OhioNET News

We are pleased to announce that your OhioNET member discount on AWE products has become even easier to use!

OhioNET has been bringing your library discounts on early literacy and child-focused technology solutions since 2007.  We are glad to announce that our updated ageement with AWE means that greater levels of discount will go directly to your library, and ordering is even easier.

Now, whenever your library is ready to order new Early Literacy Stations or AfterSchool Edge computers, you can place those orders directly with AWE and receive the preferred OhioNET pricing.

Ready to order now? Contact Paul Getzen, AWE Senior Account Executive, at getzenp@awelearning.com.

Have you recently found yourself responsible for cataloging-related tasks?  I have good news! A new round of our popular web-series, the Fundamentals of Cataloging ONLINE is now available.  Created for individuals who primarily practice copy-cataloging, each two-hour webinar features real-time quizzes, dedicated practice time, and other interactive tools.  All registrants for each session will receive a link to an archived recording of the webinar within 24-hours of broadcast.

Whether you're new to cataloging or need an RDA-friendly refresher, sign up today!  Head to the OhioNET Training Calendar for the full listing of all our upcoming courses.

OhioNET staff will be at many of the fall conferences; we hope we see you in the sessions and in the hallways.  If you miss us, please stop by the exhibits during the non-compete times to say "hello."

Tony, Shelly, Carrie, Christine and Michael will be at the OLC Convention and Expo in Cincinnati from October 7-9.  If you have not yet registered, you can still join us.  Online registration closes September 23, and onsite registrations are also accepted.  During the exhibit time, we will be right next to the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science in Booth #105.

Carrie and Christine will be attending the AASL National Conference & Exhibition in Columbus from November 5-7.  We're excited to see a national library conference in Columbus, and we will just be perusing the exhibits and attending sessions with everyone else during the conference.

Almost all of your favorite OhioNET folks will be attending the ALAO Conference in Columbus on November 20 (but we do need to leave Jill and Rita and Pam behind to keep the office open).  There is still a chance to get Early Bird rates for registration through September 30, and regular registration closes on October 28.  Shelly has been a part of the program planning committee, so we know it will be a fabulous event.

We hope that we will see you soon!



The New York Times, published in New York City since 1851, is an important source of reporting, information, and opinion, covering politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad, with special emphasis on the New York metropolitan area.  The online version at http://www.nytimes.com is the most comprehensive existing aggregation of information and content created and published by The New York Times.  The site includes all articles, features, interviews, obituaries, columns, and still image, audio, video, and data, text, and multimedia published on the site since launch in 1996, with the exception of crosswords and some syndicated materials.  The gulf between what is published in print and content available on nytimes.com widens with every passing week.  The site also includes a growing amount of text content published in the print edition of The New York Times between its founding in 1851 and the present day.  The Times claims that all articles published from 1981 onwards are available on their site.  Coverage of pre-1981 material is more sporadic, but growing.

http://www.nytimes.com content is also enriched by inclusion of longitudinal data from syndicates and data sources such as Thomson Reuters and AccuWeather.  For example, interactive charts enable viewers to view the status and changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and other financial indexes in detail for daily, weekly and in some cases hourly periods between January 1930 and present day.  

For more background and information on the NYT content, features, terms of service and permitted users, please see reviews at: http://edesiderata.crl.edu/resources/new-york-times.

This offer was negotiated by the Center for Research Libraries, with OhioNET as a consortial partner.  Any OhioNET member that is also a CRL member will subscribe to NYT directly through CRL.  This NYT offer covers only higher education academic institutions.  

Academic institutions can choose one of the following intial end-reader authorization options:  Academic Pass with E-mail Domain, or Academic Pass with IP Range.

Pricing is based on the institution's FTE count of student numbers + Faculty headcount.  Staff are not included in an institution's FTE count but have access to content.  

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064 for more information.

If you were among the many attendees at Dive Into Data on July 17, then you know the depths of information that were shared.  We would like to thank, once again, all of those who made the event possible, especially Beverly Cain, our morning keynote speaker and Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz and Laura Ponikvar, our afternoon wrap-up speakers.

We are deeply grateful for the shared expertise of our generous and abundant breakout speakers:

  • Cathy Bartel & Marilyn Zelinski (Toledo & Lucas County Public Library)
  • Michelle Blank & Alex Hauser (Defiance College)
  • Colleen Boff & Vera Lux (Bowling Green State University)
  • Erica Clay (INFOhio)
  • Connie Huber (Southern State Community College)
  • Kirstin Krumsee (State Library of Ohio)
  • Debra Logan (Mt. Gilead Schools), Jessica Klinker (South-Western City Schools) & Jamie Riley (Dublin City Schools)
  • Kevin Messner, Thomas Tully & Stephen Cox (Miami University)
  • Sarah Murphy (The Ohio State University)
  • Sharon Purtee & Edith Starbuck (University of Cincinnati)
  • Rachel Rubin (Bexley Public Library)
  • Mandy Shannon, Sue Polanka & Bette Sydelko (Wright State University)
  • Carol Singer (Bowling Green State University)
  • Yin Zhang (Kent State University)

The event was elevated to excellence without the insights and enthusiasm of our planning committee, including Suzanne Dix, ReBecca Griffith, Sharon Purtee, and Robyn Vittek, and we appreciate their help very much.  

