McGraw-Hill has extended several special deals to OHIONET members on AccessScience, AccessEngineering, and McGraw-Hill eBook Library.

For a limited time, new AccessScience subscribers will receive a free copy of the 20-volume set of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 11th Edition.  Eligible subscriptions must start before July 1, 2015. 

New AccessEngineering subscribers can receive an additional 15% discount.  This offer is also good for new McGraw-Hill eBook library subscribers.  Again, eligible subscriptions must begin before July 1, 2015.

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

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Spring Preview for Public Libraries is now available. The preview is open from Tuesday, March 3, through Friday, April 3. Users can trial over 100 electronic resources at no cost during this time. 

In order to access the Preview, you must first authenticate as an authorized user. For your initial login, please request credentials from Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25.

Returning visitors can go directly to https://www.ohionet.org/public-trial.

Please also contact Carrie with questions, requests for quotes, or any technical difficulties you may experience.

Enjoy the Preview!

We asked and you answered--OHIONET’s next day-long, multi-type conference will tackle a topic that looms large in the minds of many librarians these days: assessment and evidence-based decision-making.  Plan to join us for “Dive into Data: Gather, Analyze, Communicate” on Friday, July 17th at the Holiday Inn Worthington here in Columbus for a day of de-mystifying the basics of assessment, discussing why these skills are so critical, and talking about tactics you can take back to your home institutions to help develop a culture of assessment.

If you’ve found yourself working on specific assessment projects, developing data-gathering practices, or been asked to demonstrate outcomes for any of your programs or services, we invite you to submit a proposal to share your experiences.  Proposals from individual speakers, pairs or panels are welcome--CLICK HERE for the online submission form!

As always, if you have questions about this or any of OHIONET's other Continuing Education options, please don't hesitate to contact me at shellym@ohionet.org.

We are beginning negotiations on our July 1 electronic resource subscription groups, and we would like to take this opportunity to gather feedback on our communications with you about those groups.

Our current system for communicating with you about those renewals includes our website, e-mail updates, and an annual letter in the mail, but we want to make sure we are using those tools in a way that best suits your needs.

We would be grateful for your feedback.  There are  questions in the survey, and it can be completed in two minutes or less.  However, we also have lots of room for you to give more detailed comments if you like.

Please respond by March 31 via the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8X3L7CY

OHIONET is currently coordinating groups for the following subscriptions:

EBSCO's "RLG" package

  • Anthropological Index
  • Anthropological Literature
  • Anthropology Plus
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Chicano Database
  • Heritage of the Printed Book (formerly Hand Press Book)
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies

INSPEC through EBSCO (http://www.ebscohost.com/ACADEMIC/inspec)

PAIS through ProQuest

SIRS through ProQuest

GeoScience World (http://www.geoscienceworld.org)

At this time group negotiations with ProQuest and GeoScience World are just beginning.  However, EBSCO has confirmed their interest in working with OHIONET and is currently coordinating renewal pricing.  If your library is interested in exploring a continued subscription for these resources, please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext 25. 

I would like to congratulate Christine Morris on her 10th anniversary at OHIONET.  Her knowledge of libraries in Ohio has benefited us as we continue to meet the needs of our members.  With the advent of technology and new requirements, she has been an outstanding contributor to OHIONET's success.  Thank you, Christine!

Save on EMTEC Flash Drives and Memory Cards

OHIONET is offering special pricing on data storage with Emtec Flash Drives and Memory Cards.  The Flash Drives are available in 4GB and 8GB capacity with a read speed of 15 MB per second and write speed of 8 MB per second and come in bright colors of red for the 4GB drive and purple for the 8GB drive.


4GB                       8GB

We are also offering the reliable and ultra-fast Emtec Class 4 SDHC Memory Cards in 8GB and 16GB for use with digital cameras, PDAs, Smart Phones, MP3 Players or any other devices that support Secure Digital technology.  All cards include a protective plastic case to keep your card safe when not in use.


8GB                      16GB

EMTEC 4GB Flash Drive – Red EKMMD4GC410                                                            $3.19*
EMTEC 8GB Flash Drive – Purple ECMMD8GC410                                                        $3.63*

EMTEC 8GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Memory Card – ECMSD8GHC4                                 $4.35*
EMTEC 16GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Memory Card – ECMSD16GHC4                             $6.77*

*Price valid with a minimum order of 15 flash drives and/or 10 Memory Cards.
Shipping costs start at $9.00 for 15 drives and/or memory cards and then will vary depending on additional quantities ordered.

OHIONET Prices good Through Tuesday, March 31, 2015


For product availability, questions, or to place an order,  
contact Pam Rossman, 800-686-8975 x 10 or email pamr@ohionet.org
To see what other products OHIONET has to offer, go to:  https://www.ohionet.org/products


Our popular, long-running training series, The Fundamentals of Cataloging, is returning to our calendar in its original, in-person format.  If you think you might benefit from some hands-on time in a small-group, face-to-face setting to increase your comfort with common copy cataloging tasks, then this series is just what you're looking for!  OHIONET's cataloging trainer, Misty Alvaro, stands ready to answer your questions and share her expertise to help you feel more confident.  We currently have two in-person sessions scheduled, with more to come.  Click the links below for more information and to register to attend. 

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Common AV Formats
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 5th, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
WHERE: In-Person at OHIONET, 1500 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
CLICK HERE for more info!

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 26th, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
WHERE: In-Person at OHIONET, 1500 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
CLICK HERE for more info!

In observance of the Presidents' Day holiday, the OHIONET office will be closed on Monday,  February 16th. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, February 17th.

Rita Bennett celebrated her 25th anniversary with OHIONET on February 12.  Over the years, many of you may remember her friendly voice when you have contacted the Accounting Department.  Rita has always said that her favorite part of the job is talking to you, our members. Please join us in congratulating Rita on her years of service.