Last summer, OHIONET relaunched our long-running training series, Fundamentals of Cataloging, with a new format, a new instructor, and new content.  In our ongoing effort to best meet the needs of our diverse member community, we’ve taken another new step.  Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 13th, we will be offering an online version of these sessions.  We’ve taken our day-long format and converted the content into two-hour blocks, complete with dedicated practice and searching time, brief quizzes, and other learning engagement opportunities.  Now you can brush up on your cataloging know-how from your desk!

Introduction and Basic Description:  Jan. 13th, Jan. 20th, & Jan. 27th, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on each date.

Serials: Feb. 3rd, Feb. 10th, & Feb. 17th, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on each date.

Common AV Formats: Feb. 24th, Mar. 3rd, Mar. 10th (DVDs & digital video), & Mar. 17th (CDs & digital audio), 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on each date.

Each session will be presented live using our webinar software, Citrix GoToWebinar.  Sessions will be recorded and all attendees will receive a link to the archived file within 1-2 business days following the scheduled date/time.  Please note--the sessions in each series build upon each other.  We STRONGLY encourage folks to sign-up for all sessions in each series that interests them.  CLICK HERE to head to the OHIONET Training Calendar to register today!

If you find yourself with questions about this or any of our other Continuing Education opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact our CE Coordinator, Shelly Miller.

It's time to update you on our contracts with A. Rifkin Company, Alibris for Libraries, Brodart, Demco, Gaylord Archival, Kapco, Staples, The Library Store and Vernon.

The vendors participating in this program are listed in alphabetical order and can be found at https://www.ohionet.org/products along with our many other offerings.

A separate email will be sent to our Members which will contain the contract codes needed to receive your discounts.

If you have questions regarding any of the discount programs that OHIONET has negotiated for your library, please contact Pam Rossman, at 1-800-686-8975 x 10 or pamr@ohionet.org.

If you haven't taken advantage of the Rittenhouse R2 Oktoberfest Special, don't worry even though winter is here. You still have time until January 15th to order books at the special discount.  Rittenhouse specializes in books for the health sciences. 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 any time during the long "Oktoberfest" fall-winter period between October 1 and January 15th. 

So if you haven't used the fall discount yet, this is a good time to get together your list of books and make the most of your book budget.

OHIONET also has a consortium discount for the annual R2 platform fee which is charged the year after you place your order. 

For more information about Rittenhouse, the R2 digital library platform, or this offer, please contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

We are glad to welcome our newest member, Lake Health Resource Center.

Lake Health evolved from a grass roots effort born of community need. Today, technology has changed the way they deliver health care, but community need remains the focus of their existence.

Lake Health provides high-quality health care to residents in and around Lake County through a comprehensive network that includes more than 500 physicians, over 2,600 team members, and 16 facilities. What’s more, over 800 volunteers provide their time and talent on a daily basis.

From its beginning in a leased mansion to the 16-facility health care provider of today, Lake Health dedicates all of its efforts to meeting the health care needs of Lake County and surrounding communities.

Please join us in welcoming Lake Health Resource Center to our OHIONET family.  Also, visit their website, http://www.lakehealth.org and like their Facebook page.


In case you missed this year's OLC Conference presentation on public and school collaboration from OHIONET's own Carrie Waibel and Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Youth Services Consultant at the State Library of Ohio, we wanted to share the presentation slides.

We hope that this helps further the conversation on public and school libraries helping one another.

Questions? Contact Carrie at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25.



Light-weight, mini earbud design
- L-shaped 3.5 mm stereo plug
- Use with MP3, CD, DVD players, computers, Playaways®
- Cord Length is 50" (may vary +/- 2")

  Economy Ear Bud Headphones -- One Set (2 Earbuds, available in black only)

100 to 199  1.02 ea.*
200 to 599  .98 ea.*
600 to 999  .94 ea.*

*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Prices include shipping
OHIONET Prices Good Through Wednesday, December 31, 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

OHIONET's group for Annual Reviews has been growing since we started it in 2010.

