Collaborative Futures is an OCUL initiative for a shared and distributed approach to print and electronic resource management. The shared system is built on ALMA, Ex Libris’s cloud-based library platform. The Metadata Management and Standards Subcommittee of the OCUL Collaborative Future developed consortium policies/guidelines/best practice for participating institutions. YUL adapted those policies and apply on YUL cataloguing practice based on local circumstance.
At the time of YUL library system migration to ALMA, YUL developed cataloguing training documents for their staff to work on the new system. These documents are also been used for new staff training.
In past years, YUL developed local cataloguing policies/procedures based on previous Sirsi library system. The metadata policy group in YUL is working on reviewing and revising those documents to make them suitable for the new library system. Newly revised documents are continuously added to the webpage.
Commonly used online cataloguing recourses including online cataloguing tools, Library of Congress cataloging publications, specific cataloguing recourses for Canadian publications, and rare materials cataloguing resources, etc.