There are new features now available in OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan which includes printing and workflow options completely new to WorldShare ILL. Several of the new features are listed below, and additional details about these enhancements are available in the September 2013 WorldShare ILL Release Notes.

Printing enhancements include:
• Print a request directly from within the request, eliminating the need to print from the request queue.
• Redesigned 1-per-page and 2-per-page printouts.

A summary of WorldShare ILL printing enhancements is available at on the OCLC website at http://oc.lc/illprint.

Workflow enhancements include:
• New display results of request searches.  Search results are now divided into separate borrower and lender result sets.
• One-step transfer of bibliographic data and holdings into new requests from a “View Holdings” display.
• Lenders can now edit request details after responding yes to the request.

In response to requests from many members of the OCLC resource sharing community, OCLC has extended access to WorldCat Resource Sharing through May 19, 2014.  The new transition schedule provides additional time for ILL staffs to fully learn the new WorldShare ILL service while retaining access to WorldCat Resource Sharing.

New WorldShare ILL transition dates are:

  • End of placing new requests in WorldCat Resource Sharing:  April 14, 2014
  • End of access to WorldCat Resource Sharing: May 19, 2014

You have provided leadership for others whose transitions are in process.  We invite you to share your WorldShare ILL experiences with others through an upcoming webinar or a written summary that can be shared on the OCLC website.  Please let OCLC know of your interest in helping your ILL colleagues by sending an email to ILLstory@oclc.org.

OCLC will continue to add new features to the service, beginning with the next scheduled release in November 2013. There are no planned releases of new functionality between November 2013 and February 2014, to give you an opportunity to become more familiar with WorldShare ILL during a three-month period when the service remains essentially unchanged.

WorldShare ILL training
Comprehensive WorldShare ILL training and documentation resources are available from OCLC Support and Training website.

Training resources include:
Self-paced materials that let you learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.
Live virtual training classes that let you ask questions of knowledgeable trainers
Recordings of instructor-lead classes  that include all the information in a live class – available for you to review at your own pace.

As always, please contact OCLC Customer Support at support@oclc.org or OCLC Support in your region for assistance.

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.

For a limited time, EBSCO is offering OHIONET libraries a special small library offer: 

Up to 10,000 pop served – 40% off OHIONET price
10,0001-20,000 – 30% off OHIONET price
20,001-30,000 – 20% off OHIONET price

This offer will end on Friday, December 20, 2013.  An intent to order must be received by that time to receive discounted pricing.

Nancy Dowd, Project Lead for LibraryAware at NoveList EBSCO, will be offering two free webinars entitled "Messaging, Marketing, Promotion--Oh My!  Helping Small Libraries Build Library Aware Communities."  You can register for either of those webinars here:

Tuesday, October 1, 10:30-11:30 AM: https://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=165

Monday, October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM: https://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=166

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

Several OHIONET member libraries and staff have been recognized by The Ohio Library Council (OLC) through its Awards and Honors program.

The 2012-13 honorees demonstrated outstanding leadership and remarkable dedication to providing the best library service to their communities.

They will receive their awards at the Awards and Honors Luncheon on Oct. 9 at the OLC Convention and Expo.

The recipients of the 2012-2013 Awards and Honors include:

Library Innovation Award: Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) - Community Library, Sunbury; Blanchester Public Library; Cardington-Lincoln Public Library; Germantown Public Library; Mt. Gilead Public Library; Selover Public Library, Chesterville; Worch Memorial Public Library, Versailles; Wornstaff Memorial Library, Ashley; and Arcanum Public Library

Hall of Fame Librarian: Celia Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library (retired)

Supportive Staff Member of the Year: Margaret Simon, Shaker Heights Public Library

John Philip Outreach Award: Elizabeth Hatton Zuelke, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Trustee/Board of Trustees Award of Achievement: William Shkurti, Trustee, Upper Arlington Public Library

Ohio Friends of the Library Recognition Award: Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Please join us in congratulating OHIONET member libraries and staff on their awards!

The 2013 COOL Directors



MyAccount is working again, but we are still having some difficulties with credit card payments online.

