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.

Ohionet is happy to announce that Mango Languages is now available for discounted purchase across multi-library types. 

OPLIN has picked up this resource on behalf of public libraries through the end of 2013.  Public library subscribers must commit by Monday, August 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.  

Discounted pricing is also available for K-12 and academic libraries, as well as consortia. 

Please contact Mary Conroy (mconroy@ohionet.org, 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org, 800-686-8975, ext. 25) with requests for quotes or any questions.  

Why Mango?
If you are wondering what makes Mango Languages different from other language learning software, check out this fun video on You Tube that gives a quick demo and explanation.

Mango Online Complete:
Mango Complete includes 57 different languages courses, along with 17 ESL courses that teach English in popular native languages.

Mango Premiere:
Mango Premiere is the first and only language resource to teach language through film.  Mango Premiere allows patrons to learn new languages through a fun, multi-sensory experience that is packed with culture-rich content. Mango Premiere also comes with two ready-made programming packages to help schools host thumbs-up worthy programming without lifting a finger.  This product is included in the cost of the Mango subscription!

Little Pim:
Mango has partnered with Little Pim, an award winning children’s multimedia company, to provide a fun, unique children’s language learning software program that combines animation and video to teach small children the basic words of other languages. It’s not only cute and entertaining, but it’s proven to work! (Little Pim is not included in the price of Mango Online Complete, but is available as an add-on module.)

What else does Mango Languages offer libraries?

  • Patrons can use Mango at the library, at home, or on-the-go with our FREE apps for iPhone®, iPod touch® and Android™.
  • Unlimited simultaneous access, with no limit on the number of users. The more, the merrier!
  • Detailed usage statistics available through the Mango Administration Portal (MAP) – our MAP also allows libraries to maintain their IP addresses, add barcodes, change settings, download logos/banners and even earn points for plenty of free Mango promotional items for your library and website!
  • Live training sessions for faculty and staff

Order Oxford Online titles this month via OHIONET for the best pricing, and get May and June free!  Our discounts vary by title, but are usually 10% to 20% off.  Browse this descriptive list of Oxford databases.  Academic trials are active now, or you may request custom free trials any time. 

New titles include: Biblical Studies Online, Oxford Dictionaries Pro,  Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford Bibliographies OnlineOxford History of Western Music, and more. We handle all Oxford databases and their University Scholarship collections.

Search "Oxford"  in the academic trial site in May or search it anytime in the OHIONET eResources Index.

If you have current direct subscriptions to these titles, you may transfer to us at renewal time and get a discount.  Our subscription year for Oxford runs July - June, but transfers can be pro-rated.

Please contact Mary Conroy for academic pricing and trials, and Carrie Waibel for public library or school library pricing and information.

Join us for an exclusive vendor demo for Ohionet members for Sharpe Online Reference.

Comprised of 19 comprehensive resources, United States History and Culture reveals the threads that connect U.S. history.   Offering an interdisciplinary approach, it focuses on the broad range of social, cultural, economic and political issues, people and events that have shaped American history from Colonial times to the present.

Global History and Culture Collection provides sweeping, multidisciplinary perspectives on world history, from the origins of human society to the present day.  It focuses on the major forces, encounters, conflicts, and exchanges that influenced and transformed societies, cultures and governments around the world, revealing recurring patterns throughout history.  With in-depth coverage of the current global financial crisis, it also offers timely essential information for today’s global citizen.

Sharpe is unique in offering a one-time purchase model for both collections, which can be purchased separately.  There are no additional fees associated after purchase, content is reviewed and updated annually to ensure accuracy, currency and timeliness.
When: Tuesday, April 23, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Live, ONLINE

Cost: No charge

Please see the following link to register online:


Trial the database for free here:  www.sharpe-online.com
Username: hstrial
Password:  hstrial

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Coordinator, for additional information and quotes (800-686-8975, ext. 25 or carriew@ohionet.org). 

Maps101 is inviting OHIONET members to attend a virtual webinar tour of the K-12 Maps101 online resource.  Maps101 is a cross-curricular resource that can be used by the entire school.  Maps101 contains 7,000 maps; lessons; activities; current events (Spanish and English language); statistics; and more. Also, Maps101 incudes a digital alliance with National Geographic. There are over 550 National Geographic videos; hundreds of historical maps and more. 

As a spring bonus, Maps101 is offering the OHIONET members 3 free additional months with any Maps101 annual subscription order received by April 30. A subscription to Maps101 includes unlimited and remote access for the entire school.

Learn more about a Maps101 subscription, including:

  • The vast and comprehensive content available
  • The latest enhancements
  • The easiest ways to navigate through the Maps101 material
  • How to get the most value from a Maps101 subscription

The presentation will be approximately 45 long with time for questions at the end. To attend, you will simply need an internet connected computer with speakers.