Back then, there were only 33 science titles covered; now there are 41 titles, and there will be two more new titles in 2015.  Is your library subscribed to all of the content that it needs?  You can check your subscription versus the complete list at www.annualreviews.org, or you can ask OHIONET to review your current subscription.

The two new titles for 2015 are The Annual Review of Linguistics and The Annual Review of Vision Science.  Libraries participating in our group for 2015 will get complimentary access to those titles for 2015, but to receive access in 2016 and permanent data rights, your library will need to subscribe in 2016.

Likewise, libraries that enjoyed complementary access to the The Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, The Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, and The Annual Review of Virology will need to subscribe to those titles in 2015 to retain permanent access to Volume 1.

We have had a tremendous discount to the Sciences Electronic Back Volume Collection for the science titles for several years; through the end of December, members can still add that content at our very low price.  It will be over $2500 more in 2015, so make sure to order now.

The Economics Collection back files (2009-2013) are discounted at 65% this year for any library that adds 2014 and 2015 before the end of December, too.

Questions?  Contact Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

For academic libraries thinking of adding resources from Infobase Learning, the best time to do so is now.

New orders on any of the Films on Demand packages will receive 20% off the regular prices, if the order is placed through OHIONET before the end of the year.

Likewise, academic libraries can save 40% off regular prices if you order five or more of the Facts on File titles, including:

  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
  • Issues and Controversies (updated)
  • World News Digest (updated)
  • Chelsea House Biographies
  • eLearning Library
  • World Almanac Online
  • African-American History
  • American History
  • American Indian History
  • Ancient & Medieval History
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
  • Modern World History
  • World Geography and Culture
  • Bloom's Literature (updated)
  • Writers Reference Center (updated)
  • World Religions Online
  • Health Reference Center
  • Today's Science

You can sign up for a free trial now at www.infobase.com/trial.

For more information, contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

Academic library members now have trial access to a select group of Gale primary sources through OHIONET.

Primary source content is essential to today's library. It enhances curriculum, teaching, research and scholarship. Gale Digital Collections has changed the nature of research by providing a wealth of rare, formerly inaccessible historical content from the world's most prestigious libraries.

Gale NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale’s range of historical newspaper and periodical collections. Users can simultaneously search or browse across multiple products owned by their institution. Newspaper collections include Times Digital Archive, Illustrated London News, British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, and many others.

Archives Unbound is a vast resource of topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students. Collections include Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia; County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Ohio; County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Pennsylvania; We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, and many others.

Libraries can pick and choose collections of interest. These primary source collections are one-time purchases, not subscriptions. We encourage you to explore our trial for these fascinating collections and to delve into history with us!

OHIONET contact: Christine Morris, 800.686.8975 x29; christinem@ohionet.org
Gale contact: Joanne Petz, 800.877.4253 x8834; joanne.petz@cengage.com

Confused about your statement?  Ever wonder what you really owe?  Here is a brief explanation of how to read your monthly statement.  Keep in mind that the statement is a summary of your monthly activity, which includes invoices for the month being billed, unpaid invoices, credits and payments through a specified date.

If an invoice is paid during the statement period, the payment will show in the prepayment column as a negative, for example -25.00 on the line below the invoice.  Paid invoices will be removed from the account during the system month end process.

Invoices that have not been paid will show as open with no payment applied and aged according to how many days the invoice is past due from the date the invoice was generated.  

Credits on account will show as a negative in the prepayment column and not be linked to any invoice.  These credits can result from many things: prepayment for workshops, prepayment for electronic resources, over- or double-payment of an invoice, prepayment for the year, or credits issued to the account.   We have the ability to make a brief notation regarding the credit or prepayment so you can identify the credit or prepayments.

A summary of the account is reflected at the end of the statement, taking into account all activity, including totals for all columns and a total balance due.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need invoice copies.  You may also log in to My Account and print the open invoice.  My Account is a members-only benefit that you can use to look up financial information.