Happy New Year to all! 

Academic librarians: as you may know, I will no longer be your main contact here. Instead please email or call Christine Morris christinem@ohionet.org, OHIONET Director of Members Services, 800-686-8975 ext 29 for assistance with current subscription renewals, new e-resource subscriptions and new proposals. Christine is working closely with OhioLINK staff as well, and is sure to bring wonderful enhancements to our services and programs for academic libraries.  I’d like to thank my colleagues at academic libraries for your support and for your participation in e-resource groups and events that I facilitated over the years. I enjoyed working with you, and helping you build your collections.  I am confident that our established programs will continue to develop and grow, and new collaborative projects will evolve. Stay in touch! 

This year I will be working more closely with special libraries, particularly hospital libraries.  Please contact me if you are from a hospital, law, museum, government, specialized collection or corporate library and are interested in OHIONET services, e-resources, or joint projects.  I may be reached as before at maryc@ohionet.org  or 800-686-8975 ext 16.  I look forward to communicating with old and new friends. May we build many fruitful cooperative projects together this year!


OHIONET is finalizing opt-in groups for Thieme chemistry journals and Thieme medical journals this January.

A list of the chemistry package titles can be found here. A list of the medical package titles can be found here. Pricing is available on request.

We have already received commitments from several libraries; if your library would like to participate, please contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29). To solidify our group, we would like to hear from you by January 13.

Thanks for working with OHIONET to coordinate savings opportunities like this one.

One of the ways we try to help our members is by anticipating their needs.  Earlier this year when Libraries Connect Ohio announced which resources wouldn’t be available statewide for 2013-2014, OHIONET sought to establish partnerships with those vendors.  Through working closely with them, we were able to offer discounted pricing to multi-library types to purchase those resources individually, or in some cases, as part of a consortia.  One great example of this is Mango Languages, a very popular language learning resource.  37 public libraries and 1 consortial group subscribed to Mango through OHIONET, saving these libraries over a combined $20,000.  Several of these libraries also were able to take advantage of bundled pricing that included Little Pim, which is Mango for a younger, elementary aged audience.  Similar relationships were forged with Newsbank and Oxford to provide discounted purchasing opportunities for other dropped statewide resources.

Members and Friends!  Please take a moment to find OHIONET on Facebook and Like us.  You'll find pictures from fellow member libraries, OHIONET updates, as well as topical items for librarians.  We look forward to seeing your comments and activities. https://www.facebook.com/ohionet  Help us reach 500 likes!


OHIONET’s RDA Toolkit Group renews each year in November. Here’s the 2013-14 update.


What’s new this year?

Both the Library of Congress and the British Library have fully implemented RDA as their official descriptive cataloging standard. Thus, our group’s introductory special of free “bonus” users has ended, but we do still have a good discount on the base rate. Basic RDA Toolkit info is available at http://www.rdatoolkit.org; full details of the most recent July release are available at http://www.rdatoolkit.org/development/July2013release. All updates are logged on the Development Blog: http://www.rdatoolkit.org/development.

How much does it cost?

There are two options for access. The most widely used model is the site license, which includes one simultaneous user, unlimited profiles, and IP access. To improve simultaneous use capacity, you can add concurrent users.

The regular cost for a site license with one concurrent user is $325 list price; we have a 10% discount for members, so it is $293 via OHIONET.

Additional concurrent users are priced as follows with the OHIONET discount:
For 2-9 users (total) - $50 per additional user
For 10-19 users (total) - $45 per additional user
For 20+ users - $40.50 per additional user

There is also an option for a solo license, which includes one simultaneous user, one profile, and password access. It is intended for institutions with only one cataloger.

The regular cost for a solo license with one concurrent user is $195 list price; again, we have a 10% discount for members, so it is $176 via OHIONET.

What do you need to do?

If you are interested in becoming a new participant in this group, please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) to confirm your quote or ask questions. Our group begins in November, so subscriptions after November will be pro-rated through October 31, 2014.

New group participants will also be asked to sign a license with ALA. Please contact Mary for details regarding the license.

Teaching Books has recently partnered with OHIONET to offer a new educational resource to K-12 schools and libraries.


TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website of multimedia materials about fiction and informational books for children and young adults. About 30,000 schools, libraries, and teacher education institutions currently subscribe.

