Library organizations and responsibilities have evolved, yet the ILS still focuses primarily on the acquisition, management, and delivery of objects. Our needs have outpaced existing offerings. We must shift our focus from collections to users. In this white paper, OhioLINK’s Library Advisory Council envisions moving beyond next-generation library systems to enable users' research, learning, and teaching.
The OhioLINK ETD Center provides the largest open access collection of theses and dissertations in the world, according to Google Scholar.
Thanks to open educational resources, every student enrolled in Ohio Dominican University’s Introduction to Statistics course during the 2018-19 academic year saved about $250 on the cost of a textbook – that’s $60,000 saved collectively by students at ODU between both fall and spring semesters! Read more to learn how they accomplished this feat.
The St. John Paul II Library at the Franciscan University of Steubenville considers their student and faculty research their top priority. They do their very best to keep all of their resources updated and available, and are willing to go out of their way to help students in whatever way that they can. They offer research sessions and feedback so that they can ensure the best success for the students that come there. Click above to learn more!
Library Journal recently named OhioLINK Executive Director Gwen Evans and OhioLINK Deputy Director & eResearch Licensing Coordinator Amy Pawlowski, to their 2019 list of “Movers & Shakers” for their leadership and innovation in affordable textbook strategies on behalf of Ohio’s college students and OhioLINK member institutions.
Library and other academic partners work collaboratively with OhioLINK - the Ohio Library and Information Network to offer the greatest breadth and depth of resources to our patrons at substantial savings to the State of Ohio.