Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ohiolink Down Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon)

From OhioLINK:

All OH-TECH organizations – including OhioLINK – are moving to a new data center, as the building which houses our current data center is slated to be demolished. The new location at the State of Ohio Computing Center will provide us with a near-Tier 4 data center that can deliver a higher grade of services and achieve greater efficiencies.

We have worked hard to schedule this move so as to minimize the disruption to OhioLINK end users. However, it is necessary to schedule one maintenance window which will involve a significant outage of all OhioLINK hosted services.

All OhioLINK hosted services will be down for the move during the following window: Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon).

This will include:

    •    OhioLINK website

    •    Central Catalog

    •    EJC (Electronic Journal Center)

    •    EBC (E-Book Center)

    •    DRC (Digital Resource Commons)

    •    ETD (Electronic Theses & Dissertations)

    •    EAD

    •    EZProxy

    •    Rave URLS

For MTC, this means NO ACCESS to any part of OHIOLINK during that time since MTC patrons are authenticated for off-campus access through OHIOLINK proxy and most resources (catalog and databases as well as the website itself) will be affected even on-campus.  Please be aware for assignment due dates. The campus library is not open on the weekend and the library closes at noon this Friday, June 12th. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ready for Check Out~ Prairie Educational Exploration Backpacks

About the Prairie Educational Exploration Backpacks
The Larry R. Yoder Prairie Learning Lab is happy to provide Prairie Educational Exploration Backpacks for check out at the Marion Campus Library. Our goal with these backpacks is to reach out to the community and to let them know that the prairie environment is still very important as an ecosystem full of diversity and history. The backpacks are targeted for school aged children; kindergarten through fifth grade. Each backpack contains a folder with activity pages (such as coloring pages), books, and outdoor activities. There are four backpacks that parents and their children can choose from: Animals, Birds, Insects, and Plants. 

Checking Out Backpacks
To check out the Prairie Educational Exploration Backpacks visit the Marion Campus Library on the Ohio State University at Marion & Marion Technical College Campus. Current OSU/MTC faculty, staff, and students can check out the backpacks with their campus photo ID.  Community members are encouraged to sign up for a Local Courtesy Card at the Marion Campus Library. The checkout period for the backpacks is two weeks. This allows for plenty of time to explore different environments with the backpacks and study different biological species and fulfill curiosity about what is in your backyard and at the local parks.

The Marion Campus Library is located at 1469 Mt. Vernon Ave. Marion, Ohio. Library hours of operation vary by semester, please visit for current hours. The Larry R. Yoder Prairie is located directly behind the library building.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The sinking of the Lusitania May 7th 1915

 World War I 
100 Year Anniversary

On this date May 7th 1915, a German submarine torpedoed the British ocean liner Lusitania off the Irish coast. 1,195 people died in the torpedoing among them were Americans. At the entrance of the Marion Campus Library is a timeline of WWI events for 2015, including the sinking of the Lusitania along with three display cases of World War I books and propaganda posters. 

At Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers you can access America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922.

Also see: 

The Lusitania Disaster

Sinking of the Lusitania

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Displays

Displays at the Marion Campus Library for May 2015: Comic Book Month, Interesting Oceans, Gardening, Gardening for Children, and World War I .

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy May Day

 May Day circa 1976
Photo courtesy of the Marion Campus Library Archives (The Wick April 23, 1976)
What is May Day?
Many countries around the world celebrate springtime through festivals on May 1st.

May Day 1976 Schedule: Table Games, Sail Boats, Tournaments, Tug of War, Frisbee,  Movies, Bonfires, Camp-out, Parachute Drops, and much more.

If you would like to see how the campus celebrated May Day 39 years ago, click HERE. There are some familiar names under May Day Quotes.

You can find additional digitized Marion Campus Student Newspapers from 1966-1981 at the Knowledge Bank