OhioNET News

We are pleased to say that the long-awaited repairs to our front parking area will be wrapping up over the next few weeks. 

If you have reason to visit us in those few weeks, please be advised that the main drive on Lane Avenue will be inaccessible for most of that period.  We ask that you use our lesser-known alley drive off of Vassar Place to access the back parking lot. 

There are 22 spots in the back parking lot, which should be sufficient for all of our guests on most days.  However, if you find yourself needing other options, please consider the following:

  • Parking spots in the right west-bound lane of Lane Avenue, which are available until 4pm on weekdays
  • Parking spots in the public garage at The Lane (1600 West Lane Avenue)
  • Street parking on Vassar Place

A full map of the parking areas can be found here.

We thank you for your understanding during this time, and we appreciate your patience.

Hospital and health sciences libraries will want to take advantage of our special offer on 5MinuteConsult, which is available for at a very special price through December 31.

With content written by family medicine and primary care practitioners, 5MinuteConsult.com (5MCC) provides easy navigation of the best-selling clinical content in adult/pediatric primary care, and provides decision support for practitioners and students, helping to determine quick answers before, during, and after patient experience. Librarians rank 5 Minute Consult as some of the most valuable content on Ovid. When a hospital or academic institution subscribes to the 5MCC through Ovid, all staff, faculty, students, nurses, rehab, physicians, PAs etc. can download the app free!

Check out the latest version of this resource--including the new mobile app.  The publicly available video demonstration can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://5minuteconsult.com/public/Video_Tour

Subscribe by December 1st and get immediate access for no additional charge!

Contact eresources@ohionet.org for information on special pricing for OhioNET member libraries.

Image credit: Used with permission from Jessica Klinker, 2019

OhioNET introduces a new chapter in People Counters from Sensource at $100.00 below list price through the month of November.

The PC-VIDX-S People Counter

Designed to cover the broadest range of applications, the VIDX series people counters use 3D advanced stereo vision tracking technology. Artificial intelligence (AI) refines the already accurate sensing technology with a deep learning network, making it the most accurate system available.


  • Mounting Heights Between 7.5 to 19ft
  • Greater than 97% accuracy guarantee
  • Flexible Privacy Configurations
  • Employee exclusion capability
  • Powered by a standard PoE connection
  • Stitch up to 9 sensors with no additional hardware required


  • Perimeter Counting
  • Dwell Time Analysis
  • Queue Management
  • Occupancy
SenSource Inc. also provides libraries with Vea Analytics Software, a program that analyzes the data collected by your library people counters. Vea Analytics Software allows you to learn more about your library, analyzing visitation trends and traffic patterns, so you can make important decisions with more insight and information. With the customizable dashboard, you can track specific data trends and monitor important numbers. This hosted solution eliminates the hassle of managing software and can be accessed anywhere using a web login, making it a perfect component to your library people counter.  This is part of the technology needed for the PC-VIDX-S and must be purchased to complete the system.  
For more information about this People Counter and VEA Analytics Software, please click on the link below:

OhioNET Member Pricing is as follows:

PC-VIDX-S People Counter  $795.00 each

Vea Analytics Software Reporting Service and Support $180.00 per people counter per year

Shipping and Handling Charges Apply
Mounting supplies needed for installation are determined by the vendor and available at an additional cost
Offer is valid through Friday, November 29, 2019
For more information and to receive an official quote
designed specifically for your library
please contact Pam Rossman
or at 800-686-8975 x10


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. I’m happy to announce that this popular part of the Preservation & Access training track will continue next year with another slate of events presented by Carla Myers, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. The first three webinars of 2020 are open for registration. Click the title links for more information.


Copyright in Action: Introduction and Overview
February 13, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5

Copyright in Action: Fair Use Myths and Misconceptions
April 8, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5

Copyright in Action: Understanding Section 108—The “Reproductions in Libraries and Archives” Exception
June 11, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5

Collecting data to help better understand the impacts or outcomes of the services and resources libraries provide doesn’t have to be difficult. Attendees to this freely available webinar will hear about how one library—Lorain Public Library—got started with an easy-to-use online tool developed by PLA--Project Outcome.    Get an overview of portal, as well as gather suggestions for creating staff buy-in and hear about lessons learned throughout their implementation. Click the title link below for more information and to register.

Measure Your Impact—an Introduction to PLA’s Project Outcome
Thursday, November 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenters: Cheryl Grizzell and Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz (Lorain Public Library System)


Fundamentals of Cataloging--our longest-running training track—will start off the new year by revisiting the basics. If you have never cataloged before or need to refresh your skills, plan to attend this introductory series of webinars in January.  These three sessions will explain basic cataloging concepts and processes for copy catalogers, as well as demonstrate how to describe our most numerous type of resource--books! All webinars in this series will be led by Misty Alvaro (Upper Arlington Public Library). Click the title links below for more information.


Fundamentals of Cataloging: Basic Cataloging Overview (Session 1)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Meet MARC (Session 2)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Fundamentals of Cataloging: RDA vs AACR2 (Session 3)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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.