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Editorial Cartoons and Questions are a special feature of all the databases from Facts On File News Services. Lively and topical, they can show the range of opinion on a host of key issues, from the world economy and the new U.S. presidential administration, to Reconstruction, to the continuing debate over evolution and intelligent design. Each cartoon is accompanied by questions that prompt critical thinking about the meaning of the cartoon, the point of view behind it, or the means used to convey the message. All cartoons are linked to resources elsewhere in the database that help answer the questions.

Look for each database's listing of Editorial Cartoons and Questions in the Special Features section, the central lower panel of the home page. All Editorial Cartoons are searchable. Also, Curriculum Tools in all databases contain suggestions for students on analyzing and evaluating Editorial Cartoons, and for educators on how to incorporate Editorial Cartoons into classroom discussion and activities.

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 about Facts on File News Service databases.

OHIONET is once again offering a bulk purchase of Avery 6464 blank removable labels. We are able to offer the best possible price by purchasing in bulk.

The latest Avery 6464 Order Form is available now.

Scanner Gryphon 4130Datalogic Gryphon 4130

The Gryphon I reader is a next-generation linear imager providing best reading performance and durability of the industry that makes it the ultimate solution for any market and applications from retail to light industrial. The extreme versatility of the Gryphon I reader is combining many top performing and distinctive features together in a perfect balance, from reading capability to durability, ergonomics, connectivity, and the usual appealing design. This scanner also comes with “Good Read Green Dot”. Which means you get good read feedback even under dim lighting conditions or noisy environments.

OHIONET Member Prices good through February 27, 2009

Member Price
GD4130-WHK1GRYPHON D4130-WHITE,1D Multi I/F, USB KIT - $147.40
GD4130-BKK1GRYPHON D4130-BLACK,1D Multi I/F, USB KIT - $147.40

Accessories

Basic Stand
The Basic Stand serves as a basic hands free stand
STD-G040-BKBASIC STAND G040 DARK    $20.40
STD-G040-WHBASIC STAND G040 WHITE    $20.40

Smart Stand
The Smart Stand automatically turns autoscanning mode on so you don’t have to.
STD-AUTO-G040-BKSMART STAND G040 BLACK    $23.10
STD-AUTO-G040-WHSMART STAND G040 WHITE    $23.10

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

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

To see what other products OHIONET has to offer, go to: https://www.ohionet.org/libprods_index.shtml

Due to the Level 2 snow emergency in Franklin County, the OHIONET office is closed today, January 29th. The Fundamentals of Cataloging workshop scheduled for today has been cancelled. OHIONET will be in contact with all scheduled attendees to settle on the most convenient make-up date.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

OHIONET is pleased to continue to offer discounted 3M products to its members! Take a look at the list and see if there are savings to be had for your library!

This 2009 3M Price List supersedes any and all previous price lists. You will find both Member and Premium Member prices listed below. These prices are effective January 1, 2009.

https://www.ohionet.org/pdf/communique/3M_2009_OHIONET_Library_Prices.pdf

If you would like to place an order, please contact Pam Rossman at OHIONET, 1-800-686-8975 x10 or pamr@ohionet.org.

If you have questions, please contact Jill Boggs Brust at OHIONET, 1-800-686-8975 x20 or jill@ohionet.org.

OHIONET, on behalf of the State Library of Ohio and a multistate collaborative of State Libraries and regional library groups, has issued an RFP to identify and acquire an open source statewide resource sharing platform. The desired product would provide a seamless resource sharing solution, developed and released under an open source framework, in an environment of disparate integrated library systems (ILSs).  Specific information about the goals, requirements, timeline, and process is documented fully within the RFP, available at: http://www.library.ohio.gov/swrs/rfp

We strongly encourage all organizations and/or software vendors to read the RFP and consider responding to the RFP if the proposal is within the scope of your products and company's offerings. Formal responses must be submitted by January 30, 2009 by 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time to be considered.

Questions and comments can be directed to the State Library of Ohio.  Contact information is specified within the RFP.

Be on the lookout for OHIONET’s January-June 2009 training calendar, which is being finalized right now! It will be filled with new instructors, new topics, and distance education opportunities!

Once it’s posted, the calendar can be accessed at the following link. Look for it at the end of December: https://www.ohionet.org/training

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