The OZone Database Is Now Live!

Erica Anderson, Research Librarian at the Legislative Library, Ontario, asked me to post this news to SLAW:

A collaboration between the Ontario Legislative Library and the Ontario Council of University Libraries’ Scholar’s Portal has resulted in the Legislative Library’s Ontario government documents collection now being available through OZone. This collection is also accessible through the Legislative Library catalogue. The OZone partnership and database will help to ensure the digital preservation of these materials for the long term, create a permanent url for the documents, and housing multiple copies in these two locations will help keep the collection safe (LOCKSS).

The OZone database has about 300 files now, and it is expected to be fully populated with 13,000 files in the next few months. The collection contains Ontario government monographs; serials and other restricted access documents are not included. Ontario government documents will continue to be added to the OZone collection by the Legislative Library on a monthly basis. It is worth noting that searching the Library’s catalogue will continue to give you access to the most currently archived titles (i.e. within the month).