Better equip your library to deliver your messages through all free communication channels!

Coming mid-July

From the EBSCO team who created NoveList comes an easy-to-use, web-based tool that solves libraries' everyday online and print promotional needs. LibraryAware helps you create, deliver, and measure your promotional messages. With LibraryAware, your community will discover all the programs, products and services you have to offer.

LibraryAware includes these features and benefits:

  • Produces professional looking designs — no matter what the skill level
  • Creates promotional materials with consistent branding
  • Provides continually updated designs and best practice recommendations
  • Enables libraries to deliver their messages through all free communication channels
  • Plays nicely with popular event software, social media and blogs
  • Streamlines and improves what libraries are already doing with their promotional efforts
  • Organizes all promotional materials in one place

Request your demo today!

For more information, please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25).

For a limited time, OHIONET is offering qualifying small libraries a discounted DIY focused database package from EBSCO.

Libraries can select four of the following:

Also included in this purchase is Consumer Health Complete.  Total cost for these five databases is very low.  Qualifying libraries must serve a population of 10,000 or under.  This offer will expire on June 15, 2012.

For more information, please contact Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25).

See why Credo Reference was recently named Library Journal's "Best Overall!"

Credo General Reference is completely customizable by librarians and is a general reference and library discovery tool for patrons. Offering more than three and a half million entries, 580+ highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers, this high-quality online reference service, provides both credible reference content and a best-in-class technology.

As a part of the 2012 Spring Preview, Credo is making a special offer to our members. This offer covers the Credo Online Reference Service with the General Reference database only (i.e. the content currently on trial):

  • 1 to 5 new subscribers – 15% off list
  • 6 to 10 new subscribers – 20% off list
  • 11 to 15 new subscribers – 25% off list
  • 16 to 20 new subscribers – 30% off list
  • 21+ - Special pricing to be determined

Any combination of new subscribers from academic, public and K-12 libraries will to used to determine participation levels.

If we are able to add 21+ NEW subscribers from a combination of academic, public and K-12 libraries, any current Credo customer that is subscribing to General Reference Premium will get Topic Page Customization for Free for one year.

Offer ends June 30, 2012 and an intent to order must be in to OHIONET by June 20 to determine final discount.

For more information, please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

OHIONET has two offers from Oxford University Press that are running through the end of the month:

Perpetual Access Purchase of Oxford Bibliographies Online Titles

Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is an innovative resource designed to help students and scholars find reliable sources of information across a wide variety of subjects, significantly reducing research time. Recommendations and original content by leading scholars provide expert guidance, pointing users to the best chapter, book, Journal article, website, blog, or data set available for their research. OBO’s intuitive linking and discoverability tools help users locate full text content to prevent dead ends and encourage use of resources that a library has in its collection.

Order by March 30th to receive 15% - 40% off list pricing

Demo available Wednesday, March 28 at 10 a.m.

Perpetual Access Purchase of Oxford Digital Reference Shelf Titles

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (DRS) is an exciting initiative offering libraries the opportunity to purchase electronic editions of an expanding range of Oxford’s award-winning scholarly reference titles. Each title is available for single-title purchase and can be seamlessly integrated into Oxford Reference Online with full cross-searching functionality or accessed as a stand-alone resource with its own URL. The current collection of titles includes Green’s Dictionary of Slang, the 2012 recipient of the Dartmouth Medal, and three of RUSA’s 2012 Outstanding Reference Source winners.

Order by March 30th to receive 20% - 80% off list pricing

Demos available on Monday, March 26 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, March 27 at 11 a.m.

For more information, a free trial, or a custom quote, please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

Many OHIONET members are currently using Springshare products to help connect users with resources; we are working with Springshare to bring value to you by combining efforts on new subscriptions and upgrades to current subscriptions.

If you have not yet taken a look at these easy solutions for frequent website needs, please contact us to play with their potential in our group demonstration accounts.

