Ohio’s college students and researchers will now have access to more than 3.4 million additional articles from Elsevier, a highly regarded publisher in the fields of science and engineering with titles including “The Lancet” and “Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.” Though OhioLINK member libraries have had access to nearly 2,400 Elsevier journals previously, this collection includes historic backfiles, allowing Ohio’s academic community to search for and cite past works and knowledge.
The acquisition of these backfiles has been a top priority for OhioLINK over the last three years, culminating in the state Controlling Board’s November 22, 2010, approval of purchase. The deal was officially finished today.
“This purchase speaks to the hard work and dedication of the OhioLINK community,” says Eric Fingerhut, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. “When it became clear these materials would help accelerate science and engineering research throughout the state, the community came together to put the resources in the hands of the students and faculty who need them.”
The addition of these files was made possible by funds from both the Ohio Board of Regents and contributions from all member institutions.
They will be closed from Thursday, December 23rd until Monday, January 3rd when they re-open at 9am.
Individuals who visit KnowItNow Academic when the service is closed are automatically transferred to the regular KnowItNow service, which is staffed by public librarians. KnowItNow will also close for the holidays at 5 p.m. on December 24 and re-open at 9 a.m. on December 26.
About KnowItNow Academic
KnowItNow Academic is a service of the State Library of Ohio, OhioLINK, and participating OhioLINK member libraries. It is available to students, staff and faculty members at OhioLINK member institutions.
KnowItNow is a live online information service provided for the citizens of Ohio by the State Library of Ohio and your local public library. The service is made available free of charge to all Ohio residents through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Update: As of early Sunday morning, we have completed reindexing the Scholarly and Reference Collection in the EBC. We are continuing to test the index for any remaining problems, but at this point searching has been restored.
On Friday morning, we suffered a failure of the index for the Scholarly and Reference (S&R) Section of the Electronic Book Center. Working with the system engineers at OARnet, we determined that the index had been corrupted to an extent that did not allow for an easy fix of the existing index. A complete re-index of the data was initiated and is currently underway. It is estimated that the re-indexing process will run through the night into Saturday.
We will post updates on the status of the S&R index recovery to the usual OhioLINK mail lists and to our Facebook and Twitter accounts as more information becomes available.
Please note that the American and English Literature Section of the EBC is still working normally and it is still possible to search Safari, Netlibrary and Humanities E-books (if licensed).
We apologize for this interruption in service and we are working to ensure that it is resolved as quickly as possible.
OhioLINK today released an update user interface for our library catalog.
The changes to the catalog are concentrated on the look and feel of the interface. No changes have been made to its indexing or fundamental functionality.
Some features to note:
The OhioLINK Library Catalog is available at olc1.ohiolink.edu.