On Teaching Books you'll find…

• A digital library with tens of thousands of resources supporting every book being read in the K–12 curriculum
• Exclusive movies and audio productions with authors introducing their books and revealing their craft, enabling anyone to learn directly from the author when reading a book
• Audio book readings, author websites and blogs, video book trailers, and other engaging resources to infuse multimedia into reading activities
• Ready-to-use, professionally vetted lesson plans and book guides that prompt discussion and enhance the teaching of books
• Resources aligned with Buckeye book award lists, state reading lists, national standards lists—or your own custom lists
• BYOD and 1:1 support with QR Codes that let readers instantly have multimedia materials about the books and authors they are reading
• Attractive Flyers and Shelf Cards, for use in library displays and classroom book sets, as a way to easily link your texts to our content
• Qualitative text complexity rubrics from the CCSS for all books, and reports for each teacher about the text complexity (quantitative and qualitative) for the books they are assigning or using in their classes
• Robust support for Common Core instructional shifts through all grade levels and curricular areas
• An equity tool that connects all readers with authors anywhere, anytime

Join us for a live demo on Wednesday, October 30 from 3-4 PM.  No pre-registration is required, simply go to http://teachingbooks.net/webinarpresentation and enter as a "Guest" with your first name.

Teaching Books has set up a free preview, accessible through November 14, here: http://teachingbooks.net/ohionet.

Additionally, subscribers will receive 15% off new orders placed prior to January 1, 2014.  

Any questions or quote requests can be directed to Carrie Waibel (800-484-1064, ext. 25 or carriew@ohionet.org). 

From the EBSCO team who created NoveList comes an easy-to-use, web-based tool that solves libraries' everyday online and print promotional needs. LibraryAware helps you create, deliver, and measure your promotional messages. With LibraryAware, your community will discover all the programs, products and services you have to offer.

For a limited time, EBSCO is offering OHIONET libraries a special small library offer: 

Up to 10,000 pop served – 40% off OHIONET price
10,0001-20,000 – 30% off OHIONET price
20,001-30,000 – 20% off OHIONET price

This offer will end on Friday, December 20, 2013.  An intent to order must be received by that time to receive discounted pricing.

Nancy Dowd, Project Lead for LibraryAware at NoveList EBSCO, will be offering two free webinars entitled "Messaging, Marketing, Promotion--Oh My!  Helping Small Libraries Build Library Aware Communities."  You can register for either of those webinars here:

Tuesday, October 1, 10:30-11:30 AM: http://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=165

Monday, October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM: http://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=166

For more information, please contact Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25).

Ohionet is happy to announce that Mango Languages is now available for discounted purchase for K-12 libraries.

School subscribers must commit by Monday, November 26, 2013 to lock in discounted pricing for a January-December 2014 subscription.  Subscribers will soon be able to access Mango Premiere, the first and only language learning resource through film.  Little Pim, the interactive children’s language learning software program, can be bundled for an additional discount or purchased separately. The recommended age for Little Pim is Pre-K through 2nd grade. 

Little Pim Fact Sheet

Mango Languages Fact Sheet

Please contact Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25) with requests for quotes or any questions.

OHIONET members qualify for special pricing for Project SAILS, a widely-used skills assessment tool.  This information literacy testing tool was designed for colleges and universities. The test can help determine how well your students are able to navigate the complex world of information in both online and traditional forms. The assessment was developed by librarians and assessment experts. The tests can be completed in 35-45 minutes, depending on the test selected.

With the SAILS information literacy assessment, faculty, librarians, and administrators can identify skill levels for groups of students, document successes, and pinpoint areas for improvement. Tests are available for individuals or groups (cohorts) of students. Both tests are based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Here is the link to Project SAILS sample questions:


When you sign up for Project SAILS, please tell them you are an OHIONET member, as this will entitle you to a price reduction.

For more information, contact Christine Morris at OHIONET.

OHIONET is pleased to announce a partnership with NewsBank for our public and academic library members. 

Special pricing is available for America's News (publics and academics) and Access World News (academics).

Access World News: Find diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.

America’s News: Find diverse U.S. perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.

To ensure continued access, academic libraries must commit to a subscription by September 30, 2013 and public libraries by October 31, 2013.

For more information please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org, 800-686-8975, ext. 16) for academic libraries or Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org, 800-686-8975, ext. 25) for public libraries.