Around the Consortium
OARnet Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer Paul Schopis will retire June 30, following a two-plus-decade career that has made an enormous impact upon Ohio’s statewide IT network organization.
Schopis was appointed executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet... Read more
As the world’s most prestigious golfers teed off at the second round of the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin, just down the road an arguably more influential group gathered to discuss “courses.” Over 200 OhioLINK library staff members gathered for the second annual OhioLINK Summit May 31 at the Online Computer Library Center to share ideas, brainstorm on initiatives and ultimately change the lives of... Read more
Longtime OARnet staff member Denis Walsh will serve as interim executive director of the statewide network organization beginning July 1, 2019, taking the reins after the June 30 retirement of current Executive Director Paul Schopis.Denis Walsh
Chancellor Randy Gardner of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) made the... Read more
OhioLINK is pleased to announce a ground-breaking, transformative, open access pilot with John Wiley and Sons, Inc. This collaboration was created out of service to our members and in consideration of the growing potential (and not yet entirely understood) impact of open access on library consortia like ourselves. We're committed... Read more
The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) were recently recognized for their collaborative business approach with entities around... Read more
Many college freshmen at Ohio Dominican University have a little more jingle in their pocket, thanks to open educational resources (OER). Each student enrolled in ODU’s Introduction to Statistics course during the 2018-19 academic year saved approximately $250 on the cost of a textbook – that’s $60,000 saved collectively at ODU between both fall and spring semesters. The university has made huge strides to reduce textbook costs for all its students through affordable learning... Read more
The California Digital Library (CDL), the library consortium representing the University of California system, recently decided not to renew its contract with Elsevier for journal content. According to their press releases, CDL’s aim amid negotiations was for all articles published by University of California authors in Elsevier journals to be made available to anyone via open access, to maintain subscriptions to... Read more
Columbus, Ohio (April 19, 2019) Library Journal, an esteemed national publication in the library community, recently named OhioLINK Executive Director Gwen Evans and OhioLINK Deputy Director & eResearch Licensing Coordinator Amy Pawlowski, to their 2019 list of “Movers & Shakers” for their leadership... Read more
OARnet recently joined several other regional and federal network organizations on a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive... Read more
For two decades, opiates have become a major way Americans treat chronic pain. Of course, bad side effects and addiction often accompany opiate use. But what if there was another way to fight chronic pain?
Philip Allen, Ph.D., and his colleagues at The University of Akron’s Conquer Chiari Research Center (CCRC) are exploring the effectiveness of alternatives to opiates and pain relief medicines by using his research in one clinical disorder, Chiari Malformation Type I, which causes... Read more