Case Study: INFOhio

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As the collaborative partner with SirsiDynix for the development of SchoolRooms™, INFOhio is truly seeing an idea come to life. More than 140 Ohio teachers and librarians helped develop 71 virtual rooms of content to meet National Standards for the K-12 curriculum. INFOhio will begin a state-wide deployment of SchoolRooms™ beginning October 2006 for two districts, Shaker Heights and Kalida. For more information on the INFOhio project and planned roll-out of SchoolRooms™ to 1.8 million students state-wide, visit

>> About INFOhio
INFOhio, the Information Network for Ohio Schools, a virtual K-12 library, transforms teaching and learning by connecting educational resources with the power of information technology. INFOhio provides educational services that can be linked to student achievement and performance, standards-based instruction, teacher effectiveness, and technological competency. INFOhio's components include electronic resources for schools, instructional development for teachers, library automation, media booking, and a statewide union catalog. For more information, please see

>> Key Features

  • Phase 1 of roll-out to two school districts, the Shaker Heights and Kalida School Districts
  • Full SchoolRooms™subscription
  • Federated Searching; integration of over 30 electronic databases and other multi-media content
  • Best of Web product
  • Integration of the Unicorn Library Catalog
  • Integration and spotlight of INFOhio resources and programs
  • Plans to customize site with the integration of Ohio state standards content (Ohio History, Geography, etc.) using teams of teachers and librarians
  • Plans to integrate a variety of electronic resources, including videos, toolkits and more into the SchoolRooms™

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Quote & Contact Information
"INFOhio is pleased that over 140 librarians and educators from 70 schools in more than 52 school districts in Ohio worked together to develop content for the SchoolRooms™ product. The continued joint product development and enhancements planned for SchoolRooms™will help make this a winning product for Ohio’s schools and will help INFOhio reach its goal to provide reliable and authoritative resources to students, educators, and parents through a state-of-the-art electronic environment. It is our hope that students will be able to discover information in a new and more engaging way, teachers and librarians will have access to a variety of high-quality resources from one easy and convenient search entry, and parents will be able to find appropriate resources to improve their child’s education." – Teresa M. Fredericka, executive director

Teresa M. Fredericka
Executive Director