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Baldwin teaching the Myaamia language

As a linguist and cultural preservationist, Daryl Baldwin has overcome a challenging conundrum:

How do you revive a language when there are no speakers?

Baldwin has dedicated his life to revitalizing the language and culture of his ancestors, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. After teaching himself the language, he has worked as the director of the Myaamia Center, a joint venture between the Miami Tribe... Read more

Ohio University, in partnership with OhioLINK, has received a $46,207 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for a pilot project geared toward the next generation of mass print storage.

This pilot project will use data analysis to identify, select and preserve unique print materials from Ohio’s Southeast Regional Depository (SEORD) to relocate approximately 40,000 unique and uncommonly held print monographs. 

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Christiana Congelio joined the OhioLINK team in October as coordinator, marketing and member services. Before starting at OhioLINK, Christiana worked in public libraries as a librarian with children and teens. She was originally drawn to the job because she has always enjoyed libraries and helping others.

Christiana recently sat down to talk about her job at OhioLINK, her all-time favorite book, her childhood in Germany and the vintage motorcycle scooter that she often rides to the... Read more

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 22, 2016) – OhioLINK is pleased to announce its participation in the “Ohio Digital Network,” a statewide Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Service Hub, which was approved by the DPLA on Oct. 4. As a service hub, the Ohio Digital Network will be the on-ramp to DPLA for the state’s library, archives and cultural heritage organizations, ensuring that local digital collections can be discovered as part of this groundbreaking national program.

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BdREN presents OARnet with a hand-embroidered image. 

OARnet is well known for its connections, from POP to POP, main site to disaster recovery and everything in between. Running even deeper than the dark fiber that comprises the network are the connections forged and fostered among the people of OARnet. One of these connections is with the Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN), with which OARnet has worked for several years. Interim Executive Director Paul Schopis recently... Read more

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 14, 2016) – To contribute to statewide efforts on college affordability, OhioLINK will be joining the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives. 

OTN supports the Open Textbook Library, a program promoting “real, complete textbooks licensed so teachers and students can freely use, adapt and distribute the... Read more

PHILADELPHIA – Leaders of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) recently attended a number of workshops and discussions all aimed at continuing to advance networking services to thousands of educational institutions across the nation.

OARnet Interim Executive Director Paul Schopis

The co-located workshops and meetings included a National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastructure Primary Investigator (PI) workshop and the ESnet Site Coordinators Committee (ESCC) at the... Read more

OSU-Lima student uses OhioLINK to research how numbers evolved

Hali Finfrock pulled on a thread and unraveled a wealth of information recently that gave her a whole new perspective on numbers and her major.    

The Ohio State University at Lima sophomore math major is a student worker for the campus library. During a discussion with Calvin Cleary, OSU-Lima’s reference librarian, the two noticed a picture that showed a number five that looked like a hand-written numeral four.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 26, 2016) – OhioLINK is excited to welcome a new member to its team. Christiana Congelio joined OhioLINK on Oct. 24 as its coordinator of member services and marketing. In this role, Congelio will work closely with the executive director, deputy director, other OhioLINK staff and personnel from OhioLINK member institutions to develop, maintain and assess member services for OhioLINK. She will oversee communication and marketing activities for the organization... Read more

FSAE app helps student racing teams gain ‘wind tunnel’ access

During his 20-plus years in the high-stakes world of auto racing, Ray Leto rarely had time to offer much help to students interested in the engineering side of race teams.

When he became the president of TotalSim USA, Leto had a bit more time to mentor and advise students. One of the ways he’s done that is by helping students help themselves with the FSAE app.

Ray Leto

In late 2015, TotalSim USA – an engineering... Read more