Library Projects

ITS delivers a wide variety of projects to the University of Toronto Libraries and the larger University community. Browse the selection below for a sample of projects from our portfolio. For more information, explore the individual online resource or contact us.

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Digital Signage

ITS develops flexible customized digital signs for many UTL libraries (Robarts, Gerstein, Fisher, OISE, Engineering, Media Commons) that can manage content directly from library websites. Contact us for more information.

Focus on Research

Focus on Research

Focus on Research is a gateway to the researchers, publications, and research communities at the University of Toronto. Focus on Research makes it easier for researchers to find collaborators, and for students to find mentors.

Get It Links

A new interface is available for links to online journal articles from Summon searches, aka "Get It!" links. The updated interface is responsive and accessible, allowing access from anywhere, with any device.

The updated interface provides easier access to article information at a glance:

Library Catalogue

Library Catalogue

Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design in which a site is crafted to provide an optimal viewing experience - easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling - across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones). The library catalogue is moving to a responsive design. For more information, or to provide feedback via on this project, please contact us.

Library Touchscreens

Library Touchscreens

ITS developed inhouse web-based software to power touchscreens located in the new pavilion areas on the second floor and in front of the elevators on several floors.

Library Website Redesign

The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) recently launched a redesign of the central website.  The redesigned website features improved search options, easier researching processes, clearer and more up to date content, and an improved user experience. This design will act as a template for future subsites within UTL. 

Online Accessibility

UTL is committed to providing all users with equitable access to University of Toronto Libraries’ digital spaces, such as the library catalogue, central libraries’ websites, and digital collections. New web spaces are planned and built with accessibility in mind, with the goal of reaching Level AA standards, as outlined by the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act).

Personal Librarian

Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian project is a pilot program that pairs incoming Arts & Sciences and Engineering students with a University of Toronto librarian during their first year at the university. Students participating in the pilot will receive advice and feedback on building good research skills from their personal librarian throughout their first year, and are encouraged to make contact with them whenever they have questions.

SIRSI

SIRSI

SIRSI Symphony is the integrated library system (ILS) used to catalogue, process, circulate, maintain, and remove records for all library items. 

Library staff: see the SIRSI documentation and information for help installing or updating SIRSI on your computer.

TSpace

TSpace is a groundbreaking digital system to capture, store, index, preserve and distribute the intellectual digital products of U of T faculty. In essence the Library provides free long term managed storage and a web based search interface for digital materials submitted by faculty.