FREE access period in September – SAGE Stats and CQ Press Political Science Resources

Sign up* or share your interest in acquiring SAGE Stats and/or CQ Press Political Science Resources with Christine Morris at (christinem@ohionet.org).

As an OHIONET member library, you are entitled to special pricing on these resources. Be sure to indicate your consortium affiliation when signing up for this free access so that we may send you information on this special pricing.

SAGE Stats adds power and context for researchers at all levels by providing such features as visualization and data comparison functionality along with curated data. Learn more here.

CQ Press offers the leading online research tools covering government, politics, and world affairs. Learn more here.

*Please note: there is a short delay when loading this trial sign-up page. We appreciate your patience.

IBISWorld provides industry intelligence that analyzes the business operating risks and opportunities of over 1300 US industries. Each industry report provides the most detailed performance data and analysis on the market.

In addition to the US industry research to which many of our academic library members already subscribe, IBISWorld also offers a growing set of supplemental collections, including specialized industries and a variety of international collections, with industry reports on the following topics and regions:

  • US Specialized (niche and emerging industries)
  • China
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Global

For your convenience, all reports are structured in the same user-friendly format as our US reports.

These supplemental collections are available to OHIONET members at a special discount rate now; adding one collection will be at a special rate of savings, and adding two, three, or more collections will increase the savings even more for each subscribing library.

OHIONET members can register for their own trial now by registering here.  Quotes and additional information are available by contacting Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

OHIONET members have a new opportunity for consortia discount prices on Digital Theatre Plus, a unique resource that gives a 360-degree look at the art that is theatre.

Digital Theatre Plus is the leading HD theatrical performance resource for educators and students. It offers a five-star, world-class experience of the performing arts online and firmly places teaching and learning at the heart of all its content.

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.

New content is developed and added weekly, in collaboration with some of the best and most respected artists, writers and academics.  The resources encompased by Digital Theatre Plus include:

HD Productions - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/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 - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/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 - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/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.

** PLUS **

Study Guides - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/study-guides Extensive written learning resources which deepen students' understanding of productions and texts, authored by experts in the field.

Teaching Support - https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hm_ynStwSQ

OHIONET members can join over 600 leading schools and universities including Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, 
Brown University, and Carnegie Mellon University, who are already utilizing the ground-breaking resource.

We’d like to invite you to take out a free trial of their award-nominated service. If you are interested, please contact the Digital Theatre Plus team at enquiries@digitaltheatre.com with the subject line including "OHIONET."

With the kids back in school and September already here, more than likely you’ve started putting together your fall and winter calendar for the library.  As you put together your schedules, have you thought about staff training?  One of the most effective and direct benefits of belonging to OHIONET is the free and reduced training options offered to you and your staff.  While our training coordinator, Shelly Miller, is putting together a super fall schedule, I wanted to mention two classes that are available to you right now!

Picture Editing Anyone?

In the mobile age of Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and others, posted images form the basis for what your patrons think of when they see your library.  While anyone can take a picture, it takes a little more skill to edit and adjust that image to truly reflect what you want it to say. To get your staff up to speed, we will be teaching a class about online photo editors and how they can quickly be used to give you and your staff the basic photo editing skills you need.

The Basics of HathiTrust!

While many of us have heard about that monster reference source known as HathiTrust, http://www.hathitrust.org, how well can you use it for your daily library needs?  To help jumpstart your knowledge base, I’ve put together a great webinar that will give you the basics of use as well as practical methods of applying this to your everyday reference and patron requests.

Talk to you next month!

The OHIONET office will be closed beginning today, Friday August 29, at 2:30 p.m. in observance of Labor Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Have a great weekend!

The Access Resource Webinar Series presented by the McGraw-Hill Medical User Services Team this fall will show content and functionality of databases on the McGraw-Hill Medical digital platform.  Includes webinars on AccessMedicine, AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessSurgery, JAMAEvidence, AccessPharmacy and more.  Highlights include:

  • Federated search feature
  • Premier book content from Harrisons, DiPiro's and Tittinalli's and Rudolph's textbooks.
  • Custom Test creation
  • Videos and interactive tools to sharpen visual diagnostics
  • The Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment for support at the point of care
  •  Custom Curriculum, their built-in curriculum creation and management tool

More information can be found online at http://www.accessusercenter.com.

