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Schopis wraps up 23-year career with statewide broadband network June 30COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 25, 2019) — Paul Schopis, OARnet Executive Director

OARnet Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer Paul Schopis will retire June 30, following a two-plus-decade career that has made an enormous impact upon Ohio’s statewide IT network organization.

Schopis was appointed executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet... Read more

DUBLIN, Ohio (Jun 18, 2019) — 

As the world’s most prestigious golfers teed off at the second round of the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin, just down the road an arguably more influential group gathered to discuss “courses.” Over 200 OhioLINK library staff members gathered for the second annual OhioLINK Summit May 31 at the Online Computer Library Center to share ideas, brainstorm on initiatives and ultimately change the lives of... Read more

Telecommunications veteran to step in for Schopis, who will retire June 30COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 18, 2019) — 

Longtime OARnet staff member Denis Walsh will serve as interim executive director of the statewide network organization beginning July 1, 2019, taking the reins after the June 30 retirement of current Executive Director Paul Schopis.

Denis Walsh

Chancellor Randy Gardner of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) made the... Read more

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 12, 2019) — 

Eighteen Ohio high school students will be spending two weeks this summer at the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s 30th annual Summer Institute, June 16-28 at The Ohio State University. The students will investigate complex science and engineering problems while discovering career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Since 1989,... Read more

Pilot will allow OhioLINK and its members to investigate the consortial challenges of publication and management of open access research.Jun 12, 2019

OhioLINK is pleased to announce a ground-breaking, transformative, open access pilot with John Wiley and Sons, Inc. This collaboration was created out of service to our members and in consideration of the growing potential (and not yet entirely understood) impact of open access on library consortia like ourselves. We're committed... Read more

Husted, Rodgers present award on behalf of Ohio Public Sector CIO AcademyCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 5, 2019) — 

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) were recently recognized for their collaborative business approach with entities around... Read more

May 1, 2019

Many college freshmen at Ohio Dominican University have a little more jingle in their pocket, thanks to open educational resources (OER). Each student enrolled in ODU’s Introduction to Statistics course during the 2018-19 academic year saved approximately $250 on the cost of a textbook – that’s $60,000 saved collectively at ODU between both fall and spring semesters. The university has made huge strides to reduce textbook costs for all its students through affordable learning... Read more

May 1, 2019What happened with California Digital Library and Elsevier ?

The California Digital Library (CDL), the library consortium representing the University of California system, recently decided not to renew its contract with Elsevier for journal content. According to their press releases, CDL’s aim amid negotiations was for all articles published by University of California authors in Elsevier journals to be made available to anyone via open access, to maintain subscriptions to... Read more

Hussain, Zhong win flash talk and poster competitionsApr 19, 2019NetApp's Santosh Rao addresses SUG attendees during the keynote address.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 19, 2019) — 

While the impressive breakthroughs from Ohio’s leading research universities stem from the brilliant minds of students and faculty, the discoveries are greatly accelerated through the use of high performance computing. Thursday, many of these great minds gathered at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) for... Read more

Executive Director Gwen Evans and Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski Named Change Agents Among Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers for 2019LJ honored OhioLINK for affordable learning efforts.

Columbus, Ohio (April 19, 2019) Library Journal, an esteemed national publication in the library community, recently named OhioLINK Executive Director Gwen Evans and OhioLINK Deputy Director & eResearch Licensing Coordinator Amy Pawlowski, to their 2019 list of “Movers & Shakers” for their leadership... Read more

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