OhioNET News

OhioNET has partnered with IBIS World Industry Reports for a number of years, but as of 2017 we are able to include IBISWorld Procurement Reports.  IBISWorld Procurement Reports include more than 900 full-text reports on show information on purchasing lines and products, covering pricing environments, supply chain vendors, product characteristics, and purchasing process.

IBISWorld Procurements will be available for trial in our upcoming Academic & Special Library Database Preview, from February 1 through February 28.  In advance of that trial, we invite members to an informational webinar to learn more.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 25 from 10-11 AM EST.   

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Conference line: 857-216-4577 PIN 79782

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, for more information at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org.

The 2017 OhioNET eResources Preview will be available from Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28.  In preparation for the Preview, we would like to remind users of how to access the trials page.

Users will need to login to their existing OhioNET account, or to create one by visiting https://www.ohionet.org/user.  With a unique OhioNET login, users can update contact information, register for continuing education, and access the annual database preview.  

Since new accounts need to be approved manually to ensure we are appropriately providing access to these resources, we appreciate your patience as we authenticate them.  Signing up for an account before February 1 will ensure your immediate ability to access the Preview once it goes live, but we will authenticate users any time.  Please be sure to sign up with your institution’s e-mail address instead of a personal one, as memberships are verified at the institutional level.  

Renewals for existing subscribers will continue to appear in a separate portal at http://www2.ohionet.org/ref_renew2.php

Please feel free to contact Carrie Waibel should you have any questions at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064.  

Since the announcement of the retirement of our long-time colleague Jill Boggs Brust, OhioNET has been working to make the transition for our members as smooth as possible.

We are pleased to announce that another familiar face will be moving into Jill's place: Pam Rossman, our stalwart Receptionist, is in the process of training to assume the role of Order Specialist. Pam has worked with our members for several years on equipment and supply orders; Pam's role will be expanding to take on the administrative aspects of our eResource orders as well. We know that you will enjoy working with Pam in this new position!

We are currently working to fill our Receptionist opening, and we look forward to giving you an update on that soon.

Pam will be working on the eResources team with Carrie Waibel to help you meet your needs for electronic content in the most economical and efficient ways possible. You can contact them at e-resources@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

The Datalogic™ Gryphon™ I GD4130 Corded USB Scanner available to members at a special price.  The Gryphon I reader is a next-generation linear imager providing best reading performance and durability of the industry that makes it the ultimate solution for any market and applications from retail to light industrial. The extreme versatility of the Gryphon I reader is combining many top performing and distinctive features together in a perfect balance, from reading capability to durability, ergonomics, connectivity, and the usual appealing design.

• Superior depth of field
• Wide scan angle
• Excellent reading performance and label decoding
• Standard or High Resolution optics
• 'Green Spot' for good-read feedback

Datalogic™ GRYPHON™ I GD4130 Barcode Scanner, Member Price:  $189.20     
(Available in Black and Ivory)*

* Includes Stand, USB Cable, Manual and 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Please specify color when ordering
Free Shipping
Prices valid through Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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



The 2017 bibliotheca + 3M Member Price List is available to OhioNET members.  There have been many changes this year with 3M products.  In May, 2016 3M finalized the sale of their Library Systems Division to bibliotheca® and they have combined their knowledge with 3M’s to offer a wider variety of security products from EM Strips to SelfCheck and Security Gates to a full line of RFID Systems and accessories.  They are also offering some Checkpoint RF Tags and Gates that were previously offered through 3M.

bibliotheca has replaced many 3M items, but several of their products are still being offered and we have included the corresponding 3M part number with the new bibliotheca part number to better identify them. 

Prices have remained stable from 2016 and in some cases are lower.  The most significant change is the lower prices on service agreements (warranty) on all SelfChecks, Gates and RFID equipment.

If you have any questions about this price list regarding new equipment, pricing or if you would like a quote, please contact Pam Rossman at OhioNET at pamr@ohionet.org or call at 800-686-8975 ext. 10.  To access the price list, click on the link below.

2017 OhioNet BIB_3M Member Price List.pdf

Back by popular demand, we will again host a day-long, multi-type conference to help library staff at all levels develop their data-related skills.  Dive Into Data 2: New Skills, New Depths will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus, OH.  This year's event will feature learning tracks that focus on different types of data-related goals: visioning, decision-making, and evaluating.

Watch your email inbox for more information coming soon!

We are again working with Information Today to arrange discounted registrations for OhioNET members to attend Computers in Libraries 2017: Upping Our Game! This year's event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, with a day of pre-conference workshops set for March 27th. 

For the first time ever, attendees can purchase a pass that includes the full day of pre-conference workshops!  This conference also offers a K12-only pass for the Internet@Schools track at a deeply discounted rate--nearly 80% off the regular conference rate.

CLICK HERE for more information and a list of registration options.



Avery 6464 Removable Labels Order Announcement

6464 Avery Removable Labels White 3 1/3" x 4" Rectangle/Laser Ink Jet Removable Adhesive 25 Sheets 6 labels per sheet 150 total labels per pack.

To offer the best possible prices, OhioNET purchases Avery 6464 blank removable labels in bulk.

The Current price is $16.37 per pack*.

Prices are subject to change without notice.  If you order after the deadline of January 31st, we will try to honor the price but it will not be guaranteed unless approved by Staples.

Please place your orders directly with Pam Rossman at OhioNET via email at pamr@ohionet.org.  Please include the following information in your email:

Number of packs you wish to order

Contact Name

Shipping Address (Please include phone number)

Purchase Order Number (If required)

All orders will be placed with our vendor in a timely manner and you should receive your labels within two to three business days.  I will confirm your orders via email.  If you have any questions, please contact me at pamr@ohionet.org or by phone at 800-686-8975 extension 10.

Avery 6464 Label - $16.37 per pack + shipping*

Orders must be received by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

* Free shipping for all orders of 3 packs or more.

OhioNET, 1500 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221-3975, Phone 800-686-8975, Fax 614-486-1527 www.ohionet.org

ProQuest is excited to announce five new Premium Ebook Packs — Statistics, Women’s Studies/Feminist Theory, Legal Aspects in U.S. Culture & Politics, African-American Studies and Screen Studies — that overcome many hurdles associated with traditional perpetual ebook purchases:

  • All titles offer unlimited multi-user access.
  • Titles are discounted 33-40%.
  • Titles been hand selected from the top 5% of ProQuest best-selling titles from the last two years.
  • Content has minimal duplication with other ProQuest products and products from other aggregators.

As with all ProQuest ebook products, these collections offer DRM-free, chapter level downloads and are closely aligned with ProQuest’s aggregated databases of journals, periodicals and other authoritative content that you already have access to or own.

A title list can be obtained by contacting Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist, at carriew@ohionet.org.  Discounted pricing is good through December 31, 2016.

As many of you remember, we asked for your feedback in a membership survey back in August.  We spent September analyzing the data, and there were five topics that came to the forefront in the reported concerns:

  • Budget
  • Funding
  • Marketing
  • Staffing and HR
  • Technology

We spoke with some of you at conferences in October, and we explored these topics in greater depth with some of you at a series of online focus groups from November 14 through November 21.

In case you missed the focus groups, our facilitator Anya Arnold (Library Consortia/Information Technology Consultant) has prepared a set of summary slides with details of survey feedback on these topics.

We are still interested in hearing what you think, as we prepare to use this information to set up opportunities for OhioNET members to interact on topics like these in an ongoing fashion. You can contact Christine Morris, OhioNET's Director of Member Services, with your thoughts and ideas at christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29.