New Products

In these challenging economic times, libraries require more effective management tools to better demonstrate their competence with stakeholders and funding partners and to better compete for scarce resources.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how evidenced-based management can make your library more effective.

OHIONET invites you and your colleagues to participate in a 90-minute webinar focusing on evidence-based management solutions developed specifically for libraries from Counting Opinions. The solutions are available on either a stand-alone or fully integrated basis and consist of:

  • The customer satisfaction management tool, LibSat
  • The capture and processing of performance data, with robust report outputs

Date: Thursday, January 20th
Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Register Now!

Note: This webinar has the dual purpose of 1) informing OHIONET members about the Counting Opinions service and 2) ascertaining the level of member interest with regard to a possible OHIONET group purchase program with Counting Opinions.

Please contact Christine Morris (800-686-8975, ext. 29 or christinem@ohionet.org) at OHIONET if you have questions or if you would like more information.

In these challenging economic times, libraries require more effective management tools to better demonstrate their competence with stakeholders and funding partners and to better compete for scarce resources.

OHIONET invites you and your colleagues to participate in a 90-minute webinar focusing on evidence-based management solutions developed specifically for libraries from Counting Opinions. The solutions are available on either a stand-alone or fully integrated basis and consist of:

1.) Customer Satisfaction management LibSat, including:
a. Summer Reading Program outcomes measurement system
b. Custom Forms and Surveys module (InformsUs)

2.) The capture and processing of performance data plus robust report outputs to meet operational performance data needs (monthly, quarterly, annual reports, advocacy requirements, etc.)

Date: Thursday, January 20th
Time: 3:00-4:30 P.M. ET
Register HERE!

Note: This webinar has the dual purpose of 1) informing OHIONET members about the Counting Opinions service and 2) ascertaining the level of member interest vis à vis a possible OHIONET group purchase program with Counting Opinions.

Please contact Christine Morris (800-686-8975, ext. 29 or christinem@ohionet.org) at OHIONET if you have questions or if you would like more information.

We are pleased to announce that Ingram Library Services is offering our members discounts on books and audiovisual products. Have shipping charges been an issue for your library? We have arrangements for those, too!

Read more about the agreement here.

The process for signing up is simple. If your library doesn't have an Ingram account, you can sign up for a free account now at: http://www.ingramlibrary.com/newcustomers.aspx. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select your library type.

Already have an active Ingram account? Just send an e-mail to Kelly Clifton (kelly.clifton@ingrambook.com) at Ingram to request the OHIONET agreement terms. Your account can usually be changed over in 1 business day or less, and you will be notified when the change is complete.

If you have additional questions about the offer, please contact Kelly Clifton at Ingram (kelly.clifton@ingrambook.com or 800-937-5300, ext. 35670) or Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

In partnership with OHIONET… a special offer for Public Libraries!
(valid through October 15, 2010)

NEW! Oxford Dictionaries Online - 30% off first-year subscription
www.oxforddictionaries.com
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Do you have patrons looking for guidance on job applications, resumes, and cover letters? Oxford Language Dictionary's Practical Writing section can help. Are there puzzle enthusiasts among your patrons? Fans of crosswords and similar word games should check out the Puzzles section to help solve some of those trickier clues.

Do we need Oxford Dictionaries Online?

  • 70% of people need and use English language resources (for students, the figure is 90%)*
  • 70% of users surveyed found free online dictionaries difficult to use, slow, or out of date**

* Source: Book Marketing Limited research for Oxford University Press 2007
** Source: Oxford University Press consumer research July 2009

Although there are many free dictionary sites, they are not meeting user needs.

Oxford Dictionaries Online is sure to become the go-to resource for definition-seekers, professionals, writers, students, teachers, non-native speakers, puzzle enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to "look it up." Includes audio pronunciation and practical writing advice to make the right impression in everyday situations, including apply for a job and email guidelines.

NEW! Berg Fashion Library - 20% off first-year subscription
www.bergfashionlibrary.com
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

For all of those budding Project Runway contestants among your teen patrons, and for your community theatre folks or doll-making enthusiasts, here is the new go-to resource!

Anchored by the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (July 2010), the Berg Fashion Library incorporates a full range of resources essential for anyone working on dress or fashion. Contains 4,000+ images (including 1,600 from the Victoria and Albert Museum's internationally renowned fashion collection). Beginning in 2011, over 2,000 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute collection will be uploaded.

Social Explorer - 20% off first-year subscription
www.socialexplorer.com
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline

Understanding your community is the key to success. Make sure that you and your patrons have that key by offering Social Explorer.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history, 1790 – present.
"...they've done a fantastically thorough job. You can zoom all the way from the national level to ... the street you live on, and see all sorts of different data, from income to industry to gender to ethnicity to means of commuting to family structure. Want a map showing percent of foreign-born nationals who immigrated in the last five years? It's there. Want a map showing percentage of self-employed males? It's there. Percentage of housing where rent is between $600 - $800 per month, or where heat is provided by solar power? It’s there." The Changing World - Jeremy Faludi, 2005

Oxford Biblical Studies Online - 30% off first year subscription
www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Are your patrons interested in biblical studies, commentary, or almost anything in the 200's? And…would they enjoy the flexibility of comparing various Bible verse translations and commentaries side-by-side? Oxford Biblical Studies Online might be the resource just for them!

