Thanks to OHIONET members working together cooperatively, we have been able to work out a deal with EBSCO to continue access for all OhioLINK libraries to EBSCO's Education Full Text (formerly from H.W. Wilson).

In mid-June, it became clear that we did not have sufficient support to continue the group as it had been; several libraries had to drop their support because of changes in usage and budget.  However, once the call went out to membership, the response was quick and positive: members wanted to work together to keep a good thing going.

We would like to thank the new supporters of the group, including Defiance College, University of Akron - Wayne College, Ohio University - Lancaster, Ohio Northern University, Franklin University, Columbus College of Art & Design, Wilmington College, Franciscan University, University of Dayton, and Oberlin College.

We would also like to thank those libraries that offered to extend their existing support, including Heidelberg University, the State Library of Ohio, Capital University, and Cedarville University.

Final distributions among newcomers are still in determination, but all will be notified within the week of the final amounts.

We are grateful to our members for their willingness and ability to work with us to achieve common goals like this.

Our current OHIONET offers for medical and health sciences are: Thieme e-books & tools, McGraw Hill medicalRittenhouse, and OVID LWW journal collections for nursing.  If you missed the June trial of the new ClinicalAccess point-of-care product, please request a trial of this or other products from OHIONET at your convenience. Contact us for more info: ohionet@ohionet.org.

We are pleased to announce a new opportunity for OHIONET members through Thieme Publishers.

Based on the participation we coordinated for eJournal packages earlier this year, we are also able to offer discounts on the Thieme E-book Library for Medical Education, Thieme Teaching Assistants, and Thieme's Winking SkullPro interactive self-study tool.

Thieme E-Book Library

The Thieme E-Book Library is a web-based platform providing online access to textbooks and color atlases in medicine and the life sciences.

The library contains 73 unique titles books as of January 2014, and is updated twice per year with new titles and new editions.

The annual license fee provides institution-wide online access and includes unlimited downloads of full books to Authorized Users’ lap tops, iPads, and Android tablets for use offline. A free app is available to patrons for off-line mobile devices.

New books and new editions are included in the annual license fee.

There is no duplication of content with the Thieme Clinical Collections (Thieme’s platform for clinical E-Books).

The full title list (inclusive Doody scores and URLs) is available here.

Thieme Teaching Assistants

The Thieme Teaching Assistant platform is a web-based presentation tool for faculty, researchers, and students. The interactive platform provides access to images for download, manipulation, or live presentation. Faculty can develop custom course materials which can be hosted on a protected intranet for their students.

Access is available institution-wide for an annual license fee. The license includes unlimited download of images for use in presentations, posters, research papers and online course packs.

The tool is currently available in 4 subject areas: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pharmacology.


WinkingSkullPro is an interactive self-study tool designed for students in the field of anatomy, containing over 2000 exquisite images from the Thieme Atlas of Anatomy (Gilroy) in addition to clinical MRI and CT radiographs and multiple choice questions. Developed as an interactive study aid it allows students to learn and test themselves to gauge their progress. When licensed as a companion to the Thieme Teaching Assistant: Anatomy, a significant discount applies (50%).

Offer Details

Pricing is based on institution status (medical school, non-medical school, or hospital) and enrollment (for medical schools). Additional discounts are available to libraries that commit to a 3-year license or that license multiple products.  Trials and quotes are available on request.

Thieme eJournals Still Available

OHIONET is still able to add participants to our opt-in groups for Thieme chemistry journals and Thieme medical journals.  

A list of the chemistry package titles can be found here. A list of the medical package titles can be found here. Pricing is also available on request.

For further information about these offers, 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).

OHIONET has been working with Mango since the transition of that content from statewide contract in July. Several schools have become a part of our group, and we are working with Mango to provide opportunity for more schools to join this year.

As part of that work, we have established an offer for our members that starts now and will run through July. In brief, it includes an additional 20% off their standard discount to OHIONET, plus access to their new Mango Premiere movie-based language learning module, free access from the time of commitment to July 31, and deferred billing until the new fiscal year.

The full details of this offer are available on request.

There is one more webinar scheduled for June 11 at 2:00 to give an overview of the new content since last year. If you would like a trial to see for yourself, or if you have questions about the offer, please contact Christine Morris at christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29.

It is that busy time of year again - spring and renewal time!   Many of the eResource subscriptions that OHIONET handles for our libraries usually run from July 1 to June 30th.  Thanks to all who confirmed their renewals or let us know about changes promptly. Invoices have been sent June 1.

If you haven't yet renewed your summer database subscriptions, you should go to review your Current Renewals online and place the renewal or cancellation. Contact us if you need your logon credentials.  

This is also a good time to add to your collection. Don't hesitate to ask us about possible titles. Please see these pages on our website for product titles and updates:

Thank you all who participate in our eResources programs.  This collaboration helps you and fellow members save time and money while building customized quality library collections!

This June our current subscribers to McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine will have easy trial access to ClinicalAccess, the new point-of-care resource for healthcare professionals.

Trial:     http://clinicalaccess.mhmedical.com

(IP recognition access for our AccessMedicine subscribers, others may register)

Trial Dates:   May 29, 2014 - June 30, 2014


Product Information: see  About ClinicalAccess

Please contact OHIONET to arrange a demo or for price quotes.

