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Ohio State University Library

Ohio State University

Address: 1858 Neil Ave Mall
Columbus, Ohio
United States

County: Franklin View map of all libraries in Franklin County.

Phone: 614-292-OSUL

Connect to: ✔   Online Catalog

Library details: Ohio State University Library is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with Ohio State University (view map) . The collection of the library contains 8,172,895 volumes. The library circulates 1,728,738 items per year. The library serves a population of 64,868 FTE Enrollment.

Other Info: Environment: Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a comprehensive, state- assisted university offering a complete environment for learning for its ca. 3,000 faculty and 65,000 students. The University Libraries system is composed of the Main Library, ten department libraries, the University Archives, five special collections, the Law Library and the Health Sciences Library on the Columbus campus; four regional campus libraries; and the libraries of the Agricultural Technical Institute and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Staff of the Libraries is comprised of 105 librarians and professional staff, 190 support staff, and over 500 student assistants. Its collection of over five million volumes makes it one of the nation''s largest research libraries. The Ohio State University Libraries is a leader in library user educationwith a program that reaches all entering freshmen students and a developing program of course-related instruction for upper level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a program of online, self-paced tutorials. It is also a leader in the development and use of library-related computer technology and is a charter member of OCLC, Inc. and OhioLINK. Member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance

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Administration: The director of the library is Damon E. Jaggars .

Organizational structure: The library is part of a publicly-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level. The Carnegie Foundation designates this institution as: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity (level 15).

Affiliations: The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries

Statistics Academic
Enrollment 64,868FTE Students
Collection size8,172,895volumes
Annual Circulation1,728,738transactions
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemAlma2023
Previous Automation SystemSierra2011
Previous Automation SystemMillennium2000
Previous Automation SystemInnopac1994
Previous Automation SystemLCS -- Library Control System1970
Discovery Service (w/index)Ex Libris CDI2023
Previous Discovery IndexEBSCO Discovery Service2018
Discovery InterfacePrimo2023
Previous Discovery InterfaceEBSCO Discovery Service2018
Digital Collection ManagementHyrax2018
Institutional RepositoryDSpace2003
Digital PreservationFedora2015
Archives ManagementArchivesSpace 
Web Content ManagementDrupal
Item ID TypeBarcode 
Automated Materials HandlingNone 
The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the OhioLINK (view map)
The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.

Automation Survey: We are conducting a study on the automation systems used in libraries. This survey should be completed by a person familiar with your libraries use of Alma.
The 2023 Automation Survey has been completed for this Library.

Identifiers ID372
WorldCat Registry ID2315
Ringgold ID2647

Record History: This listing was created on Jun 7, 1997 and was last modified on Feb 15, 2024.

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