Through November 15, OHIONET members can take advantage of a great discount on Maps101! 

Launched in 1998, Maps101 was one of the first online subscriptions services for K-12 schools with the purpose of supplementing and complimenting traditional history, social studies and geography curriculum materials. Maps101.com is a web-based interactive database of teacher lesson plans, geography tools, online learning games, dynamic interactive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history, thematic, reference, outline, current events and animated maps.  Users will discover social studies, Spanish, ELL, ELA, and science content as well.

Maps 101 includes:

  • National Geographic
  • Map Collections
  • World, U.S., and Reference Atlases
  • Spanish Language Content
  • Global Perspectives
  • K-3 Maps
  • Classroom Resources
  • K-12 Learn & Play
  • And more!

Try it now for free by visiting www.maps101.com.  Click the yellow subscriber login and enter the following:

USERNAME:  ohio 
PASSWORD:  trial 

Please contact Carrie Waibel at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25 with questions or quote requests.  For product questions, interested parties can contact Kim Lawson at kim.lawson@maps.com.

Earlier this summer, OHIONET relaunched our long-running Fundamentals of Cataloging training series, and the response to our new content and our new workshop leader, Misty Alvaro, has been fantastic.  While we’re thrilled with the positive response, the demand for spaces in these sessions has been intense, and many folks were waitlisted.  To keep pace with the needs of our members, we’re planning to repeat the first three sessions of the series (Introduction and Basic Description, Serials, and Common AV Formats) in October and November.  Dates are still being finalized--check the OHIONET Training Calendar (www.ohionet.org/training-calendar) for the most up-to-date list of our offerings!

Sensource PC-TB12-R Non-Directional Battery Operated

People Counter

The SenSource PC-TB12-R is a stand-alone, non-directional battery-operated people counter. It has a 6-digit LCD counter and internal data logger. This system consists of a photoelectric infrared beam transmitter and receiver which can operate up to 25 feet apart in front or side-firing modes. The counter will increment as the invisible IR beam is broken regardless of the direction of traffic. Child-resistant universal mounting bracket enables operation in front or side firing modes. Easy data collection is available by using either the LCD display or built-in data logger. A USB Software Utility is included to export data in a Microsoft Excel document.

•  Battery-powered sensor installs in minutes
•  6-digit LCD display indicates counter value and setup parameters
•  Built-in data logger stores up to 3,000 records or approximately 33 days at 15 minute increments
•  USB port for configuration and data extraction
•  Adjustable High/Low sensing range to extend battery life of sensor
•  Front-Firing (Opposing Wall mount) or Side-Firing (Door-Frame Mount) in one unit

Sensource PC-TB12-R Non-Directional Battery Operated People Counter
OHIONET Member Price:  $361.25

Shipping:  Starting at $15.00 for 1 People Counter
(Shipping may be slightly higher depending on quantity ordered)

OHIONET Prices Good Through Tuesday, September 30, 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:  https://www.ohionet.org/products

Naxos Music Library will be launching a brand new app in the beginning of September, which is included at no additional charge to all subscribing libraries.  Users can download the current apps now at Google Play or the Apple iTunes Store, and the new version will download automatically when it becomes available.

To celebrate the launch of their new Naxos Music Library app, Naxos is offering subscription upgrades through September 30 at significantly lower prices.

This is the time to turn a 5-user subscription into 10 users, or break free and go unlimited--you can upgrade now and take 50% off the difference in price, no matter how many users you add to your subscription. Already have unlimited users? Enjoy a premium audio quality upgrade at half off.  New subscribers can take advantage of these savings, too.

Students and faculty will soon be accessing the NML at home, in the car, and anywhere their phone is, and they don’t want anyone turned away from the best collection of music available. Regardless of your current level of subscription, this Naxos offer can provide more bang for your budget dollar.

Just let us know you’d like to take advantage of a subscription upgrade and we’ll work with you to find the best plan.  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.