Our popular, long-running training series, The Fundamentals of Cataloging, is returning to our calendar in its original, in-person format.  If you think you might benefit from some hands-on time in a small-group, face-to-face setting to increase your comfort with common copy cataloging tasks, then this series is just what you're looking for!  OHIONET's cataloging trainer, Misty Alvaro, stands ready to answer your questions and share her expertise to help you feel more confident.  We currently have two in-person sessions scheduled, with more to come.  Click the links below for more information and to register to attend. 

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Common AV Formats
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 5th, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
WHERE: In-Person at OHIONET, 1500 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
CLICK HERE for more info!

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 26th, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
WHERE: In-Person at OHIONET, 1500 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
CLICK HERE for more info!

In observance of the Presidents' Day holiday, the OHIONET office will be closed on Monday,  February 16th. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, February 17th.

Rita Bennett celebrated her 25th anniversary with OHIONET on February 12.  Over the years, many of you may remember her friendly voice when you have contacted the Accounting Department.  Rita has always said that her favorite part of the job is talking to you, our members. Please join us in congratulating Rita on her years of service.

We are glad to welcome Shepherd University Scarborough Library as our newest member.

Shepherd University is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virgina, on the banks of the Potomac River, in the Shenandoah Valley.  The area surrounding the university is both historic and modern.  Shepherdstown is the oldest town in the state of West Virginia, and yet it is only 65 miles from the greater Washington, D.C. area.

There are around 4100 FTE on campus in a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs.

The library maintains a variety of physical and electronic resources to support faculty and students in those programs, and it is the center of campus life: the library boasts over 300,000 physical visits per year.

You can learn more about the library from their website, http://www.shepherd.edu/libweb.  You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter or Pintrest.

Please join us in welcoming Shepherd University Scarborough Library to our OHIONET family. 

The 2015 OHIONET Preview for K-12 Libraries is now available.  We invite you to access the preview by visiting http://www.ohionet.org/user and entering the appropriate login credentials. 

After initial login, returning users can go directly to http://ohionet.org/k-12-trial.  We’ve tried to correct a lot of the login problems experienced in the past, but if you encounter any issues, please try clearing your cache and logging in again.

The preview will run from Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 27.  As mentioned before, we’ve tried to curate a more thoughtful preview by ensuring we’re featuring content that is price sensitive (most resources are $1,500 or less), is not a resource already made available via INFOhio, and has ties to Ohio Learning Standards (some resources feature lexile information). 

Any requests for login credentials, questions, quotes, and/or purchases can be directed to Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25.

Happy Previewing! 

Honeywell Voyager® 1202g Wireless Single-Line Laser Scanner

Honeywell’s Voyager™ 1202g hand-held laser barcode scanner incorporates the freedom of Bluetooth® wireless technology and offers a field-replaceable battery that can be quickly and easily exchanged. The 1202g single-line wireless scanner delivers the aggressive linear barcode scanning that users have come to expect from the world-renowned Voyager family of scanners. Read even the poorest quality barcodes with advanced laser scanning technology that only Honeywell can deliver.


Honeywell Voyager™ 1202g Bluetooth Scanner

OHIONET Member Price: $361.90
Includes cradle, manual, 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (1 Year Warranty on Battery)
Available in Black or Black and White    

Free Shipping
OHIONET Prices Good Through Friday, February 27, 2015


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

Changes are coming to the long-running E-Rate Program--a federally-funded program providing support for schools and public libraries to maintain (and improve) broadband internet access for their communities, and the deadlines to seek out these funding opportunities are fast-approaching. 

To help our members provide the best service possible to their users, OHIONET has established a relationship with a Columbus-based tech support company, Sophisticated Systems, who stand ready to help you acquire, implement and maintain systems that meet your library's needs.  Join us for an upcoming, FREE webinar to discuss the E-Rate program, the services Sophistical Systems can provide, and to hear details about a very flexible, E-Rate-eligible wireless Internet system, Meraki by Cisco.

Meet Meraki--an E-Rate Eligible Wireless Solution
WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 12th, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
WHERE: Live, ONLINE with Citrix GoToWebinar
COST:  $0

CLICK HERE to register now!

