Digital Archives! 

From the fantastic vintage menu collection held by the Los Angeles Public Library (http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/visual-collections/menu-collection) to the many online resources available across the good state of Ohio (http://www.ohiomemory.org), online archives are a great way to learn, explore and find information for our patrons and community.  

However, if you are a library director or staff involved in the start-up or managing of a digital collection, then you know quite often things are different on the inside!  Given this, let’s talk about starting up a digital collection at your library.  How do you get going?  What are some of the various considerations you and your staff need to be aware of?

OHIONET has you covered.  Join us for our upcoming webinar The Digitization Game:  Where Do We Start? on January 14.

We’ll be discussing the first steps of the digitization planning process: how to choose what materials to digitize and how to decide what workflow and standards will work best for your staff.

Let us help you start thinking about what projects might be possible in your library.  We’ll follow this webinar with another webinar concentrated on helping you to understand how access and interaction with your digital collection works, and share tips and tricks to help you get up to speed quickly.  

Remember, if you are an OHIONET member, we have discounts on scanning hardware to help you get going, too!

Rittenhouse's Oktoberfest is underway, and there's a November Elsevier offer, too! 

Oktoberfest Special 2014

In addition to the tremendous discount OHIONET has on the R2 Digital Library platform for Rittenhouse eBooks, we are pleased to share that our members are also eligible for the "Oktoberfest" special offer.

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 this fall. 

For an overview, you can watch a quick demo of the R2 Digital Library in actionon YouTube at your convenience.

Elsevier Special  2014 banner

Also special this season: you may order titles published by Elsevier between October 2013 to June 2014 at a 15% discount via Rittenhouse, if you order by November 15th.

The Oktoberfest offer runs October 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015.  Again, this offer is good for a single order placed during that time.

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.

Offer the Language Program Your Patrons Know

As multicultural communities expand, interest in language learning increases. Language programs promote inclusive participation and strengthen community connections. To meet this growing need, libraries seek innovative solutions to help patrons build a new language foundation with confidence.

The Leading Technology-based Language Learning Resource

Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their patrons the proven immersion method that more than 22,000 schools and 12,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library--or anywhere, anytime.

Relevant and Efficient for Today's Libraries

Provide an award-winning language program that benefits individual patrons and the community you serve. With Rosetta Stone Library Solution, administrators and database managers are able to get a new program up and running quickly--so learners can begin their language journey right away.

Content & Features

  • 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests
  • 50 hours of foundational instruction
  • Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more
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Available Languages

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • English (American)
  • English (British)
  • Filipino (Tagalog)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Pashto
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

To Login to the Free Trial:
Go to:  http://trial.ebscohost.com
User Id:  ontrial
Password:  ebsco

Note:  When libraries go in for the first time they will need to enter their email with a desired password.  From there they will log in that way each time.  Once they have logged in for the first time they will have 30 days from the day they created the email and password for the product.

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Coordinator at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975 ext. 25 for discounted pricing and additional information.  

OHIONET recently hosted an informational webinar called Exploring Mobile App Options: Find the Best Fit for Your Users. If you've been thinking about how to reach your mobile-connected users (both current and potential), then we've got some resources for your review.  In our recent webinar, we heard from two companies providing mobile solutions for libraries, Boopsie for Libraries and Capira Technologies.  Both presentation teams have provided PDFs of their talking points, and we have a video recording of the sessions to share, too!  Click the links below to see what you might be missing.

Boopsie for Libraries - Presentation PDF

Capira Technologies - Presentation PDF

CLICK HERE to access the archived recording of our recent webinar.  Please note that you will be prompted to enter a valid email address to access the material.  No other form of authentication is required.

Mango Languages includes a variety of resources to help patrons learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world. Mango offers more than 50 language learning experiences.

Why does your library need Mango?

