OhioNET News

The latest in career help is here!

Optimal Resume can make sure your displaced or transitioning patrons are ready to enter the workforce as quickly as possible. Their proven, online career tools are now used at hundreds of public libraries and college career centers nationwide. Optimal Resume can help job seekers of all levels execute a successful job search.

Patrons log in through your locally branded website to get 24-hour-a-day access to a complete suite of self-directed career tools for creating resumes, cover letters, portfolios, video introductions, and professional networking websites. They can practice for job interviews with a state-of-the-art virtual interview practice module, as well as conduct career research and assess their marketable skills.

The Optimal Resume online programs are proven, easy-to-use, and affordable. They help immediately reduce job seeker stress by providing a sense of purpose and a plan of action. Most importantly, they provide excellent results.

In addition to our new consortial discount, OHIONET libraries can start a subscription on January 1, 2010 and get access for the remainder of 2009 for free!

Free custom trails are available now. 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 pricing and more information.

DIALOG's  free File for October is InfoUSA's American Business Directory (File 531), which contains approximately 14 million business records compiled from over 5,000 public sources.   View transcript

Free Live Training will be offered

Oct. 8 at

2:00pm  by Joe Lazure, InfoUSA® Register

DIALOG Monthly Trials: Each month Dialog offers an opportunity to try out new or unfamiliar sources by offering $100 of free searching (either DialUnits or connect time) in one or two specific files. Output and Alerts charges are not included.  http://www.dialog.com/freefile/

OHIONET offers special pricing for DIALOG accounts  for academic, public and corporate libraries. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Conroy at 800-686-8975 ext. 16 or maryc@ohionet.org.

OHIONET October Special is the Metrologic MS 9520 Voyager Barcode Scanner.


Please see the Metrologic 9520 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.

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.