OhioNET News

We are pleased to announce two sets of cataloging webinars are on the schedule for this fall.  If you are currently managing catalog records but would like to delve deeper, check out these sessions listed below. Each series is designed for copy catalogers and will provide an overview of the topic, as well as practical advice and exploration of freely available resources to support your cataloging work.

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Common AV Formats series
These webinars will focus on the issues, fields, and elements to be considered when working with commonly used AV formats including CDs, DVDs, and streaming audio and video files. All sessions in this series will be led by Tim Keller (Oberlin College).

Session 1 – Overview of Common AV Formats
Tuesday, September 24, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Session 2 – MARC for Common AV Formats
Tuesday, October 1, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Session 3 – RDA vs. AACR2 for DVDs
Tuesday, October 8, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Session 4 – RDA vs. AACR2 for CDs
Tuesday, October 15, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2


Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers series
These webinars will cover the same material offered in our in-person workshop on the same topic. Attendees will walk through the steps and resources needed to understand, assess, and edit existing subject headings in MARC format. All session in the series will be led by Misty Alvaro (Upper Arlington Public Library)

Session 1 – Overview of Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

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

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

Our longest-running training track, Fundamentals of Cataloging, will feature two in-person workshops in the next few months.  We’re happy to host you in one of our recently re-designed meeting spaces, featuring easily moveable furniture for group work and with plenty of room and equipment to support laptops, tablets and more. If you think you’d benefit from hands-on, face-to-face time with our workshop leader for these events, Misty Alvaro from Upper Arlington Public Library, plan to sign-up for these in-person, day-long workshops. Click the title links for more information and to register.

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction to Original Cataloging Workshop
Got local or unique items in need of catalog records? Join us to learn the skills needed to create MARC records from scratch. Attendees to this workshop MUST have copy-cataloging experience or have taken the Introduction and Basic Description workshop or webinars.
Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (with an hour-long break for lunch on your own)
CEUs: 5

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
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, this workshop will walk you through the steps needed to understand, assess and edit existing subject records.
Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (with an hour-long break for lunch on your own)
CEUs: 5

Springshare recently announced a deal with OCLC to transfer the QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference Cooperative and all active QuestionPoint subscriptions to Springshare, bringing current QuestionPoint subscribers into the LibAnswers platform.

A full press release can be found at https://springshare.com/news/libanswers-qp.html.

Interested in taking a look at LibAnswers yourself? Contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org for more information.

Some of our academic library members are current subscribers to the Human Relations Area Files collections at our consortia rate, and others may be interested to learn of this special offer.

HRAF is now offering long-term memberships (for 10 or 20 years) at a discount over current regular associate member dues or current consortium dues on the FTE plan. Long-term members will have full access to added tradition collections, updates for existing tradition document collections, and new software and application upgrades that are part of the core eHRAF Archaeology for the full term of membership.

Yale is offering the following discounts:

  • A 10-year membership for 9 years of prepaid dues
  • A 20-year membership for 18 years of prepaid dues

If you are interested, OhioNET can put you in touch with the proper contact at Human Relations Area Files, Inc. Contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org for more information.

One of the many benefits of OhioNET membership is our aggregation of member purchasing power with some of the biggest book jobbers in the business, including Baker & Taylor, Brodart, and Ingram.

Want to know more?  Check out the offer details on our website, or contact us at ohionet@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

As the seasons change and we get ready to welcome summer, it seems a good time to share some annual reminders as well as some of the changes that are on the horizon at OhioNET.

Membership invoices have been prepared and will arrive shortly. Membership in OhioNET provides many benefits, including networking and information sharing opportunities, access to discounts on eResources for your library, and robust continuing education and training opportunities. Thank you for your continued membership!

Speaking of eResources, we are excited about some improvements to how we manage the renewal process – namely the introduction of ConsortiaManager. This tool allows you to manage your subscriptions, easily update your library’s information (such as FTE, IP ranges, and contacts), view and print invoices, and see your savings compared to list price. As with all new things, there is a learning curve, and we appreciate your patience as we (and you) navigate this change. In the short term, it may take us a bit longer than typical to get answers to complicated renewal questions, but please know that we are working diligently on behalf of our members and we will respond to all requests.

