OhioNET News

OHIONET member libraries are invited to take advantage of special Alibris for Libraries discounts, which may be used on multiple qualifying orders. Just compile an order of at least $100, and enter the appropriate monthly code during checkout from http://library.alibris.com.

Members can take advantage of this monthly coupon for $10 off orders of $100 or more and are then invited to use a coupon all during subsequent months at will.

To get the coupon code contact Jill Boggs Brust ( jillb@ohionet.org, 1-800-686-8975 x 20) or Pam Rossman (pamr@ohionet.org, 1-800-686-8975 x 10).

Please contact Alibris for Libraries, libraries@alibris.com with any additional questions regarding the program.

The Taylor & Francis Group invites you to an online demonstration of the Taylor & Francis eBooks, the CRCnetBASE collection and Europa World Plus online. The online demo takes place on November 5th, with your choice of times: 10:30am or 2pm.

  • The Taylor & Francis eBook collection offers more than 20,000 titles in the social sciences and humanities.
  • The CRCnetBASE products are a collection of 33-plus different, subject-specific science and technical online libraries.
  • The highly acclaimed Europa World Year Book and Europa World Plus online, a versatile political and economic reference database, offers access to detailed information about more than 250 countries.

We hope you can attend!

Please e-mail Mary Conroy at maryc@ohionet.org to register and indicate whether you prefer the morning or afternoon session.   You will receive logon details  after you register.

Celebrate Family History Month in October by taking part in an online session with a ProQuest trainer. Special training sessions for Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online are being offered to Ohio librarians on October 26 and 27. To attend either or both of these sessions, please email Frederica Scott of ProQuest at frederica.scott@proquest.com to get the link to join.

Ancestry Library Edition – Monday, October 26, at 2 pm
HeritageQuest Online – Tuesday, October 27, at 2 pm

Not available at these times? Check the ProQuest Training Schedule to find other days and times.

Don't have time to attend a webinar? Additional training materials are always available for you or your patrons to use at your point of need: http://www.proquest.com/support

Questions about Ancestry, HeritageQuest, or any other electronic resource from OHIONET? Contact Christine Morris at christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29.

Staff at Medical and Hospital libraries:

Here's an attractive way to show why library e-resources are valuable and to introduce your doctors and patrons to McGraw Hill's  AccessSurgery. Mark Funk and some of his other colleagues at Weill Cornell Medical Library created the video “Why Google When You Can Use AccessSurgery?

Check it out!

NEW!!   Mergent—China Profiles now on Dialog

Mergent China Private Company Database (File 558) is now available on Dialog starting September 25, 2009.  Recently released as the DataStar database MERG , the content now enables you to find information on more than 350,000 private and state-owned companies from the People’s Republic of China (Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao not included). This valuable database, updated quarterly, brings the business community of China to your fingertips.

All records not only contain directory information about the company (including company name, address, business activities, trade names, executives’ names, legal status, year of foundation, etc), but for more than 250,000 of the profiles they include up to three years of financial data—Income Statements (Profit & Loss accounts), Balance Sheets and Cash Flow statements.

The database provides unique insight on the most sought-after Chinese private companies, enabling precision research through its comprehensive company and financial data. To ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data, information is further reviewed and enhanced by Mergent content specialists.

For more information on this product, please contact:

Patricia Currie patricia.currie@dialog.com or 513-774-8533 (office)

OHIONET provides a discount for DIALOG accounts. Please contact  Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975 x16) for more information.

OHIONET’s September Special is the Metrologic MS 9535 Voyager Bluetooth™ Barcode Scanner.

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Please see the Metrologic 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.

August 2009 Monthly Special

OHIONET’s August Special is the ZEBRA GK420T Spine Label Printer.

The ZEBRA GK420T Spine Label Printer includes:

  • 4" print width
  • Thermal Transfer/Direct Thermal
  • 203 DPI
  • 5" Print Speed
  • EPL2
  • ZPL II
  • USB V1.1
  • Serial RS232
  • 4 MB Flash
  • Tear Bar

OHIONET member price is $416.90 with NO shipping costs. This price is good through Friday, August 28th. Please see the Zebra 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.

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).