Heritage Microfilm is currently partnering with select public, state, and academic libraries to digitize their newspaper microfilm for free. Heritage will digitize any off-copyright newspapers (typically those dated prior to 1978) that they do not currently hold. Partner libraries are given free, searchable access to the content through http://access.newspaperarchive.com in perpetuity. Partners also receive the searchable digital images on a hard drive to use however you wish. This really is a win/win.

For more information contact:

Mark Schlader
Global Products Manager
Heritage Microfilm
Cell: 515-209-9347
Fax: 319-242-7065

About Heritage:

Heritage Microfilm is one of the leading preservation microfilming vendors in the United States. We microfilm more than 2000 newspaper titles and serve thousands of libraries and institutions with microfilm subscriptions, microfilming services, digitization and digital access through http://access.newspaperarchive.com

Current list of partners and customers: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/about-us/heritage-family.aspx

Credo General Reference Premium now includes Credo Topic Pages.
Covering over 9,000 topics they offer overview, background and vocabulary information from Credo Reference content, providing users with the necessary context to begin their research as well as customized connections to your library’s relevant resources.

Special promotion: New subscribers who sign up by December 15 will receive a 35% savings off their first year subscription to Credo General Reference Premium with customized Topic Pages.

For a brief overview of Topic Pages please visit:

For an in-depth look at Topic Pages visit:

The Credo November webinar schedule can be found at:

About Credo Reference:
Credo General Reference Premium is a completely customizable general reference solution for learners and librarians. Offering more than three and a half million entries and over 515 highly-regarded titles from 70+ publishers, this subscription service, providing both credible reference content and a best-in-class platform, is a high-quality general online reference service.

Books in Print will be leaving the OCLC FirstSearch interface soon, and OHIONET has an opportunity to offer subscription access through Bowker at a highly-discounted rate for new subscribers - over 40% off the list price!

If you have not seen the new Books in Print on its native platform, make sure you take a look:
(trial login available on request).

OHIONET would like to get your feedback on this offer through a short, seven-question survey:

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) at OHIONET if you have questions.

Thanks in advance for your time!

Academic librarians!  Join us for a Films on Demand demo/webinar!

When: Tuesday October 19th,  10:00 a.m. EST

A database trial is also available.  OHIONET aims to coordinate a group subscription in November. Various modules are available, so take a look! Click here for more information.

Please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975 ext. 16) to attend the webinar, or for trial info.

Credo General Reference recently crossed the 500 title threshold.

Learn more about Credo Reference at one of these webinars.

Upcoming Credo General Reference Introductions (for non-subscribers):
Monday, October 4, 2010
3:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/584545937

Friday, October 8, 2010
2:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/243042224

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
1:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/982041433

Upcoming Publisher Collections webinars:
Monday, October 4, 2010
11:00 AM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/189128569

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
2:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/765005136

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
10:00 AM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/202571752

There are several tools you can use to make the best possible use of your Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook collection.

You may wish to add (free) MARC records to your catalog for these eBooks. If you know you Location ID, you can order the records online at: http://access.gale.com/cgi-bin/marc_merge/listfiles.pl

You may also contact Technical Support at 800-877-4253, option 4, or via e-mail at Gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com to order your MARC records.

Here are some other resources you might find to be helpful as well:

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We are pleased to announce that Ingram Library Services is offering our members discounts on books and audiovisual products. Have shipping charges been an issue for your library? We have arrangements for those, too!

Read more about the agreement here.

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).

Teen Health & Wellness materials for teacher and teacher/librarian \back-to-school\ packets are available.

You can preview the materials and download electronic files below. Or feel free to contact THW for printed material. Please specify what quantities of each you'd like, date needed, and mailing address.

Click to download the following popular Teen Health & Wellness materials:

* Teen Issues poster (male)
* Teen Issues poster (female)
* Brochure
* Product sheet
* Testimonials

You can also promote Teen Health & Wellness on your library Web site with THW widgets, buttons, and banners.

Not using THW at your library yet? For a FREE trial of the NEW Teen Health & Wellness, go to teenhealthandwellness.com.

For your trial log-in and password, contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

There are lots of language learning options available...find out why Tell Me More is the best option for your patrons.