Last, and perhaps most exciting, OhioNET is experiencing a season of transformation. As we strive to better serve our membership, we’ll be posting several new opportunities in Member Services and Technology soon. If you or someone you know is seeking an innovative, forward-thinking work environment, please consider applying to join us at OhioNET. We’d love to have you!

We’re pleased to announce three new webinars that will be featured in our Cultivating Connections Training Track. The topics we tackle in this series are designed to help you develop stronger connections with the communities you serve. Click on the title links below for more information and to register for these upcoming events.

But, Do I Have to Cook?: Summer Food Service Q&A with Team Vittles
Learn about the steps you need to take to help connect children and teens with healthy food when school is out, whether by becoming a Summer Food Service Program site or publicizing and collaborating with existing sites in your area. Join us for an informal, panel-style presentation with members of Team Vittles and some of their collaborators.
Wednesday, August 28 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presenters: Shane Hoffman (Plain City Public Library), Janet Ingraham-Dwyer (State Library of Ohio), and Kate McCartney (Marysville Public Library)

Words Matter: Addiction and Recovery Resources for Your Library
Because many traumas, like addiction, can have wide-ranging effects, carefully chosen words can have the power to lend hope when it’s hard to find. Learn about the impact of language choices and about small changes you can to provide trauma-informed service to those who might need it.
Thursday, October 31 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University – iSchool)
CEUs: 1

Planning for Trauma-Informed Service: a Checklist of Considerations
Trauma-informed service can come in many forms, and there are many different potential changes you can make to benefit your community. In this webinar, attendees will walk through a checklist of issues to consider when planning changes to services, facilities, programming, and staff training.
Wednesday, December 4 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University – iSchool)
CEUs: 1

As information professionals, we are on the front lines of answering questions and providing services that have copyright implications.  Most of us have probably heard someone say, “it’s only one chapter/part of a song/movie clip,” right? Further our discussion of copyright by sharing your stories and questions about fair use and reuse of works. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the four factors of fair use, discuss ways they can (and can’t) be applied, and learn about best practices when serving patrons. Click on the title link below for more information and to register. 

Copyright in Action: Fact or Fiction?-Myths about Copyright and Fair Use
Wednesday, June 12, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries)

Tell us about your real-life copyright and fair use questions or conundrums.  Use our Copyright Q&A form.  Submissions can be made anonymously and we'll answer them during our session.

In today’s media-saturated culture, copyright considerations are all around us. From how to access materials for the classroom to helping students understand the concept of intellectual property, there is a lot you need to know. Plan to attend this day-long, in-person workshop to give you the foundation to feel more confident in this complex information landscape we live in. Attendees will learn about their rights (and responsibilities) as educators, including specific exceptions allowed for classroom use of copyrighted materials, and discuss the concept of fair use and how to apply it to an educational environment.

Click the title link below for more information and to register.  We invite all K12 staff members, librarians and administrators working in Ohio to select “INFOhio” from the drop-down menu and register at the member rate for this event. Please enter your school district information under Billing Address on the registration form. Have a question?  Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Exploring Your CopyRIGHTS in K-12 Environments—a Hands-on Workshop*
Thursday, August 8, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Registration closes July 31.)
*In-person only—no recording will be available.
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries)

As a multi-type membership organization, we know that there are many things that unite libraries across the diverse and different communities they may serve.  Part of our mission at OhioNET is to facilitate cross-type connections and collaborations, and we are pleased to be part of the conference planning team for ReIMAGEing Ohio’s Libraries: a Joint Conference of Library Associations.

This day-long event will take place on Friday, June 14th at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, OH. Conference participants will have opportunities to network with other library staffs, learn what other types of libraries are doing, and explore mutual benefits of collaborating across different types of libraries.

Registration Fee: $45 | Registration Deadline: 12:00 PM on June 10, 2019
Please note: the registration fee is only $45 per person thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

For more information, head to the conference website.

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