OhioLINK staff have restored all Electronic Journal Center content from four more publishers: Emerald, the Institute of Physics, Project Muse (except for some very old Muse content) and Oxford University Press. A complete list of restored publishers is posted on the EJC home page.
You can access content for all restored publishers directly from the EJC. To access content from other EJC publishers, please continue to visit the publishers’ Web sites from the links provided on the EJC home page.
OhioLINK staff have restored all Electronic Journal Center content from:
You can access this content directly from the EJC. To access content from other EJC publishers, please continue to visit the publishers’ Web sites from the links provided on the EJC home page.
We continue to reload content from other publishers and will keep you updated on our progress.
The EJC restoration process continues. OhioLINK staff have now restored EJC content from 2005 to the present for most publishers, except Elsevier, Springer and Blackwell. Students, faculty and staff at OhioLINK member institutions can access the currently available EJC content via the alphabetical links on the EJC home page. The alphabetical links show only those journals that are currently available in the EJC, for other journals or issues please continue to visit the publishers’ sites directly.
We are also making progress in the background on restoring the larger EJC publishers, Elsevier, Springer and Blackwell.
While content in the Electronic Journal Center remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working diligently to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. Available publishers’ sites are listed here and we continue to update this list as needed. Project Muse has been added to the list today and their content is now available. Links to the listed publisher sites work for both on and off campus users.
Over the weekend OhioLINK staff were able to restore EJC content from 2008-2009 for most publishers, except Elsevier, Springer and Blackwell. We continue to work to restore the remaining EJC content as quickly as possible, but do not have all the reload processes in place yet nor the experience to provide a useful time line for full EJC restoration. We hope to be able to share a schedule in the near future.
Since we have a growing body of available content, we restored the alphabetical title links on the EJC home page. These links show only those journals that are currently available, for other journals or issues please continue to visit the publishers’ sites.
Don’t miss Learning, Libraries & Technology 2009, March 1-3, the 10th anniversary of Ohio’s premier higher education conference. Here are 10 great reasons to attend LLT 2009:
LLT 2009 will be held March 1-3, 2009 in Columbus. Register online today and view the preliminary program at http://oln.org/conferences/LLT2009.
OhioLINK's research resources have been restored following a hardware upgrade that was completed Tuesday afternoon to fix the cause of the massive hardware failure that took place on February 4. This upgrade did not address the Electronic Journal Center, which we are still working diligently to address.
Available OhioLINK resources include: OhioLINK Library Catalog, Electronic Journal Center redirect page (redirects to publisher sites), E-Book Center, Digital Media Center, OSearch databases, Electronic Theses and Dissertation Center, Quick Search @ OhioLINK the OhioLINK Web site, Landsat7 Satellite Images and the Finding Aid Creation Tool and Repository.
While content in the EJC remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working diligently to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. Our publishers are being very supportive and are working hard to set up accounts for all of our members.
At this time, the links to the majority of the publisher sites listed here work for both on and off campus users.
All OhioLINK member schools should now have access to all Elsevier journals via their Science Direct platform. Those of you who had previous limited access on Science Direct may now be asked to make a choice when you arrive at their site between your former account and a new trial account that provides you with access to the complete list of OhioLINK titles.
We will continue to update the EJC home page at as we make more progress towards complete access on publisher Web sites.
Beginning Wednesday afternoon, February 4, the OhioLINK computer disk storage system suffered a widespread, and supposedly not possible, multiple component failure affecting all major services with the exception of the OhioLINK Library Catalog. We have restored all services except the Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Restoration of the EJC remains under vigorous analysis, but unfortunately we know that any solution will not be immediate. In light of this, we are taking immediate steps to provide alternative access to the resources of the EJC through the various Web sites of the EJC journal publishers.
As noted on this page, we have immediate access to many EJC publisher sites and are working to expand access to the rest as quickly as possible. While the EJC is down, we will continue to improve this site to direct you to the proper publishers. We will also work to adjust our systems that link article citations to full text in the EJC by redirecting links to the publisher sites. We are examining every possibility to keep you connected to resources you need and to improve that connectivity as quickly as possible, while the EJC is not available.
