OhioNET News

For the past several months, OhioNET has been preparing to launch Consortia Manager (www.consortiamanager.com), a workflow software that will simplify our current subscription renewals process.  We are set to launch this new service on April 1 and will process all renewals set for July 1, 2019 and later using this platform. With this easy-to-use, self-service portal you will be able to easily

  • View all of your subscriptions in one place, at any time
  • Maintain an unlimited number of users and ability to create your own passwords
  • Update your library’s information, such as e-resource contacts, IP ranges, FTE/pop. served data, and more
  • Keep track of historical, current, and upcoming pricing
  • View and print invoicing information for subscriptions
  • See your savings by comparing list pricing with OhioNET's discounted renewal pricing

If you work with OhioNET to manage your e-resource subscriptions, plan to join us for an overview and demonstration of this new service. Sign-up for either session below. Plan to attend in real-time to ask questions of the software developer/trainer and our Electronic Resources Program Manager, Carrie Waibel.  Can’t make it in real-time?  Register for either session and automatically get a follow-up email within 24-hours containing a link to view the archived recording.

Welcome to Consortia Manager!
Thursday, March 28, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Welcome to Consortia Manager!

Wednesday, April 3, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Libraries Connect Ohio—a partnership among OPLIN, OhioLINK, INFOhio, and the State Library of Ohio—works to provide access to e-resource content to all Ohioans.  Join us for this series as we explore our statewide resources. Upcoming sessions include:

Exploring our State-side Resources: African American Heritage and Fold3 
Wednesday, Mar. 13th, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presenters: Sarah Palmer (EBSCO) and Anne Wachs (Washington-Centerville Public Library)

Exploring our Statewide Resources: Business Reference Sources 
Thursday, April 25, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presenters: Joe Ceterski (EBSCO) and Megan Sheeran (Upper Arlington Public Library) 

Exploring our Statewide Resources: Transparent Language
Tuesday, May 14, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
Presenters: Lauren Garcaz (Transparent Language) and Megan Sheeran (Upper Arlington Public Library) 

Click on the titles for more information and to register. Registration will guarantee that you receive links to the recorded session.

Keep your collection looking healthy and in good circulating condition--join us for this one-day workshop demonstrating the basics of these money-saving techniques. OhioNET’s popular and practical workshop, Basic Book Repair, returns with a SPRING presentation.  Lead by Dr. Miriam Kahn, this day-long, hands-on session will teach high quality, less damaging repair techniques. Attendees will learn how to repair torn pages, tip-in loose pages, tighten hinges, reattach broken hinges, and repair spines simply and easily.  With plenty of time to practice and a set of supplies and tools to take home, you can confidently start completing long-overdue repairs.  Save money and extend the life of your general collection—CLICK HERE to register now!   

Registration for this event closes Apr 3rd and space is limited

This workshop is a great stepping stone to our Advanced Book Repair and Structure which covers preservation strategies and options for local and unique items. 


Like so many others, we have been shocked by the sudden passing of our colleague and former Board member Clyde Scoles.  We join the library community in our condolences to Clyde's family and our friends at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and we wish them comfort as we all reflect on the many gifts Clyde shared in his time with us. 

OVID has shared the following training sessions with OhioNET to assist current customers:

If you would like to learn more about increasing usage with Ovid Discovery, check out our winter webinar calendar and register for one of these upcoming sessions:

How to Increase Usage with Ovid Discovery

So much to read, so little time! Tune in to see a live demo of Ovid Discovery—a powerful search-and-find tool that increases discoverability of resources, even beyond your own library holdings.

February 12th, 2019 | 1:30 pm EST
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March 13, 2019 | 10:00 am EST
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How Can We Help? Ovid’s Access Metamorphosis for Students, Clinicians, and Researchers

This webinar will be presented by Kathi Grainger and focuses on highlighting how our marketing, support, and training can assist librarians and administrators to drive usage and promote content.

February 19th, 2019 | 9:00 am EST
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March 26th, 2019 | 4:00 pm EST
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McGraw-Hill has recently announced the following offers for OhioNET Libraries:

  • If an OhioNET library purchases a new resource, McGraw-Hill will offer 20% discount off one subscription and 30% discount off two or more subscriptions. 
  • Additional discounts are available on new resource purchases, if members are able to pre-pay for multiple years up front.  This offer could provide a significant cost savings.  
  • McGraw-Hill is also offering a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card to any participant that schedules a WebEx or onsite demo and completes a short 5 question survey. CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064 for more information and pricing.

