada. OCUL, which has been acquiring and managing digital content since 2002, is committed to the long-term preservation of scholarly resources for the benefit of future students and researchers.


This certification, the only generally recognized certification for digital archives, was issued by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) following an audit of the Scholars Portal Journals repository conducted between January and July 2012. The CRL audit measured the compliance of Scholars Portal with internationally established criteria for trusted digital repositories, including the Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist1 (TRAC). The final audit report is now available on the CRL website.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: OCUL’s digital preservation mandate

See Also: Scholars Portal policies and plans describing its preservation mandate and workflows

See Also: Scholars Portal’s responses to the individual ISO 16363 audit criteria

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.