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Statewide library consortium secures wholesale pricing on e-textbooks with potential cost savings of $39.7 million annually to Ohio’s college students; agreements secured with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson and Macmillan Learning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 28, 2018) — Ohio’s efforts to make higher education more affordable for all students include strategies to reduce the cost of textbooks—and a new price agreement with four major textbook publishers has the... Read more

Statewide library consortium gathers stakeholders, students to discuss affordable learning in higher education

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 8, 2017) – OhioLINK, a statewide consortium of 120 academic libraries distributed among 91 colleges and universities as well as the State Library of Ohio, welcomed a panel of experts, practitioners, and students to Otterbein University on March 6 to discuss the rising price of college textbooks, its role in both the cost of college attendance and the... Read more

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 5, 2018) – OhioLINK is pleased to announce that more than 50,000 new materials from the Ohio Digital Network are now discoverable in Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Led by the State Library of Ohio and in partnership with OhioLINK, the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), and the... Read more

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 15, 2018) – OhioLINK member institution staff gathered in Columbus on Tuesday as OhioLINK held its inaugural OhioLINK Summit at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as part of the Ohio Educational Technology Conference.

Gwen Evans, OhioLINK Executive Director

Recommended by the Reframing OhioLINK Committees Task Force, the Summit provided a platform for participants from around Ohio to share ideas, brainstorm on future initiatives and desired services,... Read more

Project to emphasize digital user experience

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 9, 2018) – With the objective of creating a modern and simple digital user experience for students, faculty, and researchers, OhioLINK announced today the selection of BiblioBoard as the technology platform for its shared e-book collections.

BiblioBoard, created by BiblioLabs, is an award-winning, e-content delivery platform that delivers all pieces of a digital library in a single user interface (e-books... Read more

OSC helping OU researcher revolutionize drug discovery with RNA in the spotlight

The rise of antibiotic resistance among common infectious bacteria is a worrisome health threat that has many scientists looking for a solution. Jennifer Hines, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio University, is one of the few looking to ribonucleic acid (RNA) structures for new drug discovery. Her research group is studying a key regulator for bacterial gene expression made up of RNA, called a... Read more

The Ohio Supercomputer Center will host a free webinar to discuss topics related to its Open OnDemand software project at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29.

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Supercomputer Center will host a free webinar to discuss topics related to its Open OnDemand software project at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29. The Customizing and Extending Open OnDemand Webinar will feature live demonstrations on OnDemand installations from different sites, including the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Tufts... Read more

Humanities professor devoted to OhioLINK

When Kevin Poole, Ph.D., came back to Columbus, Ohio to teach at the Pontifical College Josephinum after several years of teaching at Yale University, his new library was quite a change.

“At Yale, the library system had everything I ever wanted; their collection is magnificent,” said Poole, associate professor of humanities. “The Josephinum’s library is small and it’s mainly focused on philosophy and theology. Historical studies, literary... Read more

Project connects Springfield, UAS Center, NASA, WPAFB, WSU, MU and moreColumbus, Ohio (Dec 12, 2017) — 

The state’s efforts to advance drone technologies are about to get a major broadband boost thanks to an agreement completed last week (Dec. 5) with OARnet.

The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center in Springfield soon will be connected to OARnet’s statewide, 100 gigabit-per-second network backbone to support the state’... Read more

Meghan Frazer, OhioLINK’s manager of technology integration, recently won the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s (ALAO) TEDSIG Teddy Award. This prestigious award was announced during the ALAO Conference in October.

Meghan Frazer

“Meghan has been an important player in both creating Ohio’s academic library digital and technology innovations as detailed in the nomination letters, and in making sure they are noticed via her national presentations and activities,” said OhioLINK... Read more

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