We would also like to share a special thanks to Kirstin Krumsee, who created the logo and designed the graphics for the event.

If you missed joining us, you can still play in the pool: slides for most presentations are online now at http://www.ohionet.org/dive-data.


Economy earbuds are back just in time for the new school year!  With the new year, comes a new design called "soft" earbuds which are more flexible and comfortable to wear.  These earbuds are always available year around to our members, but we are able to offer them to you at these low prices through Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  Minimum orders start at 100 sets and the more you purchase, the lower the price.  Orders must be placed in increments of 100 sets.


Light-weight, mini soft earbud design
- L-shaped 3.5 mm stereo plug
- Use with MP3, CD, DVD players; computers; Playaways®
- Cord Length is 50" (may vary +/- 2")


Earbud Headphones One Set (2 Earbuds, available in black only)

Quantity              Member Price

100 to 199                 $1.08 ea. *
200 to 499                   $.99 ea. *
500 to 999                   $.91 ea. *

*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Price includes shipping
*Larger quantities are available at even lower prices.
OHIONET Prices Good Through Wednesday, September 30, 2015


For product availability, questions, or to place an order,  
contact Pam Rossman, 800-686-8975 x 10 or email pamr@ohionet.org
To see what other products OHIONET has to offer, go to:  http://www.ohionet.org/products

Patron Driven Acquisition from the R2 Digital Library is a collection development tool that enables libraries to evaluate patron usage data at the resource level with no automatic or required purchases.  With an intuitive workflow for administrators and easy integration into the user experience, Patron Driven Acquisition on the R2 Digital Library is a valuable service to ensure a library purchases the health sciences resources of most interest to their patrons. 

Patron Driven Acquisition can be integrated into any active collection or used to establish an R2 Digital Library account.

Please join us for an informational webinar on Tuesday, August 4 at 2:30 PM by following these instructions: 

1. Please join my meeting.

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
United States (toll-free): 1 877 568 4106

Access Code: 663-951-141
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 663-951-141

Online Meetings Made Easy®

Not at your computer? Click the link to join this meeting from your iPhone®, iPad®, Android® or Windows Phone® device via the GoToMeeting app.

Why do I need a subscription to LearningExpress Library™?

Recently, due to unfortunate budget cuts, it was announced that the Libraries Connect Ohio partners (OhioLINK, INFOhio, OPLIN, and the State Library of Ohio), after 10 years with a statewide contract, decided to eliminate LearningExpress Library™ along with Job & Career Accelerator and Computer Skills Tutorials, from the Ohio Web Library collection. These products will no longer be accessible by your patrons through Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) after August 9, 2015.

Many proposed solutions recommend accessing the LearningExpress content from the OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) website. However, OMJ is not LearningExpress Library™. Rather, OMJ contains licensed LearningExpress products. As you know, LearningExpress Library has been developed with a structure, organization, and supporting resources that provide ease of use for patrons in finding those critical resources needed to pass high stake tests, improve their basic skills, and advance their careers. The LearningExpress Library user experience has been designed to be straightforward and intuitive, with the goal of enabling patrons to quickly and easily find and use the site resources they need. To assist you in fully understanding the distinctions between these two resources, please reference the comparison list below:


LearningExpress Library™ and Job and Career Accelerator

OhioMeansJobs.com (OMJ)





Continuity of all work and tests in progress in existing LearningExpress Library™ patron accounts




Full integration of LearningExpress Library™ with Job and Career Accelerator content and resources



Easy to find organized Centers (e.g. School Center, College Preparation Center, etc.) for ease of discoverability and use



Center-specific  guidance pages to guide patrons in resource use



Unique URLs for direct links to each Center to promote specific resources on library website and social media



Responsive Design (e.g. adjust to any mobile device for use)


No, limited to

tests & tutorials

MARC Records for discoverability to allow patrons to find the more than 1,000 resources available



Search and explore resources in product prior to registration



Dynamic  keyword search engine for keywords beyond resource name/title and include content descriptions






Detailed reporting to track patron usage of products at individual libraries





Easy registration process for both students and adults



Registration limits personal information required from K-12 users e.g. phone number and address







Video user guides specific to the product




Email and phone support by LearningExpress/ EBSCO Customer Support Team for administrators and end-users



