Around the Consortium

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

More than 4,000 Ohio college students each year could save as much as $300,000 on textbooksMar 7, 2022

To celebrate Open Education Week, OhioLINK has awarded more than $17,000 to 29 faculty members from 15 Ohio colleges to help them learn about teaching with no-cost course materials.

“Buying textbooks for college courses impacts the affordability of attending college,” said OhioLINK Executive Director Amy Pawlowski... Read more

Upgrades to Cleveland and Cincinnati connections improve access to national research and education networkCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Mar 1, 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 the Internet2 Network by the end of 2021, with work due for completion this year.

“Over the last few decades, OARnet has... Read more

OARnet takes on management of fiber network segment serving several colleges and universitiesCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb 22, 2022) — 

For 15 years, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Xavier University shared the Cincinnati Education and Research Fiber Ring (CERF) to support the education and research missions of their schools. When the schools learned in fall 2021 that the CERF ring would no longer... Read more

A first-of-its-kind agreement for OhioLINK provides new open access publishing benefits for consortium member institutions, faculty, and students Jan 3, 2022

OhioLINK announces it has entered into a 3-year “read & publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press. Students, faculty, and staff at OhioLINK institutions that participate in its Electronic Journal Center (EJC) will have access to current research from all Cambridge University Press journals. Authors at member... Read more

Nov 15, 2021


A new agreement between DOAJ and OhioLINK paves the way for the sustainability of vital open access library infrastructure, key to the future of science and research. DOAJ curates and indexes over 17,000 peer-reviewed, open access journals from around the world in a free and independent database.

The partnership renews a long-standing alliance between Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and OhioLINK, making it easier for OhioLINK consortium members to... Read more

New initiative will increase public accessibility to motor vehicle services COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 27, 2021) — 

In an effort to make its services easier to access, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) recently announced the launch of nine self-service kiosks at deputy registrar and retail locations around the state. These kiosks, currently in a pilot phase, will allow Ohio drivers to renew their vehicle registration and print out their new... Read more

New collection will strengthen engagement with under-represented communities and provide scholarly materials to support curriculum and research Oct 6, 2021

OhioLINK announces the State Library of Ohio has awarded American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the purchase of a collection of unlimited- and perpetual-access Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) e-books. OhioLINK’s central coordination of the selection and... Read more

Facing a growing need for secured education cyberinfrastructure, OARnet and partners will develop the Virtual Research-Education Ohio (VROhio) programCOLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct 4, 2021) — 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded OARnet a planning grant to develop a network of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training and research resources for smaller higher education institutions in the state of Ohio.

In... Read more