OHIONET Office Closed 2/5/14

The OHIONET office will be closed on Wednesday, February 5, because of the Level 2 Snow Emergency in Franklin County.  

We regret any inconvenience.

2014 OHIONET Preview for K-12 Libraries Now Open

The 2014 OHIONET Preview for K-12 Libraries--brought to you in conjunction with INFOhio--is now available.  You can access the Preview by visiting http://www.ohionet.org/user and entering the username / password.

After initial login, returning users can go directly to http://ohionet.org/K-12-trial

OHIONET Offers State-of-the-Art Repair Solutions for CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs

The newest innovation in CD/DVD Repair is now available from Venmill Industries. The Vemill VMI-HYBRID PNV7000 uses an “Ultra Quiet” Hydro-Optic Polishing process to repair CD and DVDs in as fast as 30 seconds and Blu-Rays in just one minute. It’s perfect for front-end/counter-top use and the wide range of repair options gives you the freedom to select the perfect repair for all types of discs.

Two Ohio Libraries Partner with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

This January, the Troy-Miami County Public Library has entered into partnership with the United Way of Troy, Piqua Area United Way, Tipp City Area United Way and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide free books for the home libraries of young children in Miami County. The program is also sponsored by the Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library and a bequest from the estate of former Troy resident Ada Pressman.

New white paper from OCLC on “Meeting the E-Resources Challenge”

As a library cooperative, OCLC works closely with member institutions to help inform their strategic direction and respond to community matters. OCLC’s E-resource Advisory Council (EAC), is a group of library leaders who are helping to guide the cooperative in advancing its electronic resource management strategy.  The group began its third term in August with an expanded membership base to continue work on strategy and related solutions.

Please Join Us In Welcoming These Libraries To Our OHIONET Family!

We are glad to welcome new members from all over the state: Washington County Public Library, Piqua Public Library, and the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.  We are also pleased to welcome back Capital University Law School.

Washington County Public Library

OHIONET/Checkpoint Member Pricing For 2014

The 2014 Checkpoint price list is now available. This price list supersedes any and all previous price lists. You will find both Member and Premium Member prices listed.

If you have questions, need prices or would like to place an order, please contact Pam Rossman at OHIONET, 1-800-686-8975 x 10 or e-mail, pamr@ohionet.org.

OHIONET Coordinates Thieme Opt-In Packages

OHIONET is finalizing opt-in groups for Thieme chemistry journals and Thieme medical journals this January.

A list of the chemistry package titles can be found here. A list of the medical package titles can be found here. Pricing is available on request.

OCLC Publishes 2013 Annual Report

In his first report, which will be mailed to the membership this month, OCLC President and CEO Skip Prichardsaid that the cooperative’s current work is bold and important and that he is excited about the potential ahead. “Users’ expectations continue to accelerate, driving demand for new services and approaches that are cloud-based, mobile and social. With its new technological platform and cloud-based services, OCLC is well-positioned and committed to serve libraries in a period of rapid change.”

Read the full report here

CE @ OHIONET: Full-time and Full-throttle

It’s a brand new day for CE here at OHIONET.  At the beginning of September, my position was upgraded to a full-time gig.  As part of my added responsibilities, I am stepping out of my office and hitting the road.  Already this fall, I’ve been able to attend conferences and participate in library visits with my fellow OHIONET staffers.  You might have seen me around, especially if you made it to OLC’s 2013 Convention and Expo (I won the Buckeye Battledecks 2013 crown! 

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