OhioNET News

Learn how you can get the most out of your promotion and marketing investments with a new, community-based event aggregator, Burbio (www.burbio.com). Free to schools, libraries, government agencies, and non-profits, Burbio partners with institutions to automatically pull existing event data, send reminders and updates, and let users explore all kinds of community events in one place.  In addition to a demonstration of the platform, attendees will also hear perspectives from Ohio library staff already working with Burbio.

Keep Your Community Connected with Burbio
Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

This webinar is free and open to all library staff working in Ohio. For a complete listing of all our currently available events, head to the Training Calendar.  If you have any questions about this or other OhioNET events, don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help.

 

Hello! I am honored to be here. My journey has been an interesting one, winding through law and corporate America to nonprofits and library school. I am fortunate to be joining OhioNET, an organization with a history of living its values not only through advocacy and collaboration, but also by growing talent and capacity in its support of librarians’ professional development.

I look forward to working in Ohio, a state that has a national reputation for excellence in support of libraries and resource sharing. Thank you to those of you in the library community who have already reached out and made me feel welcome. As I get to know Ohio, I look forward to meeting even more of you and learning about the innovative things you are doing in your own libraries and communities. Here’s to a great 2019!

We're pleased to announce that OhioNET is directly partnering with the State Library of Ohio to bring you ILEAD USA--Ohio 2019! If you are interested in a program to encourage Ohio library staff at all levels and from all library types to meet 21st-Century needs with interactive participatory tools in a fun and casual environment, then apply to this year's ILEAD today.

ILEAD USA – Ohio is a team-based library leadership program that teaches librarians to work with each other, develop their leadership skills, and use participatory and emerging technologies to solve a clear problem in their community.

Team Members:  We are looking for up to 5 teams of 4 to 5 individuals to make up the participants for the ILEAD USA – Ohio 2019 program.  Teams are made up of individuals who have identified a community problem and are interested in learning how to use technology to solve that community need. Preference will be given to teams that are made up of individuals representing at least two different library types and at least three different libraries.  Teams must apply as a single entity.  This means that you will need all four or five of your team members and a project idea before submitting your application.  If you need assistance creating a team or developing your idea, please contact Evan T. Struble at estruble@library.ohio.gov or 614-752-9178. If you’re still not sure about the program, consider attending an upcoming webinar: ILEAD USA—Ohio: What’s It All About? (Webinar details coming soon.)

WHEN:

ILEAD USA - Ohio will be held March 19-21, June 11-13 and October 22-24 in 2019. Team members must commit to attending all three sessions of ILEAD USA - Ohio.  Your commitment also involves time devoted between the three sessions to working on your project with your team. 

WHERE:

Mohican State Park & Lodge, in Perrysville, Ohio

HOW:

The only costs associated with ILEAD USA - Ohio are the costs of your travel to/from Mohican State Park & Lodge.  The remainder of the costs of this program (lodging, meals and materials) is paid for by the State Library of Ohio and OhioNET, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

WHY:

Librarians have needs in their communities that can be solved by working with other librarians and by utilizing technological advances.  ILEAD USA – Ohio is a program that helps librarians learn:

  • To identify those needs;
  • To work with other librarians to solve community problems; and
  • To use the participatory technology necessary to improve their communities.

Team application available: http://library.ohio.gov/documents/ilead-usa-ohio-application/

Contact Evan T. Struble (estruble@library.ohio.gov) at the State Library of Ohio with any questions regarding ILEAD USA - Ohio.  Applications are due no later than January 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm.   Team members will be notified of acceptance in early February 2019.

This event is made possible through funding from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

US copyright law impacts almost every facet of librarianship and it is not uncommon for library staff to encounter copyright questions and issues on a daily basis. Some of these questions and issues arise as part of the services libraries offer and can include (but are certainly not limited to) circulating books, sharing copies of articles via Interlibrary Loan, or reusing copyrighted images and graphics in marketing materials promoting library programming. Other times we are asked copyright questions by patrons, e.g. “How many recipes can I photocopy from this cookbook before I’m violating copyright law?” or “Can I post a PDF copy of this article I downloaded from one of the library databases online for my students to read?”. This column will provide a forum for OhioNET members to ask questions about copyright law and learn more about the rights and responsibilities granted to those creating copyrightable works or looking to reuse copyrightable works created by others. It is my hope that the information provided here will help readers confidently respond to copyright issues and that may arise as part of their day-to-day job responsibilities and better prepare them to answer copyright questions asked by library patrons.

Readers can submit their copyright questions to be answered in future newsletters using this form.

 

Our first question explores licensing issues...

Question: The library purchased an article for a professor from a journal we don’t own. They would like to share the article with their class, and we believe the professor will continue doing this for several semesters. Should this professor place the article in Canvas as a PDF, where it is protected by password for their class only, or should they place the printed copy of the article on course reserve?  Is there another option?

 

Answer: Because this individual article was purchased specifically for the professor, you first want to check to see if there were terms and conditions put forward by the vendor as part of the purchase that may control how it can be used. It will not be unheard of or unusual if the vendor had terms and conditions in-place that states something along the lines of “the copy of the article is intended for the personal use of the patron it was purchased for and cannot be shared with others in print or electronic form.” If such terms were agreed to as part of the purchase, then it would be a violation of them for a copy of the article to be posted to the professor’s Canvas course page or for a printed copy to be circulated via course reserves.

