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On March 11, 2020, shortly after cases of the COVID-19 virus were officially detected in Ohio, Chancellor Randy Gardner and OARnet staff reached out to their communities to offer subsidized expansion of network bandwidth. This was done in an effort to better serve what was expected to be a dramatically increased need for online learning and teleworking arrangements.
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OhioLINK announces the departure of Executive Director Gwen Evans. Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski has been named Interim Executive Director, effective February 28, 2020.
Statement from Gwen Evans:
“It is with deep respect that I announce my last day as OhioLINK Executive Director will be February 27th, 2020. As of February 28th, I will assume the role of Vice President, Global Library... Read more
OhioLINK is determining how it can support the sustainability of the OER materials created through the Ohio Open Ed Collaborative. We will continue to gather cost savings data. In addition, we are working to identify barriers to OER adoption... Read more
The business of higher education is dramatically changing, and the software systems that support one of its most valuable campus resources—the library—have not kept pace. Campus Libraries are doing much more than managing collections of materials to support teaching, learning, and innovative research; they are also managing expanded... Read more
An estimated 8.3 million people tuned in to watch the fourth Democratic debate on the evening of Oct. 15, 2019. Twelve hopeful presidential candidates took to the stage at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Many viewers may be surprised to find out that Otterbein is a small, private, liberal-arts college because of the seamlessness of the broadcast. Behind the scenes, hundreds... Read more
Pankaj Shah, president and chief executive officer of the Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN) in Texas, has been named the seventh executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet).Pankaj Shah [enlarge]
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Open access ETD boasts more than 100,000 submissions and nearly 85 million downloads from 234 countries.
OhioLINK’s Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Center, which showcases the research output from Ohio’s institutions as researchers commence their careers, has surpassed 100,000 submissions and more than 85 million downloads from 234 countries. This cutting-edge research is delivered via open access—meaning the theses and dissertations are made available... Read more
Many OhioLINK institutions are promoting and hosting events for the 12th annual Open Access Week (October 21-25), an international week that focuses on resources that are freely available to anyone online. This year’s theme, “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”, allows participants to showcase their... Read more
Academic research provides students and staff alike the ability to pursue ground-breaking discoveries in numerous fields of study. These findings are propelled by Ohio universities’ access to high performance computing (HPC) through the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). Many of the state’s researchers gathered at OSC for the biannual Statewide... Read more
Soon, researchers throughout Ohio and beyond will have access to larger and even more secure storage options when it comes to housing their voluminous and potentially sensitive data.OSC is set to deploy an additional 8.6 petabytes of high performance computing... Read more