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As a mom, Ivy Carlsen looks out for everyone, from her five kids and her husband to her classmates at Washington State Community College (WSCC) in Marietta. As she juggles the roles of parent, nurse technician, and student, she uses any tool she can to save time and money.

The Carlsen family uses OhioLINK to save money on textbooks. 

That’s why she, her husband, and two of her children use OhioLINK to borrow textbooks instead of buying them. The statewide library consortium has... Read more

Berenice Watts found eTutoring especially helpful for writing assignments at MTC. 

Most would agree that having a second set of eyes review a paper or article is a useful, and crucial, step in the writing process. Taking a different view, especially one sharpened by more experience, others can find mistakes we missed, correct awkward phrases and make suggestions for clarity. Imagine how much more essential this process becomes when the paper you’ve written was not in your native tongue.... Read more

HCC becomes the first Ohio Information Technology Center to move facilities to the SOCCColumbus, Ohio (Feb 7, 2017) — 

One of Ohio’s regional Information Technology Centers (ITC) has cut operational costs while maintaining high availability to its customers by moving its network services to a centralized location in Columbus.

The Hamilton Clermont Cooperative (HCC) worked for eight months with the Ohio Academic Resources Network (... Read more

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. 

Ohio University... Read more

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.

The DPLA... Read more

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

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