OhioNET News

In addition to the continuation of the Exploring Our Statewide Resources series (co-sponsored by OPLIN), our Reference Skills & Resources training track will feature even more freely available webinars that will discuss and demonstrate online tools and resources that are open to all.  All the sessions listed below are free and all library staff members working in Ohio are welcome to attend.

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Kids Infobits
Thursday, January 23 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Check Out Ohio Legal Help: A Free Online Information Tool
Wednesday, February 5 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Home Improvement Reference Center
Thursday, April 2 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Chilton Library
Wednesday, May 13 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

OhioNET’s long-standing barcode label vendor Computype is projecting that there will be price increases in the new year.  OhioNET is lowering their current prices through the month of December so you can stock up before this increase is implemented.  There is a minimum order of 7,200 labels and orders must be placed by Tuesday, December 31st.  Below is information outlining quantities and color options along with sale pricing.  Below, we have attached a sheet of sample labels showing barcode number placement, imprint lines and color choices.

Minimum Order: 7,200 labels per order for sheets.
  30,000 labels per order for rolls ordered in increments of 6,000 labels.
Label Sizes: 1.9" x 0.65" - Single
  1.9" x 1.0" - Two-Part (1.9" x 0.65" and 1.9" x 0.35")
  1.9" x 1.0" - Smart
Standard Color Bar: 6 colors to choose from for a bar at top of label: red, yellow, orange, blue, green or purple.
  Red, yellow or orange will have library name preprinted in black letters, on top of color bar.
  Blue, green or purple will have library name preprinted in white letters, on top of color bar.
Construction: L107 Matte Laminate, Film Label Material, P236 Adhesive

Sheet Price (Per 1,000 Labels)

Size Quantity List Member
1.90" x 0.65" 7,200 $56.00 $46.66
Single 10,000 $34.00 $28.94
  25,000 $28.00 $23.15
Sheets of 72 50,000 $24.00 $20.06
6 Across x 12 Down 100,000 $22.00 $18.72
  200,000 $19.00 $15.80
  500,000 $16.00 $13.70

Roll Price (Per 1,000 Labels)

Size Quantity List Member
1.90" x 0.65" 30,000 $42.00 $35.40
Single 36,000 $33.00 $27.56
  54,000 $29.00 $24.60
  72,000 $25.00 $21.39
  102,000 $22.00 $18.72
  150,000 $20.00 $16.53
  246,000 $17.00 $14.64

Sheet Price (Per 1,000 Labels)

Size Quantity List Member
1.90" x 1.0" 7,200 $61.00 $50.94
Two-Part of Smart 10,000 $50.00 $41.67
  25,000 $39.00 $32.41
Sheets of 48 50,000 $35.00 $29.06
6 Across x 8 Down 100,000 $34.00 $28.20
  200,000 $30.00 $24.99
  500,000 $26.00 $22.11

To order or if you have any questions, please contact Pam Rossman, Order Specialist at OhioNET at pamr@ohionet.org or call at 800-686-8975 ext. 10.  When ordering, please furnish us with the last barcode number from the labels that you have in stock now.  If you're placing a new order, please include a scanned copy of a few of your existing labels so we can determine the part and format numbers.  New customers will receive an electronic proof of your barcode label for you to approve before the labels are printed.

Deadline to order is Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Shipping charges apply and is determined by quantity ordered.

Computype Label Sample.pdf



The 2020 OhioNET Board of Directors election results are in, and the winners are:

  • Chris May, Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (public library representative; incumbent)
  • Andrea Christman Atkinson, Sinclair Community College (academic library representative)
  • Sarah Thornbery, Springboro Schools (K12/special library representative)
  • Lori Lee, Zanesville City Schools (K12/special library representative)

These representatives join our existing Board members, with their terms to commence in January 2020. The twelve-member Board of Directors is elected at-large by the membership to serve staggered 3-year terms.  Each member of the Board is a librarian from an OhioNET member institution.

We would like to acknowledge Dr. Linda Swarlis (Columbus School for Girls), Mr. John J. Burke (Miami University Middletown), and Ms. Theresa M. Fredericka (INFOhio) for their service to OhioNET as they conclude their terms in December. We are thankful for all their hard work and efforts to keep Ohio libraries top of mind through their work with OhioNET during their time on the Board.

We would also like to thank the other candidates in this year's election:

  • Richard “Skip” Bazile, Cuyahoga Community College (academic library representative)
  • Michelle McKinney Leonard, University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash (academic library representative)
  • Amy Wilson, University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College (academic library representative)
  • Andrew Mangels, Westlake Porter Public Library (public library representative)
  • Chauncey Montgomery, Community Library, Sunbury (public library representative)

Once again, we were delighted to have a highly competitive slate of candidates, and we are grateful for each candidate's enthusiasm and generosity of time when considering service on our Board.

If you have questions about the election process, please contact Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, at nancyk@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

We are pleased to say that the long-awaited repairs to our front parking area will be wrapping up over the next few weeks. 