Bi-Weekly product WebEx Training by LearningExpress Customer Support Team



Promotional resources (Quick Start Guide, bookmarks, posters, product sheets, logos & images, press release templates, suggested text to describe content areas)



Featured Resources page, a comprehensive list of topics and a list of eBooks that link directly to specific resource



New product alerts for soon to be added content, prominently featured in relevant product areas and emailed to librarians



In-product access to Librarian Resources




LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™

LearningExpress content on the OhioMeansJobs.com (OMJ)*


Continuity of all work, resumes, letters, job searches, and saved jobs in existing LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ patron accounts




Job Search Management Dashboard to track ongoing job searches, saved jobs and occupation cards, resumes and letters, and important tasks



Occupation Cards linked to recommended occupation practice tests and skill-building



Libraries can now subscribe to LearningExpress Library, Computer Skills Center, and Job & Career Accelerator for a discounted price via OHIONET.  LearningExpress Library can be purchased on its own, with the other two offerings being add-on products. 

LearningExpress Library,™ is a web-based learning solution that provides patrons with instant access to a comprehensive collection of online practice tests, interactive skill-building tutorials, and an extensive collection of eBook titles. LearningExpress Library combines resources in an Internet-based platform presented to the user in seven (7) “Centers” that organize related information by category, subcategory, and topic. The intuitive web interface guides patrons through the learning process, providing instant diagnostic feedback along with answer explanations so users can measure their performance and track their improvement.

Job & Career Accelerator is a job search and career preparation tool that features step-by-step guidance, expert advice, and innovative features such as:

-        Powerful Resume and Cover Letter Builders with more than 200 model resumes and 35 samples of professionally written letters

-        An online Job Search Engine featuring a database of millions of currently available U.S. job and internship postings from Simply Hired, a leading job aggregator

-        Occupation Matcher, an assessment tool that aligns a user’s interests with possible careers

-        Career Assessment tool with more than 1,100 detailed occupation profiles to explore

-        Job Search Tracking and Alert System

-        Interview Preparation and Job Application Assistance

-        Expert advice throughout the process

Job & Career Accelerator, implemented with LearningExpress Library™, links to test preparation and skill building tools related to career and job preparation. As the user identifies occupations and job postings in Job & Career Accelerator, resources from LearningExpress Library are available.

Computer Skills Tutorials includes Popular Software Tutorials, and the Basics of Computers and the Internet. It includes more than 108 self-directed tutorials for the most commonly used business software applications, such as Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, Visio, and Word. Additionally, tutorials on computer graphics and illustration are included, as are tutorials for Understanding Your Operating System. All of the material is engaging, self-paced, and appropriate for a broad range of individuals, from elementary to high school students and adults of all ages. Librarians use these products to meet the specific needs of both student and adult learners. 

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, for more information at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064.  

OHIONET is offering special pricing on the Datalogic QUICKSCAN™ QD2430 Linear Imager 1D/2D Barcode Scanner to it's members.

The QuickScan™ QD2400 2D imager reads typical printed linear bar codes as well as complex 2D bar codes displayed on the screen of a mobile device or loyalty cards. The QD2400 imager provides a fast,
reliable scan from an elegant and robust 2D imager.   

•  Ideal for Public Administration, Utilities, Commercial Services and Retail - Point of Sale
•  Outstanding snappiness
•  Omnidirectional reading
•  New Illumination and Aiming System
•  Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology for good-read feedback
•  Advanced motion tolerance optics
•  Water and Particulate Sealing Rating: IP42
•  Drop resistance to 1.5m/5.0ft
•  Host download capability ready

Datalogic QuickScan™ QD2430 2D Barcode Scanner
Includes Scanner, USB Cable and Stand, Available in Black or Light Grey,
Part Number QD2430-BKK1S  

OHIONET Member Price, $201.30 ea.

Free Shipping

OHIONET Prices Good Through Friday, July 31, 2015

For product availability, a detailed spec sheet, questions, or to place an order,  
contact Pam Rossman, 800-686-8975 x 10 or email pamr@ohionet.org
To see what other products OHIONET has to offer, go to:  http://www.ohionet.org/products


Our long-running series, The Fundamentals of Cataloging, is back in it's originial, in-person format.  If you need a hands-on refresher of cataloging practices (including the changes brought about by RDA) or if you are brand-new to cataloging, consider joining us for one (or all!) of these upcoming sessions.  All the following events will take place in-person, at OHIONET....

August 13th--Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction and Basic Description

Sept. 10th--Fundamentals of Cataloging: Serials

Oct. 1st--Fundamentals of Cataloging: Common AV Formats

Nov. 12th--Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers

Each session can only accommodate 14 people, so spaces fill quickly.  Click the links above and sign up today!