The Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is seeking an Assistant Director of Library Systems - Multi-Media Databases. OhioLINK is a consortium providing information services to 83 public and private universities and colleges in Ohio, and the State Library of Ohio.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Library Systems, with other OhioLINK staff, and with personnel from OhioLINK member institutions in planning, implementing, and managing OhioLINK’s next generation statewide institutional repository and multi-media database management system. OhioLINK has already created the Digital Media Center, a growing statewide central repository that contains commercial and institution supplied images, audio, video, satellite and other forms of multi-media. The next generation Digital Resource Commons (DRC) will be a more robust content management service and repository that supports storage, distribution, publication, and long-term preservation of the educational and research materials of participating institutions. It will support a virtually unlimited variety of digital file types and formats including text, data sets, image, audio, video, streaming video, multimedia presentations, animations, etc. The successful candidate will lead in building this system and work with staff at member institutions in statewide implementation. Expansion of video and audio content with commercial vendors will also continue.
The qualified candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with an emphasis in the visual arts or electronic imaging. A Master’s of Library Science is desired but not required. The candidate must have production experience in creating and managing a multi-media database. Experience in Project Management is required. Knowledge of current imaging and metadata standards is required. Working knowledge of Documentum or other content management systems is highly desired. Working knowledge of Oracle or other types of SQL databases is required. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in group settings to facilitate discussion and build consensus.
Salary will be dependent on the qualifications of the successful applicant. OhioLINK is an EEO/AA employer.
Candidates may e-mail or mail their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Hiring Manager, OhioLINK, Suite 300, 2455 North Star Rd., Columbus, OH 43221, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OhioLINK is pleased to announce a new addition to the Digital Media Center’s Science Database. Four thousand forestry images from The Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center are now available to OhioLINK users, and anyone worldwide, via the Science Database.
The Science Database also includes nearly 600 environmental geology images from Oberlin College. In addition, OhioLINK users can access the Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations, a collection of 600 videos which demonstrate physics principles.
OhioLINK users can now access Compendex Historical, a database which provides an index and abstracts to engineering literature published from 1884 to 1979.
The original Compendex database is also available. It covers the entire spectrum of engineering, from 1980 to the present, with abstracts from over 2,600 international journals, conference papers and proceedings, and technical reports. Each year, more than 220,000 new abstracts are added from 175 disciplines and major specialties. Besides applied engineering, coverage also extends to manufacturing, quality control, and engineering management issues.
Compendex and Compendex Historical are produced by Engineering Information Inc. (Ei).
OhioLINK users will soon have access to an even richer array of library materials during a one-year pilot project between Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) and OhioLINK.
Records for Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 600,000 items are currently available in the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Beginning August 23, OhioLINK users will be able to request books from CCPL’s collection online using the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Cuyahoga County Public Library users will also be able request items online from any of the 85 OhioLINK member libraries. Requested materials will be delivered in just two to three days and may be picked up at any of the 28 CCPL locations or any participating OhioLINK library.
“This pilot will provide an opportunity to define how expanding the OhioLINK program to include public libraries can further leverage the state’s information resources and benefit both Ohio’s higher education community and all Ohioans,” Tom Sanville, executive director of OhioLINK, said.
This winter, OhioLINK will begin a similar one-year pilot program with the Upper Arlington High School Library in central Ohio. The pilot will give high school students the chance to access scholarly materials from OhioLINK libraries.
A complete press release about the pilot is available online.
The Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850 is now available freely to anyone. The bibliography describes books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Ohio.
The bibliography includes names of libraries that own copies of these historical materials to aid in locating originals. Through a partnership with the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, many titles formerly owned by the Morgan Library are now in the AAS collections. The Morgan Library of Ohio Imprints is also compiling an Ohio Name and Institution Index of those names and institutions mentioned in the imprints.
The Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850 is compiled and maintained by Richard P. Morgan. It is available from the OhioLINK Web site as a public service to researchers worldwide.