OhioNET News

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).

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: