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.


We are pleased to announce the continuation of Ingram Library Services discounts for our members--and this year, our libraries can save even more!  Have shipping charges been an issue for your library? We have arrangements for those, too!

The process for signing up is simple. If your library doesn't have an Ingram account, you can sign up for a free account now at: http://www.ingramlibrary.com/newcustomers.aspx. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select your library type.

Already have an active Ingram account? Just send an e-mail to Kelly Clifton (kelly.clifton@ingrambook.com) at Ingram to request the OHIONET agreement terms. Your account can usually be changed over in 1 business day or less, and you will be notified when the change is complete.

If you have additional questions about the offer, please contact Kelly Clifton at Ingram (kelly.clifton@ingrambook.com or 800-937-5300, ext. 35670) or Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

ProQuest is now able to discount their Historical Newspapers (HNP) resource to new public library and K-12 customers via OHIONET.  It's a great companion to the statewide Ancestry access.

Take a look now!
(Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the whole bundle, or link directly to the Cleveland Call and Post within the trial site.)

Contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) for details, pricing, and trial access.

The 2011 Public Library Spring Preview is now available!

OHIONET has made arrangements with electronic resource vendors for this preview to run from now until May 15, 2011.

You may now access the preview at:

Information about each product includes the availability of remote access, usage stats, technology specifications, and general contacts. Some preview resources are available only through proxy access this year. Your library’s proxy log-in information will be sent directly via e-mail.

Price quotes for new subscriptions are available by contacting Christine Morris at OHIONET. Renewal quotes for current subscriptions will be available online at http://www.ohionet.org/ref_renew.php by the end of April.

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.

Help your patrons better manage the job-seeking process and find work faster!

OptimalResume is the technology leader in career center management software, pioneering flexible, online solutions for resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, portfolios, skills assessments, and video resumes. Their innovative web applications not only improve career center efficiency and performance, but also streamline employer recruitment efforts with leading edge tools for resume searching, online interviewing and videoconferencing, and high-impact brand advertising. Job seekers use Optimal Resume to create and manage all critical employment documents and practice for job interviews in a single online location.

Log-in information will be sent to you after registering for one of these free events:

If you have questions about the demonstrations, please contact Christine Morris at christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, x29.

Discounts on eBooks purchased by 6/30

Taylor & Francis is very proud to introduce six brand new, cutting-edge eFocus collections, taking the grand total up to 17.

All of the collections include a cross-section of materials including reference works, overviews, and original research to provide a wealth of material for a wide range of users.

eFocus now covers the following diverse subject areas:

NEW: Ethics - includes book length studies of ethical issues in diverse areas and extends beyond contemporary and western contexts, with titles on Ancient, Asian, and Islamic ethics.

NEW: The Internet, Culture and Society - the internet has proved a technology with almost unprecedented impact on culture and society. This collection assesses this impact from the perspective of eighteen different academic disciplines.

NEW: Postcolonialism - this invaluable resource offers a range of perspectives on postcolonialism from across the humanities and social sciences.

NEW: Race and Ethnicity - this exciting resource offers access to important and wide ranging contributions to the study of race taking in cultural, social, political, legal and economic aspects of the subject.

NEW: Sexuality Studies - this collection both charts the growth of this area and provides material relevant to a wide cross section of courses.

NEW: Urban Studies - a wide range of issues are addressed including cities and culture; sustainability and climate change; race, class and gender in the city; gentrification and urban change.

These six new collections add to the following existing collections:

Development Studies, China, The Environment, Gender , Globalization, Human Rights, Islam, Korea, Medieval Studies, Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science, Social and Cultural Theory

All of the eFocus packages:

  • feature an editorially hand-picked, small collection of cutting-edge titles

  • include high quality, definitive Routledge content

  • adopt a multi-disciplinary approach

  • include contributions from renowned authorities

  • have new titles added every year.

Visit www.ebooksubscriptions.com for more information and complete title lists.

Taylor & Francis has over 23,000 eBook titles in the Humanities, Social Sciences, STM and Law from some of the world’s leading imprints. Libraries can choose from annual subscription or outright purchase and have the option to take on a subject package or tailor-make their own from the complete collection.

