Achievements

OhioLINK community strengthens amid COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic began to impact the United States in March 2020, academic libraries faced the challenge of how to quickly and effectively support rapid transitions to solely online instruction. Many students and faculty worried about how (and whether) they would finish the semester. OhioLINK seamlessly moved to remote operations and focused on highlighting services that members found indispensable amid the new academic environment.

Chancellor appoints permanent leaders of statewide tech groups

Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey recently appointed Paul Schopis as the sixth permanent executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), and David E. Hudak, Ph.D., as the fourth permanent executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).

Schopis and Hudak previously served as interim executive director of their respective organizations. Both groups are members of ODHE’s Ohio Technology Consortium, located on the west campus of The Ohio State University.

Ohio Supercomputer Center upgrades open-source HPC access portal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 14, 2018) – Developers of the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s innovative web-based portal for accessing high performance computing services have recently upgraded its capabilities.

OSC recently announced the release of Open OnDemand 1.3, the first version using its new RPM Package Manager, or Red Hat Package Manager, a common standard for distributing Linux software. 

OhioLINK Delivers Textbook Savings to Students via Price Agreements with Four Major Publishers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 28, 2018) — Ohio’s efforts to make higher education more affordable for all students include strategies to reduce the cost of textbooks—and a new price agreement with four major textbook publishers has the potential to save students $39.7 million dollars each year. The agreement was announced by OhioLINK, a consortium of 120 academic libraries distributed among 91 Ohio colleges and universities, and part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s OH-TECH consortium. 

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