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New OhioNET Partner: W. S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Over the past year, OhioNET has developed a new consortium agreement for content providers that clearly defines our expectations while also allowing for flexibility in how our organizations work together. Content providers currently working or seeking to work with OhioNET have the option to participate at one of three distinct tier levels: Provider, Associate, or Partner. Each tier has its own set of expectations and responsibilites for both content providers and OhioNET alike, ensuring that communication between organizations is smooth and transparent. The agreement was crafted with the needs of OhioNET members at the forefront, and those who purchase eResources through the consortium will benefit from this new clarity.

OhioNET is thrilled to announce our first Partner organization under this new agreement structure: William S. Hein & Co., Inc. By signing on at the Partner level, W. S. Hein & Co., Inc. has shown not only their commitment to providing transparent discounted pricing and excellent customer service, but also an invested interest in the success of the Ohio Library community. We are happy to welcome Hein to our network of trusted content providers and look forward to many years of collaboration!

About W. S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Based in Buffalo, NY, Hein has served the library community for more than 100 years as a legal publisher, periodical subscription agent, and distributor of legal periodicals. The organization is distinctly customer-focused and committed to providing the highest quality products and services:

“Our mission is to expand our capabilities and advance all services necessary to assist the effectiveness of our growing, worldwide customer base, while maintaining our reputation of competency and professionalism. Our goal is to provide the best customer service in our industry.”

HeinOnline, originally launched in May 2000, is the world’s largest image-based legal research database containing more than 191 million pages and 298,000 titles of historical and government documents. The platform’s more than 2,900 journals provide access to a variety of subjects including animal rights, human rights, political science, gender studies, election law, civil rights, and more. All journals date back to inception and more than 90% are available through the current issue or volume. In addition to this vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations – not to mention complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754!  

HeinOnline’s Social Justice Suite is available free of charge to any interested instutition – simply register for access! Hein’s stated purpose for providing gratis access to these valuable materials is to “help foster knowledge, facilitate civil discourse, and encourage action for the betterment of our nation.” The Social Justice Suite includes MARC records courtesy of Cassidy Cataloguing and is comprised of the following three databases:

Please contact Sarah Probst, Electronic Resources Coordinator, at [email protected] with any questions.

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