OhioNET News

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.

iPod Compatible Titles Coming to NetLibrary
NetLibrary and Recorded Books will offer a comprehensive and growing collection of more than 1,000 bestsellers, classics and Modern Scholar titles that are compatible with a wide range of MP3 players, including Apple’s iPods and iPhones, Microsoft Zunes, Sony® Walkmans and more.

Introducing Sony Reader Mobile Collections
OCLC NetLibrary is introducing five new Sony Reader Mobile Collections specifically to be read on the Sony eBook Reader. Libraries that purchase these “Mobile Collections” will receive a Sony Reader PRS-505 along with a preselected set of titles tested for compatibility on the reader, prepaid access fees, and the required Adobe license to download eContent. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about this offer. If you have additional questions, please contact salesoperations@oclc.org. This offer is available through June 30th, 2009.

New Subject Sets Available for 2009
Each new Subject Set contains quality frontlist content with no title duplication from set to set, or from previously introduced Subject Sets. There are ten new eBook and five new eAudiobook Sets, including the following fields:

  • 2009 Taxes & Personal Finance Resources
  • General Education & Business
  • Hot Topics & Special Interest
  • Personal Growth & How To
  • eAudiobooks

Additional discounts are available on the Subject Sets. Contact OHIONET for more details.

Rosen Publishing, proud sponsor of Teen Tech Week, is pleased to offer you a FREE trial to its award-winning, critically acclaimed Teen Health & Wellness database.

Get started right away!
URL: www.teenhealthandwellness.com
Username: teentech
Password: teentech

Your trial is available now and ends on 03/27/09. Feel free to give access details to your library's teens--Rosen wants their feedback, too!

To celebrate Teen Tech Week, Rosen Publishing is giving participating TTW libraries and their teen communities an opportunity to win a free subscription to the award-winning Teen Health & Wellness database with its Share Your Personal Story: Podcast and Writing Contest. The Teen Health & Wellness database contains real-life, personal stories of teens who have faced tough issues firsthand. Have your teens share their true stories--either by podcast or writing--for publication in Teen Health & Wellness, and give them a chance to win an iPod Shuffle.

All stories that meet the submission guidelines will be published on Teen Health & Wellness. Three teens will be selected at random from the pool of submissions to win an iPod Shuffle. And one library will be selected at random to win a free twelve-month subscription to Health & Wellness.

Contest details are available here.

OCLC has expanded the FirstSearch® Base Package to include the OAIster database on FirstSearch and the CAMIO® and ArchiveGrid® databases at no additional charge to subscribing libraries and library groups. In addition, in May Base Package subscribers will receive access to an entry-scale, hosted version of CONTENTdm® with secure systems support at no additional charge, to support their efforts to increase access to library-provided digital content.

The goal of these Base Package additions is to provide libraries with access to more digital resources, and to do so in a way that highlights their unique online presence. Connecting these resources through WorldCat® also allows users to more easily find high-quality materials through local libraries.

OCLC is contacting all Base Package subscribers with a letter with more information.  Please contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) if you have any questions.

A Better Way to Research, Teach, and Learn History!

Eight award-winning databases from ABC-CLIO offer in-depth research power with remarkable ease-of-use. These authoritative databases answer a complete range of research needs, from simple reference inquiries to in-depth topic analysis.

Read more about these exciting resources here.

Editorial Cartoons and Questions are a special feature of all the databases from Facts On File News Services. Lively and topical, they can show the range of opinion on a host of key issues, from the world economy and the new U.S. presidential administration, to Reconstruction, to the continuing debate over evolution and intelligent design. Each cartoon is accompanied by questions that prompt critical thinking about the meaning of the cartoon, the point of view behind it, or the means used to convey the message. All cartoons are linked to resources elsewhere in the database that help answer the questions.

Look for each database's listing of Editorial Cartoons and Questions in the Special Features section, the central lower panel of the home page. All Editorial Cartoons are searchable. Also, Curriculum Tools in all databases contain suggestions for students on analyzing and evaluating Editorial Cartoons, and for educators on how to incorporate Editorial Cartoons into classroom discussion and activities.

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 more information about Facts on File News Service databases.

OHIONET is once again offering a bulk purchase of Avery 6464 blank removable labels. We are able to offer the best possible price by purchasing in bulk.

The latest Avery 6464 Order Form is available now.

Scanner Gryphon 4130Datalogic Gryphon 4130

The Gryphon I reader is a next-generation linear imager providing best reading performance and durability of the industry that makes it the ultimate solution for any market and applications from retail to light industrial. The extreme versatility of the Gryphon I reader is combining many top performing and distinctive features together in a perfect balance, from reading capability to durability, ergonomics, connectivity, and the usual appealing design. This scanner also comes with “Good Read Green Dot”. Which means you get good read feedback even under dim lighting conditions or noisy environments.

OHIONET Member Prices good through February 27, 2009

Member Price
GD4130-WHK1GRYPHON D4130-WHITE,1D Multi I/F, USB KIT - $147.40
GD4130-BKK1GRYPHON D4130-BLACK,1D Multi I/F, USB KIT - $147.40


Basic Stand
The Basic Stand serves as a basic hands free stand
STD-G040-BKBASIC STAND G040 DARK    $20.40

Smart Stand
The Smart Stand automatically turns autoscanning mode on so you don’t have to.

To order, contact Pam Rossman at 800/686-8975 x10 or email pamr@ohionet.org

For other product availability or questions, contact Jill Boggs Brust at 800/686-8975 x20 or email at jillb@ohionet.org

To see what other products OHIONET has to offer, go to: https://www.ohionet.org/libprods_index.shtml

Due to the Level 2 snow emergency in Franklin County, the OHIONET office is closed today, January 29th. The Fundamentals of Cataloging workshop scheduled for today has been cancelled. OHIONET will be in contact with all scheduled attendees to settle on the most convenient make-up date.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.