Ohio State to Get $6 Million for Library Access to Resources

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University will get $6 million in state funding to pay for access to electronic journals and citations that are important for the university's library thanks to state Controlling Board approval, state Rep. Michael Stinziano said. 

"These funds will help to continue to provide Ohio State students access to cutting-edge library resources, an important prospect for students at the state's premier research university as well as students elsewhere," said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat. 

According to state records, the electronic journals and citations will become permanent state assets and will be stored in the Ohio Link Electronic Journal Center. The EJC is accessible not only by Ohio State students but also to students at 90 colleges and universities as well as to the State Library of Ohio. 

Without comment, the State Controlling Board approved Monday releasing the funds to the university. 

Made up six state lawmakers and a representative of the Governor's office, the State Controlling Board has the final say over some of the state's larger spending projects.