OhioNET News

I2C Technologies, a leader in intelligent, IP-video surveillance systems has partnered with OHIONET to provide IP video surveillance and access control solutions to OHIONET’s library community.

OHIONET's first installation of an I2C product is at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library located in Fremont, Ohio. Rebecca Hill, Head Librarian at the Rutherford B. Hayes library said, "The new IP cameras will allow us to monitor designated areas from any secure network connection. OHIONET targeted I2C Technologies after a request from our Library and we are enthusiastic about the new partnership."

To find out more details about the partnership between OHIONET and I2C, check out the press release.

If you would like more information and/or pricing on I2C's surveillance systems for your library, please contact Jill Boggs Brust at 800-686-8975 ext. 20 or jillb@ohionet.org for a custom quote.

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From H.W. Wilson:

Attend a mini-session and in less than 45 minutes be introduced to the next generation of WilsonWeb.

Register at: www.hwwilson.com/training

WilsonWeb Enhancements

Thursday, March 5 at 2 pm EST
Wednesday, March 18 at 11 am EST
Wednesday, March 18 at 2 pm EST

In January significant software enhancements were added seamlessly to WilsonWeb. A new full-text reader is now available, My WilsonWeb has been expanded, and other database-specific features have been released. This session will focus on those changes and preview Wilson's newest database: Cinema Image Gallery, which Library Journal recently said, \transcends what is normally expected of an online file--even when one has high expectations.\ We promise--you've never seen anything like Cinema Image Gallery. This Oscar-worthy file is sure to satisfy the most ardent cinephile's appetite for quality film-related information. The database includes rare behind-the-scenes footage of the movies your patrons love and links to scholarly, mainstream, and biography material about the films and personalities your patrons are studying.

WilsonWeb Administrator's Module

Tuesday, March 10 at 11 am EST
Tuesday, March 10 at 2 pm EST

Learn how to define user classes, enter custom links, load co-branding images, select interface preferences, manage navigational controls, change display preferences, and much more. Customizing your institution's WilsonWeb interface will be easy after participating in this session.

WilsonWeb Statistics

Thursday, March 26 at 11 am EST
Thursday, March 26 at 2 pm EST

Learn how to set up and schedule a variety of WilsonWeb statistical reports. This meeting will focus on generating the following reports: database usage, journal usage, peak time, IP usage, turnaways, and much more.

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Save 20% to 50% on selected Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles through the end of March.

A complete list of selected titles is available here.

Contact OHIONET (maryc@ohionet.org or christinem@ohionet.org) to get additional details.

The fifth issue of Alexander Street's monthly Product Updates Bulletin is now available, covering:

* important news
* MARC record availability
* product updates
* reviews they have received
* conferences they are attending
* scheduled maintenance dates

Follow the link from any of the headlines below to read the complete story, or go to http://alexanderstreet.com/events/FEB09bulletin.htm to read the bulletin in full.

To receive these updates directly, you can subscribe here.

Ever wonder if your patrons really understand the value of the services your library offers? How much would they need to pay out-of-pocket if they purchased their books, movies and other library services in stores?

This has been around a while, but in these hard economic times for libraries it is worth another look. Check out the following calculator:  www.ocln.org/value-of-service

At the bottom of the page you can find information on how to put this calculator on your library website. You can get the code by going to "view", then display the page source and copy it into a page on your site.

Permission is granted to other libraries to adapt this calculator for use on their own website.  The Denver Public Library has adapted this nicely to equate to every $1.00 in taxes spent on the library, and how much patrons receive in return: http://denverlibrary.org/news/dplnews/roi_calculator.html

Here are a couple of other examples:

http://www.fresnolibrary.org/serv/calculator.html

http://www.vermontlibraries.org/library-use-value-calculator

This thought-provoking and useful tool might give your patrons a new perspective about the benefits of the services your library provides. To quote Dean Corner at Maine State Library:  "The next time you hear the phrase 'what’s in your wallet?,' make sure your library card is up-to-date."

