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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sep 6, 2022) — 

I am pleased to share with you OARnet’s annual report for the 2021-22 fiscal year. As we celebrate our 35th anniversary, we are excited about the progress we have made as an organization over the last year and about the major initiatives that lie ahead.

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OSC program highlights educational opportunities and career paths in STEMCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug 16, 2022) — 

Elle Howard wanted to explore the world of computer science before she went to college. She found the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) Summer Institute (SI) when searching for coding-based camps in the summer of 2019.

Since 1989, SI has provided students with experiences in a variety of science disciplines, helping inform... Read more

National Science Foundation funds two-year pilot program to boost knowledge of new technologies COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug 10, 2022) — 

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has developed a series of workshops to help cyberinfrastructure professionals gain expertise in burgeoning artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

More researchers are relying on AI tools such as machine learning... Read more

Students learn computer science, programming and teamwork while getting a glimpse into college life COLUMBUS , Ohio (Aug 3, 2022) — 

Fifteen high school students participated in the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) two-week Summer Institute (SI), which was held in person for the first time since 2019.

SI provides students with experiences in a variety of science disciplines that may... Read more

An approach to OhioLINK history through milestones and their effectsJul 13, 2022

Abstract: OhioLINK, one of the leading academic library consortia in the US, marks its 30th anniversary in 2022. This paper, the second of two parts, reviews the organization’s history through selected formative milestones and provides observations about the evolution of the consortium from its current executive director, revealing the importance of expanding cost-effective and easy access to scholarly resources... Read more

Federal grant supports major boost to educational bandwidthCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug 1, 2022) — 

The Management Council, which provides network and digital resources to the state’s PreK-12 community, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund that will enable the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) to boost the bandwidth of Ohio’s PreK-12 schools.

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Jul 13, 2022

As part of a multi-year strategy to modernize its platforms and technology, OhioLINK has released Music Center 2.0. The release adds new search functionality and an improved user experience. Launched in 2009, OhioLINK’s Music Center offers streaming music as part of a core digital library that supports teaching and learning. It includes classical, contemporary jazz, spoken word, and world music recordings from Naxos.

The Music Center release updates the underlying... Read more

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 27, 2022) — 

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) hosted its biannual member in-person meeting on May 18 at Ohio University in conjunction with the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council conference. The meeting featured OARnet’s latest projects, a presentation from BroadbandOhio and panel discussions on security and workforce development.

OARnet leadership spotlighted major initiatives underway that... Read more

State broadband initiative unites public, private and not-for-profit partners to expand affordable high-speed internet accessCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 24, 2022) — 

In early 2020, the DeWine-Husted Administration created BroadbandOhio to implement the Ohio Broadband Strategy, which is focused on providing high-speed internet access to the 300,000 underserved or unserved households across the state. These households, which represent about 1... Read more

OhioLINK’s 117 members will migrate to software capable of managing the electronic future of library collections in a stable and secure environmentJun 15, 2022

OhioLINK announces the consortium has received funding through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for its 117 members to replace its shared Integrated Library System (ILS). An ILS is the backbone of library operations and used to manage circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging, as well as to generate the underlying data... Read more

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