Around the Consortium

Jul 13, 2022

As part of a multi-year strategy to modernize its platforms and technology, OhioLINK has released Music Center 2.0. The release adds new search functionality and an improved user experience. Launched in 2009, OhioLINK’s Music Center offers streaming music as part of a core digital library that supports teaching and learning. It includes classical, contemporary jazz, spoken word, and world music recordings from Naxos.

The Music Center release updates the underlying... Read more

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 27, 2022) — 

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) hosted its biannual member in-person meeting on May 18 at Ohio University in conjunction with the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council conference. The meeting featured OARnet’s latest projects, a presentation from BroadbandOhio and panel discussions on security and workforce development.

OARnet leadership spotlighted major initiatives underway that... Read more

State broadband initiative unites public, private and not-for-profit partners to expand affordable high-speed internet accessCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Jun 24, 2022) — 

In early 2020, the DeWine-Husted Administration created BroadbandOhio to implement the Ohio Broadband Strategy, which is focused on providing high-speed internet access to the 300,000 underserved or unserved households across the state. These households, which represent about 1... Read more

OhioLINK’s 117 members will migrate to software capable of managing the electronic future of library collections in a stable and secure environmentJun 15, 2022

OhioLINK announces the consortium has received funding through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for its 117 members to replace its shared Integrated Library System (ILS). An ILS is the backbone of library operations and used to manage circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging, as well as to generate the underlying data... Read more

May 25, 2022

In the May 25, 2022 edition of THE Campus, part of Times Higher Education, Amy Pawlowski, OhioLINK Executive Director, and Gwen Evans, Vice President, Global Library Relations, Elsevier talk about the importance of libraries developing their own continuity plan that aligns with their campus' plans but also looks specifically at library operations.

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New workforce development program links students, industry experts COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 17, 2022) — 

A new program is connecting college students with business professionals in Columbus to help them accelerate their careers. Denison Edge, launched by Denison University, is a last-mile skills program designed to support Ohio liberal arts students seeking to gain industry expertise, leadership skills and... Read more

May 5, 2022

Based on a recommendation from OhioLINK’s Database Improvement and Discoverability (DIAD) Policy Team, OhioLINK removed the alternative subject headings from the Central Catalog in favor of using the updated Library of Congress subject headings. This change was approved by OhioLINK’s Library... Read more

An approach to OhioLINK history through the consortium's milestones and their effectsApr 29, 2022

In Taylor & Francis' open access Journal of Library Administration, 2022, VOL. 62, NO. 3, 387–395


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The Ohio Supercomputer Center welcomed Jeff McVeigh to its biannual Statewide User Group meeting COLUMBUS, Ohio (Apr 29, 2022) — 

The Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) fall Statewide Users Group (SUG) meeting April 14 featured a keynote talk from Jeff McVeigh of the Intel Corporation.

Jeff McVeigh spoke about Intel technology development strategy and products.

McVeigh is... Read more

Scaling Ohio's fiber optic backbone while preserving existing capital investments and expertiseCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Apr 13, 2022) — 

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) is one of the first five Research and Education Networks in the nation to initiate a 400 Gigabit per second (Gbps) connection to Internet2's Next Generation Infrastructure by the end of... Read more