If there were no terms and conditions connected to the purchase of the article -or- if there were terms and conditions that were agreed to as part of the purchase but they did not specifically address the reuse and the sharing of copies of the article with others, then fair use (17 United States Code, Section 117) or the TEACH Act (17 United States Code, Section 110[2]) can be considered for making a copy of the article available to students via the professor’s Canvas course page, or fair use could be considered for circulating a printed copy of the article via course reserves.

Another option available to you would be obtaining a copy of the article from another library under fair use or under the “Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction by libraries and archives” exception found in Section 108 of US copyright law. Libraries frequently utilize these two exceptions when taking part in Interlibrary Loan lending and borrowing. So long as no specific reuse terms and conditions like those I outlined above are added on to the transaction by the lending library or are placed upon the patron utilizing this service by their home library, then the patron is free to consider using exceptions found in US copyright law for reuses of the copy of the work provided to them. In this situation, that could include considering fair use or the TEACH Act if they are a professor looking to share the work with their students via a Canvas course page, or fair use if they wish to make a print copy available via course reserve.

The 2019 OhioNET discount codes for a variety of supplies are now available to members on our website.

Do you order items from Demco, Gaylord Archival, Kapco, or Staples, etc.? Check out the current list to make sure you are getting the most for your budget dollar. Members can login into the OhioNET website and use the link on our Services and Resources page at any time.

Don't have a login for the OhioNET website yet? Click here to sign up today.

Not a member of OhioNET? See what you are missing and contact us to learn more about OhioNET membership.

Starting good assessment practices doesn’t have to be intimidating. Attend this online session to learn some fast ways to get patron input on collections, spaces, resources, services, and more. Click the title link to register and get more information.

 

Micro-Assessments: Quick and Easy Approaches to Data Collection
Wednesday, May 1st, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presenters: Colleen Boff & Linda Rich, University Libraries (Bowling Green State University)

 

Looking for more topics in our Data Analysis & Assessment track?  Watch the Training Calendar for events coming soon on usage statistics for e-resources and data-visualization tools.

The 2019 OhioNET eResources Preview will be available from Friday, February 1 through Thursday, 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. More information about how to use your OhioNET account can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ybx3qaz3.

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, although we are planning to launch a new renewal service in early 2019.  More information about that transition will be sent out separately in the near future.  

Please feel free to contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064 with any questions.

Our long-running series of cataloging training continues in 2019 with overview of both original and copy-cataloging best practices.  Whether you’re new to cataloging or looking for a refresher, these two sets of webinars will get you up to speed.  Click the title links to register and get more information.

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction & Basic Description series
This first set of webinars explains basic cataloging concepts and processes for copy catalogers and demonstrates how to describe our most numerous resources—books! This series serves as an excellent stepping stone for later cataloging sessions. Series presenter: Sarah Schaff, Denison University Libraries.

Basic Cataloging Overview, 1/15/19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Meet MARC, 1/29/19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
RDA vs. AACR2, 2/12/19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction to Original Cataloging series
Got local or unique items in need of records?  Our newest webinar series returns to provide an overview of the skills and knowledge needed to create MARC records from scratch.  Attendees to this session MUST have copy-cataloging experience or have taken the Introduction & Basic Description webinars. Series presenter: Misty Alvaro, Upper Arlington Public Library.

Basics of Original Cataloging, 3/26/19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Simplifying Original Cataloging Workflows with Tools, 4/2/19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tricks, Resources, and Practice for Original Cataloging, 4/16/19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Our newest training track, Preservation & Access—covering topics that help library staff collect, manage, share, and maintain access to materials—features both in-person and online events this spring.  Click the title links to register and get more information. 

The Copyright in Action series presenter is Carla Myers. And, remember all online OhioNET trainings are FREE to employees of member libraries!

Copyright in Action: Overview and Review
Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Copyright in Action: Understanding Fair Use
Wednesday, Apr. 24th, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Whether you need to keep your circulating items looking great or to preserve local or unique materials in your collection, OhioNET has a hands-on book repair session for you.  Sign up for both or just one.  Please note that folks are strongly encouraged to take the basic workshop before registering for the advanced session.  Both workshops will be led by Dr. Miriam Kahn and both workshop fees include the cost of take-home supply kits for each attendee.

Basic Book Repair Workshop
Wednesday, Apr. 17th, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Advanced Book Repair & Structure
Thursday, May 23rd, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

We’re pleased to announce the return of our free series of informational webinars featuring resources available statewide.  Presented in partnership with OPLIN, our first pair of webinars will feature some of the most widely-used materials—genealogy databases.  These first two sessions will be led by Sarah Palmer from ProQuest Training, with user insights and real-life reference scenarios from Anne Wachs of Washington-Centerville Public Library. Click the title links to register and get more information.

Exploring our State-wide Resources: Ancestry vs. HeritageQuest
Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Exploring our State-side Resources: African American Heritage and Fold3
Wednesday, Mar. 13th, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Coming soon in the Reference Skills & Resources track—business reference sources, Transparent Language, and Census 2020 information. Watch the Training Calendar for a complete listing of all our currently available events.