The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) has recognized the Keep@Downsivew Project with a 2017 OCUL Outstanding Contribution Award.
Keep@Downsview is a partnership between five Ontario universities: University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Western University, McMaster University and Queen’s University. The innovative approach of this initiative goes beyond shared basic storage of libraries legacy collections to a focus on their preservation. With 47 individuals (plus a host of entire departments) across five institutions actively involved in the project, OCUL recognizes that Keep@Downview is an excellent example of how collaboration can help ensure the preservation of the scholarly record for future generations.
Read last year's U of T News article to learn more about the project.