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NetLibrary offers more than 140,000 PDF titles that are compatible with increasingly popular eBook readers, including all four Sony Digital Readers (PRS-300,505,600 and 700BC), as well as the COOL-ER. Soon NetLibrary expects to announce compatibility with even more eBook readers. Additionally, these titles can be downloaded to laptops and PCs for offline reading. An Adobe Content Server (ACS) license is required for downloading, and a one-year license is $350. Libraries can receive a complimentary ACS license with a purchase.

Lists or recommended (text-intensive PDF) content are available on TitleSelect, in the Special Offers section, under \Fiction Titles for Mobile and Offline Reading\ and \Non-Fiction Titles for Mobile and Offline Reading\ at http://extranet.netlibrary.com/titleselect/collection.asp?list_id=21.

More information is available at: http://www.oclc.org/us/en/ebooks/go_portable

We're pleased to announce that the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, one of OHIONET's members, has become the first LEED-certified public library in Ohio.

Please read the full news release here.

Congratulations to Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and to all of the staff who worked together to achieve this tremendous distinction!

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) and Atlas Systems are excited to provide a special offer for a limited time on CCC’s Annual Copyright License and Atlas Systems’ Ares e-reserves system.

Purchase the Annual Copyright License before April 15th, 2010 and CCC will waive the General and Administrative (G&A) fee and Atlas will provide the first year of its Ares e-reserves system at no cost.

Combine the reserves management functionality of Ares with the convenience of the Annual Copyright License.

Be sure to stop by the Atlas Systems booth (#1657) at ALA Midwinter between 10:00 and 1:00 p.m. Saturday through Monday for a demonstration of how Ares and the Annual Copyright License work together, and receive a hard-bound copy of the U. S. Constitution for stopping by, courtesy of CCC.

Please click here for complete offer details.

OHIONET is pleased to announce it has formed another successful vendor discount partnership with Swets. Together, Swets and OHIONET will offer a range of electronic access solutions from the SwetsWise portfolio to OHIONET’s library customers, including:

A full press release is available here.

Contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) for more information.

In today's ever-changing economic climate, budget concerns as well as time management within your library are important variables. Let Swets save you the hassles and headaches associated with managing subscriptions and get you the best possible value for your electronic journals.

Let Swets help your library master eJournal management and make smart purchasing decisions. You won't want to miss Swets FREE Webinar session on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at 11:00 AM, EST.


You will learn:

Duration: 1 hour + time for questions
Cost: Free-but space is limited, so reserve today
Who Should Attend: Staff responsible for Acquisitions, Licensing, e-Resources, Collection Development, Technical Services or Access Services

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

Don't forget--your library can save an extra 10% on Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center if you order before December 31.

Try it now for free at http://www.fofweb.com/Demo

Contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) for login information or a price quote for your library.

OHIONET welcomed Ms. Suzette Burlingame (Stark County District Library), Ms. Sheila Campbell (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Library), and Mr. Douglas Kaylor (Sinclair Community College), who are newly elected to the Board of Trustees, and Mr. Don Barlow (Westerville Public Library), who is a newly re-elected Board member at the December Board Meeting last week.

It is with great appreciation that OHIONET also acknowledges the departure of outgoing trustee Ms. Gayle Patton, Treasurer, (Mansfield-Richland County Public Library) and Ms. Virginia Saha, Board Liaison for Redesign (Case Western Reserve University).

This year's Board elections marked a new chapter in OHIONET history. Thanks to the services of Votenet, OHIONET was able to achieve a higher rate of participation in our Board elections, save costs on postage and mailing, and save paper. As an added bonus, Votenet has made a donation for ten new trees through Sustainable Harvest International. We are glad to bring our members better service and utilize \greener\ ways of doing business at the same time.

We hope that in sharing this, we might inspire our members to consider new ways to be good stewards of their organizational resources and the environment.

Mango Basic is the latest addition to the award-winning Mango online language learning system--Mango Basic is designed to teach users simple, practical and polite conversation skills in a foreign languages.

Learn the basics in 22 non-English languages to prepare yourself for upcoming travel or get familiar with a new language. Mango Basic also features 14 English courses for speakers of other languages.

New Mango Basic courses include:

Foreign Courses English Courses
Arabic (Levantine) English for Speakers of Arabic
Chinese (Mandarin) English for Speakers of Brazilian Portuguese
Dari English for Speakers of Cantonese Chinese
Farsi English for Speakers of French
French English for Speakers of German
German English for Speakers of Greek
Greek English for Speakers of Italian
Hebrew English for Speakers of Japanese
Hindi English for Speakers of Korean
Irish English for Speakers of Mandarin Chinese
Italian English for Speakers of Polish
Japanese English for Speakers of Russian
Korean English for Speakers of Spanish
Pashto English for Speakers of Vietnamese
Portuguese (Brazil)
Spanish (Latin America)

Mango Basic is fun, easy to use and is available to all Mango subscribers as part of the Mango family--subscribers still have access to full-length courses in 9 non-English languages and 3 full courses of English for speakers of other languages.

Visit http://mangolanguages.com/mangobasic to learn more!

OHIONET's December Special are two CD/DVD Disc Repair Solutions from Venmill: the Elite 60™ and the VMI 3500 Buffer.

Elite 60™

The Elite 60™ is recommended for a disc collection size of up to 2,000 discs and/or an average of 27 discs per day.

VMI 3500 Buffer

This unit is recommended for a disc collection size of 2,000 and over, the 3500 is a continuous duty machine capable of doing 70 discs per hour.

Check out the OHIONET December Special brochure for prices.

Books24x7 is pleased announce the addition of a new collection to Books24x7’s library offering -- the Leadership Development Channel (LDC) is a unique collection of over 1,200 videos featuring best-selling business authors, experts and CEOs.

To help you save money this year, Books24x7 is offering three options for your library:

  • Renew or place an order by December 31st and receive 1 more
    collection at no additional charge!
  • Save money by purchasing "Books24x7 Complete" or "Books24x7 LibraryPro" -- the "Complete" collection is all 10 library titles at the price of 5; the "LibraryPro" collection is 6 titles of your choosing at the price of 3.
  • Lock in pricing now by committing to a multi-year renewal contract through the end of the year.

For more details about these offerings, and for other news from Books24x7, please take a look at their Fall 2009 Newsletter or contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).