OhioNET News

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.

Miami University Libraries will be hosting their third annual Copyright Conference on their Oxford campus September 25 & 26. OhioNET has co-sponsored two scholarships in conjunction with Carla Meyers, Miami University Coordinator of Scholarly Communications (and frequent OhioNET presenter).

We are pleased to share that the two scholarship winners for the 2019 conference are Mandi Goodsett (Cleveland State University) and Josh Zeller (Mount St. Joseph University).

The scholarships will cover the cost of registration and up to a two-night stay in Miami University's on-campus hotel, the Marcum. Registration for the conference is open now at https://copyrightconference.lib.miamioh.edu/registration.

OhioNET will be tending to some exterior repairs this fall, and we want to make sure that our members and other guests have the most up-to-date information to make upcoming visit as smooth as possible.

We have accepted a bid to repair the ceiling of the parking area under our unique building. Repairs are anticipated to start the week of September 23, and the contractor has estimated 2-4 weeks for completion.

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.

Going to the OLC Convention and Expo in Cincinnati later this month?

How about the OELMA Conference on October 2-4 in Dublin?

Or maybe the ALAO Conference on October 18 in Columbus?

No matter which one you may attend, OhioNET staff members will be there with you!

We hope you will say hello as you see us presenting, attending sessions, or waiting to chat with you in the exhibit areas.

by guest contributor Erica Clay

Through the Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) partnership, all Ohioans have access to a collection of information resources that support quality education, a skilled workforce, and lifelong learning in Ohio.

How can you help your patrons make the most of that collection? Use INFOhio’s Early Learning and Information Literacy tools, which have the LCO resources built in.

  • The Early Learning Portal gives parents and preschool teachers the tools to introduce children ages 3-5 to digital resources that help them build early literacy skills.
  • GO! Ask, Act, Achieve guides children in grades 4-10 through the research and inquiry process, helping them develop essential information literacy skills such as asking questions, researching and exploring the LCO resources, synthesizing and using the information they find, and sharing their results.
  • Research 4 Success (R4S) helps high school and undergraduate college students develop information literacy skills while completing a research project in six manageable steps. In each step, students learn about the skills, practice their skills through a variety of learning activities, and master their skills through practical application.

All Ohioans and Ohio library staff are welcome to use the Early Learning Portal, GO! Ask, Act, Achieve, and Research 4 Success to support Early Learning and Information Literacy. For more information on these learning and literacy tools, contact INFOhio at support.infohio.org.

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST

Hosted By: Melissa Wanger, Managing Editor of Acquisitions, IGI Global, and Peter Scott, Director of Sales for North America, IGI Global, and Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, Executive Director/CEO OhioNET

Description: With school back in session, librarians are challenged with ensuring that any investment in resources meets their institution’s needs in a turbulent academic landscape that includes the threat of predatory publishing, rapid advancement of technology, research, and the evolution of OA publishing.

This exclusive webinar for OhioNET members will outline how IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is challenging the industry standard by providing the most innovative content and solutions to help librarians navigate these obstacles. Speakers will break down the stigma of “traditional publishing”, provide insights on forthcoming research trends, and explain pioneering solutions that are being implemented by libraries around the world.

Additionally, they will outline a “true read and publish model”, IGI Global’s OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative, which is providing institutions with a sustainable source of OA funding through the acquisition of IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books (5,300+ e-books) and InfoSci-Journals (185+ e-journals) databases.

Click Here to Register!