January 19, 2011
OLN Hosts Colloquium on Best Practices Using Technology for Teaching, Learning and Student Services
The Ohio Learning Network
invites higher education faculty, staff and administrators to attend the First Annual OLN Spring Colloquium, April 11-12, 2011 at the Columbus Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Learning Network Colloquium: Best Practices Using Technology for Teaching, Learning and Student Services will provide opportunities for Ohio Higher Education Institutions to share best practices for using technology in the general areas of Student Services and Teaching and Learning. As eLearning in Ohio continues to grow, the need for additional eStudent Services and re-tooled academic pedagogies require educators to adapt and adopt new practices in the classroom and beyond. Learn about best practices, administration, new strategies, and what works and what doesn’t from your colleagues around the state.
OLN seeks interactive and engaging proposals in five different presentation modes. Visit http://www.oln.org/conferences/OLN2011/ to review the Request for Proposals (RFP). Proposal submissions will be accepted until February 14, 2011 and accepted presenters will be notified by March 1, 2011.
Online registration for the First Annual OLN Spring Colloquium will be available in February via the colloquium web site: http://www.oln.org/conferences/OLN2011/ . Visit the colloquium web site for additional information.
Posted by Zoe Stewart-Marshall at 10:03 AM
January 17, 2011
When the Weather Outside is Frightful, Research Online
When snow, ice and sleet make a trip to the library unappealing, or if your library is closed, you can still get your projects and papers done on time using OhioLINK. Connect to OhioLINK resources via your Library’s Web site or directly at www.ohiolink.edu.
We offer many research resources to help make your life easier, resources you can use anytime, anywhere. Use OhioLINK to do many of your research tasks online, including:
- Download electronic articles instantly
Get the articles you need for your paper or read entire journals, newspapers and magazines online, anytime. Choose from 140 research databases to find articles in a specific subject area, or try Quick Search @ OhioLINK to find articles from multiple sources easily. With more than 12,000 journals and millions of articles, odds are you'll find what you need.
- Find answers anytime with ebooks
OhioLINK's growing collection of 40,000+ e-books cover a wide variety of subjects and include encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works (for tracking down a quick fact or illustration); scholarly books; and computer and technology titles (for in-depth, how-to books and technology tips). You can also find listings to publicly available ebooks such as Google Books or the Hathi Trust through the Central Catalog. Look for the e-book notation on your results list.
- Enhance projects with images, videos and sounds
You don't need a passport to view works of art from museums around the globe, or a DVD player to watch educational films and documentaries. With a quick visit to OhioLINK's Digital Media Center, you can find thousands of electronic images, sounds and videos to use in papers, presentations or to enhance your learning. You also have open access to images and documents from the special and historical collections in Ohio libraries and cultural institutions, preprints, class lectures and learning objects created by faculty; students’ theses and research work, and historical campus information for OhioLINK member institutions through the Digital Resource Commons.
- Quell your paper panic with a Quick Search
Find articles for class or resources for your paper quickly. Quick Search @ OhioLINK saves time by searching multiple resources simultaneously. It provides reliable, library-quality results that are appropriate for class and research.
- Find the perfect thesis or dissertation topic
Get topic ideas, see what peers have written in your discipline, or find a particular theses or dissertation via the Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center. The ETD Center contains 25,000 theses and dissertations from students at participating Ohio colleges and universities.
Your library may have even more helpful research resources available, so be sure to visit your library’s Web site or contact your library.
Posted by Zoe Stewart-Marshall at 03:14 PM
January 06, 2011
Julie Blake Joins OhioLINK as Assistant Director for Electronic Licensing
OhioLINK is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Blake as the organization’s new Assistant Director for Electronic Licensing. She will be responsible for interacting with content providers to negotiate the best deals on behalf of OhioLINK and its members.
Julie is a native Ohioan and Bowling Green State University graduate who comes to OhioLINK after serving five years as Acquisitions Coordinator for the libraries at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Previously she has held a variety of library positions at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Chowan University and St. Cloud State University.
“We are so excited to welcome Julie Blake to the OhioLINK team,” says John Magill, Executive Director of OhioLINK. “Her top-notch experience in developing collections will help us to grow and maintain our diverse collection of electronic materials for the students, faculty and staff at Ohio’s institutions of higher education.”
Posted by Stacy Brannan at 12:43 PM