Mellon Grant update and Five Colleges Omeka Workshop for Faculty on Saturday, October 14th

Over the summer, the Five Colleges of Ohio applied for and received an extension to the Digital Scholarship Grant (named Digital Collections: from Projects to Pedagogy and Scholarship), first awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2013. The grant will now support our activities in the name of fostering digital scholarship across all five campuses through June of 2019. During this extended grant period, we are excited to both initiate and sustain faculty projects, create viable conduits through which these projects can be realized and promoted, and expand opportunities for faculty and staff development.

Towards this last objective, the Five Colleges of Ohio Digital Collaborations Group is leading an Omeka workshop that is open to faculty from all five colleges on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10am – 2pm. It will be held on campus at Ohio Wesleyan in the R.W. Corns Building, Room 303. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Omeka, an open source web publishing platform, has grown in popularity as a resource for engaging students in curating online exhibits, developing digital literacies, and practicing scholarly communication. We will open the event with a discussion of the Mellon grant extension details. The workshop will focus on the use of Omeka for class-centered digital projects, but we will also present a general introduction on using it to create online exhibits. During lunch, experiences working with Omeka will be discussed. If you are a previous Ohio 5 Omeka Faculty Workshop attendee, please note that this workshop is very similar to those given at Wooster, Denison, and Kenyon in the past. Due to space limitations, registration will be capped at 35 participants and priority will be given to new attendees.

Lunch, mileage reimbursement, and a $100 stipend will be provided to those attending the workshop.

If you are interested in attending, please register by Friday, September 29th by completing the registration form. If you have any questions please contact Digital Initiatives Librarian & Curator, OWU Historical Collection, Eugene Rutigliano (

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New Librarians

Welcome new Public Service Librarians Calvin Cleary and Audrey Heisel!


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LexisNexis is now Nexis Uni

This essential database of newspapers, and legal and business documents has changed its name from LexisNexis Academic to Nexis Uni. It has a brand new interface with new functionality. Contact us to learn more.

Ebrary is now Ebook Central

Ebrary, our largest provider of full-text ebooks, is now called Ebook Central. What does this change? Not much at all! You will just see the Ebook Central logo instead, otherwise how you view and work with ebooks will remain the same. Find out more about how to access our ebook collections here!

Ebook Landing Pages

More on ebooks! Now, when you click on an ebook link in the catalog, you will arrive at a landing page like this:

Look for the links in blue, click, and it will take you to your book. 

Textbooks on Reserve

Thanks to a partnership with WCSA, we have been able to expand the number of textbooks on print reserve as part of pilot project this Fall. To search for all items on reserve, visit our reserves page.


Library Catalog and Databases Unavailable Saturday Aug. 12

Beginning at 7am on Saturday, August 12th, the library catalogs (Summon and CONSORT), article databases, and OhioLINK requesting will be unavailable due to a software update. These services should be back online by 12 noon that day. Please plan accordingly.

During the downtime, you can search Ohio Wesleyan’s collection through the OhioLINK catalog by going to Advanced Search and limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and please contact us if you have any questions!