News Releases

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a regular series profiling OhioLINK staff.

OhioLINK’s newest member, collections analyst Joanna Voss, uses her skills from a STEM background.

 

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Students and entrepreneurs in Tuscarawas County soon will be able to test, develop and implement their business ideas through a new “Makerspace” being created by the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Academic Learning Commons.

OhioLINK is aware of the privacy and security concerns around the newly released Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) 4 Reader. OhioLINK users should be aware that the vast majority of ebooks OhioLINK has purchased do not require the use of Adobe Digital Editions. These include the titles in the EBC (Electronic Book Collection), Oxford Scholarship Online, and the Wiley and Springer ebook collections. However, the use of ADE is required by a small collection of titles purchased through ProQuest’s eBrary platform.

Editor's note: NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.

After 22 years and six months, Anita Cook will say farewell to OhioLINK.

Cook, who currently serves as coordinator of OhioLINK catalogs, will begin her retirement on Oct. 1, 2014.

She began her librarianship career as circulation supervisor at the University of Denver’s Penrose Library, followed by 11 years as systems coordinator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She joined OhioLINK on March 2, 1992, as one of the organization’s first employees.

Joanna Voss joined OhioLINK on September 2, 2014, in the role of Collections Analyst.  The Collections Analyst works with the Deputy Director to develop processes for activating and managing consortially purchased electronic resources, including databases, journals, and eBooks.  She will manage projects relating to analysis of collection data, including developing metrics, indicators, analytics, graphing trends and creating models of summary data for print and electronic collections.

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:

Recently the American Association of Physics Teachers sent an email to its Ohio members regarding OhioLINK's contract with AIP Publishing, which ended on Dec. 31, 2013.

Tasha Bryant-Willis joined OhioLINK on July 7th as Coordinator, Member and User Services.  This position works closely with the Manager of Member and User Services

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.

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