AP Interactives
This resource combines graphics, text, audio, video and photos from The Associated Press into unique interactive packages on critical news topics and issues.
Mar. 24, 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Biography Resource Center
Current, comprehensive and easy to use, this online biographical reference database is designed to meet the needs of school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.
Mar. 3, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Mar. 19, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Books & Authors
Looking for a new entry point for your patrons to discover the world of current genre fiction and essential non-fiction in your library? Books & Authors offers new ways to explore countless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.
Mar. 2, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Mar. 26, 11:00 a.m. (ET)

Business & Company Resource Center
This database brings together a wide variety of global business information, making it easy for users to research business case studies, competitive intelligence and career and investment opportunities.
Mar. 12, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Global Issues in Context - New!
This new resource ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues — social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural — and headlines in world hot spots. It helps users think critically about global connections and the interdependence of all nations.
Mar. 2, 3:00 p.m. (ET) - Public/Special
Mar. 5, 2:00 p.m. (ET) - K-12
Mar. 9, 3:00 p.m. (ET) - Academic
Mar. 17, 3:00 p.m. (ET) - Public/Special
Mar. 23, 3:00 p.m. (ET) - K-12
Mar. 26, 1:00 p.m. (ET) - Academic

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Gale's Health & Wellness Resource Center has established itself as the "go-to" consumer health reference in libraries everywhere. Its recently updated interface makes it easy to find good answers to common health questions for researchers of all ages.
Mar. 13, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

History Resource Center
With its unique combination of primary and secondary sources, History Resource Center places the tools of the historian in the hands of the researcher. Award-winning encyclopedias from Charles Scribner's Sons, Gale and Macmillan Reference USA are presented along with primary materials drawn from some of the world's most notable libraries via Primary Source Media.
Mar. 9, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Literature Resource Center
Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, Literature Resource Center's rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical-thinking skills.
Mar. 6, 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Mar. 18, 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Nursing Resource Center
This comprehensive resource supports nursing programs at two-year community colleges, four-year colleges and vocational education high schools, as well as public libraries nationwide. Designed to match the "Nursing Process," it provides homework assistance and NCLEX-RN test prep and helps students prepare for clinical exams.
Mar. 26, 3:00 p.m. (ET)

PriceIt! Antiques & Collectibles
Coins, collectibles, antiques...do your library patrons often wonder how much their favorite things are worth? Are you looking to provide your patrons with a way to earn extra cash in this tough economy? Join us at this webinar to learn how Price It! Antiques & Collectibles can answer these questions and many more.
Mar. 20, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Science Resource Center
Science Resource Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented one-stop resource that provides articles and science information at multiple reading levels. The Science Resource Center reflects curriculum trends and focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms.
Mar. 19, 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Testing & Education Reference Center
This newly enhanced resource provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning opportunities, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, and much more. Available online practice tests include college entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.
Mar. 11, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Mar. 26, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

A reminder from EBSCO:

Dear EBSCO Customer,

We are pleased to announce that, in accordance with our pledge to continually improve customer access to EBSCO products, we are expanding our IP address ranges.

IMPORTANT - Action Required: If you need to allow access through firewalls, proxies, filtering software or other security features, we ask that you please add these IP addresses (140.234.*.*, and 63.208.197.*) to your firewall exception list by March 1, 2009, to ensure full, unrestricted access to all EBSCO Publishing online products.

This FAQ provides complete details of all URLs and IPs to use EBSCO and our affiliated products to their fullest extent.

Visit EBSCO''s Support Site (http://support.ebscohost.com) to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/askus.php).

Sincerely,

Marcie Brown
Technical Communications Manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Facts on File is very excited to announce the launch of their newest online database, U.S. Government Online.

Ideal for civics and social studies classrooms and projects

, U.S. Government Online is an easy-to-use online resource that includes essential resources:

  • Essays
  • Primary Sources
  • Images and Videos
  • Tables, Charts, and Maps
  • News Articles
  • Special Features
  • And much more!

Contact OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or maryc@ohionet.org) for pricing. Click here for a detailed description of this outstanding new database.

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