If you haven't taken advantage of the Rittenhouse R2 Oktoberfest Special, don't worry even though winter is here. You still have time until January 15th to order books at the special discount.  Rittenhouse specializes in books for the health sciences. The highlight of the offer is that members will receive a 22% discount on one print order (excepting Elsevier Health Sciences titles) and one R2 Digital Library order any time during the long "Oktoberfest" fall-winter period between October 1 and January 15th. 

So if you haven't used the fall discount yet, this is a good time to get together your list of books and make the most of your book budget.

OHIONET also has a consortium discount for the annual R2 platform fee which is charged the year after you place your order. 

For more information about Rittenhouse, the R2 digital library platform, or this offer, please contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

OHIONET's group for Annual Reviews has been growing since we started it in 2010.

Back then, there were only 33 science titles covered; now there are 41 titles, and there will be two more new titles in 2015.  Is your library subscribed to all of the content that it needs?  You can check your subscription versus the complete list at www.annualreviews.org, or you can ask OHIONET to review your current subscription.

The two new titles for 2015 are The Annual Review of Linguistics and The Annual Review of Vision Science.  Libraries participating in our group for 2015 will get complimentary access to those titles for 2015, but to receive access in 2016 and permanent data rights, your library will need to subscribe in 2016.

Likewise, libraries that enjoyed complementary access to the The Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, The Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, and The Annual Review of Virology will need to subscribe to those titles in 2015 to retain permanent access to Volume 1.

We have had a tremendous discount to the Sciences Electronic Back Volume Collection for the science titles for several years; through the end of December, members can still add that content at our very low price.  It will be over $2500 more in 2015, so make sure to order now.

The Economics Collection back files (2009-2013) are discounted at 65% this year for any library that adds 2014 and 2015 before the end of December, too.

Questions?  Contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

For academic libraries thinking of adding resources from Infobase Learning, the best time to do so is now.

New orders on any of the Films on Demand packages will receive 20% off the regular prices, if the order is placed through OHIONET before the end of the year.

Likewise, academic libraries can save 40% off regular prices if you order five or more of the Facts on File titles, including:

  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
  • Issues and Controversies (updated)
  • World News Digest (updated)
  • Chelsea House Biographies
  • eLearning Library
  • World Almanac Online
  • African-American History
  • American History
  • American Indian History
  • Ancient & Medieval History
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
  • Modern World History
  • World Geography and Culture
  • Bloom's Literature (updated)
  • Writers Reference Center (updated)
  • World Religions Online
  • Health Reference Center
  • Today's Science

You can sign up for a free trial now at www.infobase.com/trial.

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

Academic library members now have trial access to a select group of Gale primary sources through OHIONET.

Primary source content is essential to today's library. It enhances curriculum, teaching, research and scholarship. Gale Digital Collections has changed the nature of research by providing a wealth of rare, formerly inaccessible historical content from the world's most prestigious libraries.

Gale NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale’s range of historical newspaper and periodical collections. Users can simultaneously search or browse across multiple products owned by their institution. Newspaper collections include Times Digital Archive, Illustrated London News, British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, and many others.

Archives Unbound is a vast resource of topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students. Collections include Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia; County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Ohio; County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Pennsylvania; We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, and many others.

Libraries can pick and choose collections of interest. These primary source collections are one-time purchases, not subscriptions. We encourage you to explore our trial for these fascinating collections and to delve into history with us!

OHIONET contact: Christine Morris, 800.686.8975 x29; christinem@ohionet.org
Gale contact: Joanne Petz, 800.877.4253 x8834; joanne.petz@cengage.com

Would you like to have a better idea of which books your patrons really will use in your medical or health sciences library?

The Rittenhouse R2 platform has a flexible Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) feature that allows patrons to select titles themselves. The librarian can make the final decisions to order the items or not. In this way, the PDA feature helps patrons and librarians to work as partners, increasing book usage and patron engagement.

The librarians may pre-select which titles are in the PDA to make sure the book isn't already in the library's collection, and librarians can double-check about expensive books, to better budget funds.

This is a good time to request a trial to R2 and to try out PDA. The Oktoberfest special (22% discount for one consolidated order) is still valid through January 15th.

You can read more about the Rittenhouse R2 Patron Driven Acquisition Option PDA or the Rittenhouse Oktoberfest Special.

For more information about Rittenhouse, the R2 platform, or this 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) at OHIONET.

Save on medical and health eBooks!

Order now through the end of 2014 for a special discount of 30% on McGraw Hill eBook collections.  The collections are: First Aid Test Prep, Nursing, and Primary Care. 

Click on the link below and choose the medical tab to find the titles in these collections and descriptions of the books:

Contact Mary Conroy for more information.

The World Bank will be sponsoring a brief, free webinar about their eResources on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 10:00am EST.

The World Bank eLibrary is the World Bank's full collection of nearly 9,000 eBooks, flagship reports, journals, and other publications on social and economic development since the 1990s, and has many time-saving tools. The World Bank will be covering the content, features, and functionality of the site, as well as some of the upcoming improvements, such as the integration of World Bank data into the platform.

Register at:  http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTWBP/Resources/webinar_nov_2014.html


Examining primary sources gives your students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Analysis engages students, guides them toward higher-order critical thinking skills and constructs knowledge.

Gale Cengage Learning has created an outstanding search tool for these primary sources. Gale Primary Sources is now available and offered at an introductory promotional price of 30% off for K-12 libraries!

