ELF™Reading & Reference is a new web-based solution that combines AWE’s safe online environment for children (ELF Child-Safe Browser) with three additional premium educational resources: Britannica Online for Kids - Public Library Edition, nonfiction interactive e-books from Rourke Publishing (part of the new ELF Shelf), and the growing Speakaboos catalogue of exclusive, interactive digital storybooks.

Click here to access the trial: http://www.awelearning.com/en/markets/libraries/in-the-library/elfrandr30daytrial/

ELF R&R Pricing:  $1,250 per building per year

For more information and/or a price quote please contact OHIONET’s AWE Representative:  

Jeremy Link
Senior Account Executive
AWE, Inc.
Phone: 810-834-7286
Fax: 610-833-6440


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

OHIONET Members will receive a discount off list price on the following TumbleBook Products.

TumbleBook Library
TumbleBookCloud Junior

Click on the links below and use the username and password provided to take advantage of a 30 day Free Trial (through July 1, 2013) on each of these products.

Product Descriptions

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking, picture books for elementary and middle school aged children (www.tumblebooklibrary.com). We create our “TumbleBooks” by licensing existing children’s books from publishers and then animating the illustrations and adding audio narration. The collection includes old time favorites such as The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, Diary of a Worm, How I Became a Pirate, Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10, One Duck Stuck, as well as favorite fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Old Mother Hubbard, to name just a few. Currently, there are over 500 story books (including non-fiction books), language learning books (French and Spanish language books), National Geographic videos to accompany our non-fiction titles and 100 iPad compatible books!. We also include educational games to accompany each book as well as lesson plans and quizzes. Books can be sorted by reading level including Lexile, Grade or Accelerated Reader.

username: ohionettumbles
password: login

To take a TumbleTour for the TumbleBookLibrary, go here.

TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of read-along chapter books for middle and high school students. Text size/color is adjustable and sentences are highlighted as they are narrated aloud in the read-alongs. The collection includes read-alongs, ebooks, audio books, National Geographic videos, and graphic novels. Lesson plans and quizzes are included. We pair our non-fiction titles with videos – perfect support for the Common Core Curriculum. Lesson plans and other educational resources are also created with Common Core objectives in mind. We even have a Common Core Portal developed with tons of supplementary material and Common Core Standards are expressly outlined for the resources.

username: ohionettumbles
password: login

TumbleBookCloud Junior is the elementary school version of the TumbleBookCloud. See TumbleBookCloud description for book categories and features.

username: ohionettumbles2
password: login

AudioBookCloud is a collection of online streaming audio books. There are over 1000 books in the collection and everything is web based so no need to download any software.. Just click and listen!

username: ohionettumbles
password: login

A subscription to any of the collections gives your readers UNLIMITED remote access from home or library, 24/7 access to usage stats and free educational games, desktop icons, and promotional material.

For prices, quotes, additional information or to place an order, please contact Pam Rossman (800-686-8975, ext. 10 or pamr@ohionet.org).

On May 15, two more libraries were officially welcomed into the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL).  J.R. Clarke Public Library in Covington and Marvin Memorial Public Library in Shelby were voted in as the newest members to the consortium.  J.R. Clarke plans to migrate to the COOL-CAT later this summer, and Marvin Memorial is planning to migrate in the fall. They will be the tenth and eleventh libraries in consortium.

For a current list of member libraries, visit http://info.cool-cat.org. If you have any questions about Evergreen or joining COOL, please feel free to contact consortium president Chauncey Montgomery, Director of the Community Library in Sunbury (montgoc1@oplin.org or 740-965-3901).

Tony Bandy is the Technology Specialist at OHIONET in charge of supporting COOL. He is also available to answer questions about the consortium at tonyb@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 19.

Registration is open for Embracing eBooks, which will be held on July 17 at the Holiday Inn in Worthington. This one-day conference is geared toward providing public service library staff with a well-rounded picture of the current state of eBooks and eReaders in libraries.

Embracing eBooks will feature keynote speaker Sue Polanka, a full day of breakout sessions, and a hands-on lab. Some of the breakout sessions include:

  • It Won't Download - Resources for Troubleshooting eReaders and eBooks
  • Patron Training  - Doing the Right Thing
  • Finding the Right eReader, Funding, and Implementation Plan
  • And many more.

The fee for the conference covers a full day of learning and a buffet luncheon for $50. Go to www.ohionet.org/embracing-ebooks for more information and online registration.

Embracing eBooks is presented through a partnership of the State Library of Ohio, Ohio Library Council, and OHIONET. This event is funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

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). 

Chauncey Montgomery, Director of the Community Library (Sunbury) and COOL Consortium President, has been elected to the Evergreen Oversight Board.

The purpose of the Board is to "promote, support and advance" the development of Evergreen software for libraries and to do the same for its community of users.

Congratulations to Chauncey and to the COOL libraries on this recognition of their work!

More and more of your library colleagues are signing up for Everyday Advocacy each day, because there is something for everyone in this information-filled, inspiration-filled day.

For your registration fee, you get a two-hour, hands-on communications workshop led by Ruth Milligan, co-curator of TEDxColumbus and consultant, choices from ten afternoon breakout session options, and  closing remarks from Alison Circle, Chief Customer Experience Officer for the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Library Journal Mover and Shaker.

Breakout session presenters include the following.

General interest

Academic library interest

Public Library interest

School library interest

Come join us!

Spaces are still available to register at http://www.ohionet.org/everyday-advocacy.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues on April 25!