Around the Consortium

Skyler Cranmer tracks polarization regarding COVID-19 COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 7, 2021) — 

An election year in the United States is marked by incisive campaign ads, heated debates and get-out-the-vote messaging. The bombast of the 2020 presidential election was further amplified by the heavily politicized COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), The Ohio State University’s Skyler Cranmer used Twitter data to... Read more

Decisions made during the pandemic response regarding Open Educational Resources will continue to impact future initiativesJun 3, 2021

As part of its third annual OhioLINK Membership Summit, OhioLINK recently hosted the “What COVID-19 Taught Us About Affordable Course Materials” panel, which discussed lessons learned about using affordable course materials in the rapid transition to online learning during the pandemic.

Following a brief introduction from Anna Bendo, OhioLINK’s... Read more

Laura Kubatko incorporates supercomputing into statistics classCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 2, 2021) — 

Walking into a lecture hall of over 200 students can be daunting for a young undergraduate, especially when that class is centered around conducting statistical analyses of biological data. Laura Kubatko, a professor at The Ohio State University, teaches Statistics for the Life Sciences and is well aware of the apprehension that students feel. ... Read more

Jane Combs introduces OSC's Open OnDemand at UC COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 20, 2021) — 

Even as supercomputing becomes increasingly common in the research landscape, it can still be intimidating for new users. Jane Combs, associate director of research computing services at the University of Cincinnati, made it her goal to demystify and expand supercomputing at the university and educate faculty, staff and students on campus about how those... Read more

Cobb, Voss, and Schwing are recognized for their strategic thinking in delivering outstanding service to consortium membershipMay 18, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After an eventful year during which the organization changed leadership and assisted its member libraries as they dealt with unprecedented COVID-19 changes, OhioLINK announces a reorganization that promotes three long-time staff to leadership. Judy Cobb, Joanna Voss, and Theda Schwing will move into newly created Associate Director roles... Read more

Ohio State's Bryan Carstens helps researchers access disparate data setsCOLUMBUS, Ohio (May 13, 2021) — Bryan Carstens examines bat specimens.

Serving as a professor and vice chair of the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University, Bryan Carstens has the privilege to share his passion for biology and genetics with students and fellow researchers. After years in the field, Carstens began to... Read more

OSC's COVID-19 response, Pitzer and data storage expansions and moreCOLUMBUS, Ohio (May 3, 2021) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) 2019-20 Research Report is now available online. The publication highlights news from OSC and spotlights the research and education enabled by Ohio's statewide high performance computing resource.

The Research Report features stories about... Read more

Apr 30, 2021

OhioLINK has added inclusive, alternative subject headings to MARC records for shared electronic resources that include the word alien as a term to mean non-citizens. The additions addressed proposed, but not yet implemented, changes for twelve Library of Congress (LC) subject headings. These additional subject headings display as keywords and are searchable in the OhioLINK Central Catalog.

LC Subject Headings

Alternative Headings ... Read more

OARnet helps bring affordable high-speed internet access to underserved communityEAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (Apr 7, 2021) — 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced a new broadband expansion project located in the City of East Cleveland. The pilot project launched today will connect residents to reliable, low-cost high-speed internet. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine speaks from a podium outside Mayfair Elementary School... Read more
OSC’s ability to quickly process large datasets increases reliability in weather forecastingJan 28, 2021

Spire Global uses a fleet of small satellites in low earth orbit to gather maritime data, improve weather predictions, and much more. Thanks to the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), Spire can run forecasting data four times per day to deliver fast and accurate weather forecasts to their partners. OSC’s advanced capabilities enable Spire to process immense volumes of data and keep their... Read more