OhioLINK Adds New Digital Resources with the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds

OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has received $2.5 million from the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The funds will be used to purchase digital resources for Ohio colleges, such as streaming video and e-books, to supplement online research, as well as provide instructional support for a wide range of curriculum, including physical and applied science courses that traditionally have not been taught online. GEER is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorized federal economic aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes several funding streams, such as GEER, to support the education community’s response to the public health emergency.

OhioLINK’s collection development committee recommended the following e-resources be purchased with GEER funds to assist faculty/instructors in teaching remote and hybrid courses to Ohio’s 2-year, undergraduate, and graduate-level students across a wide range of disciplines, with emphasis on the most pressing need to support teaching labs in the STEM sciences and courses for the allied health fields. We thank ODHE for their advocacy and assistance in procuring the funds to make these resources available. See the full announcement on the OhioLINK website. For assistance with any of these new resources, please contact your Wright State University Libraries’ subject librarian.

JoVE Core + Lab Manual Combo

Access Dates – January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 (2 years of availability)

Films on Demand

Anticipated start of February 1, 2021 (1 year of availability)

Wiley Cochrane Library

Access Dates – January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 (1 year of availability)

MIT Press Direct eBooks

Starting January 2021, perpetual access to all e-books published from 1943 through 2021

Sage Business Cases

Starting January 1, 2021, perpetual access to all cases published through 2020