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Take advantage of free online information sessions about the new Books 24x7 Complete and Books 24x7 bundle for Public Libraries. Sessions are scheduled this week. Sign up now to make sure you get in!

Click here to register for Wednesday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
Click here to register for Friday, April 17 at 2 p.m.

Registrations are accepted up to 15 minutes before start time. Estimated duration for each session is 60 minutes. Once registration is completed, you will be emailed the session URL to login to the session along with the password.

Call in number for all sessions: 866-955-4255
Call in code for all sessions: *5356309*

Please Note: To check your browser compatibility before you join the session, click this link.

Meet your patrons' needs at their time of need. Books24x7 for Public Libraries is an integrated offering of two collections from Books24x7 supplying public library patrons with timely, accurate information and ideas covering essential computer basics and wellness subjects.

Attend one of these informational sessions to learn more about how Books24x7 can help!
* Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
* Friday, April 17 at 2 p.m.

Please register at least 15 minutes prior to the session start time. (Estimated duration for each session is 60 minutes.)

Once registration is completed, you will be emailed the session URL to login to the session along with the password.

Call in number for all sessions: 866-955-4255
Call in code for all sessions: *5356309*

Please Note: To check your browser compatibility before you join the session, click this link.

About Books 24x7
The Books24x7 On Demand Platform delivers comprehensive collections of premium reference content in a searchable, Web-based environment. Patrons have full access to the complete unabridged content of thousands of business, technical and financial books from the best names in book publishing as well as need-to-read best practices authored by industry experts.

Enhance your collection and satisfy your patrons' demands for premium news, business and legal content. LexisNexis Library Express is a powerful, easy-to-use, web-based service providing access to over 9,500 individual sources.

Learn more about Library Express at one of the following free webinars:
Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 2:00 PM (EDT)
Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 10:00 AM (EDT)

Just click on the link to join the webinar! For the audio, simply dial 1-800-963-3556 and use conference code 8304772.

This webinar will use Microsoft Live Meeting. First time users can click here to check your system prior to the meeting.

Unable to join the meeting? Follow these steps:

1. Copy this address and paste it into your web browser:

2. Copy and paste the required information:
April 16 Meeting ID: 9GPZTK
April 16 Entry Code: 7Bjg5_j
April 23 Meeting ID: FF4DS2
April 23 Entry Code: JN~7cxJ
Location: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/lexisnexislive

If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support.

Microsoft Office Live Meeting can be used to record meetings. By participating in this meeting, you agree that your communications may be monitored or recorded at any time during the meeting.

The 2009 Public Library Spring Preview is now available!

OHIONET has arranged with electronic resource vendors for this preview to run from now until May 15, 2009.

You may now access the preview at https://www.ohionet.org/ref2009_preview.php

Information about each product includes the availability of remote access, usage stats, technology specifications, and general contacts. Pricing information for new subscriptions is available by contacting OHIONET. Renewal pricing information for current subscriptions will be sent by OHIONET in the next few weeks.

We hope that you enjoy access to these resources, and we think that you will find some very good deals to help you make the most of your budget. If you have questions about the preview, please contact Christine Morris at christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, x29.

OHIONET has successfully gathered more than ten academic libraries for a special consortium price for the Gale Encyclopedia of Religion Online. Access will start in April.   This version is the online equivalent of the second print edition -- a 15-volume set.  Our discount is  at least 50% off list pricing for this one time purchase price.

Brochure: http://www.gale.cengage.com/brochure/EncyReligion10404.pdf

Fact sheet: http://www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/facts/EncyReligion.pdf

Since we met the minimum group requirement, now all academic library members may participate--regardless of size or whether you have the print version or not--all at the same per library price.

Thanks to all who replied and helped us form the group.  This  saves money for all the participating libraries.  Library patrons will surely appreciate the convenient online access to this  multi-volume acclaimed reference work.

We are still able to add new subscriptions at the special price, so if you are interested and have not yet joined this group, please contact Mary Conroy at 800-686-8975 Ext. 16 or maryc@ohionet.org.




We'd like to remind you about deadlines in March for joining groups and for best pricing on certain E-Resources for academic libraries.

  • AAAS Titles - We have a consortium deal which renews soon. You may join the group or add titles before March 20. This includes Science Online and the newly released Science Signaling with early bird pricing as well as ScienceExpress and ScienceClassic.
  • HW Wilson Databases - You can still get lower 2008 pricing if you order before March 27th. Readers Guide and other retrospective databases are on special with a 15% discount.
  • BioMedCentral - Faculty 1000 and The Scientist will now be subscription only. If you order before March 30th, there is a 30% discount.
  • Gale Global Issues in Context - new product with early bird pricing before March 31st (a trial is available). A webinar is scheduled on March 26th. See: www.gale.com/webevents
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Religion Online - group deal - we need at least ten libraries to participate by March 27th in order for all to get special pricing.

Please contact Mary Conroy at 800-686-8975 ext. 16 or maryc@ohionet.org to order, or to request additional information.

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.