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True Serials™ is Nylink’s hosted electronic resources management service, now available through OHIONET. Launched in May 2009 after a development and pilot phase that included public, health sciences, and academic libraries, as well as the state library of New York, True Serials offers a flexible interface and highly customizable output for a simple annual subscription that includes all modules and hosting. It’s based on a stable open-source platform that encourages collaborative development and facilitates communal decision making.

Built on a growing and constantly updated knowledge base that already contains over 500 fulltext collections and aggregation resources, there are many ways True Serials works for your library. With True Serials you can make the most of your collection investment by presenting ejournals, print journals, and databases to your patrons in meaningful ways.

Choose to participate in Nylink’s LHR (Local Holdings Records) service and True Serials will also save resource sharing staff time by creating and then loading accurate local holdings for your ejournals in OCLC WorldCat. True Serials also offers a robust ERM (Electronic Resources Management) platform from which your library can track licenses, subscription renewals, and administrative data for journals, databases, and whatever other local resources you need to manage.

True Serials is a growing service based on open source software, so from time to time Nylink may add, delete or modify information, databases, materials, capabilities or services to improve the system. Client libraries are encouraged to contribute their ideas to our software development efforts and expected to contribute data updates to the knowledgebase.

True Serials is an affordable solution for any library that currently subscribes to electronic serials and participates as an ILL supplier in WorldCat. Because the service is hosted, smaller libraries and those libraries lacking an electronic resources librarian, serials librarian, or in-house IT support would benefit from the Service.

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

OHIONET would like to welcome three new trustees to its Board:  Suzette Burlingame, Sheila Campbell, and Douglas Kaylor.

Ms. Burlingame is the Associate Director for Library Technologies at the Stark County District Library.  Ms. Campbell is the Library/Media Specialist at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Library.  Mr. Kaylor is the director of the Sinclair Community College library.

The new trustees begin their three-year terms in January.  For more information about OHIONET's Board of Trustees, please visit https://www.ohionet.org/about/governance/board-of-trustees.

Still looking for ways to support your community in these tough times? Planning your budget for 2010 right now?

Take a look at some of these resources for free, and see what they can do to help!

You can even get extra discounts on orders placed this year!

  • Save an extra 5% on either ProQuest Entrepreneurship or ProQuest Career & Technical Education, or an extra 10% when you order both before November 30.
  • Save an extra 10% on Ferguson's Career Guidance Center if you order before December 31.
  • Save almost half off on Gale's \Mission Critical\ package content if you order before December 31.

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

Through December 18, Credo Reference will be giving away a $100 Amazon gift card each week to one of their webinar attendees. This week’s webinars are Wednesday and Friday:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
11:00AM EST

Meeting Number: 689 853 513
Meeting Password: Demo1234
Toll-free call in number (US/Canada): 866.699.3239

To join the webinar:
1. Go to https://credo.webex.com/credo/j.php?ED=116964272&UID=1053590367&PW=NYjM3Y2I3ZTcx&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: Demo1234

Friday, November 13, 2009
1:00PM EST

Meeting Number: 684 406 697
Meeting Password: Demo1234
Toll-free call in number (US/Canada): 866.699.3239

To join the webinar:
1. Go to https://credo.webex.com/credo/j.php?ED=116964307&UID=1053590597&PW=NNzJiZGQ0MDQ2&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: Demo1234

More details and the full schedule can be found at:
http://corp.credoreference.com/webinars

To make e-resource access and management easier for you in 2010, Serials Solutions is offering a unique "Lock-In Your Savings Before 2010" pricing program through December 15, 2009. Through a unique pricing offer, you can realize cost savings for new subscriptions to all Serials Solutions 360 services, Ulrich's Global Intelligence Services, and WebFeat services, and can also take advantage of all other available discount opportunities to which you may qualify (multi-year, multi-product, consortium, community college, and others).

  • Save a significant amount with our special year-end prices for new subscriptions confirmed before December 15, 2009.
  • Save the most with special multiple-year pricing options for new subscriptions confirmed before March 31, 2010. Requests for pricing must be made prior to December 15, 2009 to “Lock-In Your Savings Before 2010".
  • Take advantage of special pricing for new subscriptions confirmed before March 31, 2010. Requests for pricing must be made prior to December 15, 2009 to “Lock-In Your Savings Before 2010".

Combine any of these offers with free access through the remainder of 2009 and stretch your budget dollars to the fullest!

Contact Mary Conroy (mconroy@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) to “Lock-In Savings Before 2010” for a specific Serials Solutions service.

Gale's \Power to the user\ pledge means providing the products and services you want, and being an active advocate for libraries, especially during these tough times.

That's why Gale is offering select Ohio public libraries a special, limited-time collection of key resources that support career searching, training and much more. For about 6 cents per person, you can offer your patrons access to Career Transitions, Small Business Resource Center, Gale's Ready Reference Shelf titles, and Gale's Vocations and Careers Collection--a complete package of resources to help your patrons on the road to economic recovery.

Check out the free trial access now:
http://access.gale.com/ohionet

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

Hurry! Offer ends Dec. 31, 2009.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography's Fall 2009 update is now available. With a special focus on Scots—at home and overseas—and Britons in Latin America, this update includes entries on 96 men and women who died before 2000, plus 10 new theme articles. A full list of subjects is also available, along with the editor’s introduction to the new update.

OHIONET provides special pricing for this acclaimed e-resource. Please contact Mary Conroy (800-686-8975 ext. 16 or maryc@ohionet.org) if you have any questions.

Have you seen the latest Youth Matters column by Jennifer Burek Pierce in American Libraries? In it, she talks about several sources for helping teens \answer questions they care about.\

OHIONET offers a discount on Teen Health and Wellness, which is featured as a good source for answering the reference questions teens really want to ask. Want to see how it works? Ask for a free trial today!

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

Didn't get a chance to order the OHIONET October Special? Don't worry, it was so popular, we decided to offer it again this month!

\\The OHIONET November Special is the Metrologic MS 9520 Voyager Barcode Scanner.

Please see the MS9520 Voyager Brochure for more details.

To order, contact Pam Rossman at 800-686-8975 x10 or pamr@ohionet.org.

For product availability or other questions, contact Jill Boggs Brust at 800-686-8975 x20 or jillb@ohionet.org.

Save an additional 10% on your already discounted OHIONET prices!

Turn to the award-winning Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center for comprehensive, accessible, and intuitively organized career research information. You’ll find unparalleled profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills such as applying for a job and acing an interview, more than 90 sample resumes and cover letters, more than 55,000 resource entries, hundreds of videos, special features, and much more.

Now more than ever, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is the indispensable career resource for your library or career center.

Click here for free trial access:
http://www.fofweb.com/Demo

Contact Christine Morris for trial login or pricing information (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

Limited time offer: order by December 31, 2009 to receive your discount.