Many college freshmen at Ohio Dominican University have a little more jingle in their pocket, thanks to open educational resources (OER). Each student enrolled in ODU’s Introduction to Statistics course during the 2018-19 academic year saved approximately $250 on the cost of a textbook – that’s $60,000 saved collectively at ODU between both fall and spring semesters.
Columbus, Ohio (April 19, 2019) Library Journal, an esteemed national publication in the library community, 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 strategi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).