"HOW GOOD IS IT? I have truly just scratched the surface of this mammoth work of scholarship . . . Oxford breaks the one-to-ten rating scale once again: this file is an astonishing 11. Most highly recommended for academic, public, school, and special libraries serving serious Bible researchers." —Cheryl LaGuardia Library Journal, May 1, 2009

Oxford African American Studies Center - 30% off first-year subscription

www.oxfordaasc.com
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Be prepared to meet all of your student patron's needs for Black History Month! Along with authoritative reference content, the rich image gallery and multi-media video clips bring history to life - watch Hank Aaron break the major league home run record or Maya Angelou recite “And Still I Rise”. Take a look at Oxford's African American Studies Center and explore the riches available on an unlimited access basis.

“The folks at Oxford have once again thought of everything…There’s not enough space to extol OAASC’s virtues sufficiently…Because it is so extraordinary, the resource makes it necessary this once to raise the usual rating scale of 1 to 10 to an unprecedented 11! The Bottom Line: A remarkable achievement in accessible scholarship, Oxford African American Studies Center is strongly recommended for all libraries.” — Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal

www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com

One of the most pressing challenges for research at all levels is managing the immense amount of scholarship available – the numbers of resources are growing exponentially every single day. Whether it’s the initial research into writing a book, a graduate student’s doctoral dissertation, or an undergraduate writing a term paper, it’s harder and harder to know what the important research is to consult.

We are proud to introduce Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO), designed to help users navigate through the overwhelming mass of information to find reliable sources, directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, data set they need for their research.

  • Each individual entry within OBO provides a guided tour through the key literature on a specialized sub-topic. Annotations indicate what is included in the work, and provide guidance as to how this resource will aid your research.
  • Includes cataloging of non-print material, especially online resources.
  • Intuitive linking throughout quickly delivers the user from a citation to full-text content, whether online or available through a library’s catalog.
  • Each module has an Editorial Board of 15-20 leading scholars, each with expertise in specialized areas within the field of study.
  • At launch, each subject module will include over 50 entries, with an additional 50-75 entries added each year over the course of three updates. All entries are double-peer reviewed and board-vetted and will have a formal review by the Editorial Board once a year to ensure that it remains up-to-date.

Take the online guided tour: http://aboutobo.com/about-obo/a-powerpoint-overview

OBO Subject Modules include:

  • Classics
  • Criminology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Social Work
  • Philosophy (May 2010)
  • Renaissance and Reformation (May 2010)
  • Atlantic History (May 2010)
  • Biblical Studies (September 2010)
  • Buddhism (September 2010)
  • Hinduism (November 2010)
  • Medieval Studies (November 2010)
  • Communication (January 2011)
  • International Relations (January 2011)
  • Public Health (January 2011)
  • Victorian Literature (January 2011)

Both subscription and perpetual access options are available for each subject module.

For more information about Oxford Bibliographies Online, please contact Mary Conroy at OHIONET (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

The latest in career help is here!

Optimal Resume, a suite of state-of-the-art career assistance modules, is available from OHIONET at a discounted price for our members. Special packages are available for public libraries and colleges & universities.

OHIONET libraries can start a subscription on January 1, 2010 and get access for the remainder of 2009 for free!

Free custom trails are available now. Contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) for pricing and more information.

The latest in career help is here!

Optimal Resume can make sure your displaced or transitioning patrons are ready to enter the workforce as quickly as possible. Their proven, online career tools are now used at hundreds of public libraries and college career centers nationwide. Optimal Resume can help job seekers of all levels execute a successful job search.

Patrons log in through your locally branded website to get 24-hour-a-day access to a complete suite of self-directed career tools for creating resumes, cover letters, portfolios, video introductions, and professional networking websites. They can practice for job interviews with a state-of-the-art virtual interview practice module, as well as conduct career research and assess their marketable skills.

The Optimal Resume online programs are proven, easy-to-use, and affordable. They help immediately reduce job seeker stress by providing a sense of purpose and a plan of action. Most importantly, they provide excellent results.

In addition to our new consortial discount, OHIONET libraries can start a subscription on January 1, 2010 and get access for the remainder of 2009 for free!

Free custom trails are available now. Contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) for pricing and more information.

For more than 100 years, Gongwer News Service (www.gongwer-oh.com) has provided detailed news and information about state government and politics.

At a time when Ohioans have signaled a growing interest in state government actions--particularly spending decisions--Gongwer is offering a significant discount in its subscription rate for Ohio public libraries. From coverage of every bill pending in the General Assembly to major Ohio news events, Gongwer brings readers crucial details that aren’t available anywhere else. This information is delivered through a variety of real-time online services, including breaking news alerts, personalized e-mail updates and more.

Gongwer subscribers have access to Ohio’s most extensive government news and legislation database, which provides details on events dating back as far as four decades. Patrons and staff of subscribing libraries will also be able to create their own accounts on the Gongwer site, allowing them to receive an e-mail whenever there is action on issues of particular interest.

In addition to many other services, Gongwer also provides a series of tools that help Ohioans communicate with their representatives in Columbus. The unanimous choice of the legislature and administration, Gongwer is The Record of Capitol Square.

For more information, or to subscribe under the OHIONET discount, click here or contact Gongwer (gongwer@gongwer-oh.com or 614-221-1992) or Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29)

I2C Technologies, a leader in intelligent, IP-video surveillance systems has partnered with OHIONET to provide IP video surveillance and access control solutions to OHIONET’s library community.

OHIONET's first installation of an I2C product is at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library located in Fremont, Ohio. Rebecca Hill, Head Librarian at the Rutherford B. Hayes library said, "The new IP cameras will allow us to monitor designated areas from any secure network connection. OHIONET targeted I2C Technologies after a request from our Library and we are enthusiastic about the new partnership."

To find out more details about the partnership between OHIONET and I2C, check out the press release.

If you would like more information and/or pricing on I2C's surveillance systems for your library, please contact Jill Boggs Brust at 800-686-8975 ext. 20 or jillb@ohionet.org for a custom quote.