In the meantime, please call Rita Bennett at 800-686-8975, ext. 14 if any information is needed; you can use our credit card form to fax your payment.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please join us in welcoming OHIONET's newest member, Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library.

The library serves over 76,000 residents of Ross County through its seven locations.  They joined OHIONET because of the eResource group opportunities we provide; the savings OHIONET negotiated for Mango Languages in particular will help the library continue that popular service.

Please visit the library website at http://www.crcpl.org to learn more about the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library.

Ohionet is happy to announce that Mango Languages is now available for discounted purchase for K-12 libraries.

School subscribers must commit by Monday, November 26, 2013 to lock in discounted pricing for a January-December 2014 subscription.  Subscribers will soon be able to access Mango Premiere, the first and only language learning resource through film.  Little Pim, the interactive children’s language learning software program, can be bundled for an additional discount or purchased separately. The recommended age for Little Pim is Pre-K through 2nd grade. 

Little Pim Fact Sheet

Mango Languages Fact Sheet

Please contact Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25) with requests for quotes or any questions.

OHIONET members qualify for special pricing for Project SAILS, a widely-used skills assessment tool.  This information literacy testing tool was designed for colleges and universities. The test can help determine how well your students are able to navigate the complex world of information in both online and traditional forms. The assessment was developed by librarians and assessment experts. The tests can be completed in 35-45 minutes, depending on the test selected.

With the SAILS information literacy assessment, faculty, librarians, and administrators can identify skill levels for groups of students, document successes, and pinpoint areas for improvement. Tests are available for individuals or groups (cohorts) of students. Both tests are based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Here is the link to Project SAILS sample questions:


When you sign up for Project SAILS, please tell them you are an OHIONET member, as this will entitle you to a price reduction.

For more information, contact Christine Morris at OHIONET.

The Arcanum Public Library went live with Evergreen on the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) shared catalog on August 15, 2013.

The Consortium of Ohio Libraries is hosted and administered by OHIONET in conjunction with the member libraries. Arcanum is the ninth library in Ohio to migrate onto the system; J.R. Clarke Public Library and Marvin Memorial are scheduled to migrate later in 2013. Visit http://info.cool-cat.org/ for more information about the Consortium. The direct link to the catalog may be found at http://www.cool-cat.org.

Evergreen, the open source ILS originally developed by PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) for the Georgia Public Library Service, is used by over 1,000 libraries across 31 states, 4 countries, and 8 Canadian provinces. This count only includes reported installations, as anybody is free to download, install and try it out for their library.

If you have any questions about Evergreen or joining COOL, please feel free to contact consortium president Chauncey Montgomery, Director of the Community Library in Sunbury (montgoc1@oplin.org or 740-965-3901) or Marilyn Walden, Director of the Arcanum Public Library, (waldenm1@oplin.org or 937-692-8484).

Tony Bandy is the Technology Specialist at OHIONET in charge of supporting COOL. He is also available to answer questions about the consortium at tonyb@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 19.

OHIONET is pleased to announce a partnership with NewsBank for our public and academic library members. 

Special pricing is available for America's News (publics and academics) and Access World News (academics).

Access World News: Find diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.

America’s News: Find diverse U.S. perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.

To ensure continued access, academic libraries must commit to a subscription by September 30, 2013 and public libraries by October 31, 2013.

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

ELF™Reading & Reference is a new web-based solution that combines AWE’s safe online environment for children (ELF Child-Safe Browser) with three additional premium educational resources: Britannica Online for Kids - Public Library Edition, nonfiction interactive e-books from Rourke Publishing (part of the new ELF Shelf), and the growing Speakaboos catalogue of exclusive, interactive digital storybooks.

Click here to access the trial: http://www.awelearning.com/en/markets/libraries/in-the-library/elfrandr30daytrial/

ELF R&R Pricing:  $1,250 per building per year

For more information and/or a price quote please contact OHIONET’s AWE Representative:  

Jeremy Link
Senior Account Executive
AWE, Inc.
Phone: 810-834-7286
Fax: 610-833-6440