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Update on Ohio Public Library Funding

Library Journal on August 17th, 2009, provided a nice summary of the cuts expected by many public libraries in Ohio following the recent Ohio budget cuts.

Posted by Brian Gray on August 22, 2009 09:09 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



New Interfaces Launched for Scholarly & Reference and Literature E-Book Collections

A newly upgraded version of the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center software will go live on Monday, June 1, 2009. This process involves a DNS change which may take up to 24 hours to been seen by everyone.

While the main OhioLINK E-Book Center page found at http://ebooks.ohiolink.edu will not change, the upgrade allows for several improvements to the software that runs the Scholarly & Reference and American & English Literature Collections, including:

* The ability to narrow search results by subject (Scholarly & Reference Books Collection only) and date (both collections)

* The ability to limit advanced searches by a date range or single year

* Improved navigation and browse capabilities

* Persistent links for individual books

* The ability to e-mail title, date and URL of saved records

Posted by Brian Gray on May 29, 2009 09:10 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



BlogJunction Ohio

State Library of Ohio announces the launch of BlogJunction Ohio. BlogJunction Ohio is a news and information weblog service of the State Library of Ohio. The State Library of Ohio staff is responsible for posting news and information about their initiatives, upcoming programs & events, grants, professional development opportunities, and news and information about Ohio libraries and library organizations. They encourage you to add comments to the postings.

Posted by Brian Gray on October 8, 2008 09:29 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



eHistory at OSU

Since 1995, eHistory has been maintained by The Ohio State University Department of History. The online collection includes primary sources, multimedia, book reviews, timelines, and many other sources of historical importance.

Want an example of the breadth of this collection. Here is one of the primary sources that was highlighted when I visited the site.

No serious study of the American Civil War is complete without consulting the Official Records. Affectionately known as the "OR", the 128 volumes of the Official Records provide the most comprehensive, authoritative, and voluminous reference on Civil War operations.
[VIA: The Scout Report, August 31, 2007]

Posted by Brian Gray on December 7, 2007 03:16 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)



Ohio History Central

Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images. Many of these pages link with one another to form a complete and informative perspective. As installments are added each year, an accurate overview of Ohio's past will be revealed.

Users may start your search either by browsing by alphabetical listing, natural history listing, prehistory history listing, history listing, or by entering a keyword in the search field.

[VIA: The Scout Report -- Volume 12, Number 45, November 10, 2006]

Posted by Brian Gray on January 2, 2007 07:13 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)