Attend the webinar on Friday, October 15 at 11 a.m. EDT to learn about the new interface, and why over 7 million learners have chosen Tell Me More. Contact Christine Morris or Mary Conroy at OHIONET for login information.

Can't wait until then? Check out a free demo for yourself! When accessing the trial site for the first time on a computer you will be prompted to enter in a login and password. Please contact Christine Morris or Mary Conroy at OHIONET for login information.

Questions about trial access can be directed to Jason Wilson, our representative from Tell Me More.

In partnership with OHIONET… a special offer for Public Libraries!
(valid through October 15, 2010)

NEW! Oxford Dictionaries Online - 30% off first-year subscription
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Do you have patrons looking for guidance on job applications, resumes, and cover letters? Oxford Language Dictionary's Practical Writing section can help. Are there puzzle enthusiasts among your patrons? Fans of crosswords and similar word games should check out the Puzzles section to help solve some of those trickier clues.

Do we need Oxford Dictionaries Online?

  • 70% of people need and use English language resources (for students, the figure is 90%)*
  • 70% of users surveyed found free online dictionaries difficult to use, slow, or out of date**

* Source: Book Marketing Limited research for Oxford University Press 2007
** Source: Oxford University Press consumer research July 2009

Although there are many free dictionary sites, they are not meeting user needs.

Oxford Dictionaries Online is sure to become the go-to resource for definition-seekers, professionals, writers, students, teachers, non-native speakers, puzzle enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to "look it up." Includes audio pronunciation and practical writing advice to make the right impression in everyday situations, including apply for a job and email guidelines.

NEW! Berg Fashion Library - 20% off first-year subscription
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

For all of those budding Project Runway contestants among your teen patrons, and for your community theatre folks or doll-making enthusiasts, here is the new go-to resource!

Anchored by the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (July 2010), the Berg Fashion Library incorporates a full range of resources essential for anyone working on dress or fashion. Contains 4,000+ images (including 1,600 from the Victoria and Albert Museum's internationally renowned fashion collection). Beginning in 2011, over 2,000 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute collection will be uploaded.

Social Explorer - 20% off first-year subscription
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline

Understanding your community is the key to success. Make sure that you and your patrons have that key by offering Social Explorer.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history, 1790 – present.
"...they've done a fantastically thorough job. You can zoom all the way from the national level to ... the street you live on, and see all sorts of different data, from income to industry to gender to ethnicity to means of commuting to family structure. Want a map showing percent of foreign-born nationals who immigrated in the last five years? It's there. Want a map showing percentage of self-employed males? It's there. Percentage of housing where rent is between $600 - $800 per month, or where heat is provided by solar power? It’s there." The Changing World - Jeremy Faludi, 2005

Oxford Biblical Studies Online - 30% off first year subscription
user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Are your patrons interested in biblical studies, commentary, or almost anything in the 200's? And…would they enjoy the flexibility of comparing various Bible verse translations and commentaries side-by-side? Oxford Biblical Studies Online might be the resource just for them!

"HOW GOOD IS IT? I have truly just scratched the surface of this mammoth work of scholarship . . . Oxford breaks the one-to-ten rating scale once again: this file is an astonishing 11. Most highly recommended for academic, public, school, and special libraries serving serious Bible researchers." —Cheryl LaGuardia Library Journal, May 1, 2009

Oxford African American Studies Center - 30% off first-year subscription

user name: ohioonline
password: ohioonline
guided tour

Be prepared to meet all of your student patron's needs for Black History Month! Along with authoritative reference content, the rich image gallery and multi-media video clips bring history to life - watch Hank Aaron break the major league home run record or Maya Angelou recite “And Still I Rise”. Take a look at Oxford's African American Studies Center and explore the riches available on an unlimited access basis.

“The folks at Oxford have once again thought of everything…There’s not enough space to extol OAASC’s virtues sufficiently…Because it is so extraordinary, the resource makes it necessary this once to raise the usual rating scale of 1 to 10 to an unprecedented 11! The Bottom Line: A remarkable achievement in accessible scholarship, Oxford African American Studies Center is strongly recommended for all libraries.” — Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal