The consortium is made up of 90 academic libraries around the state.
Here are a few highlights from the report that were shared in a blog post.
Every $1 million spent in annual group licensing saves libraries $3 to $4 million over what it would cost to license the content individually;
OhioLINK patrons downloaded nearly four million full-text articles in OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center collection, generated nearly 2,000,000 downloads from the Electronic Book Center, and borrowed more than 600,000 physical items;
the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) grew to 40,000 theses and dissertations from students at Ohio’s academic institutions. Theses and dissertations from Ohio’s academic institutions were downloaded more than two million times from researchers around the globe; and
the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded OhioLINK a $50,000 Digital Humanities grant to encourage creative scholarship within the state’s historical collections. OhioLINK also was named a recipient of an EDUCAUSE Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant for $750,000 to develop affordable digital textbooks.
See Also: Access Previous Annual Reports
See Also: Map/List of OhioLINK Members