Is your public library interested in providing an affordable digital materials collection to your patrons? If yes, contact Nicole Merriman at the State Library of Ohio by Tuesday, December 28, 2010 to inquire about enrolling in the Ohio eBook Project (OEP) for a February 28, 2011 launch date. The Ohio eBook Project is a consortium [...]
John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. The official Warren Commission report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Why did a nation founded on ideals of freedom and equality tolerate for so long one of the harshest labor systems the world has known? A traveling exhibition opening at the State Library of Ohio on March 7, 2011looks for answers to this question by tracing Abraham Lincoln’s gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into [...]
Need to know about cataloging, but wouldn’t actually call yourself a cataloger? WebJunction’s “Introduction to Cataloging for Non-Catalogers” course is made for you. From the why of cataloging to its history, methods, techniques history, subject classification and MARC, this is the perfect introduction to this core library activity. http://bit.ly/9QR41c Note: You must be logged in [...]
The Teen Video Challenge is a Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) sponsored competition for teens to create videos that promote reading, libraries, and the 2011 CSLP slogan, “You Are Here.” Please see below for the press release about this competition. I encourage public libraries, especially those using the “You Are Here” theme next year, to [...]
The State Library will be offering another trainings via webinar this November. Facts At Your Fingertips, will be offered on November 22 at 2:00 PM. The State Library of Ohio provides access to several electronic reference resources including access to dictionaries, encyclopedias like the World Book Online and the Oxford Reference Online collection. Learn how [...]
Go Green! Aptly entitled Print What You Like, this free, easy-to-use online editor lets you format any web page before printing. Print What You Like was created by Jonathan Koomjian and Cassie Schmitz, two web developers from Des Moines, Iowa, “ who were frustrated that there was no way to print web pages without wasting [...]