The OhioLINK staff is sincerely sorry for this significant disruption in services. We remain committed, as we have since 1992, to providing high quality information resources on a consistent and reliable basis to the Ohio higher education community.
Tom Sanville, Executive Director, email@example.com
February 8, 2009
OhioLINK staff are still working to restore the Electronic Journal Center following a major hardware failure on Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, the massive failure and the subsequent rebuilding of a controller wiped out some key directories for the EJC. The machine is up and running and you can search or browse the metadata, but the attached content (including abstracts and full text) is not available.
The missing directories have to be rebuilt, which is an arduous task. We don't know how long this will take, but will continue to post updates here as we know more.
Other OhioLINK resources are available and functioning normally, including the OhioLINK Library Catalog, the E-Book Center, the Digital Media Center and all databases. The OSearch databases--which include Art Full Text, Biological Abstracts, Compendex and Education Full Text--are available again, but the full-text articles in the EJC will not be available when you click the FindIt button.
If you need articles and research resources now, please visit our list of 140+ databases for links to quality resources including the EBSCO databases (Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Education Research Complete, etc.), LexisNexis Academic, Oxford Reference Online, Safari Books Online and much more.
Update 11:00 a.m.: The E-Book Center has been restored.
Update 5:00 p.m.: The Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center is functioning normally again and full text theses and dissertations are available. However new submissions are not being accepted at this time.
Update 5:30 p.m.: The Digital Media Center has been fixed and the educational videos, art images, Sanborn Maps and other digital collections are available again.
OhioLINK is currently experiencing a major outage due to hardware failure. Most OhioLINK resources including the Electronic Journal Center, the E-Book Center and the Digital Media Center are either completely or partially unavailable at this time, meaning you may be able to get abstract information, but not full text. The OhioLINK Library Catalog, the OhioLINK Web site and OhioLINK’s e-mail system are all functioning normally. Most databases including EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete, ISI Web of Knowledge and Inspec are available. OhioLINK’s OSearch databases, which include America History & Life, Art Abstracts, Biological Abstracts and Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, are not available.
We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to fix the problem as soon as possible. We expect the affected resources will be unavailable for at least two to three hours and possibly much longer. We will post updates here as needed.
Update 2/5/09, 10:20 a.m.: We've made progress on our hardware issue, but a few things are still being fixed. Once that's done, staff will work to restore data and bring resources back up one by one. The OhioLINK Library Catalog has been unaffected by this outage. If you need articles or research NOW, please visit your library's Web site or use the EBSCO databases.
This may be the electronic age, but Ohio’s college students and faculty members are utilizing books and other physical library materials in ever-increasing numbers. Ohio’s college students and faculty borrowed a record-breaking 30,000 books and other library materials via OhioLINK during January 5-11, the first week of the winter quarter for many Ohio colleges and universities. The second week of school, Jan 12-18, also broke all previous years’ records with 26,500 items delivered.
OhioLINK allows users to borrow materials that aren’t available at their own library from other OhioLINK libraries at no charge. The cost, if libraries or individuals had to purchase those 30,000 items instead of borrowing copies from other libraries, would be at least $2,000,000. The only way libraries can afford to provide as much information as Ohio students and faculty enjoy is through collaboration.
“Use of OhioLINK services has continually shown that Ohio students, faculty and researchers are voracious users of as much instruction and research information as we can possibly provide them,” Tom Sanville, OhioLINK’s executive director, said. “With tight or declining library budgets, OhioLINK also continues to demonstrate that the only economically affordable way for Ohio university and college libraries to provide needed information is through collaboration.”
Use of OhioLINK’s online library catalog and borrowing program—a cooperative service of 88 Ohio academic libraries, the State Library of Ohio, and two Ohio public library systems—continues to climb even as more and more electronic books and journals are made available. OhioLINK’s online borrowing and delivery service is generally busiest in January, but January 5-11, 2009 deliveries were up 14% over the previous one-week borrowing record of 26,300 items, set during the first week of January 2008.
Individuals from all OhioLINK institutions borrowed materials during the first week of January 2009. The biggest borrower of library materials, The Ohio State University, is also the biggest lender. OSU borrowed 5,075 items and lent 2,879 during the first week of January. OhioLINK has delivered more than 777,000 books and other materials in the past 12 months, and more than eight million since the service began in 1994.