  • LibGuides - the most popular content sharing platform for libraries. Easy to use, and mobile friendly!
  • Mobile Site Builder - the easiest way to build and maintain a mobile website for your department.
  • CampusGuides/CommunityGuides - all the awesomeness of LibGuides plus a lot of additional functionality.
  • LibCal - Event management, appointment scheduling, room bookings - all in one awesome package.
  • LibAnswers - an innovative reference/faq platform combining SMS, Twitter, Reference Analytics & more!
  • LibAnalytics - Statistics galore. Record, track, and analyze data on just about anything in your library.

(And there are actually free versions of LibCal and LibAnalytics for your library to use now!)

To learn more about how your OHIONET colleagues are using LibGuides and other dynamic pathfinders, consider signing up for one of our upcoming training events:

Remember - OHIONET workshops are free to premium member libraries!

For more information about this group offer, please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

Save 15% through March 30 on a new subscription to one of Library Journal's "Best of 2011" eResources!

Watch a demo now

Or request a free trial by contacting Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).


Up to 55% off Streaming Video from Ambrose Video for your library

A Special Multi-Consortium Offer for OHIONET Members

Give your students the content they need in the format they want – streaming video at their fingertips – with this special group offer for OHIONET members from Ambrose Video

  • Over 1200 streaming video clips and full-length programs 
  • Award-winning content in social studies, literature, fine arts and the sciences  
  • Access to the complete BBC Shakespeare Plays collection (Ambrose exclusive)  
  • Savings from 35% - 55%   
  • 1- 5 year subscriptions or perpetual option available  
  • Choose which videos to add to your library’s collection. No minimums. Volume discounts.  
  • Convenient ordering and billing via OHIONET
  • 100 subscribers (total from OHIONET, Lyrasis, and other participating consortia) by December 15, 2011 ensures maximum discount

The more libraries to join the group, the deeper the discount.

Order soon to get the best price for your library and for all other participating libraries!

Contact Member Support at memserv@ohionet.org or call  800-686-8975 ext 16 for a trial, order form or pricing. Your final price will be determined by the number of participants, the programs you order, and subscription length.

New subscriptions to Credo General Reference through OHIONET will receive extra discounts for the first year of access.

Subscribe by:

15 November 2011, and receive a 30% discount

30 November 2011, and receive a 25% discount

15 December 2011, and receive a 20% discount

Free trials and demos are available, and your library can find more information here: http://corp.credoreference.com/introduction/new-to-credo.html

Credo General Reference is now up to 570 titles and 10,000 Topic Pages, so this is a great time to take advantage of this special pricing.

For more information about Credo Reference, please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

Is your library looking for additional language learning opportunities for your patrons?  Tell Me More is pleased to offer these special options to small libraries this fall.

Public libraries with fewer than 10,000 active cardholders may subscribe to Tell Me More--the choice of hundreds of libraries, businesses, government agencies, and individuals--at the special price of $750 per library, contingent on a group of ten subscribing libraries.

Academic libraries have a similar offer: with FTE of 500 or less, the subscription would be $1000; for 501 to 2000 FTE, the rate is $1500.  These rates are contingent on a total group purchase of $10,000.    

If you are interested, please contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) or Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) at OHIONET for more information. 

Please do so soon - this offer is only available through October 31st!



ABC-CLIO is pleased to announce to a special incentive package for K-12 schools and K-12 school districts.  These incentives are time sensitive, and there are benefits for quick action.  So maximize the benefits by taking advantage of these special deals today! 

Here is the summary:


Get for Free


3 additional databases


4 additional databases


6 additional databases


And here's the fine print:

  • Valid for new orders only. 
  • Offer valid for orders received 8/1/2011 through 12/31/2011.
  • Additional databases are free for the first year only.  Normal renewal pricing will be available at then current renewal prices.
  • Special Bonus – You'll gain extra months on us if you act now!  The clock for these newsubscriptions starts upon activation.  But if the orders come in, we'll activate them immediately and you'll receive the rest of the year usage for FREE.  So order on 9/1 and have use for 16 months, order 10/1 have use for 15 months.  And so on.

Contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) for more information.