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OHIONET recently hosted an informational webinar called Exploring Mobile App Options: Find the Best Fit for Your Users. If you've been thinking about how to reach your mobile-connected users (both current and potential), then we've got some resources for your review.  In our recent webinar, we heard from two companies providing mobile solutions for libraries, Boopsie for Libraries and Capira Technologies.  Both presentation teams have provided PDFs of their talking points, and we have a video recording of the sessions to share, too!  Click the links below to see what you might be missing.

Boopsie for Libraries - Presentation PDF

Capira Technologies - Presentation PDF

CLICK HERE to access the archived recording of our recent webinar.  Please note that you will be prompted to enter a valid email address to access the material.  No other form of authentication is required.

Mango Languages includes a variety of resources to help patrons learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world. Mango offers more than 50 language learning experiences.

Why does your library need Mango?

  • Over 70 foreign language and ESL/ELL courses, featuring native speakers and essential dialogue.
  • Over 20 full-length, international movies available in Mango Premiere.  The first online language resource to engage language learners using quality films (some are award-winning too!).
  • Cultural specialty courses, including Medical Spanish, Oktoberfest German, and even Pirate.
  • Free mobile apps allows for self-paced, on-the-go learning, anywhere and anytime. 
  • Free, customizable promotional materials to support your marketing.

Through December 15, several discounted options on Mango and Little Pim are available to OHIONET subscribers:

  • Discounted pricing for new Mango Languages subscribers
  • Bundled discounted pricing for Mango Languages and Little Pim
  • Discounts for multi-year subscriptions
  • A one-time purchasing model for Mango Languages

Interested in a trial, quote, or more information?  Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Coordinator, at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25.  
 

The 2014 OLC Convention and Expo is now behind us, but we wanted to share the lucky winner of the OHIONET door prize from the conference.

Cheryl Paganelli, Head Cataloger at Avon Lake Public Library, was the recipient of a Barnes and Noble gift card.


Congratulations Cheryl!

We are glad to welcome our newest member, Eastern Gateway Community College, Jefferson County Campus.

Eastern Gateway Community College was founded in 1966 as Jefferson County Technical Institute, serving the residents of Jefferson County, and is now becoming one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation.

Eastern Gateway Community College is also one of the eight members of the OSLS Shared Server project. You may find more information about the project at http://ohionet.org/osls-shared-server.

Please join us in welcoming Eastern Gateway Community College to OHIONET. 

To learn more about their library, visit their website at http://www.egcc.edu, and don't forget to like them on Facebook.

Honeywell Voyager 9520 Barcode Scanner

Honeywell’s Voyager® 9520 hand-held, single-line laser scanners offer aggressive scanning of all standard 1D bar codes.  These sleek scanners feature patented automatic infrared activation and decode all standard 1D bar codes, including GS1 DataBar™ (formerly known as RSS codes).

Honeywell Voyager 9520 USB Barcode Scanner - Member Price $132.00
(Available in Light Gray or Black)*
*Includes Stand, USB Cable and Manuals, and a 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranty. Please Specify Color When Ordering.

Shipping is Free.
Prices good through Friday, November 28, 2014.

For product availability, questions, or to place an order, contact Pam Rossman, 800-686-8975 x 10 or email pamr@ohionet.org.
To see what other products OHIONET has to offer, go to: http://www.ohionet.org/products.

 

Servers.  We all have them!  Scattered away throughout our libraries, servers of all types help keep our libraries accessible and useful for both patrons and staff.  However, as much as any other type of computers, these need to be updated as well. Given the Shellshock* and Heartbleed* vulnerabilities that have been reported in the last few months, it seems to be a never-ending job!  

What’s Your Plan?    

Given all of this, one of the best methods of staying on top of all of these updates and critical server information is to keep your technology planning up to date.  If it’s been a while since you’ve thought about this, now’s the time!  When’s the last time you talked with your IT support?  If your library contracts that out, when is the last time you sat down with your vendor to look over your network?

If you’re library is larger, more than likely your IT staff or contracted organization is on this and can assure you the status of your servers and network.  However, if you’re a small library, it can be hard to find the time (and staff) that can do this.  Take some first steps, either with an inventory or just putting together what you do know.  From here, talk with other libraries, network a bit, and see how they accomplish these same goals.  It may take longer, but will give you a good grasp on your current setup as well as what needs to be addressed.

Staying Current and Up To Date!

While knowing your technology plan gives you a good start, the next steps are staying informed!  Check your operating system, your IT contracts, and other important documentation to help get up to speed and in the know.  The web is always a great place to start, so try these sites as well:

•    Microsoft Security Response Center, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn440717.aspx
•    Threat Post, http://threatpost.com

While there are many others out there, these are great places to get started with!  Remember, if you are an OHIONET member, we offer training and other technological opportunities that might be helpful in this area.


*Shellshock:  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/24/bash_shell_vuln/
*Heartbleed:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed

Naxos Music Library has officially launched a brand new app, which is included at no additional charge to all subscribing libraries.  Users can download the new app now at the Apple iTunes Store.

Please contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext.  29) or Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25) for more information about Naxos Music Library or other Naxos services.

OHIONET's trial to IBISWorld has been extended through October.

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).

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.