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In today's news we look at Ohio State University's partnership with the state of Ohio in data center costs, Ohio legislators introducing a bill for tax-free textbooks, a new California supercomputer to advance research, the state of Ohio and NineSigma collaborating to drive job creation and IMLS announcing 276 grants to libraries in the United States...

In today's news we look at rural areas in Ohio getting a broadband upgrade, the top 20 STEM colleges in Ohio, the Univerersity of Akron offering low-cost classes, the first-ever public libraries and STEM event and fighting superbugs with supercomputers...

In today's news we look at grants being given to students for STEM education, Indiana planning statewide broadband access, Columbus landing the international gathering for library dignitaries from around the world, high school students in Gahanna using the latest techology and the Gordon supercomputer operating for an additional year...

In today's news we look at Ohio colleges partnering to diversify the STEM workplace, NSF enabling a professor to engineer noses, jaws and ears, DataQ launching online, a traffice-management website for drones being unveiled by Wright State Research Institute, and Wisconsin giving millions to state broadband providers...



Last Saturday (Aug. 8, 2015), I got on my bike with 7,980 other cyclists (including at least one unicyclist) and took to the road to raise funds for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. 

In today's news we look at Kent State University, Ohio wanting to attract more international students, LeBron James offering full scholarships for his I PROMISE kids, China's supercomputer resuming after Tianjin blasts and Ohio universities uniting to expand Ohio exporting...

In a small, intimate setting at the restaurant 9 Tables in The Plains near Athens, I spoke to Ohio University’s Institute for Chinese Academic Leaders about shared collections and services and the challenges and opportunities for academic library consortia. After giving a brief overview of OhioLINK to a group of about 15 people, including leaders from Beijing Normal University and Northeast Normal University, I spoke about the practicalities of building and sustaining a consortium model. Consortia models exist in all shapes and sizes, and I enjoyed the opportunity to speak about OhioLINK and to give a brief overview of several other models here in the United States. Academic library consortia have many different membership models, resources and services


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