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SFX: Canadian Electronic Library / desLibris Platform Change

Canadian Electronic Library is being sold (see, and titles are now available to libraries on the new Canada Commons platform.  The desLibris platform was closed on June 30, 2022.


The developers of Canada Commons are planning to set up metadata deliveries to linking and discovery services, but they're not ready to do that yet. Each desLibris URL now redirects to the same title on Canada Commons.  


Please note:

 - Canada Commons only offers subscription access, but libraries that previously purchased perpetual access licenses to CEL books can still access those titles on Canada Commons.

 - The Ulysses Travel Guides collection was merged with the main subscription books collection in January 2022.  (The subscribers to the Ulysses collection also subscribe to the main collection, so this did not cause a problem for anyone.)

Therefore, as part of the migration project, we will delete the electronic collection: 


 - The Irwin Law collection has been discontinued because CEL no longer have distribution rights for those titles.


We will update this article when new information is available.


Updated: 17 July 2022

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