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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 15, 2018) – OhioLINK member institution staff gathered in Columbus on Tuesday as OhioLINK held its inaugural OhioLINK Summit at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as part of the Ohio Educational Technology Conference.

Gwen Evans, OhioLINK Executive Director

Recommended by the Reframing OhioLINK Committees Task Force, the Summit provided a platform for participants from around Ohio to share ideas, brainstorm on future initiatives and desired services,... Read more

Project to emphasize digital user experience

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 9, 2018) – With the objective of creating a modern and simple digital user experience for students, faculty, and researchers, OhioLINK announced today the selection of BiblioBoard as the technology platform for its shared e-book collections.

BiblioBoard, created by BiblioLabs, is an award-winning, e-content delivery platform that delivers all pieces of a digital library in a single user interface (e-books... Read more

OSC helping OU researcher revolutionize drug discovery with RNA in the spotlight

The rise of antibiotic resistance among common infectious bacteria is a worrisome health threat that has many scientists looking for a solution. Jennifer Hines, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio University, is one of the few looking to ribonucleic acid (RNA) structures for new drug discovery. Her research group is studying a key regulator for bacterial gene expression made up of RNA, called a... Read more

The Ohio Supercomputer Center will host a free webinar to discuss topics related to its Open OnDemand software project at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29.

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Supercomputer Center will host a free webinar to discuss topics related to its Open OnDemand software project at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29. The Customizing and Extending Open OnDemand Webinar will feature live demonstrations on OnDemand installations from different sites, including the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Tufts... Read more

Humanities professor devoted to OhioLINK

When Kevin Poole, Ph.D., came back to Columbus, Ohio to teach at the Pontifical College Josephinum after several years of teaching at Yale University, his new library was quite a change.

“At Yale, the library system had everything I ever wanted; their collection is magnificent,” said Poole, associate professor of humanities. “The Josephinum’s library is small and it’s mainly focused on philosophy and theology. Historical studies, literary... Read more

Project connects Springfield, UAS Center, NASA, WPAFB, WSU, MU and moreColumbus, Ohio (Dec 12, 2017) — 

The state’s efforts to advance drone technologies are about to get a major broadband boost thanks to an agreement completed last week (Dec. 5) with OARnet.

The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center in Springfield soon will be connected to OARnet’s statewide, 100 gigabit-per-second network backbone to support the state’... Read more

Meghan Frazer, OhioLINK’s manager of technology integration, recently won the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s (ALAO) TEDSIG Teddy Award. This prestigious award was announced during the ALAO Conference in October.

Meghan Frazer

“Meghan has been an important player in both creating Ohio’s academic library digital and technology innovations as detailed in the nomination letters, and in making sure they are noticed via her national presentations and activities,” said OhioLINK... Read more

Sean Duffy, OhioLINK Data Analyst

OhioLINK’s most recent addition to the team is data analyst Sean Duffy. Duffy received his bachelor’s degree in political science from The Ohio State University, and his Master of International and Comparative Politics degree from Wright State University.

We recently spoke with Duffy about his position at OhioLINK, what he enjoys doing in his free time, and his surprising work as a DJ.

 

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Ohio State University linguistics team using Ohio Supercomputer Center to translate lesser-known languages

Off the top of your head, how many languages can you name? Ten? Twenty? More?

It is estimated there are more than 7,000 languages worldwide. For those involved in disaster relief efforts, the breadth and variety of that number can be overwhelming, especially when addressing areas with low resources.

William Schuler, Ph.D.

William Schuler, Ph.D., a linguistics professor at... Read more

OSC staff to promote Center, attend workshops, network with peersColumbus, Ohio (Nov 8, 2017) — 

State-of-the-art supercomputers, sophisticated software and high-speed research networks will be on tap as central-Ohio technology experts travel this weekend to Denver for SC17 (sc17.supercomputing.org/), the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis... Read more

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