Title: Maps101 Intro for Ohionet Members
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/857167090
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Coordinator, for information and quotes (800-686-8975, ext. 25 or carriew@ohionet.org).  

Alexander Street Press has launched a record 20 new collections in 2012, many of which feature streaming videos.  Check out some of their new offerings by clicking the links below:

LGBT Studies in Video:  http://www.ohionet.org/lgbt-studies-video

Nursing Education in Video:  http://www.ohionet.org/nursing-education-video

Silent Film Online:  http://www.ohionet.org/silent-film-online-0

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video:  http://www.ohionet.org/rehabilitation-therapy-video

Vast: Academic Video Online: http://www.ohionet.org/vast-academic-video-online

Alexander Street Press is also giving away 52 subscriptions -- one in each state, D.C., and Canada to Filmakers Library Online in the Streaming Video Giveaway.  Find more information on the giveaway here:  http://alexanderstreet.com/flon50state

Please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975 ext. 16) or Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975 ext. 25) for quotes, trials, and additional information.

OHIONET is pleased to announce that Ingram Library Services has renewed its offering to our members effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.

Ingram offers discounts on books and audiovisual products. Have shipping charges been an issue for your library? We have arrangements for those, too!

The process for signing up is simple. If your library doesn't’t have an Ingram account, you can sign up for a free account now at: http://www.ingramlibrary.com/newcustomers.aspx. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select your library type.

Already have an active Ingram account? Just send an e-mail to Kelly Clifton (kelly.clifton@ingramcontent.com) at Ingram to request the OHIONET agreement terms. Your account can usually be changed over in 1 business day or less, and you will be notified when the change is complete.

If you have additional questions about the offer, please contact Kelly Clifton at Ingram (kelly.clifton@ingramcontent.com or 800-937-5300, ext. 35670 or Direct/Mobile 586-850-5818) or Jill Boggs Brust at OHIONET (jillb@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 20).

New Special eBook Offer from OHIONET and Gale Cengage Learning

OHIONET has partnered with Gale in the creation of the Gale Cengage Learning eBook Collections, which are comprised of several Common Core focused subject-specific eBook bundle sets and primary source collections.  
This offer can:
·Jump start your library’s eBook collection
·Upgrade your library’s existing eBook offerings
·Provide materials that comply with Common Core standards
·Provide materials that function as supplementary teaching tools
·Work within your library’s budget
Libraries can pick and choose from the 8 different bundle collections available featuring nearly 200 multi-volume titles with a list value of over a million dollars.  Please find an attached title list here.
Pricing is flat for all items offered in these bundles.  This content is purchased by your library; there is only a $50 access fee in years after the initial purchase for most collections. The Archives Unbound has a $5 access fee per collection purchased.
In addition to offering these volumes at the OHIONET discounted price, there is also the potential for even greater discounts based on the number of orders.  Your participation is needed to reduce this cost for all subscribers. 
·5-10 libraries, 10% off
·11-39 libraries, 15% off
·40+ libraries, 35% off
To trial the Gale Cengage Learning eBook Collections and tolearn more, visit the custom trial site for OHIONET members:  http://galesites.com/menu/index.php?loc=ohionet2012.  
If you would like to take advantage of the special pricing on the Gale Cengage Learning eBook Collections, please contact Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25) for quotes, orders, and any questions you may have.  This offer has been extended to the end of the year.

All of Your Career Essentials in One Place!

It’s never easy to prepare for a job search.  Patrons need to update resumes, write cover letters, and assess their strengths before they even begin searching for job postings!  Why direct patrons to countless career resources, when your library can offer Optimal Resume instead?
Optimal Resume offers an integrated suite of career tools to help job seekers create resumes and cover letters, assess their professional skills, and practice common interview questions.  Going beyond the basics, we also offer E-Portfolio and Video Resume tools to help job seekers stand apart from the crowd.  Finished documents can even be integrated into a professional website to share on LinkedIn, by email, or through other electronic media.  One website provides every resource a patron could need to prepare for their job search.
Optimal Resume is easy to set up and requires minimal maintenance from libraries. Users have access to a wealth of video and written resources to provide a self-guided experience.  Each of our tools offers expert-driven content tailored to a variety of occupations and experience levels.  Patrons can even take part in free career preparation webinars hosted by Optimal representatives, allowing them to build essential skills for the road ahead. 
Join Mary Frances Coryell of Optimal Resume as she demonstrates new content on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST 
Join the conference call: 
United States (toll-free): 1 877 309 2073 
United States: +1 (224) 649-0001
Access Code: 299-922-722
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST
Join the conference call: 
United States (toll-free): 1 877 510 7841 
United States: +1 (626) 521-0017
Access Code: 203-812-018
All libraries that sign up by December 15th will receive free service until that day and 50% off of their set up fee.  New subscribers will also recieve 10% off their annual subscription.
Contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Coordinator, for more information and quotes (800-686-8975, ext. 25 or carriew@ohionet.org).