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News and Events

OhioLINK strives to keep you informed about newsworthy activities and service announcements, as well as provide you with an opportunity to learn more about our staff and users through featured profiles.

News Releases

Aug 23, 2018

For two decades, opiates have become a major way Americans treat chronic pain. Of course, bad side effects and addiction often accompany opiate use. But what if there was another way to fight chronic pain?

Philip Allen, Ph.D., and his colleagues at The University of Akron’s Conquer Chiari Research Center (CCRC) are exploring the effectiveness of alternatives to opiates and pain relief medicines by using his research in one clinical disorder, Chiari Malformation Type I, which causes chronic pain in thousands of people every day.

Aug 16, 2018

Akron, Ohio (Aug. 16, 2018) – OhioLINK, the ALAO (Academic Library Association of Ohio) Scholarly Communications Interest Group, and The University of Akron’s Affordable Learning Initiative group co-sponsored the inaugural Affordable Learning Ohio Summit at The University of Akron on Aug. 1-2. 

Aug 9, 2018

About three years ago, standing in the hallway outside his office, Philip Stinson, Ph.D., asked a colleague when the phone calls, emails, and national curiosity would stop.

Jul 23, 2018

Like many college students, theater majors are facing the high cost of textbooks, which leaves little room in the budget for a budding thespian who often has to buy costumes, makeup, and props on top of it all. Lisa Bernd, Ph.D., assistant college lecturer in Cleveland State University’s theater department, decided to do something about this for her students.

Jul 2, 2018
Robert Michael McKay, Ph.D., Ryan Professor of Biology at Bowling Green State University, and George Bullerjahn, Ph.D., Professor of Research Excellence at BGSU, use OhioLINK's vast resources in their ongoing work to clean up the Lake Erie algal bloom.
Mar 28, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 28, 2018) — Ohio’s efforts to make higher education more affordable for all students include strategies to reduce the cost of textbooks—and a new price agreement with four major textbook publishers has the potential to save students $39.7 million dollars each year. The agreement was announced by OhioLINK, a consortium of 120 academic libraries distributed among 91 Ohio colleges and universities, and part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s OH-TECH consortium. 

Mar 8, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 8, 2017) – OhioLINK, a statewide consortium of 120 academic libraries distributed among 91 colleges and universities as well as the State Library of Ohio, welcomed a panel of experts, practitioners, and students to Otterbein University on March 6 to discuss the rising price of college textbooks, its role in both the cost of college attendance and the rate of student success, and how the state is addressing the issue through affordable learning initiatives.

Mar 5, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 5, 2018) – OhioLINK is pleased to announce that more than 50,000 new materials from the Ohio Digital Network are now discoverable in Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Feb 15, 2018

OhioLINK member institution staff gathered in Columbus on Tuesday as OhioLINK held its inaugural OhioLINK Summit at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as part of the Ohio Educational Technology Conference. Recommended by the Reframing OhioLINK Committees Task Force, the Summit provided a platform for participants from around Ohio to share ideas, brainstorm on future initiatives and desired services, and participate in discussions about OhioLINK resources and policies and how they impact member institutions.

Feb 9, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 9, 2018) – With the objective of creating a modern and simple digital user experience for students, faculty, and researchers, OhioLINK announced today the selection of BiblioBoard as the technology platform for its shared e-book collections.

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