Columbus, Ohio – In the recent FY 2015-2016 Ohio Capital Budget Bill, the State of Ohio showed its commitment to Ohio’s intellectual and technology resources by allocating $12 million to OhioLINK for the purchase of consortium’s permanent digital library collection and another $2 million to support capital improvements for regional, high-density book depositories.
OhioLINK's technical support will be doing maintenance on the switching infrastructure TONIGHT, Thursday evening, February 27, 2014 from 10 to 11 p.m. It is extremely likely that we will lose access to OhioLINK services during this time. This includes the OhioLINK Catalog, the Electronic Journal Center, the eBook Center, the Digital Resource Commons, the Electronic Theses and Dissertations center, and the OhioLINK web server.
The EBSCO Support site includes OhioLINK's implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service as a Customer Success Story. View the full report here.
Meghan Frazer joined us on January 27th as Manager, Member and User Services. This position works closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, with other OhioLINK staff, and with personnel from OhioLINK member institutions in developing, maintaining, and assessing member and user services for OhioLINK. She will oversee communication and marketing activities for the organization and specific services, as well as serving as primary liaison to selected committees.
Theda Schwing will serve as the Continuing Resources and Database Management Librarian for OhioLINK. Theda's first day with OhioLINK was Monday, December 16.
OhioLINK welcomes the addition of another new member: Lake Erie College. This new addition brings the total number of OhioLINK member institutions to 91, including 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 51 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio.
Amy Pawlowski will serve as deputy director and e-resources licensing coordinator for OhioLINK. Gwen Evans, executive director of OhioLINK, made the appointment today, announcing that Pawlowski will join the staff beginning Nov. 4.
The goals are three-fold:
Ohio educators will have access to free online professional development, education focused social networking resources and a community of more than 55,000 educators across the country, thanks to a partnership between ilearnOhio and edWeb.net announced today.
Chancellor John Carey today acknowledged the important role distance education and online tutoring are playing to increase student access to higher education, as well as to ensure academic success.
Carey spoke to academic professionals who gathered in Columbus for the third annual meeting of staff members of the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative and OhioLearns, initiatives of the eStudent Services unit of the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), a division of the Ohio Board of Regents.