Announcements

Statewide Print Lending Resumes August 10

OhioLINK is pleased to announce that print borrowing among member institutions will resume on August 10th. The statewide print lending service, which temporarily halted operations amid response to COVID-19, will again support students and faculty as they return to campus for fall. Statewide, patrons borrowed on average more than 25,000 print items per month from OhioLINK libraries during the eight and a half months that lending services were operational in fiscal year 2020.

No Shelf Required: Making digital resources accessible for students with disabilities: Are libraries, publishers, and vendors ready for the new rules and regulations?

No Shelf Required is an open source of information on books and digital content for information professionals, including publishers, editors, authors, librarians, and educators. Editor and author Mirela Roncevic quoted Judy Cobb for her June 24th piece on digital accessibility.

Scholarly Kitchen: Update on OhioLINK’s Affordable Textbooks Initiative

OhioLINK is determining how it can support the sustainability of the OER materials created through the Ohio Open Ed Collaborative. We will continue to gather cost savings data. In addition, we are working to identify barriers to OER adoption and make recommendations for practical ways to address them. We'll continue to negotiate and monitor inclusive access agreements with commercial textbook publishers as long as those agreements provide value to our students.

OhioLINK Leaders Recognized Nationally for Leadership in Textbook Affordability

Library Journal
LJ honored OhioLINK for affordable learning efforts.

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

OhioLINK Delivers Textbook Savings to Students via Price Agreements with Four Major Publishers

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. 

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