OhioNET News

Through October 31, 2015, OhioNET libraries can now receive discounted pricing for a variety of Careers & College Test Prep resources from Gale – Cengage Learning, including:

• Testing & Education Resource Center
• Career Transitions Database
• Gale Virtual Reference Library – Specialized Career & Test Prep Titles

Career Transitions

A comprehensive career resource that allows you to search for and track jobs, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice and master interview techniques, explore and identify career paths according to your interests, experience what's in demand, and find schools and education/training programs. Career Transitions is your one-stop-shop for finding a new job/career or for finding expert tips on how to set yourself apart in an increasingly competitive job market.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Testing & Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Interested parties can access a free trial for all three resources here:  http://galesupport.com/trial/ohionet

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064 for pricing or with any questions. 

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.  OhioNET members can subscribe to this and other R2 offerings for discounted prices.

Oktoberfest Promotion:  From October 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016, libraries can save 22% on print & R2 Digital Library titles.  There is no limit on the number of titles in a discounted order.  There is also a 22% discount on all R2 PDA titles ordered during this time. 

Please join us for an informational webinar on Tuesday, October 13 at 2:00 PM EST by following these instructions:

  • Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone for a 15 minute webinar to review The R2 Digital Library (www.r2library.com) and Patron Drive Acquisition.
  • https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/678969957
  • You can also dial in using your phone -- United States+1 (312) 757-3119 or United States(Toll-free): 1-877-309-2070
  • Access Code: 678-969-957

Questions?  Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064.  

At OhioNET, we know that the hard work done in the back office means better services in public facing areas.  And we always try to look for new ways to help.

We are pleased to announce that we have just completed a new agreement with Backstage Library Works that includes a standard 5% discount off your quoted prices for many services, including:

  • Digitization
  • Metadata Creation
  • Special Authority Control Projects
  • Custom Programming
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Upgrade
  • ILS Database Migration
  • Marcadia
  • On-site Services
  • Physical Processing
  • Microfilming
  • Microfilm Duplication
  • Microfilm Storage
  • Reclassification
  • Retrospective Conversion

Thinking about a new project now?  We can put you in touch, or you can contact info@bslw.com or 800-288-1265 and identify yourself as an OhioNET member.

For general questions about the offer, you can contact OhioNET at ohionet@ohionet.org.

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.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

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: 

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