OhioNET News

For more than 100 years, Gongwer News Service (www.gongwer-oh.com) has provided detailed news and information about state government and politics.

At a time when Ohioans have signaled a growing interest in state government actions--particularly spending decisions--Gongwer is offering a significant discount in its subscription rate for Ohio public libraries. From coverage of every bill pending in the General Assembly to major Ohio news events, Gongwer brings readers crucial details that aren’t available anywhere else. This information is delivered through a variety of real-time online services, including breaking news alerts, personalized e-mail updates and more.

Gongwer subscribers have access to Ohio’s most extensive government news and legislation database, which provides details on events dating back as far as four decades. Patrons and staff of subscribing libraries will also be able to create their own accounts on the Gongwer site, allowing them to receive an e-mail whenever there is action on issues of particular interest.

In addition to many other services, Gongwer also provides a series of tools that help Ohioans communicate with their representatives in Columbus. The unanimous choice of the legislature and administration, Gongwer is The Record of Capitol Square.

For more information, or to subscribe under the OHIONET discount, click here or contact Gongwer (gongwer@gongwer-oh.com or 614-221-1992) or Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29)

OHIONET is pleased to announce a new discount opportunity with Information Today. Through OHIONET, libraries can purchase the Library and Consortial Resource Collection from Information Today, a reference and research bundle of six databases:

Libraries can save 50% or more off the retail cost of this set of databases, which has never been offered before and is only available through OHIONET.

For trials, pricing, or other information, please contact Mary Conroy (800-686-8975 x16 or maryc@ohionet.org) or Christine Morris (800-686-8975 x29 or christinem@ohionet.org).

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Join Teen Health & Wellness at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago for a User Group for current and prospective customers.

DATE: Saturday, July 11
TIME: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
PLACE: Chicago Hilton, Lake Michigan Room

Space is limited, so RSVP at user_group@teenhealthandwellness.com today!

At our User Group you can:

  • Find out how new database features promote 21st Century Skills
  • Learn proven strategies to maximize your database usage
  • Get innovative program and promotion ideas
  • Network with colleagues who are successfully using this award-winning resource

To RSVP, email Teen Health & Wellness at user_group@teenhealthandwellness.com or call (877) 381-6649. Participants will receive an email confirmation. Snacks will be served!

Remember, space is limited, so sign up today! And don't forget to stop by ALA Booth #4515 to see what's new from Rosen Publishing and Teen Health & Wellness.

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Teen Health & Wellness will host a User Group for current and prospective customers at ALA Annual in Chicago. Plan to join librarians from across the country to learn about best practices and ideas.

DATE: Saturday, July 11
TIME: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
PLACE: Chicago Hilton, Lake Michigan Room

We are very excited about the new, recently-formed partnership between OHIONET and Atlas Systems, Inc.! In addition to the success that Atlas has had with ILLiad, a total management system for Interlibrary Loan, they have been expanding their product line to provide additional services which will fill a need with many of our OHIONET libraries.

Last spring, OHIONET introduced AEON to libraries as a management tool for special collections.  AEON is a circulation and request management software designed by special collections librarians to improve user service and maximize staff efficiency while providing unparalleled item tracking, security and statistics. Atlas has continued to develop AEON and most recently added photo duplication, digital management and order Processing.

OHIONET now offers an Atlas Annual Training Subscription to ILLiad libraries that will make it easier and more affordable to train new staff on ILLiad or provide refresher training for current staff. Libraries will only be able to purchase the Annual Training Sub through Networks.

Course Reserves and eReserves have become quite a challenge for many academic libraries and Atlas has developed ARES to provide a comprehensive interface and management system that will dramatically help libraries in this area. We are particularly excited about ARES as it is compatible with Blackboard. Through ARES, libraries can easily secure copyright permissions for their electronic reserves materials using either the standard rights management gateway or the new annual subscription service from the Copyright Clearance Center.

To find more information on these exciting new products, including online demos, click here, and choose "AEON" or "ARES."

The OHIONET FY 2009/2010 price list is now available. As always, our goal is to bring you the best value possible for your membership dollars. We understand that all of us are coping with a poor economic climate. In spite of this, we will continue to offer great pricing on products and services. Please check out the price list for more details.

Many of you have asked about prepayments. When you prepay OHIONET, you eliminate the need to process monthly invoices. In addition, Premium Members will receive a credit on their account in the amount of the discount. To take advantage of this program, please complete the Subscription Prepayment Invoice and return it with your payment.

American History in Video is now live, bringing over 2,000 hours of streaming newsreels (United, Universal, Chronoscope, and others) and documentaries (from The History Channel®, Bullfrog, Ambrose, California Newsreel, and more to come) right to your desktop—all you need is your Web browser.

This first release of American History in Video brings you over 400 hours of video with keyword-searchable, synchronized transcripts. As the video plays, the transcript scrolls, and what’s being spoken is highlighted. You can easily make custom clips, name them, and annotate them—then place your clips into personal playlists, include them in course folders to share and post online, cite them in papers, and embed them on your Web site.

Check out the trial access and learn more about the special pricing available now at http://alexanderstreet.com/OHIONETahiv.htm

New Teen Health and Wellness orders submitted by June 15, 2008 will receive an additional 5% discount from standard OHIONET pricing and 15 months for the price of 12 months!

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

New subscribers get two FREE seats with a purchase of Morningstar Investment Research Center by June 1.

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