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OhioLINK’s most recent addition to the team is Johnathan Michael, the resource acquisitions and contracting assistant. Johnathan brings a degree from Ohio University along with a background in education and music to the OhioLINK team.

We recently spoke with Johnathan about his music expertise, what brought him to OhioLINK, and his role with the library consortium. 

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Emily Flynn, Metadata and ETD Coordinator at OhioLINK

OhioLINK staff members Emily Flynn, metadata and electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) coordinator, and Erin Kilkenny, cataloging assistant, recently published an article titled “Cataloging from the Center: Improving e-Book Cataloging on a Consortial Level” in the journal Cataloging and Classification Quarter

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OhioLINK is currently leading the charge in the state of Ohio to promote affordable learning materials in higher education. OhioLINK has long been at the forefront of this effort by collectively purchasing content in the form of central catalog materials, journals, and e-books that can be used by all students, faculty, and staff of 92 OhioLINK member institutions.

Many OhioLINK institutions are promoting and hosting events for the 10th annual Open Access Week (October 23-29), an international week that focuses on resources that are freely available to anyone online. This year’s theme,  “Open in order to …”, allows participants to showcase their efforts and the benefits of Open Access (OA).  Open Access and Open Educational Resources (OER) help make education more affordable for students in Ohio and around the world. 

OhioLINK recently 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 (OER) and open textbooks as part of the OhioLINK and Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.

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Taking an online class or starting an online degree program can open your world to new ways of lifelong learning from the comfort of your couch. You might personally be prepared for the rigors of online work, but is your technology? Check out our list to make sure your technology is fully prepared for online courses. 

 

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