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Every year, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) holds the World Library Information Congress and in 2016 the city of Columbus is opening its doors to library professionals from around the globe. In order to show our travelling colleagues the best time Columbus can offer, OhioLINK staff members recommended their favorite places around Columbus. 

 

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress visits one of seven different global regions each year, with stops in Cape Town, South Africa; Lyon, France; Helsinki, Finland and San Juan, Puerto Rico in recent years. This year the congress lands in Columbus, Ohio. Here's how a local group brought it to the heart of Ohio and what to expect from this year's congress. 

The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) has undergone a rebuild in recent months and our new, upgraded version is slated to launch on Aug. 4, right around the corner. This new EJC will be a significant upgrade both in infrastructure and interface. The result is more accurate searching and an overall better experience for all of our users, as well as improved features for library staff who analyze and assess the content.  

OhioLINK is lucky enough to have riders from its member libraries on its Pelotonia team. Read about how Michelle Brasseur and Matt Shreffler of Wright State University joined the team and came up with creative ways to fundraise their way to the ride. 

The American Library Association (ALA) is not only the oldest but the largest library association in the world, dating back to 1876. So it stands to reason that attending the ALA’s annual conference is a must for those of us in the library industry because it brings every piece of what we do together in one location each year. Take a look at some of the takeways first-time attendee Erin Kilkenny experienced at this year's conference. 

 

Cataloging can be a very daunting task, especially if you’re relatively new to the game. Every vendor has different channels in which you need to maneuver through to finally get all your content in the right order in your catalog. At a recent Ohio Library Council Tech Services Retreat, OhioLINK’s Emily Flynn gave a presentation that shed some light on the quality of the vendor records we receive and how she best moves through cataloging.

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