OhioNET News

Explore the digital traces we leave behind as we surf, tweet, pin, dm and more. Whether you’re worried about your own digital footprint or interested in learning how to talk to your community about these important issues, plan to join us for this webinar for practical tips and eye-opening discussions. No technology expertise required!

Who’s Tracking You?: Privacy Tips and Programming Ideas
Thursday, September 19 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter: Megan Sheeran (Upper Arlington Public Library)

Our Fundamentals of Cataloging webinars resume this month with our series on Common AV Formats, which covers the issues, fields and elements you need to consider when copy cataloging CDs, DVDs, and streaming audio and video files.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to have taken our Introduction and Basic Description courses or have a working knowledge of general cataloging concepts and workflows.  All sessions in this series will be led by Tim Keller (Oberlin College). Click the links below for more information and to register.

Overview of Common AV Formats (Session 1)
Tuesday, September 24, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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

RDA vs AACR2 for DVDs (Session 3)
Tuesday, October 8, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

RDA vs AACR2 for CDs (Session 4)
Tuesday, October 15, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

OhioNET is often contacted by organizations who want to work with us on new opportunities that benefit our member libraries. As a result, the eResources team is developing new strategies to work with our vendors and our members to identify the best of those opportunities. This month, we’re happy to introduce you to eMarketer. If your library is interested in learning more about this research product, please send an email to e-resources@ohionet.org. Your responses will help determine how we move forward.

Your one-stop-shop for digital intelligence. eMarketer PRO, home to all eMarketer research, is the definitive source for staying current on everything digital.

In an increasingly digital world, people are constantly wondering what’s changing and how they’re being affected. Libraries across the nation rely on our database of over 13,200 charts, 1,300 articles, 250 reports, 200 interviews, 400 podcasts so their library members can understand the most important digital trends and topics. Now you can also offer this within your library as a resource.

Empower your library members with the research and perspective needed to understand and thrive in the digital economy. Inquire about eMarketer PRO today.

One of the biggest announcements to come out of ACRL in Cleveland last April was the launch of Project Outcome for Academics—a set of freely available online tools modeled on the very successful outcomes assessment portal launched by PLA in 2015.  Over the last few years, libraries of all kinds have been under increasing pressure to demonstrate (and communicate about) the impact of the service they provide to the communities they serve. Now both academics and public libraries all across the country have access to these incredibly useful online tools that can help them do just that.

Project Outcome from PLA

Project Outcome for Academics from ACRL

Watch the OhioNET Training Calendar for webinars on these freely available services, as well as topics like data collection methods, analysis techniques, visualization tools, and more in our Data Analysis & Assessment training track.

Our series of freely available webinars open to all library staff members working in Ohio continues this fall with two sessions that feature resources available at libraries all across the state.  This pair of sessions will be led by veteran EBSCO trainer, Joe Ceterski, with suggestions and usage scenarios provided by Sara Churchill (Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County). Click the title links for more information and to register.

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Quick Research Reference Sources
As the new academic year gets started, library staff members working in all kinds of communities will find themselves coping with the annual onslaught of requests for help starting a research project or paper. Check out this set of three great resources that can help: Biography Reference Bank, Literary Reference Center, and Science Reference Center.
Tuesday, September 10 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Hobbies and Craft Reference Center
Support your local makers, crafters, and the creative “gig” culture by learning more about a fantastic resource—the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center—that offers ‘how-to’ instructions, creative solutions, and useful life-hacks to meet the needs and interests of virtually any hobbyist.
Wednesday, November 6 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Got local or unique items in need of catalog records? Join us to learn the skills needed to create MARC records from scratch. 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 this event, Misty Alvaro from Upper Arlington Public Library, plan to sign-up today—space it limited. Click the title links for more information and to register.

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction to Original Cataloging Workshop
Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (with an hour-long break for lunch on your own)
CEUs: 5

Attendees to this workshop MUST have copy-cataloging experience or have taken the Introduction and Basic Description workshop or webinars.

Did you miss out on any of the sessions in the Digitization Basics webinar series?  Would you benefit from face-to-face instruction and one-on-one attention from our trainers?  Sign up today for the in-person version of our Digitization Basics webinar series and get all the content in one day—from planning tips to tool suggestions to file type and metadata recommendations.

Digitization-in-a-Day: The Basics*
Thursday, October 10, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
*In-person only—no recording will be available.
Presenters: Jenni Salamon and Lily Birkhimer (Ohio History Connection)

One of our newest training tracks, Data Analysis & Assessment, focuses on topics like data collection, analysis techniques, visualization tools, and more. We are excited to kick off a new series of sessions centered on the importance of measuring (and communicating about) the impact of the service we provide to our communities. The first session will be led by staff members from Lorain Public Library and give attendees an overview of PLA’s Project Outcome, and will also include suggestions for creating buy-in from staff and share important lessons learned throughout their implementation.  Plan to join us for this FREE webinar, open to all library staff members working in Ohio. Click the title link 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)


Now is the time to replenish your Earbud supply through OhioNET!

These Earbuds are always available year around to our members, but from now through the months of August and September, we are offering them at a special low price.  Minimum orders start at 100 sets and the more you purchase, the lower the price.  Earbuds must be ordered in increments of 100 sets.



Light-weight, mini earbud design
- L-shaped 3.5 mm stereo plug
- Use with MP3, CD, DVD players; computers; Playaways®
- Cord Length is 50" (may vary +/- 2"


Member Pricing

100 to 299    $1.12 ea. *

300 to 499    $  .99 ea. *

500 to 999    $  .93 ea. *

*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Price includes shipping
*Larger quantities are available at even lower prices.
These special prices are valid for a limited time.  
Orders must be received by 5:00p.m., Monday, September 30, 2019


For product availability, questions, or to place an order,  
contact Pam Rossman, 800-686-8975 x 10 or email pamr@ohionet.org
To see what other products OhioNET has to offer, go to:  http://www.ohionet.org/products

Does online learning work better for you?  We know that your schedule is busy and that, often, time is the one resource it’s hardest to come by. Our very popular webinar series, continues in its second-year schedule with three sessions that address complex and practical issues related to copyright.  Led by Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries), these, like all our online sessions, are recorded for your convenience. Even if you know you can’t make it real time, sign up anyway and automatically receive a follow-up email including the session handouts and a link to view the recording.

Copyright in Action: Considerations for Open Educational Resources
As everyone feels pressure to do more with fewer resources, OERs (Open Educational Resources) have become an attractive option. As more folks explore how to select (or create their own) OERs, we need to better understand the copyright implications for these complex intellectual products.
Wednesday, August 14, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5

Copyright in Action: Getting Permissions
Despite the numerous exceptions and allowances afforded to libraries, schools, and other educational entities, sometimes it’s necessary to formally request permission to use copyright-protected materials. Attend this session to learn about the required steps and recommendations to help secure a “yes.”
Tuesday, October 29, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5

Copyright in Action: Determining Copyright Status Step-by-Step
Even though the roots of copyright can be found in the U.S. Constitution, the practices and requirements have changed drastically over time. Depending on the publication date and circumstances, the protections provided vary widely. Learn the about the steps and tools you’ll need to determine whether a title is (or isn’t) protected.
Thursday, December 12, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5