ELF ™ Reading & Reference - 30 Day FREE trial from AWE

ELF™Reading & Reference is a new web-based solution that combines AWE’s safe online environment for children (ELF Child-Safe Browser) with three additional premium educational resources: Britannica Online for Kids - Public Library Edition, nonfiction interactive e-books from Rourke Publishing (part of the new ELF Shelf), and the growing Speakaboos catalogue of exclusive, interactive digital storybooks.

Join OCLC for OCLC’s Best of Show 2013 virtual conference

OCLC invites you to OCLC’s Best of Show 2013 virtual conference, Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1, featuring a reprise of OCLC’s best Web sessions,  in-person meetings and conference events so far this year. They are offering online events, over two half-days for you to attend from the convenience of your own desk. Space is limited, so they encourage you to register early. If you can't attend, you will be able to request the session recordings.

Mango Languages Discounted Resource Offering for Ohionet

Ohionet is happy to announce that Mango Languages is now available for discounted purchase across multi-library types. 

Mango Languages

Why Mango?
If you are wondering what makes Mango Languages different from other language learning software, check out this fun video on You Tube that gives a quick demo and explanation.

Mango Online Complete:
Mango Complete includes 57 different languages courses, along with 17 ESL courses that teach English in popular native languages.

EZproxy 5.7 release is now available from the OCLC Web site

The EZproxy 5.7 release is now available from the OCLC Web site

OHIONET and TumbleBooks Offer a 30 Day Free Trial

OHIONET Members will receive a discount off list price on the following TumbleBook Products.

TumbleBook Library
TumbleBookCloud Junior

Click on the links below and use the username and password provided to take advantage of a 30 day Free Trial (through July 1, 2013) on each of these products.

Product Descriptions

J.R. Clarke Public Library and Marvin Memorial Public Library Join COOL

On May 15, two more libraries were officially welcomed into the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL).  J.R. Clarke Public Library in Covington and Marvin Memorial Public Library in Shelby were voted in as the newest members to the consortium.  J.R. Clarke plans to migrate to the COOL-CAT later this summer, and Marvin Memorial is planning to migrate in the fall. They will be the tenth and eleventh libraries in consortium.

Registration for Embracing eBooks Is Open

Registration is open for Embracing eBooks, which will be held on July 17 at the Holiday Inn in Worthington. This one-day conference is geared toward providing public service library staff with a well-rounded picture of the current state of eBooks and eReaders in libraries.

Embracing eBooks will feature keynote speaker Sue Polanka, a full day of breakout sessions, and a hands-on lab. Some of the breakout sessions include:

OCLC Best Practices in Virtual Reference Series

OCLC Best Practices in Virtual Reference - Spring/Summer 2013 sessions

Join OCLC for these upcoming webinars in their popular series on Best Practices in Virtual Reference. All webinars are free, and they will be recorded and posted on the QuestionPoint site for future viewing. Each webinar begins at noon Eastern Time and lasts approximately one hour.

Oxford Online: Order Any Title - Get May and June Free!

Order Oxford Online titles this month via OHIONET for the best pricing, and get May and June free!  Our discounts vary by title, but are usually 10% to 20% off.  Browse this descriptive list of Oxford databases.  Academic trials are active now, or you may request custom free trials any time. 

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