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Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of InnovateOhio, announced the launch of several innovative projects involving OARnet at Riverside Local Schools to expand access to broadband for students in rural northwestern Ohio.LOGAN COUNTY, Ohio (Jan 13, 2021) — 

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of InnovateOhio, today visited Riverside Local School District in Logan County to announce the launch of several innovative projects at the school that are... Read more

BiblioBoard’s robust technology platform offers improved user experience, digital accessibility, and mobile compatibility for Ohio’s higher education students and faculty Jan 6, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioLINK, Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium, has partnered with BiblioBoard to implement a major update to its electronic book platform. Released December 30th, the modernized Electronic Book Center (EBC)... Read more

Students, faculty to benefit from faster connectivity, expanded accessCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 21, 2020) — 

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor Randy Gardner and OARnet have announced the $12.1 million Last Mile Enhancement Program to increase broadband speeds by 1,000% at 40 Ohio colleges and universities.

The award will also enable all 87 OARnet-connected... Read more

Funds to purchase statewide licenses for streaming video, e-books, and other materials bolster remote research and support for courses not usually taught onlineDec 21, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (December 21, 2020) OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has received $2.5 million from the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The funds will be used to purchase digital resources for Ohio colleges, such as streaming video and e-... Read more

Funding will expand pilot program begun in 2017 to create a more diverse and inclusive library workforceDec 15, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (December 15, 2020) — OhioLINK announces that the State Library of Ohio has awarded grant funding to support OhioLINK’s 2021-2022 effort to expand its diversity initiative. OhioNET will be the program partner. Funding for the Ohio Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Competitive Grant comes from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library... Read more

Changes to organizational structure enhance OARnet’s capabilities and efficiencyCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 1, 2020) — 

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) announced today the promotion of Mark Fullmer to chief technology officer and the appointment of Aaron Wise as his replacement as director of networking, effective immediately.

Reflecting Fullmer and Wise’s expertise and leadership, these changes are key to ensuring OARnet’s... Read more

Nationally recognized consortium leader will serve OhioLINK’s 117 member academic libraries and continue efforts to increase access and affordability for Ohio’s college studentsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 27, 2020) — 

Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner has named Amy Pawlowski executive director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, effective immediately. Pawlowski joined OhioLINK in 2013 as deputy director for... Read more

OSC users meet virtually for conference due to COVID-19COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 23, 2020) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) hosted the Statewide Users Group (SUG) conference virtually on Thursday, adapting the biannual conference to an online environment after the spring edition of the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus. The Zoom gathering consisted of committee meetings, a keynote address, updates from OSC and breakout meetings.... Read more

OSC'S Pitzer Cluster undergoes expansion, promoting new state-of-the-art featuresCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 14, 2020) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) most efficient supercomputer system, the Pitzer Cluster, just received a major upgrade—in the middle of a global pandemic.

Over the summer, the two-year-old, liquid-cooled cluster gained nearly 400 nodes and 20,000 cores, increasing the system to more than 650 nodes and almost... Read more

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug 13, 2020) — 

As citizens around the world first caught wind about the COVID-19 virus, almost no one predicted that it would become an international pandemic with such far-reaching effects. Wasiur KhudaBukhsh, a president’s postdoctoral scholar at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at The Ohio State University, was no exception.

“I was in Marseilles, France in February this year and there was a conference... Read more

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