Online Research Canada (ORCA) is a database to house born-digital scholarly data, digitized texts, and metadata (indices, annotations, cross-references). ORCA will continuously expand, remain current with scholars’ results, and aggregate data within scholarly contexts. Content and tools will be open access wherever possible and designed for interoperability with other systems.

The ORCA database is being built on the open-source Fedora repository platform in partnership with the University of Alberta Libraries.