This summer, OhioLINK will migrate to new software for the Electronic Journal Center (EJC). The new EJC interface will offer better performance and more functionality.
Faculty, students, staff and librarians at OhioLINK member institutions will be able to preview the new EJC in early June. Then, in mid-July, OhioLINK will switch from the current EJC to the new version.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to automatically migrate users’ account settings and saved searches from the current EJC to the new software. Because of this, we recommend that you login to your account at your earliest opportunity and make a record of each of your saved searches. Current EJC account holders will receive e-mail reminders about the need to make a record of their saved searches. Please note that OhioLINK staff cannot access user names or passwords for your current EJC account.
If you have any questions about the EJC please use this form to contact the OhioLINK staff, or ask your local library for assistance.
Screenshot of the new EJC interface
Looking for news on the latest OhioLINK developments? The April 2005 issue of the OhioLINK Update newsletter is now available online in PDF format.
The main article in this issue, "Need for OhioLINK Grows Even As Future Clouds," summarizes OhioLINK's current funding difficulties and describes the continued value of the program in the words of OhioLINK users. The article also emphasizes the need for OhioLINK users to continue to contact their legislators and express their ongoing support for the program.
The news brief articles provide details on: OhioLINK's pilot project to share books with the Westerville Public Library; Clifford Lynch being honored with the second George V. Voinovich Award for Information Innovation; and the two new institutions that joined the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center.
Take a moment during National Library Week, April 10-16, to celebrate and support your local libraries. Many OhioLINK member libraries, and other libraries statewide, are offering special activities and events this week to celebrate. Visit your library’s Web site for details.
The OhioLINK staff would also like to take a moment and thank the many librarians and library staff across the state who make OhioLINK services and resources possible. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!
The Westerville Public Library is now the second public library to participate in the Ohio Library and Information Network’s online borrowing system during a one-year pilot project. Beginning today, Westerville Public Library users have access to 43.9 million books and other resources from OhioLINK.
In addition, OhioLINK users can now request books from Westerville Public Library’s collection online using the OhioLINK Library Catalog and may choose to pick up requested OhioLINK materials at the Westerville Public Library or any participating OhioLINK library.
This is OhioLINK’s second pilot project to share library materials with a public library. The first pilot, with Cuyahoga County Public Library, began in August 2004. Next fall, OhioLINK will begin a similar one-year pilot program with the Upper Arlington High School Library. The pilot will give high school students the chance to access scholarly materials from OhioLINK libraries.
A complete press release about this pilot project is available.
No one explains the importance and value of OhioLINK to education, teaching and research better than the students, faculty and staff who depend on it and the librarians who help make it great. So just what are OhioLINK users and librarians saying?
“OhioLINK is a big part of what makes Ohio universities great and is critical for attracting world-class faculty. We couldn't do our research without it...” --Jacqueline H. Wolf, Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Ohio University
“As a higher education doctoral student at a mid-sized university, I simply could not find the resources I need for specialized research papers without OhioLINK. With OhioLINK, it is as if I have access to a world-class research library...” --Jennifer Sader, Doctoral Student, Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University
“As one of the smaller public academic libraries in Ohio, Cleveland State University Library could never supply its faculty and students with the quality and quantity of resources it has now, without the support of OhioLINK…” --Glenda Thornton, Director, University Library, Cleveland State University
These are just a few excerpts from the 65 stories OhioLINK students, faculty, staff and librarians have sent in response to our call to Help Save Your Library Resources. You can read the rest of the stories online and even share your story.