If you have reason to visit us in those few weeks, please be advised that the main drive on Lane Avenue will be inaccessible for most of that period.  We ask that you use our lesser-known alley drive off of Vassar Place to access the back parking lot. 

There are 22 spots in the back parking lot, which should be sufficient for all of our guests on most days.  However, if you find yourself needing other options, please consider the following:

  • Parking spots in the right west-bound lane of Lane Avenue, which are available until 4pm on weekdays
  • Parking spots in the public garage at The Lane (1600 West Lane Avenue)
  • Street parking on Vassar Place

A full map of the parking areas can be found here.

We thank you for your understanding during this time, and we appreciate your patience.

Hospital and health sciences libraries will want to take advantage of our special offer on 5MinuteConsult, which is available for at a very special price through December 31.

With content written by family medicine and primary care practitioners, 5MinuteConsult.com (5MCC) provides easy navigation of the best-selling clinical content in adult/pediatric primary care, and provides decision support for practitioners and students, helping to determine quick answers before, during, and after patient experience. Librarians rank 5 Minute Consult as some of the most valuable content on Ovid. When a hospital or academic institution subscribes to the 5MCC through Ovid, all staff, faculty, students, nurses, rehab, physicians, PAs etc. can download the app free!

Check out the latest version of this resource--including the new mobile app.  The publicly available video demonstration can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://5minuteconsult.com/public/Video_Tour

Subscribe by December 1st and get immediate access for no additional charge!

Contact eresources@ohionet.org for information on special pricing for OhioNET member libraries.

Image credit: Used with permission from Jessica Klinker, 2019

OhioNET introduces a new chapter in People Counters from Sensource at $100.00 below list price through the month of November.

The PC-VIDX-S People Counter

Designed to cover the broadest range of applications, the VIDX series people counters use 3D advanced stereo vision tracking technology. Artificial intelligence (AI) refines the already accurate sensing technology with a deep learning network, making it the most accurate system available.


  • Mounting Heights Between 7.5 to 19ft
  • Greater than 97% accuracy guarantee
  • Flexible Privacy Configurations
  • Employee exclusion capability
  • Powered by a standard PoE connection
  • Stitch up to 9 sensors with no additional hardware required


  • Perimeter Counting
  • Dwell Time Analysis
  • Queue Management
  • Occupancy
SenSource Inc. also provides libraries with Vea Analytics Software, a program that analyzes the data collected by your library people counters. Vea Analytics Software allows you to learn more about your library, analyzing visitation trends and traffic patterns, so you can make important decisions with more insight and information. With the customizable dashboard, you can track specific data trends and monitor important numbers. This hosted solution eliminates the hassle of managing software and can be accessed anywhere using a web login, making it a perfect component to your library people counter.  This is part of the technology needed for the PC-VIDX-S and must be purchased to complete the system.  
For more information about this People Counter and VEA Analytics Software, please click on the link below:

OhioNET Member Pricing is as follows:

PC-VIDX-S People Counter  $795.00 each

Vea Analytics Software Reporting Service and Support $180.00 per people counter per year

Shipping and Handling Charges Apply
Mounting supplies needed for installation are determined by the vendor and available at an additional cost
Offer is valid through Friday, November 29, 2019
For more information and to receive an official quote
designed specifically for your library
please contact Pam Rossman
or at 800-686-8975 x10


The Copyright in Action series introduces attendees to the concepts of copyright and fair use, as well as exploring specific tasks and topics like exceptions for educational use and more. I’m happy to announce that this popular part of the Preservation & Access training track will continue next year with another slate of events presented by Carla Myers, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. The first three webinars of 2020 are open for registration. Click the title links for more information.


Copyright in Action: Introduction and Overview
February 13, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5

Copyright in Action: Fair Use Myths and Misconceptions
April 8, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5

Copyright in Action: Understanding Section 108—The “Reproductions in Libraries and Archives” Exception
June 11, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CEUs: 1.5

Collecting data to help better understand the impacts or outcomes of the services and resources libraries provide doesn’t have to be difficult. Attendees to this freely available webinar will hear about how one library—Lorain Public Library—got started with an easy-to-use online tool developed by PLA--Project Outcome.    Get an overview of portal, as well as gather suggestions for creating staff buy-in and hear about lessons learned throughout their implementation. Click the title link below for more information and to register.

Measure Your Impact—an Introduction to PLA’s Project Outcome
Thursday, November 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenters: Cheryl Grizzell and Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz (Lorain Public Library System)


Fundamentals of Cataloging--our longest-running training track—will start off the new year by revisiting the basics. If you have never cataloged before or need to refresh your skills, plan to attend this introductory series of webinars in January.  These three sessions will explain basic cataloging concepts and processes for copy catalogers, as well as demonstrate how to describe our most numerous type of resource--books! All webinars in this series will be led by Misty Alvaro (Upper Arlington Public Library). Click the title links below for more information.


Fundamentals of Cataloging: Basic Cataloging Overview (Session 1)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Meet MARC (Session 2)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Fundamentals of Cataloging: RDA vs AACR2 (Session 3)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM