OhioLINK now offers brief video tutorials that demonstrate how to use the OhioLINK Library Catalog. These seven videos provide an introduction to the catalog and take users step-by-step through the process of requesting materials and conducting author, title, subject, and keyword searches.
The videos run two to three minutes each and contain sound. Illustrated transcripts are also available. Macromedia Flash Player is needed to view the videos. To download this free software, visit http://www.macromedia.com/downloads.
The OhioLINK program, in concert with its member libraries, will fund half of the publication fee for all faculty and researchers at OhioLINK member institutions whose articles are published in the Public Library of Science's (PLoS) open-access journals. This commitment demonstrates OhioLINK's strong support of PLoS both in its role as an advocate for open-access publishing and as a publisher of peer-reviewed journals whose content is freely accessible online.
The Public Library of Science is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource, freely available to all. PLoS publishes peer-reviewed, open-access journals, including PLoS Biology and the forthcoming PLoS Medicine.
OhioLINK's commitment to fund 50% of the publication fee for PLoS journals will remain in effect indefinitely, although the policy is subject to periodic review. Faculty and researchers who are interested in submitting an article to PLoS' journals should contact their local library for details on funding reimbursement.
A press release about this announcement is available at http://www.ohiolink.edu/about/pr/pr20040602.html.