By incorporating multiple primary source archives into a bundle specially curated for schools, teachers can easily fulfill their curriculum requirements in this content area. The bundle includes Smithsonian, Sources in U.S. History Online, Liberty Magazine, 19th Century US Newspapers, as examples.

Gale has generated a trial for OHIONET schools to review each of the resources and our unique search tool, Artemis Primary Sources, which will allow your students to search all of these collections on an appealing platform. (The Times Digital Archives will be added in December). Artemis includes the Term Frequency and Term Cluster Tools. Be sure to explore each of those.

Access a free trial by visiting http://galesupport.com/trial/ohionetps.  Use the password ‘trial’ when prompted. Feel free to pass this trial link along to your colleagues.

Please contact Carrie Waibel at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25 for more information.

Special discount pricing is now available for OHIONET public libraries from Boopsie. Boopsie is the industry leader in making mobile apps for libraries, supporting over 2,500 library locations worldwide.

People spend nearly 90% of their mobile time in apps, and it's important for libraries to reach patrons in a way they are accustomed to and invest in a solution that keeps up with the current technology landscape. With partners like Recorded Books, Overdrive, EBSCO and hoopla digital,  it's easy to see why a Boopsie app is the best solution to help you aggregate your library's content and functions like your calendar, social media, and ask a librarian, into a single app environment.

We are seeing that Boopsie apps deliver ~30% of a library's new patrons and ~35% increase in circulation/usage of their already-paid-for subscription services.

You can view a presentation about the apps here.

Take the opportunity to learn about the benefits of a Boopsie app for your library today!  Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Coordinator at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25.  

Boopsie Library App Features

  • Catalog Search using Smart Prefix™ search
  • ILS Integration for holds, renewals
  • BookCheck, BookLook™, Virtual Library Card, Multilingual Functionality
  • Ask A Librarian, Library Locator
  • Access to Library App Stats via private Boopsie Analytics dashboard
  • Events, Calendar  (limited to 10 iCal feeds), Reading Lists
  • Blogs and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Third Party Database Access (limited to 10 links)
  • Codecademy, TakeLessons, Scribd integrations
  • CoverCake™ (Integration only; Customer Must Contract Separately for CoverCake Service)
  • ComicsPlus (Integration only; Customer Must Contract Separately for ComicsPlus Service)
  • In-App Patron Survey
  • Enhanced App Navigation Bar
  • Additional Integrations (see list below)

List of Current Integrations Available

3MCloudLibrary, Axis360, Acoustik, BiblioLabs (when available), Blackboard Mobile, BookLetters, Brainfuse (when available), Codecademy (when available), Comics Plus, CONTENTdm, Credo Literati, EBSCOhost, EBSCO EDS,  Evanced, Fastcase (when available), Freegal (when available), Freading (when available), GALE Cengage Learning, Goodreads, Hein Online (when available), Hoopla Digital (when available), IndieFlix (when available), Lexis-Nexis (when available), Mango Languages, MyLibraryBookstore (when available), OneClickdigital, OverDrive, NoveList, ProQuest eLibrary, ProQuest SIRS, Pronunciator (when available), RedLaser, Scribd, Spritz Speed Reading (when available), TakeLessons, Transparent Language (when available), Trumba, Tutor.com (when available), Westlaw (when available), Wowbrary, Zinio (when available),

Supported ILSs

Agent Verso, Alexandria, Apollo, Atriuum, Axis360, BiblioCommons, CML, Evergreen, Ex Libris Aleph, Primo and Voyager; Follett Destiny Library Manager, Index Data, Innovative Encore and Millennium (Sierra); Koha, LearningAccess, LRMS, Multiplexor, NetOpacs, OCLC, Polaris, ReCAS, SirsiDynix Horizon, iBistro and Symphony; Sirsi Enterprise, Sirsi

Based on member feedback, OHIONET has negotiated with two new streaming resources for the performing arts.

Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus gives a 360-degree look at the art that is theatre. 

It’s a perfect resource for English students who need access to high-quality performances of Shakespeare and other classic texts, as well as drama and theatre students who are seeking insight into the creative industries, and want to hear from professionals working as actors, directors, or designers.

The resources encompased by Digital Theatre Plus include:

  • HD Productions - A library of award-winning recent productions including Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, All My Sons and Far From the Madding Crowd. Coming soon: the Olivier award-winning production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.
  • Making Theatre -  Exclusive documentaries and interviews with the cast and creative teams behind each production, such as interviews with stars like David Suchet and David Morrissey.
  • Collections - An especially curated collection of some of the best and most interesting filmed performance from all over the world, including iconic productions of Death of a Salesman and Antigone.
  • Study Guides -  Extensive written learning resources which deepen students' understanding of productions and texts, authored by experts in the field.
  • Teaching Support -  A growing resource of filmed workshops to help educators lift text off the page using drama techniques and exercises.

For a taste of what Digital Theatre Plus has to offer, please follow this link to watch a recent trailer.


Since 2008, Medici.tv has offered a privileged access to the best of classical music to music lovers across the world.

Their streaming video catalogue includes concerts, musical archives, operas, ballets, documentaries, master classes, educational programs and artist profiles--a current listing of over 1400 programs.

Additionally, Medici.tv offers 100 live concerts each year: beautiful events in partnership with the greatest artists and international musical institutions.

Learn more from their current catalogue listing or their current overview for academic instititutions.

For more information about either of these resources, including quotes and trials, please contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).