  • Over 70 foreign language and ESL/ELL courses, featuring native speakers and essential dialogue.
  • Over 20 full-length, international movies available in Mango Premiere.  The first online language resource to engage language learners using quality films (some are award-winning too!).
  • Cultural specialty courses, including Medical Spanish, Oktoberfest German, and even Pirate.
  • Free mobile apps allows for self-paced, on-the-go learning, anywhere and anytime. 
  • Free, customizable promotional materials to support your marketing.

Through December 15, several discounted options on Mango and Little Pim are available to OHIONET subscribers:

  • Discounted pricing for new Mango Languages subscribers
  • Bundled discounted pricing for Mango Languages and Little Pim
  • Discounts for multi-year subscriptions
  • A one-time purchasing model for Mango Languages

Interested in a trial, quote, or more information?  Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Coordinator, at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25.  

The 2014 OLC Convention and Expo is now behind us, but we wanted to share the lucky winner of the OHIONET door prize from the conference.

Cheryl Paganelli, Head Cataloger at Avon Lake Public Library, was the recipient of a Barnes and Noble gift card.

Congratulations Cheryl!

We are glad to welcome our newest member, Eastern Gateway Community College, Jefferson County Campus.

Eastern Gateway Community College was founded in 1966 as Jefferson County Technical Institute, serving the residents of Jefferson County, and is now becoming one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation.

Eastern Gateway Community College is also one of the eight members of the OSLS Shared Server project. You may find more information about the project at http://ohionet.org/osls-shared-server.

Please join us in welcoming Eastern Gateway Community College to OHIONET. 

To learn more about their library, visit their website at http://www.egcc.edu, and don't forget to like them on Facebook.

Honeywell Voyager 9520 Barcode Scanner

Honeywell’s Voyager® 9520 hand-held, single-line laser scanners offer aggressive scanning of all standard 1D bar codes.  These sleek scanners feature patented automatic infrared activation and decode all standard 1D bar codes, including GS1 DataBar™ (formerly known as RSS codes).

Honeywell Voyager 9520 USB Barcode Scanner - Member Price $132.00
(Available in Light Gray or Black)*
*Includes Stand, USB Cable and Manuals, and a 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranty. Please Specify Color When Ordering.

Shipping is Free.
Prices good through Friday, November 28, 2014.

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: http://www.ohionet.org/products.


Servers.  We all have them!  Scattered away throughout our libraries, servers of all types help keep our libraries accessible and useful for both patrons and staff.  However, as much as any other type of computers, these need to be updated as well. Given the Shellshock* and Heartbleed* vulnerabilities that have been reported in the last few months, it seems to be a never-ending job!  

What’s Your Plan?    

Given all of this, one of the best methods of staying on top of all of these updates and critical server information is to keep your technology planning up to date.  If it’s been a while since you’ve thought about this, now’s the time!  When’s the last time you talked with your IT support?  If your library contracts that out, when is the last time you sat down with your vendor to look over your network?

If you’re library is larger, more than likely your IT staff or contracted organization is on this and can assure you the status of your servers and network.  However, if you’re a small library, it can be hard to find the time (and staff) that can do this.  Take some first steps, either with an inventory or just putting together what you do know.  From here, talk with other libraries, network a bit, and see how they accomplish these same goals.  It may take longer, but will give you a good grasp on your current setup as well as what needs to be addressed.

Staying Current and Up To Date!

While knowing your technology plan gives you a good start, the next steps are staying informed!  Check your operating system, your IT contracts, and other important documentation to help get up to speed and in the know.  The web is always a great place to start, so try these sites as well:

•    Microsoft Security Response Center, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn440717.aspx
•    Threat Post, http://threatpost.com

While there are many others out there, these are great places to get started with!  Remember, if you are an OHIONET member, we offer training and other technological opportunities that might be helpful in this area.

*Shellshock:  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/24/bash_shell_vuln/
*Heartbleed:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed

Naxos Music Library has officially launched a brand new app, which is included at no additional charge to all subscribing libraries.  Users can download the new app now at the Apple iTunes Store.

Please contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext.  29) or Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25) for more information about Naxos Music Library or other Naxos services.