OhioNET News

A new round of our popular Fundamentals of Cataloging series is already scheduled for 2017.  If you're new to cataloging or need an RDA-friendly refresher, begin at the beginning with the Introduction & Basic Description sessions. These courses are designed for individuals who primarily practice copy-cataloging and provide a solid foundation for any of our more advanced cataloging material.  Please note that this will be the only instance of the introductory sessions for the whole of 2017.  Don't miss out!

OhioNET Members can now take advantage of new ways to engage patrons with mobile apps, online access, and convenient library interactions.  With Demco Software, which offers apps, programming tools, and event management, your library is now accessible anywhere, anytime for patrons on the go.

In addition to OhioNET’s discount on Boopsie mobile apps, members are now eligible for VIP pricing on Demco’s full suite of six library software products:

Sign Up: Easily manage events and promote them

Give patrons convenient access from anywhere to register for events.

D!BS: Book study rooms on the go

Eliminate room conflicts and let students reserve unmediated rooms on their own.

Spaces: Simplify room management

Enough with manual processes!  Allow patrons to reserve library rooms or spaces.

Wandoo Reader: Take reading programs to new heights

Enhance reading programs and increase participation with a game-like experience.

Brain HQ: Help patrons fight the signs of aging

Enhance your library’s adult programming with BrainHQ, a series of proven online brain fitness exercises.

Boopsie: Meet users where they are on their smartphones and tablets

Go with a customized library app that provides real-time, mobile access to your library’s most popular resources, increased use and circulation of digital and physical collections, and has powerful back-end analytics to track app usage and run reports.

Interested in learning more?  Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:30 PM EST.  Learn how to reach patrons in better ways.  Hear the stats behind patron behaviors and preferences and demo tools that make it all easier.  Register today here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8889316593654510851.

Bonus:  Receive an extra 5% off all Demco software products if you order before 1/31/17.  

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

Economy Earbuds

Do you want to replenish your Earbud supply at a great price?  OhioNET can help with that!  These Earbuds are always available year around to our members, but right now we are offering them at a special lower price.  Minimum orders start at 100 sets and the more you purchase, the lower the price.  Earbuds must be ordered in increments of 100 sets.




Light-weight, mini earbud design
- L-shaped 3.5 mm stereo plug
- Use with MP3, CD, DVD players; computers; Playaways®
- Cord Length is 50" (may vary +/- 2")

Earbud Headphones One Set  (2 Earbuds, available in black only)


Quantity                            Member Price

100 to 299                                $1.10 ea. *
    300 to 499                                $  .99 ea. *    
  500 to 999                                $  .94 ea. *  


*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Prices include shipping
*Larger quantities are available at even lower prices.
These prices are valid through Wednesday, November 30, 2016


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:  https://www.ohionet.org/products


Improving customer service is a great way to build good community relations.  But what if you thought about everyone you communicate with—staff members, colleagues, end users—as “customers?”  Join us to develop effective communication skills in this hands-on, day-long workshop with Dr. R. Glenn Ray--Build Relationships with Respectful Communication.  Attendees will practice setting ground rules, being aware of non-verbal cues, using active listening skills, expressing expectations clearly and more!  Lunch will be provided and is included in the event cost.  Registration closes Monday, Apr. 17th.

Credo Reference is offering several special end-of-year discounts for both Higher Ed and K-12 OhioNet libraries.

For Academic Libraries:

Subscribe to Issue Briefs now and receive a discount, valued at 50% of the cost, towards essentials collections subscriptions or purchased titles until the end of the year. This discount can be combined with these additional promotions:

  • Essentials Collections: Subscribe to 2 collections, get 10% off; 3 collections, get 15% off; and 4+ collections, get 20% off.
  • Purchased Titles: Purchase $5,000 or more worth of titles, get 10% off; $7,500+, get 15% off; and $10,000+, get 20% off.

For K-12 Libraries:

Purchase Literati before the end of the year and receive a 30% discount off the list price, guaranteed for 2 years. After two years, your third year will be 25% off the list price. SKILL Modules are a stand alone product, but if you purchase both Literati and SKILL Modules at the same time, receive the same discount as Literati alone.

Join Credo on November 9 from 2:00 - 3:00pm ET for a webinar exclusively for OhioNet members and affiliates. Lisa Hill, Credo’s Training Manager, will explore the Credo Online Reference Service, and several types of add-on content, including Essentials Collections, One-Time Purchase Titles, and our newly released Issue Briefs.

Registration can be found here: http://credo.link/ohionet.

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064 with any questions.

OhioNET members can gain further advantage by joining in on the Multi-State Group Purchase Special this fall.

Details of the offer are available here.

Please contact Sam Priestley (248-342-6249 or priestleys@awelearning.com) or Andrea Jonaitis (267-320-9629 or jonaitisa@awelearning.com) and let them know you are a part of OhioNET to place your order.

We are grateful to the nearly three hundred members who took the time to share their thoughts with us in our recent survey.

We are likewise grateful to Anya Arnold, Library Consortia / Information Technology Consultant, who prepared a report of the survey results for all of us:


The conversation will be continuing, with a series of webinar sessions scheduled for late October and early November to follow up on these concepts, so that we can get an even clearer picture of what we can do to serve you best. More information will be coming soon on those events.

We thank you again for the generous gift of your time!


For the month of October, OhioNET is featuring Nationwide Children's Hospital Grant Morrow, III MD Medical Library. Click here for more information on the library.




Avery 6464 Removable Labels are available again through OhioNET.  These white 3 1/3" x 4" rectangle laser/ink jet labels with removable adhesive are packaged 25 sheets of 6 labels per sheet for a total of 150 labels per pack.


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

The Current price is $16.05 per pack*.

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

Please continue to place your orders directly with Pam Rossman at OhioNET via email at pamr@ohionet.org and 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.  Your order will be confirmed via email.  If you have any questions, please contact Pam at pamr@ohionet.org or by phone at 800-686-8975 extension 10.

Avery 6464 Label - $16.05 per pack + shipping*

Orders must be received at OhioNET by Monday, October 31, 2016.

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

Whether you’re responsible for maintaining catalog records or for making decisions about cataloging policies at your library, plan to join us for our first new session in the Fundamentals series, Beginner’s Guide to BIBFRAME.  This session serves as an introduction to this new type of bibliographic record that can take our catalogs into the 21st Century, overcoming the barriers that MARC records create for web users trying to find library resources.  Attendees to the session on Oct. 13th will hear from Tim Keller, University Cataloger at Baldwin-Wallace University.