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Columbus, Ohio (June 7, 2017) – OhioLINK has 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 and open textbooks as part of OhioLINK/Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.
OhioLINK recently joined the Open Textbook Network, a high-... Read more
Each year, lung cancer kills more men and women worldwide than any other cancer. Twenty-nine percent of all cancer deaths — more than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined — are from lung cancer. That accounts for about 160,000 deaths in the U.S. alone each year.Working in the Willey Lab within the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Rose Zolondek’s research is... Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 11, 2017) – OhioLINK is pleased to welcome a new member to its team. Nichole Collier joined OhioLINK on May 1, 2017 as the OhioLINK systems librarian.
In this role, Collier will work closely with OhioLINK’s coordinator of catalogs, with personnel from OH-TECH, and with OhioLINK member institutions to assist in planning, implementing, and managing central library catalog functions. She will provide support for OhioLINK’s library catalogs and the integration of... Read more
After completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Akron, Alexa Fox started her doctoral program at the University of Memphis in Tennessee, where she noticed that she was not always able to access articles and journals as easily as she could through OhioLINK when doing academic research at Akron. While many who love OhioLINK testify to peers in other states that they don’t know what they’re missing, Fox... Read more
As a mom, Ivy Carlsen looks out for everyone, from her five kids and her husband to her classmates at Washington State Community College (WSCC) in Marietta. As she juggles the roles of parent, nurse technician, and student, she uses any tool she can to save time and money.The Carlsen family uses OhioLINK to save money on textbooks.
That’s why she, her husband, and two of her children use OhioLINK to borrow textbooks instead of buying them. The statewide library consortium has... Read more
Most would agree that having a second set of eyes review a paper or article is a useful, and crucial, step in the writing process. Taking a different view, especially one sharpened by more experience, others can find mistakes we missed, correct awkward phrases and make suggestions for clarity. Imagine how much more essential this process becomes when the paper you’ve written was not in your native tongue.... Read more
One of Ohio’s regional Information Technology Centers (ITC) has cut operational costs while maintaining high availability to its customers by moving its network services to a centralized location in Columbus.
The Hamilton Clermont Cooperative (HCC) worked for eight months with the Ohio Academic Resources Network (... Read more
As a linguist and cultural preservationist, Daryl Baldwin has overcome a challenging conundrum:
How do you revive a language when there are no speakers?
Baldwin has dedicated his life to revitalizing the language and culture of his ancestors, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. After teaching himself the language, he has worked as the director of the Myaamia Center, a joint venture between the Miami Tribe... Read more
Ohio University, in partnership with OhioLINK, has received a $46,207 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for a pilot project geared toward the next generation of mass print storage.
This pilot project will use data analysis to identify, select and preserve unique print materials from Ohio’s Southeast Regional Depository (SEORD) to relocate approximately 40,000 unique and uncommonly held print monographs.
Christiana Congelio joined the OhioLINK team in October as coordinator, marketing and member services. Before starting at OhioLINK, Christiana worked in public libraries as a librarian with children and teens. She was originally drawn to the job because she has always enjoyed libraries and helping others.
Christiana recently sat down to talk about her job at OhioLINK, her all-time favorite book, her childhood in Germany and the vintage motorcycle scooter that she often rides to the... Read more