You've attended the OHIONET RDA events, but are you ready to start using RDA to catalog library materials?  ALA's online RDA Toolkit will guide you.

OHIONET's RDA Toolkit subscription group renews in November, so this is a great time to join. You'll get a 10% discount from list pricing via OHIONET. See http://www.rdatoolkit.org for a trial, updates, best practices, and the 2014 list pricing.

Please contact us at ohionet@ohionet.org for information and to renew or add to your subscription.

Thanks to our diverse membership, OHIONET has been able to foster conversation and collaboration between libraries of various types and sizes through our recent day-long conferences, Everyday Advocacy and RDA 4 Everyone.  Feedback from attendees to each of these events was very positive; but, to build on these successes and keep creating cross-type events that are beneficial to our members and the wider Ohio library community, we're asking YOU for just a little help.  We've created a short survey (taking 5 minutes or less to complete) and we'd love to hear your opinion!  The link will remain active through Sunday, October 19th.

CLICK HERE to give us your feedback!  And, remember, never hesitate to contact me (shellym@ohionet.org) if you find yourself with questions (or suggestions!) for any of OHIONET's CE events.


Conference season is here and we hope you will join us at your favorite conference.

OHIONET will be among the exhibitors at the OLC, OELMA, and ALAO conferences this fall.

The 2014 Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo will be Oct. 8-10 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hilton in Downtown Columbus. This year's theme is Bridging the Past and Building the Future. You can view the full conference schedule at http://olc.org/conventionandexpo.php.

School libraries will be Taking Charge of Change at the OELMA 2014 Conference, at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus from October 23-25. The conference information and registration is at http://oelma.org/events/conference.

ALAO is celebrating its 40th Annual Conference & Pre-Conference this year as they work together toward Empowering Our Communities on November 13 & 14 at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. Full details and registration are at http://www.alaoweb.org/event-830948.

Please stop by and say hello!

OHIONET is once again offering a bulk purchase of Avery 6464 blank removable labels. We are able to offer the best possible price by purchasing the labels in bulk.

Avery 6464 Label - $16.05 per pack + shipping

Let us know how many packs you would like to purchase, and we will ship them to the location you indicate on the order form. If there are shipping charges, they will be indicated on the confirmation email.

Avery Order Form

FREE access period in September – SAGE Stats and CQ Press Political Science Resources

Sign up* or share your interest in acquiring SAGE Stats and/or CQ Press Political Science Resources with Christine Morris at (christinem@ohionet.org).

As an OHIONET member library, you are entitled to special pricing on these resources. Be sure to indicate your consortium affiliation when signing up for this free access so that we may send you information on this special pricing.

SAGE Stats adds power and context for researchers at all levels by providing such features as visualization and data comparison functionality along with curated data. Learn more here.

CQ Press offers the leading online research tools covering government, politics, and world affairs. Learn more here.

*Please note: there is a short delay when loading this trial sign-up page. We appreciate your patience.

IBISWorld provides industry intelligence that analyzes the business operating risks and opportunities of over 1300 US industries. Each industry report provides the most detailed performance data and analysis on the market.

In addition to the US industry research to which many of our academic library members already subscribe, IBISWorld also offers a growing set of supplemental collections, including specialized industries and a variety of international collections, with industry reports on the following topics and regions:

  • US Specialized (niche and emerging industries)
  • China
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Global

For your convenience, all reports are structured in the same user-friendly format as our US reports.

These supplemental collections are available to OHIONET members at a special discount rate now; adding one collection will be at a special rate of savings, and adding two, three, or more collections will increase the savings even more for each subscribing library.

OHIONET members can register for their own trial now by registering here.  Quotes and additional information are available by contacting Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

OHIONET members have a new opportunity for consortia discount prices on Digital Theatre Plus, a unique resource that gives a 360-degree look at the art that is theatre.

Digital Theatre Plus is the leading HD theatrical performance resource for educators and students. It offers a five-star, world-class experience of the performing arts online and firmly places teaching and learning at the heart of all its content.

It’s a perfect resource for English students who need access to high-quality performances of Shakespeare and other classic texts, as well as drama and theatre students who are seeking insight into the creative industries, and want to hear from professionals working as actors, directors, or designers.

New content is developed and added weekly, in collaboration with some of the best and most respected artists, writers and academics.  The resources encompased by Digital Theatre Plus include:

HD Productions - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/productions A library of award-winning recent productions including Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, All My Sons and Far From the Madding Crowd. Coming soon: the Olivier award-winning production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.

Making Theatre - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/making-theatre Exclusive documentaries and interviews with the cast and creative teams behind each production, such as interviews with stars like David Suchet and David Morrissey.

Collections - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/collections An especially curated collection of some of the best and most interesting filmed performance from all over the world, including iconic productions of Death of a Salesman and Antigone.

** PLUS **

Study Guides - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/study-guides Extensive written learning resources which deepen students' understanding of productions and texts, authored by experts in the field.

Teaching Support - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/teaching-support A growing resource of filmed workshops to help educators lift text off the page using drama techniques and exercises.

For a taste of what Digital Theatre Plus has to offer, please follow this link to watch a recent trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hm_ynStwSQ

OHIONET members can join over 600 leading schools and universities including Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, 
Brown University, and Carnegie Mellon University, who are already utilizing the ground-breaking resource.

We’d like to invite you to take out a free trial of their award-nominated service. If you are interested, please contact the Digital Theatre Plus team at enquiries@digitaltheatre.com with the subject line including "OHIONET."

With the kids back in school and September already here, more than likely you’ve started putting together your fall and winter calendar for the library.  As you put together your schedules, have you thought about staff training?  One of the most effective and direct benefits of belonging to OHIONET is the free and reduced training options offered to you and your staff.  While our training coordinator, Shelly Miller, is putting together a super fall schedule, I wanted to mention two classes that are available to you right now!

Picture Editing Anyone?

In the mobile age of Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and others, posted images form the basis for what your patrons think of when they see your library.  While anyone can take a picture, it takes a little more skill to edit and adjust that image to truly reflect what you want it to say. To get your staff up to speed, we will be teaching a class about online photo editors and how they can quickly be used to give you and your staff the basic photo editing skills you need.

The Basics of HathiTrust!

While many of us have heard about that monster reference source known as HathiTrust, http://www.hathitrust.org, how well can you use it for your daily library needs?  To help jumpstart your knowledge base, I’ve put together a great webinar that will give you the basics of use as well as practical methods of applying this to your everyday reference and patron requests.

Talk to you next month!

The OHIONET office will be closed beginning today, Friday August 29, at 2:30 p.m. in observance of Labor Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Have a great weekend!

Through November 15, OHIONET members can take advantage of a great discount on Maps101! 

Launched in 1998, Maps101 was one of the first online subscriptions services for K-12 schools with the purpose of supplementing and complimenting traditional history, social studies and geography curriculum materials. Maps101.com is a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps.  Users will discover social studies, Spanish, ELL, ELA, and science content as well.

Maps 101 includes:

  • National Geographic
  • Map Collections
  • World, U.S., and Reference Atlases
  • Spanish Language Content
  • Global Perspectives
  • K-3 Maps
  • Classroom Resources
  • K-12 Learn & Play
  • And more!

Try it now for free by visiting www.maps101.com.  Click the yellow subscriber login and enter the following:

USERNAME:  ohio 
PASSWORD:  trial 

Please contact Carrie Waibel at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25 with questions or quote requests.  For product questions, interested parties can contact Kim Lawson at kim.lawson@maps.com.