This rule is adopted under authority conferred upon the chancellor of higher education by division (U) of section 3333.04 of the Revised Code.
(B) Purpose of the program
OhioLink was established in order to support and enhance higher education library collections in the state of Ohio. OhioLink's principal goals for its members are to enhance access and use of all materials held in public and private colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education, enhance access to electronic library resources that serves the higher education community, and ensure reciprocity and sharing of library materials among the participating groups.
(C) Membership eligibility
(1) All Ohio public colleges and universities, the university of Dayton and Case Western Reserve university, and the state of Ohio library; and
(2) Other not-for-profit libraries upon invitation by OhioLink with the consent of the chancellor.
(D) OhioLink may recommend to the chancellor to permit Ohio libraries, institutions or organizations, other than those set forth in paragraph (C) of this rule, to benefit from OhioLink's electronic library resources. The chancellor may permit this participation if the chancellor determines that such a participatory relationship does not compromise or detract from the principal goals of OhioLink, is beneficial to the state of Ohio, and involves an appropriate financial contribution to the operations of OhioLink.