OhioLINK announces the consortium has received funding through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for its 117 members to replace its shared Integrated Library System (ILS). An ILS is the backbone of library operations and used to manage circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging, as well as to generate the underlying data that drives library business decisions and reporting. OhioLINK will be able to leverage cooperative purchasing power and shared technical expertise using capital funds to cover the cost of the software and the migration process for its member institutions.
In Times Higher Education, Amy Pawlowski and Gwen Evans talk about how library teams can prepare and protect their digital services from cybersecurity threats. Key takeaway: be prepared to rethink your systems and service providers in the event of a cyberattack.
Based on a recommendation from OhioLINK’s Database Improvement and Discoverability (DIAD) Policy Team, OhioLINK has removed the alternative subject headings added to its Central Catalog in April 2021 in favor of using the updated Library of Congress subject headings.
OhioLINK marks its 30th anniversary in 2022. This paper, the first of two parts, reviews the organization’s history through selected formative milestones and provides observations about the evolution of the consortium from its current executive director, revealing the importance of expanding cost-effective and easy access to scholarly resources, economies of scale, pushing technology, and a focus on the user.
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March 9, 2022 – Hoboken, NJ – Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a new two-year agreement with OhioLINK, a statewide academic library consortium for the State of Ohio in the U.S. This agreement builds on an open access pilot both institutions completed in 2020, and furthers their joint commitment to making more peer-reviewed research available to readers across the globe.
“While many faculty are interested in making the switch from traditional textbooks, there is a learning curve associated with understanding no-cost options and then adapting their curriculum with alternative materials,” said OhioLINK Director of Affordable Learning Anna Bendo. “OhioLINK’s program acknowledges that required investment of time and provides additional support.”
Students, faculty, and staff at OhioLINK institutions that participate in its Electronic Journal Center (EJC) will have access to current research from all Cambridge University Press journals. Authors at member institutions will be able to publish an unlimited number of open-access articles in eligible Cambridge journals. This is the first "read & publish" deal OhioLINK has implemented at a consortial level to offer open access publishing benefits to its member institutions.
A new agreement between DOAJ and OhioLINK paves the way for the sustainability of vital open access library infrastructure, key to the future of science and research.
OhioLINK announces the State Library of Ohio has awarded American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the purchase of a collection of unlimited- and perpetual-access Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) e-books.