OHIONET is pleased to announce special pricing for McGraw-Hill's ClinicalAccess, a brand new point-of-care resource for hospitals and healthcare practitioners. 

Authoritative, affordable and convenient, ClinicalAccess provides quick, accurate answers to more than 120,000 medical questions for decision-making in patient care.  Images and media are integrated into the answers.  The responsive web design adapts to the device the physicians or healthcare professionals are using, for best viewing and navigation.  It is easy to quickly filter and narrow a search, or to link to more information in AccessMedicine and other McGraw-Hill Medical Access products, or jump to a related topic or to latest clinical evidence. 

For latest topics, see Topics.

For more details please see: AboutClinicalAccess

Trial:     May 28, 2014 - June 30, 2014   http://clinicalaccess.mhmedical.com/ 

(for our AccessMedicine subscribers)


Please contact OHIONET for a demo or price quotes at memserv@ohionet.org.

EBSCO is offering an exclusive deal for current OHIONET subscribers to promote their eBook Collection for Public Libraries.  Libraries can now purchase EBSCO's extensive eBook collection for 20% of their total renewals for last year and receive flat renewals on all resources this year.  So if a library renews with OHIONET for an additional 20% this year they will receive access to the eBook collection.  And, if the library decides to move forward with the collection, none of their renewals will be increased. 

In case this sounds confusing, here's an example:  A library has a renewal coming up via OHIONET for $10,000 this year.  For an additional 20% or $2,000 they can have the Public Library eBook subscription.  And the library’s renewal for their past products will stay at $10,000.  But if they do not move on the eBook collection the renewal is $10,500 (standard 5% increase).  Generally speaking, this is a 50-75% discount on the eBook subscription.

Details about EBSCO's eBook Collection for Public Libraries

  • With a collection of nearly 34,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers, including:
  • How People Tick: A Guide to Over 50 Types of Difficult People and How to Handle Them by Mike Leibling
  • Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford Jr.
  • Same-Sex Marriage by David E. Newton
  • Hispanic American Religious Cultures by Miguel A. De La Torre
  • United States West Coast: An Environmental History by Adam Sowards
  • A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.
  • All titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are added to the package each month at no additional cost.

Please contact Carrie Waibel at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25 for quotes, any questions, or to make a purchase.  

Rosen's elementary-level PowerKnowledge Science suite just received a rave review from NSTA--National Science Teachers Association: "PowerKnowledge Science offers more useful and kid-friendly information than other sites on the Internet. I've never experienced a site with more support or ease of operation. This site helped my students gather, describe, and apply information in their understanding of the natural and designed world in which they live."  

Rosen's Digital Literacy was awarded  "Best New Database of 2013" by Library Journal.   Teen Health & Wellness has been hailed as "a groundbreaking A+ digital resource" by School Library Journal and Library Journal.  In its seventh year, it is used by learning communities world-wide. Rosen's Financial Literacy database covers both personal and household finance, and makes economics and money management easy to understand and highly engaging.  Taken together, the resources comprise a "Life Skills Toolkit" helping learners be college ready and career prepared and are congruent with the vision and call to action of the new IMLS/YALSA report "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens."

Contact Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25) for more information or quotes for Rosen products.

How does the COUNTER project help you?  If your library provides access to e-journals, databases and e-books, this project is important to you.  COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked  Electronic Resources) has been working in the background, establishing standards for online resource usage statistics. OHIONET is a long-time consortium member of COUNTER to support this ongoing endeavor for the benefit of our libraries who subscribe to electronic resources.

As a result of COUNTER standards, librarians are able to compare usage statistics for various products and different vendors to derive useful metrics such as cost-per-use.  This  helps librarians make better-informed purchasing decisions and plan support more effectively.

Launched in 2002,  COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries.  COUNTER standards facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.  The first COUNTER Code of Practice, covering online journals and databases, was published in 2003.  COUNTER coverage was extended further with the launch of the Code of Practice for online books and reference works in 2006. The body of COUNTER compliant usage statistics has steadily grown as more and more vendors have adopted the COUNTER Codes of Practice. This has contributed to the new discipline of usage bibliometrics and a great deal of work is underway to try to establish value metrics.

COUNTER does more than just set the standards for usage reports; they are co-operating with a number of organizations such as NISO and ARL to develop a range of usage-related research and services.  They worked with NISO on SUSHI (Standardised Usage Harvesting Initiative) to develop a protocol for the automated harvesting and consolidation of usage statistics from different vendors. This protocol may be found on the NISO website at http://www.niso.org/workrooms/sushi.

COUNTER is working to keep codes up to date with changes in the online delivery of information.  They aim to further improve the reliability of the core COUNTER data and extend scope of the Code of Practice beyond journals, databases and books. Secondly, they aim to increase the number of COUNTER compliant vendors. Thirdly, they intend to work with other industry organizations to help the implementation of COUNTER and develop metrics that are of practical value to both librarians and vendors.  

Individual libraries are also invited to join and support COUNTER. To learn more, please see http://www.projectcounter.org.