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OSC-developed software smooths transition to distance learning for students and facultyJan 27, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, numerous schools have made the transition to remote learning. The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has eased the process by providing virtual laboratory portals through OnDemand, the Center’s user-friendly, web-based interface where students can access digital labs and OSC’s supercomputing capabilities.

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Advanced computational power is critical for Professor Jennifer Hines and her students as they work to stop the virusJan 26, 2021

Researchers at Ohio University recently discovered that disrupting COVID-19’s RNA and its ability to reproduce may be an additional way to stop the virus in conjunction with the vaccine. Jennifer Hines, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and students in her lab utilized the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to analyze the three-... Read more

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of InnovateOhio, announced the launch of several innovative projects involving OARnet at Riverside Local Schools to expand access to broadband for students in rural northwestern Ohio.LOGAN COUNTY, Ohio (Jan 13, 2021) — 

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of InnovateOhio, today visited Riverside Local School District in Logan County to announce the launch of several innovative projects at the school that are... Read more

BiblioBoard’s robust technology platform offers improved user experience, digital accessibility, and mobile compatibility for Ohio’s higher education students and faculty Jan 6, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioLINK, Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium, has partnered with BiblioBoard to implement a major update to its electronic book platform. Released December 30th, the modernized Electronic Book Center (EBC)... Read more

Students, faculty to benefit from faster connectivity, expanded accessCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 21, 2020) — 

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor Randy Gardner and OARnet have announced the $12.1 million Last Mile Enhancement Program to increase broadband speeds by 1,000% at 40 Ohio colleges and universities.

The award will also enable all 87 OARnet-connected... Read more

Funds to purchase statewide licenses for streaming video, e-books, and other materials bolster remote research and support for courses not usually taught onlineDec 21, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (December 21, 2020) OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has received $2.5 million from the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The funds will be used to purchase digital resources for Ohio colleges, such as streaming video and e-... Read more

Funding will expand pilot program begun in 2017 to create a more diverse and inclusive library workforceDec 15, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (December 15, 2020) — OhioLINK announces that the State Library of Ohio has awarded grant funding to support OhioLINK’s 2021-2022 effort to expand its diversity initiative. OhioNET will be the program partner. Funding for the Ohio Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Competitive Grant comes from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library... Read more

Changes to organizational structure enhance OARnet’s capabilities and efficiencyCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec 1, 2020) — 

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) announced today the promotion of Mark Fullmer to chief technology officer and the appointment of Aaron Wise as his replacement as director of networking, effective immediately.

Reflecting Fullmer and Wise’s expertise and leadership, these changes are key to ensuring OARnet’s... Read more

Nationally recognized consortium leader will serve OhioLINK’s 117 member academic libraries and continue efforts to increase access and affordability for Ohio’s college studentsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 27, 2020) — 

Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner has named Amy Pawlowski executive director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, effective immediately. Pawlowski joined OhioLINK in 2013 as deputy director for... Read more

OSC users meet virtually for conference due to COVID-19COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 23, 2020) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) hosted the Statewide Users Group (SUG) conference virtually on Thursday, adapting the biannual conference to an online environment after the spring edition of the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus. The Zoom gathering consisted of committee meetings, a keynote address, updates from OSC and breakout meetings.... Read more

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