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Abstract: OhioLINK, one of the leading academic library consortia in the US, marks its 30th anniversary in 2022. This paper, the second of two parts, reviews the organization’s history through selected formative milestones and provides observations about the evolution of the consortium from its current executive director, revealing the importance of expanding cost-effective and easy access to scholarly resources... Read more
The Management Council, which provides network and digital resources to the state’s PreK-12 community, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund that will enable the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) to boost the bandwidth of Ohio’s PreK-12 schools.
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As part of a multi-year strategy to modernize its platforms and technology, OhioLINK has released Music Center 2.0. The release adds new search functionality and an improved user experience. Launched in 2009, OhioLINK’s Music Center offers streaming music as part of a core digital library that supports teaching and learning. It includes classical, contemporary jazz, spoken word, and world music recordings from Naxos.
The Music Center release updates the underlying... Read more
The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) hosted its biannual member in-person meeting on May 18 at Ohio University in conjunction with the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council conference. The meeting featured OARnet’s latest projects, a presentation from BroadbandOhio and panel discussions on security and workforce development.
OARnet leadership spotlighted major initiatives underway that... Read more
In early 2020, the DeWine-Husted Administration created BroadbandOhio to implement the Ohio Broadband Strategy, which is focused on providing high-speed internet access to the 300,000 underserved or unserved households across the state. These households, which represent about 1... Read more
OhioLINK announces the consortium has received funding through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for its 117 members to replace its shared Integrated Library System (ILS). An ILS is the backbone of library operations and used to manage circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging, as well as to generate the underlying data... Read more
In the May 25, 2022 edition of THE Campus, part of Times Higher Education, Amy Pawlowski, OhioLINK Executive Director, and Gwen Evans, Vice President, Global Library Relations, Elsevier talk about the importance of libraries developing their own continuity plan that aligns with their campus' plans but also looks specifically at library operations.
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A new program is connecting college students with business professionals in Columbus to help them accelerate their careers. Denison Edge, launched by Denison University, is a last-mile skills program designed to support Ohio liberal arts students seeking to gain industry expertise, leadership skills and... Read more
Based on a recommendation from OhioLINK’s Database Improvement and Discoverability (DIAD) Policy Team, OhioLINK removed the alternative subject headings from the Central Catalog in favor of using the updated Library of Congress subject headings. This change was approved by OhioLINK’s Library... Read more
In Taylor & Francis' open access Journal of Library Administration, 2022, VOL. 62, NO. 3, 387–395
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