OhioLINK Webinars and Presentations

Below are links to recorded training presentations and powerpoint slides for OhioLINK members.

OhioLINK Webinars (Ostaff login may be required)

  • New OhioLINK E-Book Platform Demonstration and Training Session (7/31/20) - OhioLINK will soon be starting the launch of the new Electronic Book Center (EBC) platform. In this training session, Judy Cobb from OhioLINK and Jessica Duggan from BiblioLabs cover both the process for migration to the new platform as well as the features and functionality of the new platform.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed with an Ostaff login here.

  • American and English Literature Collection: New Platform Demonstration and Training for OPLIN and INFOhio (7/29/20) - The American and English Literature collections hosted on the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC) are migrating to BiblioBoard, the new EBC platform. In this webinar, Judy Cobb (OhioLINK) and Jessica Duggan (BiblioLabs) cover the details of the migration and the features available on the new platform.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed here.

  • Introduction to Consortial Deduplication in GOBI and OhioLINK’s Cambridge University Press Evidence-Based Acquisitions (EBA) (7/23/20) - OhioLINK member institutions now have unlimited access to 8,500+ Cambridge University Press Cambridge Core e-books through an innovative Evidence-Based Acquisition agreement. The agreement provides unlimited subscription-access to the e-books for five years, and also allows OhioLINK to purchase a subset of these e-books for permanent access. Like other OhioLINK e-book packages, this new EBA package is run through GOBI, in order to allow libraries to avoid unintended duplicate purchases locally. This presentation is targeted at librarians who work with book purchasing and the GOBI system. It will address how consortial deduplication for OhioLINK’s book packages works in GOBI, with specific examples from the new Cambridge EBA package.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed with an Ostaff login here.

  • Preparing for the Restart of Lending (7/15/20) - A lot has changed in the last four months, and as OhioLINK libraries look ahead to the Fall semester and the resumption of print lending there is a lot of preparation to do. In this webinar, Joe Glass (Notre Dame College), Tony Maniaci (Ohio State University), and Melanie Smith-Farrell (University of Akron) will talk about considerations for new safety procedures, resuming courier delivery, and restarting PCIRC requesting, with plenty of time reserved for a broader conversation with PCIRC librarians about INN-Reach circulation.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed with an Ostaff login here.

  • Off-Campus Access with EZproxy – a Primer (7/15/20) - With the increase in distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is safe to say that more now than ever patrons need access to electronic resources from off-campus, and for most OhioLINK libraries, off-campus access relies on OCLC’s EZproxy. If you ever wondered how EZproxy works, this webinar will cover the basics of EZproxy, look at how OhioLINK uses EZproxy, and consider some starting points for troubleshooting.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed with an Ostaff login here.

  • Introduction to OhioLINK's Cambridge University Press Evidence-Based Acquisitions (EBA) Agreement (7/1/2020) - OhioLINK member institutions now have unlimited access to 8,500+ Cambridge University Press Cambridge Core e-books through an innovative Evidence-Based Acquisition agreement. The agreement provides unlimited subscription-access to the e-books for five years, and also allows OhioLINK to purchase a subset of these e-books for permanent access. What is an EBA and how does it work? What books are included in OhioLINK’s agreement and for how long? What types of usage data will be provided to inform purchasing decisions? Join Julie Carlson of Cambridge University Press to find out more about this new resource in your collections.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed with an Ostaff login here.

  • OhioLINK Webinar: Print Services During COVID-19 (5/6/2020) - Library services for print resources have changed dramatically over the past several weeks as institutions have moved to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. From staff working remotely, to changes in ILL fulfillment processes to modified loan periods and increased renewals, there are many strategies that libraries have employed to continue to support students through the Spring semester. In this webinar we hear from librarians at Miami University, University of Dayton, University of Findlay, and Xavier University about print services at their libraries, followed by time for a broader Q&A and conversation on print services going into the Summer semester.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed with an Ostaff login here.

  • Virtual Management During COVID-19 (4/29/2020) - Moderated by Miriam Matteson, Kent State University iSchool professor and Interim Associate Dean of the College of Communication and Information, and panelists Karla Aleman - Dean of Library & eLearning, Lorain County Community College; Morag Boyd - Acquisitions and Discovery Strategist, The Ohio State University; and Tiffany Lipstreu - Library Director, Otterbein University; share strategies and best practices for virtual management based in their recent personal experiences. Topics include emotional labor, change management, team communication, and motivation. The last ten minutes are Q&A.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed here.

  • Fulfilling Requests for Video During COVID-19 (4/9/2020) - Librarians from Miami University, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio Northern University, and Kenyon College discuss best practices for Fulfilling Requests for Video During COVID-19. How are libraries responding to requests for videos to be used in remote instruction now that access to collections are limited? Panelists also discuss exploring access, utilizing special offers and trials, adapting acquisition workflows, and the need for increased communication, as well as fair use copyright law.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed with an Ostaff login here.

  • Managing E-Resources During COVID-19 (3/26/2020) - Many publishers and content providers have offered free access to electronic information resources to help health care professionals and college and university students learning at a distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a deluge of information made available. What are the most effective strategies for managing these new, temporarily available resources, and making them easily discoverable and accessible to our campus communities? Find out in this webinar where Librarians share best practices for evaluating and making these resources accessible.
    • A recording of this presentation can be accessed with an Ostaff login here.