EBSCO has recently updated many products in the NoveList Suite and shared that information should it be helpful to our membership.  


This spring, NoveList added Themes  --  popular and recurring plot elements found in fiction -- think ‘chosen ones’ in fantasy or ‘fake relationships’ in romance. Readers will see them in NoveList where the genre and appeal terms of a book are displayed. Customers can learn more through a short YouTube tutorial on searching for them in NoveList and a longer webinar on using them in your readers' advisory practice.

NoveList partnered with LibraryReads to offer genre-related education beginning in January. We’ll cover a different genre every session, led by librarians from LibraryReads and NoveList, along with searching tips for finding genre information in NoveList. Next up: Crime, Mysteries and Thrillers, in March.

NoveList Select

NoveList launched the latest version of Select this year, enhancing readers’ user experience by making it easier to see title, author and series recommendations along with why they’re being recommended.

Other new features: 

  • An interactive story mixer so that readers can select the terms most important to them to choose a read perfect for them.
  • Accelerated Reader, making it easy for students to identify that just-right book
  • On the Shelf, so readers will know -- in real time -- if a recommended title is available and in what format, and will be able to determine whether read-alikes and their picks in the story mixer are available


The drag and drop editor is now available in all three different sizes of bookmarks. Now, librarians can create bookmarks to match the other readers’ advisory templates NoveList offers.

NoveList added Learning Express templates to LibraryAware, making it easy for libraries to get the word out about all Learning Express offers.  See them all in one place on their Pinterest page


OhioNET Libraries can now receive:

  • Extra 15% discount: Flexible packaging with customized options tailored to meet faculty, library and budgetary demands.  
  • JoVE's new content aligns with campus affordability initiatives: JoVE Core and JoVE Lab are an interactive video textbook and lab manual included in selected Science Education bundles. 
  • A dedicated Customer Success Team: Helps faculty integrate subscribed content into course curriculum and support librarian outreach.

About JoVE:
JoVE has two products that work together to accelerate scientific research and education. 

  • Journal: Researchers save time, money and resources
  • Science Education: Innovative and effective teaching tool for students and faculty; training tool for on-boarding new lab members

JoVE videos are an active learning tool:

  • Students perform up to 2x better on assessments
  • 9 in 10 feel more confident during lab
  • Faculty save 20-30 minutes in class time and prep time
  • Researchers increase their lab's productivity and efficiency


  • Support international students: Science Education videos come with captions in 10 languages
  • Easily integrate into courses: LMS embedding, curriculum mapping, JoVE Tests

Please contact Carrie Waibel at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064 for more information and pricing.

Congratulation to Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library on being awarded the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university category!

The award is sponsored by ACRL and GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO to recognize the staff of three academic libraries each year, with one award each for a college library, a community college, library, and a university library for programs that "deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution."

The Kelvin Smith Library was recognized for its many collaborative partnership initiatives, including their Freedman Fellowship for Digital Scholarship. CWRU's Kelvin Smith Library is the first Ohio institution to be honored by this award since Oberlin College received recognition in the college category in 2002.

For more about the award, please check out the ACRL link here.

The OhioNET eResources Preview trials are now live through Thursday, February 28.  Please access them by either logging in to your existing OhioNET account or signing up for one here:  www.ohionet.org/user.  If you have an account and have forgotten your password, you can also reset it at the link.  (A quick note on the logins:  Please create an individual account so that we can authenticate the users of these free trials appropriately.) 

What is the preview?  It is a free month long trial period on the OhioNET site where all Ohio libraries (not just OhioNET members) can view subscription and database content from a litany of vendors for free, without any outside pressure.  Vendors often extend special discounts during this time if you purchase through OhioNET, and it’s a great opportunity to “shop around” and compare your resource options.

Once you are logged in, trials can be accessed from the main page by clicking “Services & Resources > Trials.”  Please contact me directly if any of these trials are inaccessible at any time throughout the duration of the trial period -- hiccups happen with the high number of trials, so we appreciate your patience while we work out any kinks. 

We will be adding more trials throughout the remainder of the month, so please check back often for additional titles.  For any questions on products, pricing, or placing orders, please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Program Manager at either carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064.