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Launch marks the first statewide adoption of ORCID

Columbus, Ohio – March 11, 2015 – Starting today, OhioLINK is offering researchers the ability to add a unique researcher identifier when submitting their works to the Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Center.

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID, called an ORCID identifier, provides researchers with a way to manage their intellectual records while also distinguishing their works from others with a... Read more

OSU’s Timcheck garners prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study applied mathColumbus, Ohio (Feb 24, 2015) — 

In pursuit of a graduate degree next year in the United Kingdom, an Ohio State Honors student will leverage what he’s learned about using specialized processors at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to study cutting-edge mathematical methods for analyzing large datasets.

The... Read more

OhioLINK’s Tasha Bryant-Willis strives for exceptional customer service

Coming from an extensive background in customer service, Tasha Bryant-Willis uses her skills as OhioLINK’s Coordinator, Member and User Services.

Tasha received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising from Columbus College of Art and Design. Before joining OhioLINK’s staff she worked at the Office of the University Bursar at The Ohio State University.

OhioLINK recently talked to... Read more

Ohio’s new College Credit Plus program allows Ohio public school students in grades 7-12 who qualify for college admission to earn secondary and college credit at the same time by taking college courses.  At the 2015 Ohio Educational Technology Conference, OhioLINK sponsored the presentation "Library Resources for College Credit Plus" by INFOhio's Erica Clay.  In it she describes tools and strategies for students embarking on research for College Credit Plus courses. 

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New Philadelphia, Ohio – Students and entrepreneurs in Tuscarawas County soon will be able to test, develop and implement their business ideas through a new “Makerspace” being created by the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Academic Learning Commons.

The OhioLINK member and eastern Ohio regional campus facility is part of a growing trend for libraries to offer these creative spaces where people can gather to create, invent and learn, often using equipment that would be... Read more

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a regular series profiling OhioLINK staff.

OhioLINK’s newest member, collections analyst Joanna Voss, uses her skills from a STEM background.

Joanna took a roundabout way of being involved with library services. She received her bachelor of arts degree in physics from Denison University, and her masters degree in aerospace engineering from The Ohio State University. Afterwards, she worked at the... Read more

Columbus, Ohio (Jan 27, 2015) — 

“We are here to enable science.  Big science, with big data, is affected by network failures.”

And with that, Brian Tierney, group leader of the ESnet Advanced Network Technologies Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, kicked off a two-day workshop on perfSONAR. The tool helps network engineers and developers monitor and measure network performance – and limit network failures – from its... Read more

OSC and SUG sponsor inaugural HPC research demonstration competitionColumbus, Ohio (Dec 5, 2014) — 

Research projects featuring a wide range of scientific interests, such as ultra-intense lasers, pesticides and polymers, were featured at the first-ever poster session and flash talk competition at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Dec. 4.

The competition was held during the semi-annual meeting of the Statewide Users Group. SUG is... Read more

Pankaj Shah, executive director of OARnet and OSC has been appointed to serve on the Internet2 Board of Trustees. Columbus, Ohio (Nov 24, 2014) — 

WASHINGTON and COLUMBUS OH, Nov. 24, 2014—Pankaj Shah, executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) and the Ohio Supercomputer Center, has been appointed to serve on the Internet2 Board of Trustees as... Read more

High performance computing helps unlock how virus might spark cancerNew Orleans, Louisiana (Nov 18, 2014) — 

Researchers at The Ohio State University were recognized today at the SC14 conference for the supercomputer industry for studies that leverage high performance computers to help unlock the origins of cancer development.

In revealing today the eighth round of recipients of the... Read more