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Summer 2021 eResources Digest

Our eResources team is always buzzing with activity! Our quarterly eResource digests provide a brief overview of the updates, new features, and other exciting projects in the works. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back for latest offers, resources, and product updates.

Additional information on all of these topics is available on ConsortiaManager

For quotes, inquiries, and anything else OhioNet eResources, please contact us at [email protected]

New Vendor Trials

The OhioNet eResources team’s process for vetting new content providers has taken many shapes over the years, all with the goal of providing valuable resources at an afforable cost. The newest iteration of this process firmly centers the needs of member libraries and their communities, putting the decision power in the hands of our members. We are looking forward to the upcoming trials and receiving your feedback – mark your calendars!


  • Trial dates: 8/24/21 – 10/8/21
  • Primary audience: School, K-8 
  • Primary subject(s): Social sciences, Current events


  • Trial dates: 9/1/21 – 10/31/21
  • Primary audience: Public
  • Primary subject(s): Other


  • Trial dates: 10/1/21 – 11/24/21
  • Primary audience: All
  • Primary subject(s): Science & Medicine, General reference

Additional trial details, including demo recordings, trial URL, login credentials, and pricing are located on the New Vendor Trials page within ConsortiaManager. This page is located under the Pages menu item on the navigation bar.

Direct to Open (D2O)

With Direct to Open (D2O), libraries have the opportunity to move away from buying digital monographs from the MIT Press once for a single collection to funding them “once for the world.” D2O is a new, collective action open access business model for scholarly ebooks that is looking for library participants. The model will:

  • Open access to all new MIT Press scholarly monographs and edited collections (approx. 90 titles per year) from 2022 via recurring participation fees.
  • Provide participating libraries with term access to backlist/archives (approx. 2,300 titles), which will otherwise remain gated. Participating libraries will receive access to these titles even if the model is not successful.
  • Cover partial direct costs for the publication of high-quality works that are also available for print purchase.

While OhioNet is not participating in D2O at this time, we wanted to make our members aware of this excellent – and affordable – opportunity to support the open access community and expand access to quality research for everyone. 

Click here to view the full blog post, including information on how to participate and a link to the Prospectus! 

Upcoming Vendor Demos

OhioNet periodically schedules product demonstrations with existing content providers to give members the opportunity to review products available in the vast OhioNet eResources catalog. Most demos are recorded and linked in their respective ConsortiaManager product pages.

DemoDateAudienceSubject area(s)Registration URL
LibraryAware (EBSCO)8/24/21Academic, Public, K-12 Library Tool & Marketing Recording available
NewspaperArchives Access Database (World Archives) 9/1/21Academic, Public, K-12Newspaper & GenealogyRecording available
ICPSR (University of Michigan)9/15/21 Academic, K-12, SpecialHumanities, Social Sciences
Social Explorer (Social Explorer, Inc.)9/22/21Academic, High School (9-12)Social Sciences

Resource Updates in ConsortiaManager

The OhioNet eResources Team will now be posting any updates, changes, maintenance and/or downtime notifications, and other pertinent product information in ConsortiaManager! A Resource Updates page is now available under the Pages menu item in the main navigation bar. Full text of publisher notifications will remain available on this CM page until the update/change has been completed.

Subscribers impacted by any changes will also receive an email from OhioNet notifying them to check the Resource Updates page for details. 

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