Twenty-two e-books have been added to OhioLINK's Electronic Reference Books Collection. Now a total of 395 e-books are available in this collection.
The Electronic Reference Books Collection contains special-topic reference books—including encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, guides—from ABC-CLIO, an educational reference publisher.
Some of the most recent additions to the Electronic Reference Books Collection include:
Electronic Reference Books may be found by searching the OhioLINK Library Catalog, by searching the collection, or by browsing the list of titles in the collection.
OhioLINK users who are interested in finding more e-books should explore the History E-Book Project, netLibrary, Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection and the Safari Tech Books Online Collection. All OhioLINK e-book collections may now be accessed on-campus, or remotely.
The NewsBank Newspapers database has been renamed America's Newspapers. The database contains the full-text of 17 Ohio papers, including the Akron Beacon Journal, The Blade (Toledo), the Dayton Daily News, and The Plain Dealer (Cleveland).
America's Newspapers also provides content from major newspapers from across the nation, including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.
The America's Newspapers database includes local and regional news, community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
You can search for articles across Ohio and/or national papers or browse the articles in a particular publication.
Dr. Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, will give the keynote address, "Libraries and Learning In a Networked World," during the ODCE 2005 Conference on Monday, March 7. Dr Lynch is a world-renowned speaker, educator, author and scholar at the forefront of the movement exploring the evolution of the digital library and the role and impact of networked information technology.
During March 6-8, the ODCE 2005 Conference will feature an exciting array of 50 program sessions, two keynote sessions, three pre-conference workshops, technology demonstrations and an exhibitors' forum. Online registration and the preliminary program are available at the conference Web site.
A visit to the conference's Innovation Island is a must for anyone interested in the latest innovations in pedagogy, applications of technology, non-traditional collaborations and student services. There are a few spaces left on the Island, visit the conference Web Site to submit a proposal to present your cutting-edge innovation. Proposals are due by February 13.
ODCE 2005: The Convergence of Libraries, Learning & Technology Conference is a joint effort by the Ohio Learning Network, OhioLINK and OSC/OARnet.
Did you know that some of the OhioLINK and library resources you currently use are being eliminated and others may no longer be available in the future?
State support of Ohio higher education will decline in the upcoming state capital budget and is unlikely to increase in the next operating budget. Consequently, OhioLINK is facing an anticipated annual shortfall of more than $500,000 to more than $1 million. However, the Ohio General Assembly will be considering future state budgets this winter and spring and your actions to support OhioLINK funding can have an impact on this process.
How can you help? First, visit the Support OhioLINK Web site to find out more about the problem and its impact. Then, call, write or e-mail your state legislators and tell them why a healthy OhioLINK budget is important to you. You can also tell your friends that OhioLINK needs their support, share why OhioLINK is important to you, or post a Support OhioLINK banner on your Web site or blog.
For complete details about the need to support OhioLINK and your local library’s funding and how you can help, visit the Support OhioLINK Web site.
Do you need help finding resources for a paper, completing a class assignment, or with another research project? OhioLINK's Chat with a Librarian service, provides real-time research assistance from professional academic librarians. Chat with a Librarian allows you to get help when you need it most, from home, the office, or on campus. The service is currently available: Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, from 1-5 p.m.; and Sunday, from 1-10 p.m. Chat with a Librarian is available to all students, staff, faculty and researchers at OhioLINK member institutions.
If you need online research assistance when OhioLINK's Chat with a Librarian is closed, KnowItNow is available. KnowItNow provides online reference assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all Ohio citizens. Funding for KnowItNow is provided by the State Library of Ohio and a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Whenever OhioLINK's service is closed, you will be referred to KnowItNow.
When you follow the link to KnowItNow from the OhioLINK Chat with a Librarian page, you will be identified as an OhioLINK user, and the librarian assisting you will have access to most of OhioLINK's research resources.