Digital Resource Commons Status

The OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons (DRC) was taken offline on August 31, 2021. The platform had become outdated and was no longer being actively updated with new content. As such, the OhioLINK community made the difficult decision to remove it from the Web. The DRC was a high profile, award winning project for its time and we are grateful to all of the OhioLINK community who contributed to its success.

What was the DRC?

The DRC was a digital repository of image and video content hosted by OhioLINK.  The technology behind the DRC was customized D-Space software.  It was launched in 2008 and incorporated purchased videos formerly hosted at OhioLINK’s Digital Media Center (DMC).  The DRC also acted as an institutional repository for member institutions, who could create their own DRC instances and contribute their digital collections.  In 2013, the institution instances of the DRC were decommissioned, leaving only OhioLINK’s central instance.

Where is the content now?

OhioLINK will return contributed content to the owning institutions by or before December 2021. If you are looking for a collection or item that was in the DRC, a list of contibuted content is below. The list includes links to the collection if it is available online and to the institution's web site if the collection is not available online. You should contact the library directly to get more information about the collection.

Contributed Content

Collection More Information
Archaeological Atlas of Ohio Internet Archive (collection available online)
Bird Sounds from the Borror Lab of Bioacoustics The Ohio State University Library
Daphne Dare The Ohio State University Library
Dolphin Embryo Slides Northeast Ohio Medical University Library
Foreign Language Videos Denison University Library
Forestry Images The Ohio State University Library
Greek and Latin Inscriptions The Ohio State University Library
Historic Maps of Akron and Summit County University of Akron Library
Images from the Fremont News Messenger Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Lake Erie's Yesterdays Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Freedom Center
Sanborn Historic Maps Ohio Web Library (collection available online)
Kent State University (collection available online)
War Relocation Authority Denison University Library
WPA Prints by Cleveland Artists Case Western Reserve University LIbrary

Licensed Content

Most of the licensed content has not been retained by decision of the OhioLINK CIRM policy team. Some of the licensed video content is being retained on other platforms for OhioLINK members. OhioLINK librarians with an OStaff account can get more information about those videos here.