Service Updates

OhioLINK brings its Electronic Book Center into the 21st century

COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioLINK, Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium, has partnered with BiblioBoard to implement a major update to its electronic book platform. Released December 30th, the modernized Electronic Book Center (EBC) provides an improved user experience, including digital accessibility, and mobile compatibility. BiblioBoard technology supports user-friendly browsing, searching, list-making, note-taking, bookmarking, online reading, and downloading of e-books and e-chapters on a variety of devices. The EBC’s 180,000 e-books can be accessed via any web connection to support scholarly research, and also can be used by faculty as no-cost textbooks to reduce the financial burden of attending college. Students and faculty downloaded...

OhioLINK Planned Service Outage June 12 6pm - June13 12pm

All OH-TECH organizations – including OhioLINK – are moving to a new data center. The new location at the State of Ohio Computing Center will provide us with a near-Tier 4 data center that can deliver a higher grade of services and achieve greater efficiencies.

We have worked hard to schedule this move so as to minimize the disruption to OhioLINK end users. However, it is necessary to schedule one maintenance window which will involve a significant outage of all OhioLINK hosted services.

All OhioLINK hosted services will be down for the move during the following window:

Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon).

This will include:

Central Catalog Maintenance 8/21 5am-7am

The OhioLINK central catalog will be down for maintenance beginning at 5am, Thursday August 21.  We are scheduled to install the Innovative Beta Release of 2014 and expect to be back up by 7am. 

The following enhancements are slated for INN-Reach:

  • A pass-through search from a local WebPac catalog to a central Encore catalog now works
  • Refinement of the title matching algorithm to provide better matching of bibliographic records with multi-part works
  • A new web application allowing INN-Reach consortium and member libraries to make more informed acquisitions decisions through a set of collection development reports
  • Improvements in propagating record changes via Link Maintenance from a local server to the central server
  • Expand integration of the Automated Self-Check product with INN-Reach
  • ...

ATTENTION: Maintenance tonight on OhioLINK servers.

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.