I confess that when I joined the Ohio Technology Consortium as a communications intern during my sophomore year at The Ohio State University, I had only a surface-level understanding of what OH-TECH’s members do. I understood that OARnet supplies broadband to colleges and universities, I knew OhioLINK provides research articles to students, and I had a vague understanding of what supercomputers do and how they are used by Ohio Supercomputer Center clients.
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.
One OH-TECH team member will never take OhioLINK for granted. That's because she knows what life is like without it. Christi Playford recently spent a good amount of time designing an infograph/postcard for OhioLINK detailing the journey of an article through the Electronic Journal Center. Along the way, she learned three very important things about OhioLINK.
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.