OhioLINK – recent developments at a United States academic library consortium

Gwen Evans (Ohio Library and Information Network, Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Theda Schwing (Ohio Library and Information Network, Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Publication date: 21 November 2016

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide an update to Tom Sanville’s 2007 overview of OhioLINK, a renowned US academic library consortium, and describe the current state of activity and services.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach used is descriptive.

Findings

OhioLINK’s main collaborative services include document delivery, resource sharing and the establishment of digital libraries, including electronic journals, electronic books and open-access materials such as electronic theses and dissertations. This update to Tom Sanville’s 2007 overview of OhioLINK issues and developments describes the current state of collaborative library services and resource sharing a decade later, including the challenges of hosted institutional repositories and the implications of shifting from shared print to e-book collections at the network level.

Originality/value

OhioLINK trends provide a snapshot of changing activity and sustainability in library resource sharing at network scale across many different types of academic libraries.

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Citation

Evans, G. and Schwing, T. (2016), "OhioLINK – recent developments at a United States academic library consortium", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 44 No. 4, pp. 172-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-06-2016-0021

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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