OhioLINK Update Fall 2006
The world today is drastically different than it was in 1989, when the Ohio higher education community conceived a bold vision of “the most powerful statewide library and information system in the nation.” Since beginning operations in 1992, OhioLINK has been viewed as one of the most successful, if not the most successful, academic library consortium worldwide. But in order to respond to the changed world and to succeed long-term, the OhioLINK community must critically consider strategic and fundamental changes. If need be, elements of OhioLINK and Ohio academic libraries must be reinvented.
The World Has Changed
These Changes Exert Pressure on Libraries
Can Successfully Meet These Challenges
Priority #1: Utilize user-based research to improve electronic information delivery systems and connect users to needed information effectively.
Priority #2: Provide content statewide through sustainable economic models
Priority #3: Maximize access to the intellectual resources of our member institutions and libraries as well as those freely available on the Web.
As we strive to transform and reinvent ourselves to serve Ohio students, faculty, researchers and the state more effectively, we ask for your support, energies, creativity, understanding and feedback.