2014 OHIONET Public Library eResources Preview Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Spring Preview for Public Libraries is now available. The preview is open from March 1 through March 31.  This year’s preview will feature 100+ free resources provided by 15 vendors.  Vendor demos will be announced throughout the month as well as uploaded to our training calendar:  http://ohionet.org/training-calendar

Special Offer from Oxford University Press: Perpetual Access Titles on Sale

OHIONET has five offers from Oxford University Press that are running through the end of the month:

Perpetual Access Purchase of Oxford Reference Library

OHIONET: saving our members money!

Did you know that as an OHIONET member, we can save you money on many of the equipment and supplies your library uses on a regular basis? 

OHIONET offers discounts on SelfCheck®, Detection and RFID Systems from 3M™ and Checkpoint, as well as tattle tape strips, RFID tags, CD, DVD and Blu-Ray cases and other security accessories.  We also offer a wide variety of Honeywell, Datalogic and Opticon barcode scanners, Star Micronics, Epson and Citizen receipt printers and accessories, Venmill disk repair systems, HP printers and scanners and Dell workstations and laptops. 

Marvin Memorial Library goes live with COOL and the Evergreen ILS

The Marvin Memorial Library, http://www.shelbymm.lib.oh.us went live with Evergreen on the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) shared catalog on February 20, 2014.

OHIONET eResource News via Twitter!

Did you know you could keep up with our eResource news via Twitter?   Find OHIONET eResources on Twitter and follow us for news about our vendors, databases, workshops, and trials.  We'll also be helping you to keep up with trends and news of interest to our reference and eResource librarians. Follow us on Twitter @OHIONETeRes.


NewsBank Content for OHIONET Libraries

As the spring term hits its stride, we would like to remind our members that OHIONET is continuing to work with NewsBank to offer a special discount on 50 Ohio news sources within America’s News for subscription access.

America's News includes archived material from major state papers, contains 2,100 news sources from around the United States and is approximately 85% unique in terms of overlap with newspaper content available through other statewide resources.

Coming in March 2014: WorldCat Discovery Services

In March 2014, OCLC will release WorldCat Discovery Services, a new suite of cloud-based applications that brings FirstSearch® and WorldCat® Local services together, making it possible for more than 18,000 FirstSearch libraries to offer a richer discovery experience for users.

A central index expands e-content access to all FirstSearch libraries

Changing Technology? Don't Go IT Alone! by Tony Bandy, Technology Specialist

Let's face it:  our libraries are much different than they used to be.  From ebooks and social media services to our ILS systems and the technology our patrons use…it's all been radically transformed in just the last few years.  While overall this is a good development, it's hard to find the time to learn, use and integrate these changes into your library.

New Discount Offer – Ingram Library Services Offers Discounts to OHIONET K-12 and Specialty Libraries

More great news!

Ingram Library Services is offering special discounts specifically to the K-12 and special library members of OHIONET, with terms good through January 31, 2015.

This Ingram offer includes discounts on books and audiovisual products.  

Have shipping charges been an issue for your library?  We have arrangements for those, too!

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