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OSLIS History

During 2014, Oregon School Library Information System received a new look that included a new logo, graphics, and color scheme.

OSLIS was rebuilt in 2012 to address security and stability issues. The updated site includes all of the same features of the previous version except there is no longer an option for students to store their work.

OSLIS debuted a new navigation interface in the winter of 2008. 

The 2005 interface was a cooperative effort of OASL (Oregon Association of School Libraries), formerly called OEMA (Oregon Educational Media Assn.) and the iSchool at the University of Washington.

In 2004 the OASL board initiated a partnership with the University of Washington iSchool to host OSLIS. OASL's partnership with the iSchool included the development of a 3-year plan for continuing to enhance and improve OSLIS.

In 2000, Mary McClintock wrote an article about the history of OSLIS titled Equitable Access: The Dream and The Promise.

Statewide access to Gale databases for all Oregon K-12 public and private schools is provided with funds granted to the State Library of Oregon under the Library Services and Technology Act. The Oregon Department of Education contributed funds during the 2007-08 school year.

Funding for OSLIS was a combination of LSTA grants from the State Library of Oregon and federal technology grants administered by the Oregon Department of Education.

OASL appreciates the contributions to the development of OSLIS by other educational partners no longer involved in the project:

iSchool Information School at the University of Washington (web support)

OETC Oregon Educational Technology Consortium (fiscal agent, database negotiations)

OPEN Oregon Public Educational Network (web design, site host)

TR Teaching Research at Western Oregon University (evaluation & assessment)

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon in association with the Oregon Association of School Libraries, a division of the Oregon Library Association.