Columbus, Ohio (June 7, 2017) – OhioLINK has selected seven member librarians, faculty, and staff members to become the OhioLINK Open Textbook Network (OTN) System Leaders. As system leaders, they will coordinate OhioLINK OTN awareness and advocacy initiatives regarding open educational resources and open textbooks as part of OhioLINK/Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 11, 2017) – OhioLINK is pleased to welcome a new member to its team. Nichole Collier joined OhioLINK on May 1, 2017 as the OhioLINK systems librarian.
Ohio University, in partnership with OhioLINK, has received a $46,207 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for a pilot project geared toward the next generation of mass print storage.
OhioLINK is pleased to announce its participation in the “Ohio Digital Network,” a statewide Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Service Hub, which was approved by the DPLA on Oct. 4. As a service hub, the Ohio Digital Network will be the on-ramp to DPLA for the state’s library, archives and cultural heritage organizations, ensuring that local digital collections can be discovered as part of this groundbreaking national program.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 14, 2016) – To contribute to statewide efforts on college affordability, OhioLINK will be joining the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 26, 2016) – OhioLINK is excited to welcome a new member to its team. Christiana Congelio joined OhioLINK on Oct. 24 as its coordinator of member services and marketing. In this role, Congelio will work closely with the executive director, deputy director, other OhioLINK staff and personnel from OhioLINK member institutions to develop, maintain and assess member services for OhioLINK. She will oversee communication and marketing activities for the organization and specific services, and serve as primary liaison to OhioLINK library deans and directors.
Columbus, Ohio – The OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Center database is about to get a major influx of content to further benefit students, faculty and researchers.
On September 7, the ETD Center added a new capability called Retrospective Batch Upload, in which OhioLINK member libraries and graduate schools can upload older theses and dissertations in bulk. Previously, ETDs could be uploaded on an individual basis only.
OhioLINK has officially launched its significantly upgraded Electronic Journal Center (EJC), giving OhioLINK students, faculty and researchers enhanced access to a vast, rich array of high-quality research journals.
The EJC is a database that contains 26 million full-text articles from more than 11,000 academic journals from top scholarly publishers, academic societies and university presses. The project was made possible through a $1 million capital expenditure from the State of Ohio funded through the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Technology Initiatives.
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OhioLINK has been approved for membership in the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) by the Digital Library Federation Coordinating Committee. Being part of the NDSA is one of many components of OhioLINK’s new Digital Preservation Program for shared digital resources. Membership allows OhioLINK to be part of a national group of organizations partnering to ensure the stewardship and preservation of digital resources.
OhioLINK is excited to welcome Judith Cobb to our team as the Digital Curation Coordinator. This position will work closely with the Manager of Member and User Services to ensure long-term access to digital content managed by OhioLINK. In her new position, Cobb will manage OhioLINK’s implementation of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation platform and develop related policies and procedures.