It is with deep regret that the Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) partnership announces the cancellation of the LearningExpress Library (LEL), Job and Career Accelerator, and Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success subscriptions for Ohioans through public, higher education, and K-12 libraries, effective Aug. 10, 2015. As an important part of workforce development efforts in both secondary and post-secondary education, this cut will be an unfortunate loss.
We are pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the consortium: the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). Both institutions, previously affiliates of OhioLINK, are now full members and have access to all of the great benefits available through OhioLINK.
Welcome CIM and CIA!
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.
Jennie Thomas, OhioLINK’s Electronic Serials Clerk, earned her bachelor’s degree from Otterbein University where she double majored in history and government, and education – and her master’s in library science from Kent State University.
Jennie, who came out of retirement to join OhioLINK, previously worked as a public services librarian at The Athenaeum of Ohio, a Catholic seminary in Cincinnati. She also held two positions at the Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati as its serials librarian and interlibrary loan librarian.
Emily Flynn, OhioLINK’s Metadata and ETD Coordinator, earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and her Master of Science in Information with a specialization in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan.
Emily, who has experience as a catalog librarian at ProQuest and a cataloging assistant at the University of Michigan Law Library, began her library career as a student worker.
Launch marks the first statewide adoption of ORCID
Columbus, Ohio – March 11, 2015 – Starting today, OhioLINK is offering researchers the ability to add a unique researcher identifier when submitting their works to the Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Center.
Ohio’s new College Credit Plus program allows Ohio public school students in grades 7-12 who qualify for college admission to earn secondary and college credit at the same time by taking college courses. At the 2015 Ohio Educational Technology Conference, OhioLINK sponsored the presentation "Library Resources for College Credit Plus" by INFOhio's Erica Clay. In it she describes tools and strategies for students embarking on research for College Credit Plus courses.
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.
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.
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.