OHIONET's group for IBISWorld resources renews in early Febrary.  This is the best time to take a look at the depth of business information available from IBISWorld and their supplemental collections.

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.

OHIONET members can register for their own trial now by registering here.  Quotes and additional information are available by contacting OHIONET at e-resources@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

We are glad to welcome Wellsville Carnegie Public Library

The Wellsville Carnegie Public Library is located in Columbiana County. The library began when a small group of townspeople established a reading room and lending library in a store front on Main Street. Expenses were met by selling shares, as well as holding rummage sales, suppers and concerts. Some funds were received from donations. The first records for the new library were kept in 1908. By 1910 the library had a collection of 1,535 books.

Property on the corner of Main and Ninth Streets, originally belonging to Gen. James Reilly, was given to the city by the State of Ohio to be used for a public library. In 1916 the mayor appointed a board of trustees to manage the library and to apply to the Carnegie Trust Corporation for funds to build a library. The Carnegie Trust Corporation approved the application and awarded a total of $9,427 for the construction of the building. It was dedicated and opened to the public on November 20, 1917.

While the services offered by the library continued to grow, the building itself remained unchanged. By the early 1980s, the board began planning for the renovation and expansion of the library. It was not until 1998 that the plans became a reality. The library received a bequest of $711,000 from the estate of Helen McSweeney Miskall. Construction on the project began in July 1998. The new facility was dedicated May 23, 1999. 

Please join us in welcoming Wellsville Carnegie Public Library to our OHIONET family.  Also, visit their website, http://wellsville.webkits.oplin.org and like their Facebook page.

We are glad to welcome Western Reserve Hospital

The Medical Library on the Western Reserve Hospital campus is open Monday through Friday. A master's prepared librarian is available full-time within business hours to assist interns and residents with reference questions, literature searches, interlibrary loans, and any other library needs. Residents have access to the library 24 hours a day.

The library provides five networked computers, offering the latest technological tools to assist in research and presentation needs. Four printers (1 color) and a new photocopier, scanner, and basic office supplies are also available free of charge. There is an additional computer linked to the Summa Health System network, which offers links to online journals as well as the Physician's Portal, PACS, Star Navigator, etc.

The library houses current editions of major reference textbooks, as well as recent editions of other monographs, which focus on the major specialty programs of the hospital as well as general medical subjects providing a well-rounded collection. Timely interlibrary loan services are also available due to the hospital's membership in local, regional, and library national consortia.

Please join us in welcoming Western Reserve Hospital to our OHIONET family and visit their website, http://www.westernreservehospital.org/meded/medlib.html and like their Facebook page.


The OHIONET Board of Trustees honored Tom Sanville at their December 5th Board meeting by presenting Mr. Sanville with a resolution exemplifying his cooperative efforts and dedication to the library community.

In the 32 years that Mr. Sanville was active in the library profession, his path was closely intertwined with OHIONET. OHIONET began working with Mr. Sanville during his tenure as Vice President of Marketing for OCLC, and the relationship between OHIONET and Mr. Sanville continued during his tenure as Executive Director of OhioLINK.

During that time, the capacities for service to Ohio’s libraries were greatly increased by the cooperative efforts of OhioLINK and OHIONET, as OHIONET worked closely with OhioLINK and its Cooperative Information Resources Management Committee (CIRM) to coordinate opt-in groups for research content. Likewise, OHIONET's participation in the International Coalition of Library Consortia, which was greatly guided by the efforts of Mr. Sanville from its inception in the mid 1990's, has added to the collective influence of that group and of OHIONET's stature among publishers

In recognition of that common work, and in recognition of Mr. Sanville's dedication, professionalism, and commitment to sustainable publishing models for scholarship and research, the OHIONET Board of Trustees made a formal resolution to honor Mr. Sanville's retirement in December, and Board and Staff alike reminisced with him over the many events and changes through the last thirty-two years.

Please join OHIONET in wishing Tom Sanville the best of luck as he begins a new chapter in his well-deserved retirement.