Try them now in our Spring Previews!

Academic Library Preview:

Public Library Preview:

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) for more information.

And the grand prize winner will get a $2500 credit toward a Mango subscription.

Mango will be helping sponsor 8 teams in a road rally challenge to get them to New Orleans in true Mango fashion. They will help teams from across the country arrive at ALA while participating in Mango activities along the way for a chance to win prizes and have a blast.

The eight winning teams will receive:

  • $100.00 cash for each group member towards their trip

  • Mango Goodies (swag, snacks, etc.)

  • Flip Video for Group to document their experience

  • Ticket to Mango VIP party

  • Fun Mango activities

The grand prize is:

  • $2,500 credit toward a Mango Languages subscription (can be split among group members)

  • An iPad for each member

  • Award for being the Mango Mania 2011 Winners

  • Mango Languages Social Media coverage of winning team and their libraries

Full details and contest rules are available at http://www.mangolanguages.com/mangomania

Entries are due Sunday, April 17!

Through March 31, public libraries can save more than 61% when they purchase a bundle of Oxford’s Digital Reference Shelf titles at one flat rate.

Public libraries with populations under 50,000: buy at least 1 bundle to give your community’s high schools FREE online access to your purchased e-titles!

Additional savings opportunity: Libraries that already own some Digital Reference Shelf titles can still save 15%-40% on the purchase of additional titles.

Libraries may choose from the following bundles:

  • Arts

  • Multicultural History

  • Early Modern to Modern History

  • Ancient to Medieval History

  • Literature

Contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) for title lists and pricing.

In these challenging economic times, libraries require more effective management tools to better demonstrate their competence with stakeholders and funding partners and to better compete for scarce resources.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how evidenced-based management can make your library more effective.

OHIONET invites you and your colleagues to participate in a 90-minute webinar focusing on evidence-based management solutions developed specifically for libraries from Counting Opinions. The solutions are available on either a stand-alone or fully integrated basis and consist of:

  • The customer satisfaction management tool, LibSat
  • The capture and processing of performance data, with robust report outputs

Date: Thursday, January 20th
Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Register Now!

Note: This webinar has the dual purpose of 1) informing OHIONET members about the Counting Opinions service and 2) ascertaining the level of member interest with regard to a possible OHIONET group purchase program with Counting Opinions.

Please contact Christine Morris (800-686-8975, ext. 29 or christinem@ohionet.org) at OHIONET if you have questions or if you would like more information.

The news reports in the past months about bullying incidents have become a prominent part of the national discussion. There is no better time to trial Teen Health & Wellness—a vital resource for middle and high school students, teachers, administrators, and parents for building safe and caring communities.

Teen Health & Wellness supports a diverse student population grade 6 and up, including GLBT teens, while providing a set of tools to understand and address issues of bullying and cyberbullying, suicide, school violence, discrimination, cyber ethics, cyber citizenship, and more.

If you are new to Teen Health & Wellness, you will discover why Library Journal described it as "a one-stop self-help resource and a fully interactive online community center for teen health and wellness" and why School Library Journal called the resource "groundbreaking" and gave it an A+.

The Personal Stories throughout Teen Health & Wellness teach empathy and are a powerful way for your students to connect with others who have dealt with and overcome significant challenges.

Dr. Jan's Corner provides answers to real questions from middle and high school students, like:

  • Why do some people act nice only when they want something and then mean when they don't?
  • Have you ever been that one kid in your grade that is always different, that never seems to fit in with the grade or the school?
  • What do you do when someone wants to fight you?

Stop Bullying Now! For more information about how Teen Health & Wellness can help, contact Rosen Online at 877.381.6649 or visit teenhealthandwellness.com.

To help your library give greater access to this valuable resource, subscribers through OHIONET will receive two additional months at no charge through April 1. K-12 libraries can also prorate access for the remainder of the school year to meet budgeting needs. For more information about this offer, please contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29)

For more information about bullying and what you can do to prevent it in your community, please plan to attend the free Booklist webinar, Battle Bullying with Books, on January 25, co-sponsored by Rosen Publishing.

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