OhioNET News

Public library members may have heard of OrangeBoy, but have you heard of Savannah?

Get an overview of OrangeBoy's powerful new tool for small libraries. Discover how your library can market your products and services through targeted, highly customizable and measured communications with Savannah for Small Libraries!

Join OrangeBoy, Inc. at 2:00 PM on October 29 to see a hands-on demo to discover how you can:

  • Engage and retain your customers;
  • Automate your campaigns quickly and easily; and
  • Make data-driven decisions.

Register now at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8141373832215469057

Unable to attend on October 29? Contact Jaime Hirschfeld at OrangeBoy to schedule a separate demo:

Jaime Hirschfeld
Sales Manager
OrangeBoy, Inc.
Direct Dial: (202) 689-4373

In response to our recent call for group interest, KnowledgeCity is currently offering a 10 percent discounted rate on its services for OhioNET members.

KnowledgeCity offers over 13,000 online video tutorials that are updated monthly with new topics to keep up with the demands of a skilled workforce. From soft skills to computer software courses, KnowledgeCity offers the tools needed to help patrons achieve success.

KnowledgeCity proudly works with libraries to protect patron privacy. Patrons need nothing more than their library card number to access a robust database of self-development training videos, ensuring the protection of user information.

KnowledgeCity offers a free trial account and screenshare demonstration with no obligation. Simply click here to claim your offer and request a demo.

For more information about KnowledgeCity and this offer, please contact:

Samantha Bueche
Sales Supervisor
Phone: (760) 407-6776
Email: Samantha.bueche@knowledgecity.com

OhioNET is always seeking to serve our members better. To that end, we have taken the time to re-align several positions within the organization, and we are pleased to announce three full time job openings.

In our Technology Services Team, we are seeking a Library Systems Coordinator to assist with the on-going maintenance and end-user support for OhioNET-managed library systems, with primary focus on the COOL consortium (Consortium of Ohio Libraries) Evergreen library management system and services.

In our Member Services Team, we are looking for a new Electronic Resources Coordinator to evaluate licensed electronic products and services on behalf of OhioNET membership, negotiate ongoing renewals, and generally manage electronic resource vendor relations.

Additionally we are seeking a Member Engagement Coordinator to help us keep in touch with our members and the library community as a whole.

To apply or to learn more about these opportunities, please visit https://app.trinethire.com/companies/24802-ohionet/jobs.

As we shared in September, OhioNET has been taking care of some exterior repairs, and we wanted to give our members an update.

The contractor has divided the repair work into two phases, and we are pleased to say that the initial phase of repairs is complete. All parking spots under our building are currently available to members and visitors.

We are expecting a second phase of work to begin in late October, and that phase is estimated to last a week or two. As with the first phase, we will continue to work with the contractor to minimize disruption to our visitors, and we will also keep you posted on updates as they become available.

In the midst of any traumatic situation, from addiction to unemployment, sometimes the only thing that sustains people is hope—hope for positive change, hope for different circumstances. But, when times are darkest, they might need to borrow it. Let the library be where they find it. This pair of upcoming webinars, led by Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University – School of Information), will discuss aspects of providing trauma-informed service, as well as explore resources on recovery, healing, and resiliency. Click the title links for more information and to register today.

Words Matter: Addiction and Recovery Resources for Your Library
Thursday, October 31 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Planning for Trauma-Informed Service: a Checklist of Considerations
Wednesday, December 4 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
CEUs: 1

Subject analysis—or determining the about-ness of an item—is a critical area for library staff members to understand. Subject analysis allows us to collocate related items and helps us foster serendipitous discoveries for our community members. If you work with managing cataloging records, both the in-person workshop and online webinar series will walk you through the steps needed to understand, assess and edit existing subject records.  Choose your preferred format and sign up today!  All subject analysis sessions will be led by Misty Alvaro (Upper Arlington Public Library)

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers Workshop*
Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (with an hour-long break for lunch on your own)
*In-person attendees only, no recording will be available.
CEUs: 5

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers Webinar Series
Overview of Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Subject Analysis Tools for Copy Catalogers
Tuesday, December 3, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Subject Analysis Suggested Workflows
Tuesday, December 10, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

As part of our Preservation & Access training track, the Copyright in Action series introduces attendees to the concepts of copyright and fair use, as well as exploring specific tasks and topics like exceptions for educational use and more. Our series resumes in October with a webinar on seeking permission to use copyrighted material.  Think it’s impossible?  It doesn’t have to be.  Learn the recommended steps you should take to pave the way for a “yes.”

Copyright in Action: Getting Permissions
Tuesday, October 29, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University)
CEUs: 1.5

OhioNET stands with its members and the American Library Association in opposing the recent decision by Macmillan to change its ebook lending model.

The ALA initially responded to the change in the ebook lending model in July and asked library members to respond as well. Recently, the ALA has launched a national campaign against the e-book embargo and is soliciting petition signatures not just from libraries and librarians, but also from the public at large. The full text of the petition can be found at eBooksForAll.org.

Some of our members have expressed interest in online learning resource alternatives recently.  We are investigating opportunities for you now, but some of our negotiations are dependent on the breadth of our member interest.  To help us help you, please let us know if your library would be interested in group pricing for any of the following:

You can indicate your interest by emailing us at e-resources@ohionet.org.  Please let us know by Monday, September 16, so that we can leverage your interest into discounts for the whole group.

OhioNET is pleased to announce a new vendor partnership with Docuseek, a leading provider of essential documentary films for higher education.

Docuseek offers exclusive academic streaming for content from renowned leaders in documentary films, including:

  • Bullfrog Films
  • Icarus Films
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Kartemquin Films
  • The Fanlight Collection
  • First Run Features
  • MediaStorm
  • KimStim
  • dGenerate Films
  • Terra Nova Films
  • Scorpion TV

Contact OhioNET to set up a trial or to get more information about the special discounted pricing from Docuseek for our members.