Academic Library Consortiums: OhioLINK Releases 2012 Annual Report
The OhioLINK 2012 Annual Report, “Snapshot 2012” was released today.
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.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.