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In the meantime, please call Rita Bennett at 800-686-8975, ext. 14 if any information is needed; you can use our credit card form to fax your payment.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please join us in welcoming OHIONET's newest member, Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library.

The library serves over 76,000 residents of Ross County through its seven locations.  They joined OHIONET because of the eResource group opportunities we provide; the savings OHIONET negotiated for Mango Languages in particular will help the library continue that popular service.

Please visit the library website at http://www.crcpl.org to learn more about the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library.

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:

https://www.projectsails.org/SampleQuestions

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.

The Arcanum Public Library went live with Evergreen on the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) shared catalog on August 15, 2013.

The Consortium of Ohio Libraries is hosted and administered by OHIONET in conjunction with the member libraries. Arcanum is the ninth library in Ohio to migrate onto the system; J.R. Clarke Public Library and Marvin Memorial are scheduled to migrate later in 2013. Visit http://info.cool-cat.org/ for more information about the Consortium. The direct link to the catalog may be found at http://www.cool-cat.org.

Evergreen, the open source ILS originally developed by PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) for the Georgia Public Library Service, is used by over 1,000 libraries across 31 states, 4 countries, and 8 Canadian provinces. This count only includes reported installations, as anybody is free to download, install and try it out for their library.

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) or Marilyn Walden, Director of the Arcanum Public Library, (waldenm1@oplin.org or 937-692-8484).

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.

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.

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
linkj@awelearning.com
www.awelearning.com

 

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
TumbleBookCloud Junior
AudioBookCloud


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.

www.tumblebooklibrary.com
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.

www.tumblebookcloud.com
username: ohionettumbles
password: login

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

www.tbcjr.com
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!

www.audiobookcloud.com
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).

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